Category Archives: Personal reflections

Thoughts Regarding Rainbows

Recently, while substitute teaching a First-grade class, I asked the little students what they knew about rainbows. Immediately many opinions were offered, most having to do with “rain” or “clouds.” One 6-year-old stomped towards me to be heard above the … Continue reading

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Mental Music Mornings

Music flowed in my mind as I woke the other day; I hummed the song, intermittently belting out snatches of random lyrics—“…copper-bottomed tympanis and horse platoons, THUNdering, THUNDERING all along the square…!” It was the tune “Seventy-six Trombones” from The … Continue reading

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Mike Tyson on Having a Plan

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.”-Mike Tyson.¹ This quote has a reality that I can identify with. Sometimes the unexpected  turnings of life can “pull the rug out from under you.” That experience leaves you … Continue reading

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Followers Aren’t Always Special…Sad Face

Immediately after I posted my blog thoughts on business focus and mermaid tails I received many links from people who said my post was “awesome” and said they were going to follow my blog. “Wow,” I thought, “I didn’t realize … Continue reading

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Our Efforts

Today in Church we sang a hymn that had a phrase I am inspired by: “Pardon faults, oh God we pray; bless our efforts day by day.” That is a beautiful thought, to ask God to bless our efforts as … Continue reading

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Inspirational Fear

In trying to move forward to my  “Breakthrough Goal”, I often feel like a little wind-up toy that keeps bumping into walls and bouncing off of baseboards. I suppose, to take the analogy further…sometimes those little toys go so fast they collide with … Continue reading

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Communication–Getting Help From Above

Sometimes you just need to communicate a subject to someone knowing that the outcome is likely to be unpleasant. My young adult son said, in that circumstance his approach is to say, “This (description of situation) is the way things need … Continue reading

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Math is not my Friend

How do you feel about math and numbers..? This has always been challenging to me. Even reading numbers or comprehending time-spans using a clock can cause errors or anxiety. Add to this my easy distractability, and my anxiety has been magnified at my part-time job in … Continue reading

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The Boat Exploded

I could explain my blog absence by saying I was on vacation, or that I was blown up in a boat…both of which are true statements, but the real reason is that I just didn’t motivate myself to write.  In … Continue reading

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Where ever you go…

“Where ever you go, there you are.”  When I first heard this quote it took me a minute to “get” it. I’ve thought about it now and then over the years.  My environment may change, but I am still the … Continue reading

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