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If you want 2021 to be your year,

Don’t sit on the couch and wait for it.

Go out. Make a change. Smile more.

Be excited. Do new things.

Throw away what you’ve been cluttering.

Unfollow negative people on social media.

Go to bed early. Wake up early. Be fierce.

Don’t gossip. Show more gratitude.

Do things that challenge you.

Be brave.

~   Author unknown

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Have a great week!

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(The first section of this poem by Maya Angelou was posted last Monday and listed ways her life changed as she grew older. This next section begins:

But, on a positive note…

I’ve learned that no matter was happens, or how bad it seems today ,

Life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things:

a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.

I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s  mitt on both hands.

You need to be able to throw something back.

I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.

I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.

I’ve learned that every day  you should reach out and touch someone.

People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn.

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said,

people will forget what you did,

but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Have a great week!

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This is a portion of a poem by Maya Angelou. I think it speaks to those of us of ‘a certain age.’

When I was in my younger days

I weighed a few pounds less,

I needn’t hold my tummy in to wear a belted dress.

But now that I am older,

I’ve set my body free,

There’s comfort of elastic

Where once my waist would be.

Inventor of those high-heeled shoes

My feet have not forgiven;

I have to wear a nine now,

But used to wear a seven.

I need to wear these glasses

As the print’s been getter smaller,

And it wasn’t very long ago

I know that I was taller.

Though my hair has turned to gray

and my skin no longer fits,

On the inside I’m the same old me,

It’s the outside’s changed a bit.

Next week:

But on a positive note…

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And remember – those leaves make great compost. Chop them and pile them in an out-of-the-way corner and by spring they’ll be a lovely black mulch, full of worms and other beneficial things to spread around your garden.

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I’ve never tried to send a video on the blog, so this is a first for me. I think you’ll enjoy seeing and listening to the Phoenix Chamber Choir from Vancouver B.C. singing about COVID-19.

Have a good safe week – did you remember to set your clocks back?


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Today’s Thought is a couple of definitions that tickled my funny bone:

KNOWLEDGE is knowing that a tomato is a fruit

WISDOM is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

Have a great week. Wasn’t it great to see the sun again?

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“Your beliefs become your thoughts

Your thought become your words

Your words become your actions

Your actions become your destiny.”

~Mahatma Gandhi

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Affirmations for Life

Do it now.

Problems are opportunities

You are what you think you are.

Set no limitations for yourself.

You can be walked on only if you lie down.

You have a right to be wrong as well as right.

Settle for nothing less than what you want.

Your body is a vehicle for your souls: treat it like a Mercedes Benz.

You are responsible for your happiness.


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“If I Had my Life to Live Over,

I’d dare to make more mistakes next time. I’d relax, I would limber up. I would be sillier than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances. I would climb more mountains and swim more rivers. I would eat more ice cream and less beans. I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I’d have fewer imaginary ones.

You see, I’m one of those people who live sanely hour after hour, day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments, and if I had to do it over again, I’d have more of them. In fact, I’d try to have nothing else. Just moments, one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I’ve been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and a parachute. If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than I have.

If I had my life to liver over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring, and stay that way later in the fall. I would to go more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.”

– Nadine Stair, 85 years old, Louisville, KY

Today is the first day of the rest of your life!

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“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.”   Author unknown