Season of Thanksgiving (#SOT30)

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November 14, 2019

Attitude of Gratitude A-Z: N

  • Nighttime
  • Nobility
  • Nose rings
  • Noodles
  • Nutmeg

🍞recipe

Gluten Free Vegan Harvest Veggie Loaf from Monkey and Me Kitchen Adventures
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Season of Thanksgiving (#SOT30)

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November 13, 2019

Attitude of Gratitude A-Z: M

  • Memories
  • Music
  • Michael Jackson
  • Minimalism
  • Maroon Mums

🍞recipe

Southern Macaroni and Cheese from sipalaw.net

Evening Greeting

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Created by using the Oil Painting app.

Good Evening Friends!

I hope you had a wonderful start to our new week. I have to say, I’ve been honored to talk with not only a Canadian but in addition, American Veteran today. Mr Cyre and I have a few mutual friends on Facebook. I extended my appreciation for his service and writing striked up such a lovely conversation.

There’s so many people in this world. I love that we’re all different and really the same. We have our stories to share, and need to be heard. We all have something, an experience, that will inspire someone else.

I hope you would greet him with warm wishes. I’m so happy he’s here with us.

With Love and Light

Nova Namastè

Season of Thanksgiving (#SOT30)

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November 11, 2019

Attitude of Gratitude A-Z: K

  • Kitchens
  • Kittens
  • Kinder Spirits
  • Kings
  • Kleenex

🍞recipe

Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler from Lauren’s Latest

Season of Thanksgiving (#SOT30)

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November 10, 2019

Attitude of Gratitude A-Z: J

  • Jungle
  • Jokes
  • Jam
  • Justice
  • Jif

🍞RECIPE

Cucumber bites with herb cream cheese and cherry tomato from erecipecards blogspot.

Season of Thanksgiving (#SOT30)

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November 7, 2019

Attitude of Gratitude A-Z: G

  • Grandparents
  • Grand staircases
  • Gliders
  • Glances
  • Giraffes

🍃 Recipe

Best crispy roasted potatoes from Serious Eats

Season of Thanksgiving (#SOT30)

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November 5, 2019

Attitude of Gratitude A-Z: E

  • Enough
  • Endings
  • Endurance
  • Emojis
  • Epsom salts

🍂Recipe

The Best Easy Sweet Potato casserole from Crunchy Creamy Sweet.

Season of Thanksgiving (#SOT30)

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November 4, 2019

Attitude of Gratitude A-Z: D

  • Desserts
  • Drinks
  • Daffodils
  • Darkness
  • Dancing

🍂Recipe

Caramel Apple Crisp Mini Cheesecakes
Taken from Cakes Cottage

Season of Thanksgiving (#SOT30)

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November 3, 2019

Attitude of Gratitude A-Z: C

  • Can goods
  • Christmas
  • City lights
  • Choices
  • Crayons

🍂Recipe

Turkey Sliders recipe taken from Kim’s Cravings

Season of Thanksgiving (#SOT30)

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This month, through the entire thirty days, I will encourage you to practice an attitude of gratitude. Whether you mend a broken relationship, spread kindness to strangers, or gift yourself with some extra love, November will be the perfect time for you to begin.

Attitude of Gratitude A-Z: A

  • Answers
  • Apples
  • Afterwards
  • Attention
  • Alternatives

Here’s a few links that I think you’d enjoy 😀

🦃 Thanksgiving Coloring Sheets

🦃 “ I am thankful for “ worksheet

Pumpkin Pie in a Bag (Photos Credit Here)

Monday Morning Mindset

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This would be such a cliché if it weren’t true… This world needs so so much more love. Wouldn’t a Monday start perfectly, if you knew you started it’s travels? You can’t ever tell who will need it or who’s life it will touch. That wripple spreds far and wide.

With Love and Light,

Nova Namastè

Gratitude Journal 10/08/19

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Made this, this evening 😁🥰

Today, I’m thankful for

  1. Green lights
  2. Second chances
  3. Leftovers
  4. Artwork that turns out nice
  5. Fans
  6. Hot glue guns
  7. My girls
  8. Accomplished tasks
  9. Free samples
  10. Soft sheets
  11. Pincones
  12. Grapeseed oil

With Love & Light

Nova Namastè

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday, October 3, 2019

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday, October 3, 2019

Promote a Poet/Writer Thursday, October 3, 2019
— Read on godoggocafe.com/2019/10/03/promote-a-poet-writer-thursday-october-3-2019/

Men’s Mental Health – Why it has become the Silent Epidemic, and what to do about it – Life Lab Magazine

Guys, it’s ok to be human and express yourself. Sure it may not feel natural but uncomfortable is EXACTLY how you grow. I’m here if you need support 🤗🤗💚💚

#mentalhealth

Men’s mental health has become a silent epidemic. Read on to find out more about this issue, and what you can do to help yourself
— Read on lifelabmagazine.com/mens-mental-health-why-it-has-become-the-silent-epidemic-and-what-to-do-about-it/

Monday Greetings

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I hear the word is, our harvesters website is temporarily disabled. That’s wonderful. I am proud of all of us. Though change can take place with a single voice, ALL EFFORTS should be recognized and praised. Change happens on a personal level; and, collaboratively, on a much greater level.

Well Done My Fellow Bloggers!!

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌

. Photo taken from Fandango’s This, That, and The Other

Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays

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“Bubbles:) There, helped you smile didn’t I?! Does it every time! “

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“Just once, in your lifetime, do something unrepayable, for someone else. It’ll change his/her life and yours. ”

Nova 🙏🏼

Good Morning Y’all 🌸

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I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend this far. Our weather, here, feels great!! It’s a perfect reason to feel happy, of some degree. Here’s a few morning affirmations to help start your day with positivity.

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I also want to give a special shoutout to my newest followers!! I appreciate you following me, hope you enjoy your experience here, and find the resources helpful.

3.2.1 Quote Me – Hope

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I was tagged, on July 3rd, by Beckie’s Mental Mess, to participate in the 3.2.1 Quote Me Challenge. The chosen word this time is HOPE 🙂 {My favorite word, tying with love and faith.}

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.

Helen Keller

We must free ourselves of the hope that the sea will ever rest. We must learn to sail in high winds.

Aristotle Onassis
(interesting twist of the word)

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.

Robert Kennedy

My own:

Let hope not fall and fade, but rather, live and grow through acts of kindness.

Nova Namastè


I tag:

John

Paula

Kristian

Monday Greetings

🌸Namastè

I hope you all had a good weekend. I actually had a pretty good one, all things considered.

Saturday night I went to bed at 9:15, got up about three for snack, and went back to sleep until 8:15. I can’t remember the last time I slept all like that.

Today, I got a few things accomplished and really tackled my kitchen. Decluttering ALWAYS feels good. My dishes are about done, yeah it feels nice.

Other than that, it’s been a chill weekend. To hot and tired to do much else.

Good Morning y’all.

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Gratitude Journal 07/4/19

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What I’m grateful for today?

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07/04/19

  • Corn on the Cobb
  • Sparklers
  • Butter
  • Legos
  • Lawnmowers
  • Poetry
  • Pinterest
  • Beauty products
  • Baby wipes
  • Kindness

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 

Morning Greetings

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I just wanted to remind you 🦋🔅

🦋🌸Happy Monday🌸🦋

Lyndsey still needs loads of love y’all! If you could send her some, I know she’d really embrace all of it.


Special Shout out to my newest followers<3

Welcome to Nova’s Namaste 365 Online!!

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Listen to Me!

Listening is a gift.
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If nothing else, would you take time to simply give someone undivided attention? Would you actively listen to someone so he/she feels heard? It’s all the individual wants sometimes… It’s easy to do… It’s a kind gesture… And it’s worth everything to the recipient and free from you.

Listen to Me!

Listen to Me
— Read on everythingishack.com/2019/06/26/listen-to-me/

Gratitude Journal

06/21/19
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I’m going to create a Gratitude Journal so I intentionally and consistently focus on the good in my life. Please feel free to add your contributions in a comment below.

06/21/19

  • Sunshine
  • Coffee
  • Fridays
  • Tampons
  • Pamprin
  • Incense

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

― Ralph Waldo Emerson

NAMASTÈ 🙏🏼

Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays

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Every morning, remind yourself that you are a unique design. No one before you, currently, or after you… Will ever be you!

You come with a special combination of characteristics, abilities, and gifts. You come with things that only you can give, teach, and contribute to this world.

It’s vital you remember that 🌈💚.

NAMASTÈ 🙏🏼

One Word Sunday: Simplicity

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Evelyn’s job required her to travel. In the hustle and chaos of packing, unpacking, checking in and out, the airport times and airplane tight seating, her anxiety was a frequent companion. She’s gotten better with managing it all, thanks to Dr Hopkin’s prescription.

Occasionally, though, she’d be due to land in an area such as Pabneukirchen, Austria. Such a place was wonderfully welcoming, with it’s townspeople kind and friendly. The rolling hills and slow placed living helped Evelyn calm her spirit. She always yearned for the reminder of life’s simplicity. Her breathing returned to normal; and, she felt such relief.

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This was formulated for Debbie Symth’s One Word Sunday.

Tuesday Thoughts

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This is powerful huh?!

Good Morning ~ Happy Tuesday! I’m sipping my coffee ( Seattle’s Best Port Blend is my favorite!!)

This image really caught my attention! My fears are just as aggressive and dangerously inhibiting as these alligators! I’m sure you can relate.

Thankfully, when we recognize the alligators in the swamp, we can hold on to faith and hope to keep us. I personally believe I would literally lose my mind if not for my faith.

What are these ideas anyway?

Hope is believing in what can’t be seen.

Faith is believing the unseen to come to being!

They’re might might ideas… and they’re for everyone. Spiritual, religious, atheist or whatever.

If we all practiced putting hope in situations and faith into ourselves, I know we’d build self confidence and overcome. I know we’d be victorious and feel proud.

Maybe it’s worth a try? Maybe the possibility is worth another chance? I know you’re worth having faith. I know you’re worth keeping hope!

Destination: Cleveland, Ohio

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Not long ago, I started what’s called a Traveling Blog Journal. You can read my original post about it here. Thus far, our journal had travel to Maryland to visit Kristian. Next, it traveled to Minnesota to visit Joy. From there, the journal ended up in Massachusetts with Heather! You can read about each destination on the page widget I’ve placed in my profile.

” Each person who is tagged, please tag someone to do the next post, and create a pingback to the original post ” (link in the “here” above)

I decided I’m going to go next, since there was a stop in the route.

I’m a BORN – N – RAISED Ohioian:) The hospital where I was born no longer has a NICU unit. The small town of which I was raised is called Bellaire ( just like Fresh Prince). It’s a super small industrial town, lining the Ohio River.

I now live in Cleveland, OH.

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I never thought I’d live here… Or have ANY reason to stay here… Time most certainly changed that.

Some of my favorite things about home:

It’s richness of culture! {photo credit linked}

Restaurants of all kinds, from mom and pop stops to a variety of cuisine!

Garfield Mausoleum @ Lake View Cemetary{photo credit linked}

Cleveland is full of amazingly designed interior and exterior buildings.

Chagrin Falls, Ohio {photo credit attached}

There’s pleasantly just as wildlife as there is city life to enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by! I’m sending this traveling Blog Journal to its next lucky visitor, Julie!!

Tuesday Morning

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Happy Tuesday 🌼🌼

Hiya everyone! Just wanted to say Good Morning. We made through another Monday; let’s bring on the rest of the week. How did everyone sleep? I don’t feel rested at all. I sure hope this magic of coffee kicks in soon. My youngest daughter still isn’t feeling well. Our allergies have been a bit crazy due to the seasonal blooms. I hope you all are feeling joy and happiness today.

Enjoy your day!

Prayer Request

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If you could ask God to bless me with this specifically, I’d appreciate it:
For a stronger heart, to provide what I can to him, that will best help in his healing and rediscovery, at the right and best time. That’s my desire as well.

Thank you so much ❤️

#CoffeeShare ☕️

Coffee Share

Good Morning Beautiful People 😀

It’s little past six, May 2nd. The birds are up and chirping away. They seem to be most vocal before the dawn. Is that normal? Is it just me that thinks that? I don’t know.. There’s several different pitches and songs. I imagine the birds are preparing for babies. The last few years, the neighbors shutters held a nest of babies.

I’ve been up since five. I’m too excited to sleep. I have my love visiting this morning. I am beyond myself excited to see him. The last few days have been wonderful. I have learned he does remember bits and pieces, so he does remember me. Before him, things like concussions and PTSD were topics I heard. It wasn’t until now, that I’ve gained knowledge and some understanding of them.

Why do I say this? As humans, adaptation is apart of living… The more we know, the better we can work with new and unfamiliar. At no point in our lives do we know everything; and, we always have time to learn something new. On the daily, we’re reading blogs and Facebook, Twitter, watching GOT and the news. Our information intake doesn’t stop. What if we learned about useful topics, topics that already matter… What if we taught ourselves a second language. What if we chose to study the basics of the brain, or agriculture? I’m always hungry for new insight. I hope to have encouraged you to explore new information.

It’s now seven, and I’ve been trying to wake up and get this blog posted forever now. My girls are up, one sick (again!! Guh!), and the other one a bit still tired I think. They both look cute anyway. Zivah’s school year is almost over. That’s exciting.

OK, that’s the morning rundown. How you all enjoy your Thursday!


Two Words 🦋

🌸🦋🌼

So yesterday,

He said, “Hello Beautiful”…

And this followed:

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” I’ve waited weeks. I’ve endured so much. The butterflies were ever more beautiful than before. Life’s so precious. Count your blessings, beautiful souls. You never know what silent battles others are facing 🦋

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🌸🌼💐💖Happy 1st Day of May🌸🌼💐💖

Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays

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A window will always hold glass; but, it won’t always be clear glass. Sometimes, we need to remove the filter lense to see clearly!

Nova Namastè

I mean N.E.V.E.R…

🙏🏼🦋

My Life is NEVER boring~

Many years ago, [Lordie, did I just say that🤦🏼‍♀️🤦🏼‍♀️😂😂] { 5.5 to be exact}] I decided that, that, was the headline of my life. At the time, I was #firsttimemom with a six month old! I had NO CLUE what I was doing. I had no clue what I was doing married again, completely dependent on my husband, with a new baby, and unemployed. I knew I wanted my mom, more than ever; and, she couldn’t be with me.

As time passed, and my decisions took me down an unpaved, dark, and scary path… I kept going. I had to. Little by little, small victory after small victory, the darkness lifted. Zivah grew older, and I’ve magically retained nature hair color.

In 2016, our quaint superpower duo team became a trio! This biracial beauty queen came into our lives; and, I’ve never been sane sense.

She’s got crazy advanced sense ability. I promise she was speaking full phrases at a year old; and, she’s as strong as an ox. She and her sister converse with their own kiddo language. I referee the arguments, mock the tantrums (this is a very effective technique. It feels great and the kids laugh eventually?!), and pray for enough money to buy pizza for an easy dinner.

Now that years have since passed, my older daughter is taking life by the horns and attending school. It was an expierence, to say the least. The numbed one piece of (unsolicited) advice I’d give EVERY parent, is if you’re not satisfied with the school of which your child attends, speak up and do something about it. Our schools are to prepare our future generations for success. If they’re not meeting our standards, what are we saying to our children, by being passive.

My younger daughter is home with me, four of the five school days. We enjoy time together; and, her cuddles are the absolute best.

I’m now a WAHM (a whammy lol) (work at home mom)! Logically speaking, it’s the best position for me! Here’s the catch, I hate NEW & UNCOMFORTABLE! I literally worked down anxiousness for two days, about these 12 calls I made this morning. It’s typical for an INFJ to be like this. I call, after hours, to make appointments, just so I could leave messages. LOL🌼

Anyway, I hope you new followers know I greatly appreciate you joining me in this crazy blogging journey. I hope all of you remember the awesome person looking back at you in the mirror deserves love.

Hope to see you in my notifications 🌻🙏🏼💖

My Mental Health Journey (Dear Brooke: ….)

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I can go the distance until the journey is complete 🕊

(1998)

Dear Sweet Brooke,

Oh sweet child, there’s so much I want you to know, so much you need to hear. First and foremost, you’re the most courageous little lady I know! At ten, and thirteen, and eighteen.. When your body was changing, and your hormones were transforming you into this beautiful princess… You had adults treat you like the house maid. I know you didn’t have the self confidence to believe this; and, that breaks my heart. You deserved to feel loved. You deserved to feel wanted. You deserved to feel a sense of belonging. I know all the while growing up, you felt abandoned; although, you didn’t realize it then. You’re a beautiful young lady; and you are a blessing to this earth. Your mommy loved you so much, you and your four siblings. I’m a mommy of two precious girls… And I love them beyond what words could say. They’re amazing kids, with unique talents, lots of laughter, and feel loved. I made sure they never feel what you did, as a child. Your mommy did the best she could; but, she was so overwelmed and had no help. Just because she left doesn’t mean she didn’t want you. Just because she left doesn’t mean she didn’t love you. I know that doesn’t make sense to you, right now, but, trust me, you’ll understand when you’re older. Secondly, I want you to know, I’m so very proud of you! Every child needs to hear that, and I know you rarely did. I know your brain defense mechanisms have strengthen since 2005, and your memories of “good times” are very limited. You made it through middle school (without becoming a teen mom, which is thanks to Brett and Nancy… Although the issue wasn’t sexuality, as much as it was the attention that “felt good” vs the shit at home!). You were a good kid!! Sure, you made mistakes, but every kid does!! I’m sorry that your mistakes brought you shame and doubt, rather than confidence and pride. You’re capable of so much!! You’re talented and you deserved the healthy opportunities for growth and decision making. I know this ” lack there of ” costed you to much in your later years. Next, you are an incredible individual!! Your compassion isn’t like this world. Though that will break your heart, it will heal it just as much! You’re quite the irritating contradiction my dear girl! You are so curious yes, but so easily bored. You are so deep, at the same time hard to ” open”. You are so loving, and yet fiercely passionate about injustice. You hate sudden decisions but love variety. You hate small talk, but you could listen to any stranger who cares to share. You’re so impatient but give chance after chance. You’re constantly changing your mind, yet when you are solid in a decision, there’s no changing it. You’re an emotional creature, who feels everything in its greatest capacity but when you want to be petty, you do it better than the best. You are perfectly combined with every element that God specifically designed you to be. And you know what, you’re perfect just the way you are. You have to learn to accept who you are, with all the strengths and weaknesses that make you, you! And, your heart is so big, that it loves an individual for he or she is, despite the gender. AND IT’S OK 💕 You absolutely should never feel ashamed for being you! There’s not enough love in this world. If you can give yours to a man or a woman, your twice as wonderful to be with. At your age, you don’t know you’re Bisexual. Your parents won’t allow you to explore it. There’s nothing wrong with you though. Over the years, you’ll lose friends because of your truth… But, true friends don’t judge like that. Your truths about love will shine strong in your later years. There’s so much, all of this and more, you should have heard from them… I’m saying it now, because being your own biggest fan is most important in this world. Your voice matters. Your talented and worthy of Love. There’s a difference between attention from any guy and attention from the ones who deserve you. Overtime, you’ll make mistakes and get hurt… But, you’ve always kept going… Because you’re a warrior, a champion. You stumble but you’re never removed from your platform of hope, faith, and love. I love who you’ve transpired to be; and I’m ready to see where your dreams lead us.

Always your biggest fan:

Brandy (2019)

Friday Feel Goods🌻

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I’m thankful for

  1. Friends
  2. Decent health
  3. Running water (particularly hot water)
  4. Buds on trees
  5. Memories

People I’m thankful for

  1. The Eclectic Contrarian
  2. A Guy Called Bloke
  3. Andrew
    Ashley
    Holly
    Paula
    Darnell
    Kristian
    Stay Alive
    Stuart
    Lolsy
    Ilona
    Sadje
    Wendi
    The Alchemists Studio
    Steve

Songs I’m in love with

The Champion ~ Carrie Underwood Ft Ludacris

Masterpiece ~ Jessie J

Five O’clock Somewhere ~ Jimmy Buffet

Margaritaville~ Jimmy Buffet

Photograph ~ Ed Sheeran

Like I’m Gonna Lose You ~ Megan Trainor

Bleeding Love ~ Leona Lewis

Without You ~ Halsey

Flowers I am in love with

Tulips

Daffodils

Lilies

Roses

Morning Glories

Thursday Thankfulness

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I’m thankful for

The warmth of today’s weather.

Many of you here, my support system.

My vehicle is now running.

Sleep

Seeing both my babies tonight.

Listening to them laughing about silliness.

Parenthood

Food

The Botanical Garden admission is free tomorrow!

The daffodils and tulips blooming.

My new coffee cup.

This job opportunity

Reflection

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The gray and colorless days arrive.

Fierce rain move in and floods her mind.

Insecurities, fears, endless lies,

Every second of every day.

She struggles to see the outlines,

The defining moments.. Her life

Becomes blurry, too fast.

Despite what pulls her down,

She remains loving of herself.

She embraces the unpredictability life is.

She accepts the process of

Her pain and discomfort.

Her love and light warms

The places in her life,

That her mortality attacks.

She is breathless and beautiful

From the inside out.