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A positive attitude

June 26, 2012


I’ve said it before and I’m sure I’ll say it many more times to come…

I like to have a positive outlook on life and always try to make the best of every situation.

This quote is just so true. And so, well, positive.

I love that last line… a spark that creates extraordinary results.

If all of us just look at life with a bit more positivity, I wonder how many more extraordinary things will happen!!!

So for today, be positive, smile and create a spark!!! 🙂


All Good Things

June 18, 2012


I love this proverb and it’s really something I try to strive for.

I try to see the positive in all things and people. ( Some would say that’s naive.)

I believe in the benefit of the doubt, in the glass half full and things happening for a reason.

I definitely believe we should love more and not hate. What’s the point in it? Hate is exhausting.

I’d much rather give and receive love.

And I believe a smile can cure many ills.

So, smile… 🙂


Knowing Yourself ~ A Quote

June 12, 2012


Isn’t this just so true?

Instead of always wanting more, sometimes I think, it’s good to stop and just look around you and appreciate what you have.

I know, I’m guilty of it… guilty of wanting more, wanting something bigger and better than what I have now.

It’s not always a bad thing.

But I try to stop and smell the roses so to speak.

Today, as I was swimming my laps in our sparkling pool, enjoying the quiet and letting my mind wander…

I stopped to appreciate my life and all I am and have.

Every once in a while it’s good to do that!


Summer Song

June 5, 2012

Continuing on from yesterdays post about my summer memories here now a quote about summer…

(An excerpt from the poem Summer Song by Alice Anne Gordon)

I love summer even living in Florida. We have summer weather pretty much all year long.

But the summer season is still special to me.

No set schedule.

No drop off or pick up times, except for camp.

More carefree living.

Pool time.

Evening bike rides.

Gorgonzola salad with steak.

A hot, sandy beach.

Waves coming ashore.

Seagulls screeching over-head.

A pelican in flight.


Loving, Hopeful, Optimistic

May 31, 2012

I couldn’t let the week go by without a quote.

And one of my quote creations.

I used one of my hibiscus photographs and edited it using picmonkey. If you haven’t tried it go there and check it out. Right now. I could spend hours playing around with it. So much fun!!!

Here it is, my quote and wisdom. Words to live by.


Sunsets… make me happy

April 30, 2012


Can you blame me? Look at those colors? I just can’t get enough of it, them…

I love walking my pooches around sunset, looking over the lakes and watching the sky put on a light show. I’ve taken so many sunset pictures, I’ve lost count. I will take many more.

Seeing a sunset soothes my soul, makes me smile and appreciate all that I have.

I can and will drop everything to sit by the lake’s edge and watch the sky…

You should try it sometime!


A loving, scolding mother

April 2, 2012

“Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same–and most mothers kiss and scold together.”

~Pearl Buck

Hubby took this picture of me during our weekend away on the Relive History Cruise.


And another one on the ship with two of the reenactors.


I’m linking up with Nicolette at Working on a Project for her {Focus} on mom photo challenge and also with Bianca at Bits of Bee for Quotable Bits.





March 20, 2012

“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold:  when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.”  ~Charles Dickens

It is a bit late but I didn’t want to let the day go by without at least a quote. This one spoke to me… so true about Spring. Just this afternoon when I walked the dogs there was a breeze and as soon as I was in the shade of the trees I felt a bit chilled. Believe me, I’m not complaining, just saying. 🙂


Common Happiness

March 6, 2012

Tuesday is almost over but I didn’t want to miss my chance and link up with Bianca for her Quotable Bits Tuesday.

“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.”

~Henry Ward Beecher