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Oro e Argento

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“Fai nuove amicizie ma mantieni le vecchie, le une sono d’argento e le altre d’oro.” -Girl Scouts degli Stati Uniti

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Gold and Silver

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“Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold.” -Girl Scouts of the USA

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Violets

Forgiving our Parents

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“Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that crushed it.” -Mark Twain

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Chloe Graduation 2018

College Graduate

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The day you give birth to your son or daughter – or to many sons or daughters, you always have this vision: the day they walk across the stage and are handed their high school diploma. That day came faster than you thought it would. Talk about a blink of your eye.

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Response to What is Happiness Article from Manuela in Ireland

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Thank you from Manuela in Ireland for your response to the article, What is Happiness. “Helena, We rush though our life’s and don’t recognise actually what makes us really happy. ..I loved your blog…I am 56, mother of a cat, I always wanted 4 red headed girls with curly hair…it never happened…I love my life!” […]

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Email from Son

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And then there are those days when you walk through the door, turn on your laptop, take a seat and read your e-mail… from my oldest: “Mom, What I wanted to say earlier to you was that when I got back in my car, and saw that you had deposited the money, it made me […]

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Barbara Bush

Barbara Bush Story

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Yesterday was April 17, 2018. Like every year, it was my father’s birthday. If he were still alive, he would’ve been 80 years old. But yesterday Barbara Bush passed away at the age of 92, which reminded me of this story. The Bush family owns a house in Kennebunkport, Maine – it has been in […]

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Thanksgiving 2017

Living Away from Family

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The above and below photos were taken Thanksgiving 2017. My sister and her family came to visit. As well as my neighbor and my neighbors parents. Talk about one of the best Thanksgivings I’ve ever had! When I was younger I moved around a lot. Nearly every five or six years we lived in a […]

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Raised Hands

Horrible Mom

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May I see a show of hands, of those of you who think or believe (to be true) that you are the worst mother? Seriously, if I had a dime for every time I thought I was THE world’s worst mother – I could own Microsoft. Or be the female version of Bill Gates. I […]

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Thankfulness and Gratitude

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Several years ago, I read a book, “One Thousand Gifts,” written by Ann Voskamp. What the author was essentially saying was to acknowledge and give thanks for whatever was going on in your life. Big or small. It blew me away, the simplicity of the meaning and why we should all be doing it. I […]

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