Overcoming

Posted by on Mar 1, 2017 in Mary's Musings | 1 comment

Overcoming

Overcoming… Overcoming the obstacles we sometimes put in front of ourselves … I think at one point in time we all tend to get down a bit about life. It seldom happens to me, but this past winter I have found myself just wanting to curl up and stay by the home fires. Maybe it was the burnout from so many book events last year – maybe it is just life itself telling me to stop and smell the roses, to think about where I have been, my accomplishments, the battles I have won, and how all these things combined have made me the...

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Be Happy

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Mary's Musings | 2 comments

Be Happy

be happy … don’t worry … be happy… How many of you have that song spinning through your head now – I do. Today, as any other day would be, is the perfect day to be happy, to find at least one moment of happiness. Even if it is Monday. I woke up this morning … I was able to dress myself … I was able to make a pot of tea … I was able to go outside in the wee hours of the morning and shovel the snow from my driveway and the sidewalk … I was able to come back in the house, a bit tired, but in...

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Happiness is a “No Alarm Sunday!”

Posted by on Dec 11, 2016 in Mary's Musings | 0 comments

Happiness is a “No Alarm Sunday!”

Happiness is a “No Alarm Sunday!” Good morning, everyone – Happiness is not having to wake up to my inner alarm, not having to get out of bed when my inner alarm first nudges me awake. It is a late fall morning, for according to the calendar it is not yet winter, and there is a light snow falling making it more like a soft winter day. I have yet to step outside my door; it is a lazy morning for me – a lazy, Sunday morning. Yesterday saw the last of my book events for the year. Happiness is a breath of relief as I pull...

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Patience Leads to Acceptance

Posted by on Dec 8, 2016 in Mary's Musings | 0 comments

Patience Leads to Acceptance

Patience Leads to Acceptance… How many times in our lives have we been impatient about something, have we had no patience for those around us, no patience for the way our life is turning out? I am guilty as charged. As a child … as a teen … as a young adult … I impatiently yearned for the moment when I would be able to write full time. Writing was my dream. It was also my salvation from the world I was immersed in. How many days my pen saved me, I have no idea! I would weep inwardly when people would say that my time...

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Peace Beyond Clouds – Serenity in Our Lives

Posted by on Oct 27, 2016 in Mary's Musings | 2 comments

Peace Beyond Clouds – Serenity in Our Lives

Peace Beyond Clouds – Serenity in Our Lives Definition of peace Peace is a state of tranquillity or quiet: freedom from civil disturbance:  a state of security or order within a community provided for by law or custom. It is freedom from disquieting or oppressive thoughts or emotions, harmony in personal relations. It is a state or period of mutual concord between governments:  a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity. Peace is also used interjectionally to ask for silence or...

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Calm Yourself – the Storm Will Pass

Posted by on Sep 30, 2016 in Mary's Musings | 0 comments

Calm Yourself – the Storm Will Pass

Calm Yourself – the Storm Will Pass How many times throughout our lives have the storms swept in and consumed our lives with events that we felt we had no control over, and would never end? And then, you look around and see the storm enveloping someone else, and you sigh and say, “Maybe I don’t have it so bad after all.” This year has had a few storms for me. Some of them have been of my own making – little things that a few years ago I would have handled quickly and calmly. Incidents that were not life...

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Stairway to Serenity

Posted by on Sep 27, 2016 in Mary's Musings | 0 comments

Stairway to Serenity

Stairway to Serenity Stepping up the stairs to the light is a journey we all embark upon. What that light is can be many things. In this world of turmoil, sometimes the darkness of events can surround us with dismal thoughts of what the future brings for us and those of the next generations. And our hearts weep for our children and our grandchildren. The stairs, to me, represent the uphill journey of our lives. The trees along the way are our resting spots, offering us shade and arms to embrace us in our moments of need – and sometimes...

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Reading For the Pleasure of It!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Mary's Musings | 0 comments

Reading For the Pleasure of It!

Reading For the Pleasure of It! Good morning, friends and family. As I perused through the multitude of pictures I have collected, I noticed this one of the three young ladies hovered over a book, enraptured with the words upon the pages – reading for the pleasure of it. Now, I am not against technological advancements, but this book will eventually tell a story. It will tell the story of all the individuals that turned its pages; of all the paused moments on its pages, where a possible tear dropped, where a finger lingered over a...

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A Day Holding on to Mom

Posted by on Sep 21, 2016 in Holding On To Mom, Mary's Musings | 2 comments

A Day Holding on to Mom

A Day Holding on to Mom There was a time, long ago, when I didn’t want to spend time with my mom; I was a foolish teenager then! Yesterday, I got to spend an entire day with her while my dad was at a retreat for the caregivers of dementia partners. Oh, if only we all had a looking glass that would tell us what our futures hold for us! As little children we cannot get enough of our “mommy,” and as teenagers, sometimes we think we know better or more than our mothers. As adults, we begin slowly to understand that these women...

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Dreams vs Fears

Posted by on Jun 15, 2016 in Mary's Musings | 0 comments

Dreams vs Fears

What is your greatest fear? Will it stop you from your dreams? Reach down, Sweep your fears aside Step into your destiny   Save Save Save...

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