Category Archives: gratitude

The End and Beginning of a Year

Just two more days to go and we will say goodbye to 2020. It has indeed been a difficult year.  2020 will go down in the history books as the year of a worldwide major pandemic, one that caused the … Continue reading

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Time, Our Most Valuable Resource

With time to spare, I sit pondering the subject of this week’s blog. Just like I do not usually know exactly what I will say until I begin a speech, I usually do not know the subject of my weekly … Continue reading

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Thankful for Another Year

Thanksgiving 2020 has come and gone. It was a very different holiday for most of us. Although many elected officials and the CDC warned against travelling, many did so anyway, willing to take the risk to be with loved ones. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2020

We may forget some of our holiday gatherings, but most likely we will all remember Thanksgiving 2020, during our time of COVID. Most of us will gather in much smaller groups this year, heeding the warnings of the CDC and … Continue reading

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Controlling What We Can Control

As I sit in a lovely condo in Blowing Rock, NC on a three day get-a-away with my husband, the rain from the remnants of Hurricane Zeta is pounding all around. It is predicted to rain most of the time … Continue reading

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What the World Needs Now

Have you noticed that many things take more time lately, lately meaning since COVID-19? This is especially true when you call a physician’s office or a pharmacy. Once the phone is answered (not by a live voice, of course, but … Continue reading

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Moments and Memories

With cooler mornings and the days beginning to shorten, we will soon ease into fall. It won’t be long before the leaves turn into vibrant oranges and gold. This particular season shows us more than any other how wonderful change … Continue reading

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Food, Love, and Support in the Deep South

Our family lost a good friend to cancer last week at the young age of 48; Jim Townsend.  Jim lived and most of his family live in or near the Alabama town in which I have deep roots. Although I … Continue reading

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Being Satisfied With The Present

So much of our life is spent planning and waiting. There is also a good part of our life that is spent reliving the past. We have to force ourselves to live in the present. But the present is really … Continue reading

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Four Months and Counting

Most of us have been dealing with the Coronavirus and COVID-19 for at least four months. We are spending more time in our homes and less at retail establishments. We have limited our exposure to some of our loved ones … Continue reading

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