Category Archives: gratitude

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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Take Lots of Photos

Certainly, take photos of food and flowers. Even if you never do anything with them, unless for some reason you need them. Those are a record of memories of times you have enjoyed. But if you don’t have those photos, … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Till It’s Gone

Joni Mitchell’s words were made for this time. There is so much about our normal lives that is gone since Covid-19 arrived on the scene. What we do not yet know is how much of it will return, either because … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season

‘Tis the season for merry and bright. ‘Tis the season for trees, tinsel, and toys. ‘Tis the season for carols and cookies. And, if we are not careful, ’tis the season for overwhelm. The challenge is to enjoy all that … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2019

Another Fralix Thanksgiving is in the history books. The last family members left Saturday. The turkey plates and other Thanksgiving items are packed away, and Mike and I are left with wonderful memories. Our gathering was smaller this year; 45 … Continue reading

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Making a Difference

This wasn’t the blog that I planned to post this week. I wrote this week’s (intended) blog yesterday, but today I decided to post something else. I am not exactly sure why other than the bookmark I found from Ruth’s … Continue reading

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The Second Anniversary of Hurricane Irma in St. Maarten

As Hurricane Dorian heads up the coast of the Eastern United States after decimating the Bahamas, Mike and I are in St. Maarten, remembering Hurricane Irma’s wrath here two years ago today. While Hurricane Dorian wiped out much of the … Continue reading

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