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Love

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February 14, 2015

Love is patient and kind; it is not jealous or conceited or proud; love is not ill-mannered or selfish or irritable; love does not keep a record of wrongs; love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love never gives up; and its faith, hope, and patience never fail. Love is eternal 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

 

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Gratitude

Yesterday I was reading a blog post by artist Anne Marie Horner and she made this statement “I learned something very poignant recently. Studies have shown that the brain can not actually feel the emotions of anxiety and gratitude at the same time.  They are opposites.   So much so, that psychologists suggest writing down all the things you are grateful for each day as a way to get your brain on the healthier side.”

That struck a chord with me…and made me think about setting aside time each day to write about what I am grateful for, so I have a ‘grateful journal’ on my desktop to write in each day.

Today I thought I would take that a step further and suggest that doing fun things is another way to keep ourselves healthy. Even the smallest activity that takes us away from the mundane chores or tasks can lighten our mood, makes us smile, relax us and refresh us.

Give it some thought…maybe a fun list and a gratitude list can help all of us be healthier.

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Where in the world did January 2015 go?

January 30, 2015

January has been filled with lots of work behind the scenes getting ready for the Art Licensing Show

Art Licensing Show

a portfolio site for artists.

Although it seems that January went by in a blink, there is proof that hard work occurred and good things are happening!

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finding all the possibilities in today

January 6, 2015

sometimes it seems we turn around once and a year passes by without a moments notice. the days that looked like they stretched forever on the 2014 calendar suddenly were gone, a new year lies before us, and we know the moments and hours will pass much faster than we want.

to capture every day and live each moment with awareness we have to focus on now, this moment in time. when we look past all of these moments we fail to live and when we fail to live we find ourselves looking back and wondering ‘where did the time go’?

each day is truly a gift, a present to be opened with care and savored for each moment, each morsel of time.

 so live, live in this moment, take each second and hold it tight, fill up each day with life…the life you want, not one in a magazine, a TV show or the one your neighbor has or your best friend or co-worker. live your life, let each moment, good and bad, keep you grounded in this day, the one in which you are present.

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never borrow from tomorrow or look back at yesterday for what is past can’t be changed and borrowing from tomorrow depletes a new day of possibilities.

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JOY TO THE WORLD

December 25, 2014

 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.  And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.  And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.  And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,  Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”  Luke 2:7-14

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Oh come let us adore Him, Christ the Lord! 

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