Category Archives: Brief Bits Friday

18 Ways to Soak Up Summer on the Last Weekend in July

Go somewhere dark and lay under the stars Feed the ducks at your nearby park Ride the Ferris wheel Walk to the end of the pier early in the morning and watch the fishermen Go swimming Go bowling in the … Continue reading

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The Great Paradox

par·a·dox [par-uh-doks] noun 1. a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth. This is one of my favorite paradoxes. Two seemingly opposite statements (important? but not serious?) which in fact, are both … Continue reading

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Wordless Inspiration #3 – Flexible

Flexible: Capable of being flexed or bent; admitting of being turned, bowed, or twisted, without breaking; pliable; yielding to pressure; not stiff or brittle. Comments: I miss my flexible body. I have stiff, office body now. One thing I loved … Continue reading

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Notice and Admit

“And I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’”  Kurt Vonnegut * How often we forget the importance of saying … Continue reading

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Come Home to Yourself Now

We shall not cease from exploration And at the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. ~ T.S. Eliot There are certain things in life that remind … Continue reading

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How it All Fits

Stephen R. Covey of the famed The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is known for a particularly hard hitting demonstration, an analogy for designing a life (something I’ve written about before here and here too). The Demonstration A large … Continue reading

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A Love Affair

I have something to tell. I don’t think it’s right to keep it to myself anymore. It’s time to come clean. I am having a love affair.  A love affair with Opera. Yes, the music. Sorry if that’s not as … Continue reading

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Friendship…No one explains it like a kid

The other night as I was tucking my five year old into bed she said, “Mommy, you know sometimes how when you’re with your best friend you feel like you’re with your Mommy?” Probing a little deeper I said, “Yes, … Continue reading

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Scheduling in the Good Stuff

Last night after work following an unusually warm October day, my daughter and husband and I went down to the beach.  We chased each other on the sand, watched the sunset, sat close on a blanket munching crackers, and my … Continue reading

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Brief Bits Friday: Little Bookstores and Big Truths

Brief Bits Friday is the beginning of what I am thinking  may be a series of smaller posts on Friday’s to open up some of the thoughts, epiphanies, books and other resources, or just general interestingness floating by on this … Continue reading

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