Catching Fireflies

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Anticipation Mode

As Tom Petty always said, “The waiting is the hardest part!” Last week, I posted that I had splurged and was anxiously awaiting a brand new ukulele! Of course, I don’t play the ukulele… yet… And still I wait… Set up time for new instruments from the shop can take 2-3 weeks! But we wanted …

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Taking My Own Advice

Last week, I listed some idea of how to get through the long gray days while you wait for winter to turn to spring. Sometimes you have to follow old passions and sometimes you have to take hold of new ones… I have found that when I get a bee in my bonnet about something …

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Filling the Long Gray Days

Winter and spring in Central New York can be difficult. Long gray days stretch ahead of you with no relief. The air is damp and chilly; the world around you is muddy and ugly. These are the weeks between the pristine snowfall and the pink flowering trees. They can seem endless. Or they can be …

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Developing a Platform of Positivity

There is a movie called Man of the House where Tommy Lee Jones is a federal agent tasked with protecting a group of college cheerleaders who witnessed a murder. He poses as their coach and gets thrust into a pep rally where he is expected to “inspire and electrify” the crowd. And he does just that, telling …

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The Blame Game

We live in a world where people are often quick to point out errors, and slow to hand out praise. Placing blame squarely where it belongs in our opinion is the knee jerk reaction many people have when faced with any problem. Car won’t start? Blame the last guy who fixed it or drove it. …

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Whispering in Your Ear

Some days, you just have to remind yourself to be nice… to yourself! The Words You Whisper CHERYL FASSETT ♦ AUGUST 30, 2013 ♦ This was posted on Facebook by Higher Self Network, a page I follow for the inspirational quotes they share daily. This particular one has stuck with me since I saw it. Have you ever noticed how …

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Call Your Mom

That’s right. Pick up the phone right now and call her. Call your dad, too. Tell them you love them. In the last three weeks, four of my friends have lost a parent. Four moms or dads gone. And even for those whose parent suffered for months or years leading up to that final moment, …

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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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