Catching Fireflies

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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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Cleaning Out the Junk Drawer

I know that I have been quite firm about not setting any resolutions this year. The pressure of them always derails my best intentions. Even if I sail through January with my new-found dedication for self-improvement, the wheels always fall off the bus by mid-February at the latest. Then I feel depressed and loser-like and …

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Who Needs a Theme Song?!

Earlier this week, a good friend who is one of my beta readers for Book #2, told me I need a theme song. Something to inspire me and pump me up when I am feeling like I am struggling, when I am floating in a sea of self-doubt. In other words, daily… 🙂 She sent …

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365 Days to Fill

Every new year brings the same questions… What to do? How to fill those 365 days and make them count… Letting Go in the New Year CHERYL FASSETT ♦ JANUARY 1, 2013 ♦ I have not been over to the WordPress Reader yet today but I am sure there will be many posts about New Year’s resolutions and starting …

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A Special Christmas Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Monday’s are usually rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week and to celebrate this wonderful season of giving, I wanted to share a little something that made me smile.

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