Tag: Edie Melson

Grateful for Today

Today federal income taxes are due. Most of us are probably not feeling particularly grateful. But today is more. Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk, describes today this way: You think this is just another day in your …

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Spring Work

The sun is melting away the lingering snow. Chipmunks and squirrels are scampering in the woods behind our house. Birds are chirping. Grass is turning green. Poppies are working their way through the soil in the front flower …

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Beauty – One Word Wednesday

Edie Melson’s graphic of Thoreau’s quote about heaven under our feet fits perfectly with today’s word – Beauty. Recently my husband and I have been out and about traveling to farmer’s markets and orchards to buy fruits and vegetables to store for the coming …

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Procrastination – One Word Wednesday

Procrastination is the act or habit of putting off or delaying something. A clever enemy of everyone, not just writers. I’m not sure whether procrastination is a deliberate act or subconscious, but, according to Wayne Dyer, “Procrastination is one of the …

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Words and Silence – One Word Wednesday

Words are powerful. As a writer, I value words. I chose my words carefully when I write or speak. Silence is void of words, but in silence we can make our words are even more powerful. Consider this quote …

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PTSD – One Word Wednesday

June is PTSD Awareness Month… Learn what PTSD is, who is affected, and how treatment can help.   Visit the National Center for PTSD web site for information and ways to help raise PTSD awareness.       …

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HOPE – One Word Wednesday

On Monday, I blogged about my hope of summer’s arrival and how encouraged I was when the only daffodil of the fifty bulbs I planted last fall came up. Today I offer this wonderful quote from Anne Lamott to …

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Spring – Where is it?

If you’re like me, the weather is not looking or feeling like Spring. The snow is hanging on. It comes in flurries and sprinklings on the ground. The temperatures warm up as the sun rises, but too many days …

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Criticism – One Word Wednesday

Monday I talked about readers writing book reviews. I only briefly mentioned critical reviews. Primarily because those who write negative reviews tend to be harsh rather than constructive. Edie Melson came to my rescue with a perfect picture to demonstrate my …

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Flowers – One Word Wednesday

Warm days and chilly mornings hold the promise of spring blooms. I love this e.e.cummings quote and Edie Melson’s photo of the Iris. I’m anxious to hear the earth’s laughter, aren’t you? btw, some of you might have …

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