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Still snowing, still sparking!
Monday, March 09, 2015      22 comments

Yesterday it snowed again. This has been such an over-snowed winter for us. There was no reason to get upset, though. The snow did not accumulate, and it looked so pretty coming down! Keep a good attitude! Spring is coming! ... Read more
Today's changes
Sunday, March 08, 2015      13 comments

today I will be going to Church instead of XC skiing. Today I am taking breaks during sewing and doing lots of exercises during the break. Today I am taking life a little easier and enjoying the changes. Change is good, and I can respe... Read more
Changes and Adjustments
Saturday, March 07, 2015      20 comments

It is time to make changes in my life. These are NOT the changes that I had wanted at all. My hands are being affected by carpol tunnel syndrome. XC skiing is not helping he situation. ... Read more
"the Bully"
Friday, March 06, 2015      19 comments

Yesterday during outside morning recess, "the bully" went into action, sitting on the legs, then back and then neck of a much smaller child. I was not very happy at all. In fact, all that I had learned about using encouraging words was forgott... Read more
Pain: Don't ignore it!
Thursday, March 05, 2015      25 comments

Pain in our body is like a light on the dashboard of our car. When the light is on, don't ignore it. Find out why the light went on. I have had some pain in my hands and arms, originating in my shoulder. I took some hot baths, had my husban... Read more
Sticks and Stones
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      21 comments

I am reading the book Choice Words by Peter H Johnston, and just want to leave you with a good rendition of Sticks and Stones: Sticks and stones my break my bones But words could never hurt me And this I knew was surely true and truth co... Read more
Sparking some encouragement!
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      24 comments

Today is a great day to speak words of encouragement to yourself and to others. Give the world a smile!... Read more
Not the hike we hoped for
Monday, March 02, 2015      18 comments

Our hike up Sandwich Dome was not meant to be. Part way up. my husband experienced constricted airways and trouble breathing. We turned around after 30 minutes of our hike. We have heard of too many people pushing themselves into a tragedy. ... Read more
Sparking with JOY!
Sunday, March 01, 2015      23 comments

Today is a great day! I am hiking up Sandwich Dome in NH. This is a 6-7 hour climb. It is the toughest winter hike that I have attempted. Yes, I am thrilled! I am ready for the challenge, and Sparking with JOY!! ... Read more
The gift of a good Gift Card
Saturday, February 28, 2015      19 comments

Some gifts are just better than others. My oldest son has simplified both his life and ours with a gift card that always works for us! Dear Sam, Your birthday and Christmas gifts have been wonderfully predictable! We love eating out at Ol... Read more
Our Deepest Fear
Friday, February 27, 2015      14 comments

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actuall... Read more
Baby Love!
Thursday, February 26, 2015      19 comments

Sweet little girl with the cutest smile Let's just sit and play awhile. Winter, spring, summer and fall, ... Read more
Children and Grands
Wednesday, February 25, 2015      18 comments

Dear Son, I remember the day that I went into labor with you. That is the day that my life changed forever. You have brought me so much joy, and taught me so many lessons. You taught your mother well. All I had to do is listen with an open... Read more
Sparking into Action!
Tuesday, February 24, 2015      22 comments

Today is the day to take steps in the right direction For my health, My happiness, And my future! Don't put off until tomorrow what you can do today! ... Read more
Speaking to Kids
Monday, February 23, 2015      18 comments

When I speak to kids, I like to get right down on their level. I take out enough of my supplies (puppets, posters and the owl skull) to make things intriguing for a child. As they are drawn in to the talk, I read to them from my flip char... Read more

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