Category Archives: 2013 the year of optimism

Holiday Inspiration

Have you been on Pinterest yet?  Most people I know “love it”, or “don’t get it”.  I’m in the“love it” category.  Pinterest is an online public bulletin board.  You post photos from the internet and categorize them onto boards that … Continue reading

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Wishing for Something Better

My year of optimism is starting to come to a close.  I only have a few weeks left and I’m starting to look back and evaluate how everything has gone.  This last year has me noticing a lot of personal … Continue reading

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Light Customs

This last weekend we had to turn our clocks back one hour for daylight savings time.  It just so happens the same day was also Diwali in India, the Hindu celebration about light.  By the end of the month on … Continue reading

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Tranquility

When I ponder what to write about for this blog, I immediately review the past week or two and look for a theme in my faith life.  As a result, I’ve found certain themes recur and I end up writing … Continue reading

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A 10 Minute Breather

I have never been very good at prayer.  With candid honesty, I admit, I really stink at it.  That stereotypical child reverently kneeling at the side of the bed, her eyes closed to a squint listing earnest requests to God … Continue reading

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Change

Have you ever noticed a theme coming up in your daily life?  For me in the last several weeks and months the theme has been “change”.  It seems like everything I happen to read, conversations that come up and situations … Continue reading

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Clutter

Definition:  clutter (noun) kluht er 1.  Untidy stuff; a messy collection of objects.  2. Disorganized mess; a condition of disorderliness or overcrowding.  3.  Confusing radar images; images on radar screen that hinder observation.  (verb) 1.  Fill something with clutter.   … Continue reading

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Hiccup

Everyone encounters bumps in the road.  Once in a while, something comes up and feels like it beats you down.  It’s inevitable.  Life has challenges.  I’m not talking about the big things that create a major tick mark on our … Continue reading

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Intentional Joy

All of this talk of being grateful has me connecting the dots with real joy.  One common theme that comes up with that connection of gratitude to joy is the intentionality of it.   Intention (noun) in ten ʃn  1.  Aim or … Continue reading

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Gratitude

Optimism and gratitude go hand in hand.  With my 2013 optimism project, my gratitude has gone through the roof!!  I’ve been keeping a “gratitude journal” and writing 10 things I’m grateful for in it every morning.  It is amazing how … Continue reading

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