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    Celebrate Life As It Is….

    It’s so hard to find joy or happiness when life is weighing you down. Especially during the holidays. Quite often, and more so now, we hear how everything is so messed up. Life just needs to get back to normal. Life is so unfair. Let me ask you this, life is unfair compared to what?  Life is life. You are going to have great times and you will suffer through your hardest days. You will be happy and celebrating good moments and there will be times you hate everything around you. You will feel peace and love throughout your life but you will also feel pain and hurt. It’s life.…

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    Make 2021 YOUR Year!

    2020 sucked for much of the world. We all know the problems it had and I don’t need to run through them again. As for individuals, they had even more problems put on them. It has been tough. But it’s almost over! As we welcome in 2021, we need to go in ready to take on the year. 2020 took us over. We need to take over 2021. We need to know that not all the problems will automatically disappear on the stroke of midnight. Some will linger and still cause grief. But since we have already been brought down to our knees…. it’s time to stand up, brush ourselves…

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    Life Goes On ~ My Opinion

    So much going on. The world feels like it’s falling apart. Everything is out of sorts. People are stressed, anxiety is high, and others just don’t care which makes others even more mad. Stop! Take a deep breath. Exhale all of that emotion. No matter what we go through, life goes on. We can lose our job, our house, or a precious loved one and life will go on. We can be physically ill, emotionally collapsing, or fighting another battle and life will go on. It’s not going to stop for you or anyone. So, YOU need to stop. You need to regroup, rejuvenate, and you need to continue to…

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    Changes Needed in Society ~ My Opinion

    Our grandparents and great grandparents saw changes in society from not having cars or power to having cable and computers. Parents that had no cell phones and only five channels on the television to now kids watching tv with no wires and playing movies from apps. Change. It’s happening everyday. We are taking DNA tests for our heritage and solving crimes. Smoking is bad and pot is good. The changes are happening fast and furious. Upgrade every year or two or you are left behind in the technical world. Some changes needing to take place are still challenging. Race, sexuality, and political division are still causing uproar and debate. It…

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    Minimalist or Knickknacks ~ My Opinion

    Fads come and go. Decorating is one of them. People pushing their thoughts on design is at a high. The feedback can be brutal. I have seen posts on Facebook pages of people asking for suggestions on a picture and someone will blast them on the entire room. Change your paint, put in new floors, you need new furniture, etc. Some can be relentless. Who would think that decorating your home could lead to name calling, belittling comments, and humiliation? It’s unbelievable how people feel the need to rip others apart instead of give compassionate criticism and build someone up. It’s so easy to tear others down. I understand people…

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    Respect Our Veterans ~ My Opinion

    Less than ten percent of Americans have ever served in a military position. It’s actually around 7.3%. Currently, 0.4% of Americans are actively serving in some capacity. If you have a room of one hundred people, only 4 are serving. Do you think that’s a lot? Compare that to the 34% that go to college. Four percent is nothing! Military personnel are special, heroic, brave, and truly something to be recognized! This small percentage of Americans have agreed to sacrifice their life to protect you and this country. To fight for your rights of freedom. To fight for your right of free speech. To fight for your right to work,…

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    Who Said Being A Mom Was Easy ~ My Opinion

    She has a sick kid lying in a playpen in the kitchen as she prepares breakfast and lunches for the other kids to get them off to school. Making sure the school aged children are all dressed, teeth brushed and on the bus, she then tends to the crying baby and gets on with her routine. It’s just another day for a mother. Taking care of sick kids, making sure the others are on their way, keeping the house clean, getting meals cooked and preparing for the PTA bake sale. Or…… She’s single with three kids, working full time, taking care of a house, dogs, being a chauffeur, being mom…

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    Lighten Your Load ~ My Opinion

    Was last year a difficult one? Were you out of sorts? Were you feeling suffocated or trapped? Do you just want to feel more freedom this year? Were you burned out and lacking energy? Take a look at your surroundings. Could that be your problem? If you want this year to be better than last, you might just need to lighten your load. A good way to do this is to start cleaning up your space! What? That sounds so stupid! So, you think I will have a better year if I clean up my space? Absolutely! When our space isn’t well, we can not be well. Having clutter, piles,…

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    Christian Judgement ~ My Opinion

    I’m a Christian. That’s how I look at it. I’m not Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Baptist or anything else but Christian. I have been to many churches. I have been to all of those I just stated. I have searched many times for a church fitting my needs. While doing this, I have learned watching many churches and how their people respond to others and their judgement toward people outside of their realm. I’m proud to be a Christian. I am not embarrassed by it. I don’t preach the Word but I share. I don’t mission but I try to inspire. I am not ashamed to stand for what I believe.…

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    New Year, New Delete ~ My Opinion

    Every year you see the phrase, ‘New year, new me’! With social media it is now common to see, ‘New year, time to clean up friends list’! Then BOOM…. delete, delete, delete. Back in the day we had real friends. We hung out with them. We had fights, made up, and life went on. Or we had fights, the friendship ended and our hearts broke because we had a human physical connection that was now gone. Today, we hit UNFRIEND, move on to the next post and no tears shed. We are human heartless robots. I have been unfriended over the years by a few people that I thought were…