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Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! I had a relaxing weekend resting from a trip I made earlier. Now it's back to work. Have a great day!

Artwork: www.graciehampton.com


Regarding Success

He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has enjoyed the trust of our women, the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of Earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.
                               — Betty Anderson Stanley

I love this! It sums up what success is really all about. 

Love, Forgive, Non Judgement


Cherish the Moments

Beautiful! I was fortunate to have stayed at home with my children. Everyone is not as lucky. We all have bills, wants and needs. A job is a necessity. But to spend as much time as you can is precious. Especially when they grow up and you remember the milestones when they were young. And they do grow up faster that you can strike a match! I cherish the times spent with my children. Now I have grandchildren. And I enjoy the time spend with them just as much as with my own children. Doesn't take much, just make the time spend valuable.

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Love, Forgive, Non Judgement

My Waterman



My future fountain pen. I love Waterman Fountain Pens. I have two, one vintage and the other semi vintage. I enjoy writing and drawing with both of them. This painting is of the Waterman Fountain pen I plan to purchase in the future. 

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Love, Forgive, Non Judgement


Red Pear, Apple and Teapot

All that you are seeking is also seeking you. — Franz Kafka

I love the colors in the artwork. Found the teapot at an antique store. It was nestled in a back corner all darken with age. Cleaned it up and knew I wanted to create a still life.


People Who Belittle

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.  - Mark Twain

I guess this applies to almost anything. Sometimes it hard to deal with people who feel you are the cause of their misery. I have gone back and forth with a company who was great before their two best employees left the company. Now everything is a struggle for this person in charge now. The bad part is that she makes it my fault, the post office fault, the city's fault, everybody's fault but hers. The owner doesn't seem to have a clue. (think smooth talker) She covers her ass well. So what to do? Keep away, find a new company, wish them well and move on! I want to be around people who are upbeat and give good customer service not excuses and blame.

If you are dealing with someone who is difficult and want to suck you into their misery. Wish them well, move on and find people you love being around and love being around you. Misery only shorten one's life.

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Beautiful Quote

Artwork from www.graciehampton.com

Trust not what inspires other members of society to choose a career. Trust what inspires you.
             – The Lazy Person’s Guide to Success.

A quote taking from the above book. I think it makes a great point on how you control your path on your journey through life. Many will tell you what you should do. I am learning to do what I want and need to do to make me happy and satisfied. I don't always make the right decisions, but I feel better more than worst at the outcome of my choices.

I have just ordered this book from Amazon and look forward to reading it. If you have this book, let me know your thoughts.

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Thankful Friend Thursday

He who throws stones at birds drives them away, and he who insults a friend breaks up the friendship.   -Sirach 22:20

I've been slack on my postings here. Had major surgery and was not in the mood to share. Think pain!!! I did however, start a new habit during Lent of reading my Bible each morning before I get out of bed. Even if it's 2 verses. Every little bit helps ��! Normally, most people give up something for Lent, but I was giving up the same things each year which somehow didn't seem right for me. So I flip the switch and added new habits that are good for my well being during Lent. So I dusted off my Bible and began to read. My day seems more enjoyable and I'm more relaxed and thankful because of the wisdom in these pages. I will admit, there are some books I don't understand and some that are a little violent. However, most are treasures.

Back th the verse above. I wrote this in my journal and thought this would be good to share. It's about friendships and how we must not take the friendship(s) for granted. I know there are different kinds of friendships that are just for a season. I'm talking about the real friend(s) that stick by you know matter what. If you really look at your relationships, you know who they are. I have many friends but I have one true friend for sure.

I hope you have friends that you cherish and that cherish you.

Best regards!


Awesome Thought for Today #3

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