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* My 10 Rules for 2015

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I generally never make resolutions, as per the dramatic graphic.

Reblogged 2020-10-15.

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new-year-resolutionNew Year’s Resolutions are SO easy to break that I stopped making them ages ago. Last year I simply set a goal list for the year and I accomplished 8 out of 10 items. I’m thrilled with that.

This year I set a goal list again, but I’m also setting up a list of rules for my life in 2015. I’m going to print them out and place them on a wall near where I sit to remind me when I’m struggling. I’m going to make them into a picture to put on the background of my computer. I’m going to read them every day at first and then at least once a week later on, to keep myself on track with the changes I need to make.

These rules are things I realize I need to change within my own life. My biggest struggle has been dealing with false…

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* Change Begins Here

This is square-on with a forthcoming post of my own, “A place to begin.”

Reblogged 2020-08-06.

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better than todayI woke up this morning thinking about change. Thinking about how we begin to change our world, one person at a time. That’s exactly it. We create change one person at a time, one action at a time, one THOUGHT at a time.

Change begins with us and within us. The world will not become a better place by leaving it up to someone else. Change will not happen as long as we believe things are not our problem or that we don’t make a difference.

Change begins within us. By changing how we see ourselves and treat ourselves, we begin to change the way we see others and treat others. By changing how we see others and treat others, we begin a ripple effect that reaches out over the miles changing how others see and treat each other.

Change does not and will not happen overnight, but over time…

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* I Have Paper Towels

Little things to some people are big things to others.

(Reblogged 2019-12-26.)

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“We really are doing just fine. I mean years ago I would have loved to have paper towels but to us they were a luxury that we couldn’t afford. Now I can just reach up and grab one when I need it.”

The statement above was said by my husband shortly after a very LONG talk about our financial situation. We are having a tough month. We overspent and got ourselves into a pickle and then the truck broke down. We know that this struggle is something WE created but that makes it no less painful.

After saying what he said above he laughed and said “You know if a rich person heard me say that we’re alright because we have paper towels, they’d think I was nuts.”

It got me thinking. What little things are important to different people. For John it’s paper towels. We never used to be…

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* I Carry a Flashlight

(Reblogged 2019-11-21.)

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maintaining-a-garden-3There isn’t always a rainbow in the storm but you can always close your eyes and see one in your mind to create a smile. There isn’t always a silver lining but you can always sew one in. Life doesn’t always smell like a bed of roses, unless of course you plant one right outside your door.

Sometimes life doesn’t feel like those wonderful cliches that are supposed to make us feel better. There isn’t some wonderful light at the end of the tunnel but I carry a flashlight, because I refuse to let the dark overtake me.

Sometimes we have to be our own hero, sometimes we have to create the good within the bad, and sometimes we just have to suck it up and keep moving.

I have had days where I have felt like just giving up, letting go, laying down and never getting up. And somehow…

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