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    Love Wins

    Family Divided, much like the Government right now. When I describe Thanksgiving in my family home to people I tell them that they should be a fly on the wall. It can be quite entertaining, as I am sure it can be in many homes. With such a division taking over the country right now, I can’t help but chuckle. I texted my sister-in-law the other day because we are also politically divided – haha. She and I actually agree on an outcome. I am friends with folks on both sides and you know sometimes we just have to give a little. A little love and compassion goes far when…

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    Community United

    https://tinyurl.com/pungo-blueribbons I can’t imagine losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to a local Pungo family who lost their four-year-old this past week. For anyone wanting to help out I have attached a link to the news article and a link to the church that is accepting donations: https://tinyurl.com/y8kb7883 It took a few days before I could write about this tragedy. The news has been full of division these days with the government shutdown and the focus on two very divisive parties. Back to unity… as I drove to my daughter’s horse show yesterday in Pungo, or God’s country, I passed hundreds of blue ribbons. They were displayed on…

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    Friendship

    “Because of you, I laugh a little harder, cry a little less, and smile a lot more.” – Anonymous Feeling blessed! 2019 is off to a great start and I don’t know what I’d do without such strong friendships. It was my first holiday season alone. My daughter and I enjoyed holiday festivities together, surrounded by family and great friends. There was a lot of toasting to new beginnings, and a ton of laughter. I realized today that I get at least one phone call or text a day from a good friend checking in on me. Now that’s God’s love! The Christmas decorations are finally put away – although,…

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    lifeissosweet.com

    HaPpY New Year! What a fun evening bringing in the new year with great friends. I feel truly blessed and am looking forward to the many blessings in store for 2019. I believe life returns the energy you put out there, and I chose love and positivity. I am not sure if I explained how I came up with the website link that I did, lifeissosweet.com. My Dad fell ill with non-hodgkins lymphoma twice, five years apart. He ended up receiving a stem cell transplant from Duke Medical Center. By the way, I am a huge Coach K fan and love his book, ‘Leading With the Heart’. While he was…

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    Cheers to 2019!

    Cheers to 2019! As I look back and reflect on the past year, I express gratitude… gratitude for my family, friends and my own courage and strength. I thought I was strong, but little did I know how strong I could be. Life has a funny way of preparing you for the future. I believe things happen for a reason and that God has a funny way of showing you who is in charge. God is so good! Over the last few days I have been blessed to enjoy warmer weather, sunshine, time with family and friends and a little yoga inspiration. I set goals for 2019 and plan to…

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    Help Save Lives

    There is something that has been bothering me lately, maybe it’s because it’s that time of year and I tend to get more sensitive – is that possible? I am already such a sap. I have been reflecting on this past year and everything that I have been through. I must say that 2018 was one of my toughest years, if not the toughest. I not only separated from my husband of sixteen years, but my daughter became a freshman in high school. I thought I was a teenager expert. I mean I did teach teenagers for almost a decade. I’ve always been a very protective mom and I’m trying…

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    The Holidays Aren’t Always Bliss

    As much as I love the holiday season, I must say it isn’t always happiness for all. Reality is that some are experiencing sadness. I spoke with a dear friend tonight and she mentioned that her mother wanted to be left alone for Christmas this year. My friend lost her Father two years ago and it changed their family traditions forever. She and her siblings had a hard time with their mother’s decision, but understood. They were worried that her mom didn’t really want to be left alone and torn between granting her wishes and heading her way. I am sure many can relate to this situation. This dear friend…