Category: Wednesday Words of Wisdom

Focus on Gratitude – Cicero

Cicero says gratitude is the parent of all virtues. So what is gratitude? Gratitude is an emotion expressing appreciation for what we have. It’s being thankful and grateful. Gratitude encourages us not only to appreciate gifts but to… Read More

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The Power of Words – Coupland

I agree with Douglas Coupland. Writers are word painters. Words are our supplies. As the artist uses his brush to bring color to the canvas, our words and word choices bring pictures to the reader’s mind.

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The Power of Words – Rumi

 

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Opening Doors or Gates

I love this quote by Emerson. Though the picture shows a gate on an Irish path I once walked, the application is the same as though that gate were a door. Emerson’s words can have different meanings. Simply… Read More

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Fall’s Shrinking Daylight

Fall means our sunlight hours are shrinking a little more each day. I will miss sitting on the porch and reading. What will you miss now that the season has changed?

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Advice: To give or not to give

I read this poem by Phyllis McGinley in the comments section of a blog. I found it whimsical and sobering and created this graphic, which you are free to share. McGinley  ends her poem: “But do not give… Read More

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Change and Toads and Caterpillars

I ran across this quote from James A. Pike doing research for my current WIP (that’s work in progress for non-writer types). Naturally, I did a little rabbit chasing because I was unfamiliar with his name. Turns out… Read More

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Education Thoughts from Confucius

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Back to School Thoughts

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Back to School Thoughts

Every year when the back-to-school chatter begins I think about teachers. Not just public school teachers but also all those moms who undertake to homeschool. When I was teaching in public school the words back-to-school brought mixed feelings…. Read More

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