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Do You Struggle with Self-Worth?

Do You Struggle with Self-Worth?

YOU Have Value!   YOU, reading this post today: YOU are NOT useless – you are NOT a hopeless case — you ARE loved and YOU MATTER.   Regardless of what you have done or not done, what your past is like, or where you are today in your life, you should know how special and precious your life is. {{Hugs!!}}   Here is your inspiration for this day… “God chooses what the world throws away as useless. There are…

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On This Labor Day – Remembering My Dad’s Passing, 16 Years Ago

On This Labor Day – Remembering My Dad’s Passing, 16 Years Ago

16 Years Ago…       On Labor Day 16 (!) years ago (actually September 2, 2002), my beloved Dad ceased his labors, escaped the suffering of lymphoma, and left the boundaries of this earth to enter heaven’s gates – to touch the face of God, and to return the embrace of the Lord Whom Dad served his entire life.   In a departure from my usual format, because of this day of remembrance,  I thought I would once again…

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Reflecting on the Day I Became a Mother for the First Time

Reflecting on the Day I Became a Mother for the First Time

  Reflection on Motherhood   On this day 36 years ago–October 2, 1981–I became a Mom for the first time. My son, Andrew James, entered the world on that morning at the Lakes Region General Hospital (LRGH) in Laconia, New Hampshire. In attendance at the birth were my mother, due to her nursing career there at LRGH, along with other medical staff. My Dad waited nearby, anxiously awaiting the arrival of his first grandchild. Noticeably absent was my son’s father–essentially…

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Everyone Needs Help Sometimes

Everyone Needs Help Sometimes

It’s OK…. Ask for Help When You Need It!   I’m not sure why it happens, but sometimes when we most need help…we tend to NOT ask for it! Whether it’s pride that keeps us from asking, fear of what others may think of us, or stubborn insistence on doing it all ourselves… sometimes we forget we need to observe limits and be honest about we can and cannot do.     Now onto today’s inspiration… “I’ve learned from experience…

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On Grieving the Loss of Pets

On Grieving the Loss of Pets

Pets Are Family, Too   A tragic incident suffered by a loved one yesterday in losing a beloved pet prompted this departure from my usual format for my blog post today. 🙁 I am thankful for our fur babies who bring so much joy into our lives. We return the love they give us so unconditionally until they sadly leave us. Loss of our pets is a sad reality on the other end of pet ownership. My heart is heavy…

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Sometimes You Just Have to Take Care of YOU

Sometimes You Just Have to Take Care of YOU

YOU… Yes, You, Reading this Blog Post!   It’s true, you know. We can’t be our best for the people we love, and who love us, if we don’t take care of ourselves. Some people criticize the idea of self-care, saying it’s selfish to spend too much time and attention on yourself. BUT… it’s a matter of balance and moderation. Obviously, paying too much attention to yourself can cause you to become egotistical or narcissistic, but not paying enough attention…

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