Daily Prompt: Circle

via Daily Prompt: Circle

The Circle of Love has no end!  It keeps going round and round.  It draws people in, it doesn’t cast them out.

Love  is  priceless.  An invisible string that connects you to others.  A string that spans the distance no matter how far.  For you have a connection, a connection of the heart.

Love is when no words are needed.  When at times more can be said by a kiss on the forehead or in the strength and closeness of a tight hug.

Love can blossom like a flower that awakens in the Spring.  It can burst with joy at the unending pleasure it brings and create many smiles as it soars high on eagles wings.

Love is in the happiness of “Hellos” and in the sadness of  “Goodbyes”.  Love is what makes “Goodbyes” so hard, while at the same time making one feel so blessed!  Blessed by the beauty that shines through the pain.

Love is the beauty of the knowledge that the preciousness of the treasure is well worth the pain.  Would sunshine bring as much happiness, if it weren’t  for the rain?

Love is the strength behind the invincible spirit that keeps going strong.

Love is a gift not to be taken lightly.  A gift that is as fragile as the petal of a lovely flower yet as strong as the most powerful storm.

Love is indeed a blessing.  A blessing that endures.  The greatest blessing of all!







Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Back home once again, after a wonderful time with my husband’s family.  Hard to believe that it is the end of November already.  Have you set up your Christmas Tree yet?  Do you wait until December comes or do you start decorating as soon as Thanksgiving is over?  We will put up the tree this weekend.  We have one of those pre-lit trees now,  so much easier to put up, no messing with tangled lights.  Of course I do hold my breath every year though wondering if the lights will still work.

I thought winter had come when we had some very chilly days, but it is supposed to reach into the high 50’s today!  May have to go hiking today.  Stretch our legs after riding in the van all day yesterday.

Have a wonderful Tuesday and may these quotes help stretch your mind and cause a smile to stretch across your face as well!




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The Storyteller

When we go on long trips, I usually take a few books along with me to read.  A great way to pass the time.  I don’t need to worry about driving for my dear husband prefers to have the pleasure of driving.  

The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult is one book.that I brought along this time.  I am really enjoying it!  So glad that my sweet friend Jodi mentioned it in her blog before and that I remembered it!

It is a piece of fiction that causes you to think deeply.  The story deals with  the complex issue of human character.  How much can one person really change?  Forgiveness, compassion and honesty with one’s self are weaved through an intriguing story.  The story also deals largely with a dark part of our world’s history. 

I highly reccomend this book.  Even if you are one who doesn’t care much for Fiction I think you will be caught up in Jodi’s style of writing and find yourself captivated.  

Here are a few quotes from the book to spark your curiosity.

“I’d realize that when she gardens, she never sees the seed.  She is already picturing the plant it will become.”

“I’ve thought about all the things I could have done differently, and if it would have led to another outcome.  But thinking doesn’t change anything, does it?”

“Make sure I die on a cool day, when there is a nice breeze. Before the birds fly south, so that they can sing for me.”

“I realized in that instant the reason Minka has never spoken of her experience during the war is not that she had forgotten the details.  It’s because she remembers every last one…”

“Every time after that it became easier, because if I didn’t do it again, I would be reminded of that first time I did not say no. Repeat the same action over and over again, and eventually it will feel right. Eventually there isn’t even any guilt.”

A Thankful Heart

On the road again!  A cloudy, rainy day, but we have sunshine in our hearts!  Sunshine as we head towards family in Indiana.  

There is some extra sunshine in my heart due to the good news that I received yesterday. I will be heading back into the working world again!  The great news is that I don’t feel like it will feel like work.   I believe I will really enjoy it!

For a little background to new readers I had been working in a Daycare before but sadly it closed down in the beginning of June.  

My husband and I agreed that I would take the summer off and look for a new job in the Fall.  

I can’t say enough at how much I appreciated that time off.  Our family has had to deal with some serious issues over the past 2 years and it felt good to just sit back and breathe!

Now I am ready to work again and enjoy the people interaction.  I did talk to my dogs quite often as I was at home, but they didn’t always talk back to me.

I at first thought I would be a Pharmacy Tech.  I was hired and waiting for a start date.  Well the start date was delayed and I wasn’t getting any information on when I would actually be starting.  

I began having second thoughts about the job, for I found out that I would be required to travel further from home than  I had expected to for training.  

With winter coming and the magnetic pull that my van has to objects jumping out of it I wasn’t crazy about daily driving a hour away over a 3 month period of training.  

My van was starting to worry  about how many more dents it may get due to increased traveling.  

As I was mulling things over and waiting to hear from the company about a start date I got a surprise email.  

The enail waa from a Nursing Home that I had worked at before.  I had enjoyed the work but I got to the point where I couldn’t do the heavy lifting anymore. 

The email was about a new program they were starting.  No lifting was involved.  It was for a Companion position.  The job would involve  reading to residents, playing a game,  or doing a puzzle with them.   Writing a letter for them.  Talking to the resident that is lonely due to not getting visitors.  Going on walks with them.  Just doing whatever you can to make their stay at the home as pleasant as possible.

Well to say that my heart jumped when I read that email may be an understatement, I quickly filled out the application.  I was set up for an interview in a veey short time, had the interview one day and the next morning I got offered the job!  

I am excited and very thankful for this opportunity.  I had wanted a job like this but wasn’t having success in finding any.  Just goes to show that you never know what surprises may be around the corner.

Yes, my heart is smiling at being able to bring some joy into the lives of the residents and knowing that they will bring joy into my life as well! 

Oh and just a sidenote, the Nursing home is only 10 minutes down the road from me.   My van is smiling due to  feeling a little safer. 

Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Good Morning! Thanksgiving is just around the corner!  I have a Thankful heart this morning but will share more about that tomorrow for today is Quote day!  I promise it will be in my post tomorrow.

We are getting ready to hit the road again tomorrow.  Another 8 hour trip, but I have my books. I am ready.  Headed to the cornfields of Indiana again to be with family and see good friends as well.  Good food will be on the menu, as well as a plentiful supply of laughter and love.

I can’t forget the annual Black Friday traditional shopping that my dear sister-in-law and I do!  We shop and we sit and drink Latte’s and chat.  My husband informed me of how cold it is supposed to get  and asked if I was sure that I wanted to go shopping.  I said “Of course, we just bundle up!”  Plus honestly it gets so hot in the stores at times that coming out into the cool air can feel good!  For a short time at least!”

Happy Thanksgiving to all who will be celebrating this week and I hope that everyone has things that they can be thankful for this week!


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The Best Kind of Tears….

I was busy today with something that I hope to be able to share with you later this week!  Something that will fit right in with the theme of Thanksgiving.

In meantime I hope all of you were able to have some good laughs in the past 24 hours like i have had.  The laughs that make tears come to your eyes!  I was thinking about posting some pictures of what all has made me laugh so hard recently, but thought that would probably make you all confused as to why those things made me laugh!

So what has made you laugh recently? Feel free to share, and remember Laughter is one of the Best Exercises for your heart and mind!




Plan V?

Blame it on the Rain today! My brain may have gone a little crazy.  One thing that you can be guaranteed about with my blog is that you never know what is coming! 

We all have been there.  Making plans and not having things go as planned.  Resorting to plans C, D and E and hoping something may work before you get to Z!  Have you ever thought about what the letters may be feeling as you work through your plans?  I hope this crazy post brings to you a smile and a laugh;  we all need some craziness in our lives at times!

“A” was Anxious to get the show on the road.  “B” felt Bold and”C” was full of Confidence, mixed with a little Craziness perhaps.  Surely their plans would work, but alas they only Crumbled as “C” began to waver in his Confident feeling.

“D” was Dancing a jig over the chance that now he had to make this plan work.   Unfortunately his plan only caused more Dissaray.

Energetic “E” stepped up to the plate to show how it was done, but in the End he Encouraged “F” to give it a try.  “F” tried but Flopped as “G” could only Giggle and Grin. He was enjoying watching this Game unfold.

“H” ran past “G”, he wouldn’t be Held back.  With his pal“I” and her Inquisitive nature and their Jolly pal “J”, their plans Just had to work.   Unfortunately they quickly realized that they  had thought wrong.

“K” and “L” speedily passed up their chances.   “K” could often be Klumsy. “L”  knew she had no chance for she rarely had good Luck with any of her plans.

M” watched as he let out some Moans.  “N” simply Nodded in agreement with “M’s” Moans.

“O”  was trying to be Oblivious to the fact that Z was drawing nearer.   “O” encouraged “P”  to  Patiently Press On.  Surely P must have the Perfect Plan!

“Q”  had a plan, but it was filled with Quirks and so did not work!

“R” was a Runaway.  It didn’t want to be a part of any plan,  but it tried to give Reassurance that the plan would still work.  Reassurance as it Smirked in the corner with “S”.   Those 2 together often led to Trouble.   Trouble it was when “T” tried to take over.  He had felt that surely he would be Triumphant when his plan began, but it ended leaving him feeling Totally confused.

It looked like it was Up to “U” to save the day and try she did but it appeared that their  plan was Unraveling.  If so that meant that “V” was the next one up.   Would they be Victorious?

“W” was filled with Wit and wasn’t Wavering in her belief that Winning was in sight.  “X” was X-cited about the hope that “W” felt for “X”  had no clue what she would do if she was called upon.

“Y” was spinning her Yo-Yo and practicing her Yodeling in case her turn came.  She turned to Yap something to “Z”  about how close his turn was coming.  “Z”  apparently wasn’t worried, instead he was busy doing his favorite thing.   Catching up on  his Z’zzzzzzz’s.


I Raise a Glass….

Once upon a time, a long, long time ago, there were a group of young Mommies!  Young Mommies who lived in several different States and 1 who lived in the outbacks of Australia!  Young Mommies from all kinds of different backgrounds.  There was one thing that bonded them together.  They all had babies in the year 2000!  Well almost all of them.

I was late coming to the party!  My friend kept talking about her “Mommies board” and how much she loved it.   My husband and I still had not owned a computer at that time.  Remember I said it was a long, long time ago.  We were still in the dark ages!

When we did make the purchase of our first computer and we got online, one of the first things I did was join my friend’s online “Mommies” group.    Not only was I a little late to the party, I also didn’t follow the rules.  I had a 1999 and a 2001 baby.  So yes the group bent the rules a little bit just for me.

I joined the group when my oldest was close to 3 years old.  I am thrilled to say that out of the 10 of us in the group, there are still 9 of us that keep in touch!! We have been through so much together, even if it has been all online!  So many different stages of our “babies” growing up and just everything that life has thrown at us.  Even though we may be far apart, we have been there for each other!

It makes me think of my online friends that I have met through blogging and formed friendships with even though we haven’t met face to face!

There may be a lot of things that I dislike about technology, but I will say that the friendships that I have made online have been the best thing that has come out of this electronic age that we are now living in.

One of my “Mommy” friends was just messaging me tonight.  She is from Oregon but they are planning on coming out to Pennsylvania in April!  So excited!  This will be our first time meeting each other in person!

I was blessed to meet a dear blogger friend in person this past year.  Oh the hugs felt so good!  We had a lovely time!   I had planned on meeting another dear blogger friend this year as well, but unfortunately life got in the way.   I am  going to do my best to make it happen in 2018!  That will definitely be a shining moment of the New Year!

It is the season of Thanksgiving.   I am so very thankful for my online friends and what a special place they hold in my heart.  I make a toast!   A toast to all my Amazing friends!  Whether you  be near of far, whether I have chatted with you face to face or only by the use of technology.  You all play a special role in my life and for that I thank you!