Tag Archives: love

Embrace the Goodness

This moment—and this one, too—is filled with beauty and hope, love and joy. If you look closely, you will see all that goodness swirling around you in the faces of family and the actions of strangers. If you listen carefully, … Continue reading

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The Day ‘Those People’ Came to My Town

On June 8, 2011, my small community lost one of its young soldiers, Private First Class Matthew England, when the vehicle he was driving hit an improvised explosive device in An Najaf Province, Iraq. I did not know this young man; … Continue reading

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Lovin’ Spoonfuls

I am not a hugger–at least, not a relaxed, comfortable one.  I envy those who are, and I fervently wish I could be one of them; I wish I could throw my arms around the world with reckless abandon and squeeze … Continue reading

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Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens …

…these are a few of my favorite things.  (And for all you young pups out there, that’s a reference to the song “My Favorite Things” by Rogers and Hammerstein in the movie The Sound of Music.) I love iced tea … Continue reading

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