Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

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Baby Steps, Dear Heart

Have you ever noticed how difficult it is for us, as adults, to be beginners? We would much rather sit on the sidelines than try something new and look foolish. We would much rather stay in a situation that is no longer ideal than have to begin again, than to start at the bottom. Earlier …

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Fall Seven Times, Get Up Eight

It seems I am always in a place where I am learning new things. I get stale if I sit still too long. And one thing I have had to get past time and time again is the fear of failure. For many years, this fear kept me from going out on the limb. I …

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Dreaming Big and Shaking in my Boots

I want to dedicate this flashback to anyone who needs to dream bigger… Dream Big Enough to Scare You Ok, now that I have your attention! I saw this on Facebook awhile back. (I find a lot of great quotes on FB!) And wow, did it smack me upside the head! But really, it’s true, isn’t …

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The Waiting is the Hardest Part

Oh, Procrastination, killer of dreams. Why do you taunt me so? It is a rare person indeed who knows what they want to do with their life at a very young age and has the determination and wherewithal to make it happen early on in their adulthood. Rarer still are those who can instill their …

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O Me! O Life! The Lost Art of Dreaming Big

Have you noticed the Apple iPad commercials that quote Walt Whitman’s wonderful poem “O Me! O Life!” while showing a montage of active creativity?  I was able to immediately recognize Robin Williams in his role from Dead Poet’s Society telling his students to live fully and not waste a moment. For those of you who …

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