Tag Archives: Gratitude

Assessing our Attitudes

“Individuals need to be willing to face truth about their attitudes, behaviors, even what we want out of life.”  – Joyce Meyer A friend of mine, Joann, has always had a positive attitude. She volunteered at a nonprofit organization where … Continue reading

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Do We Make the Most of Our Freedom?

“To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves.” – Virginia Woolf I recently had the opportunity to travel to Spain and France for a vacation. In Normandy, France, we visited the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial. Thousands of our U.S. … Continue reading

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Life is an Adventure: Ann

“Let go of your baggage so you can see how far you can fly.” – Ann Ann is one of my role models. She exercises, eats healthy food, takes steps to improve herself, and enjoys hiking in mountains. But she … Continue reading

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Blog of the Year 2012

“So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.” ― Florence Nightingale When I first started writing Women Making Strides, I wondered … Continue reading

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A Christmas Wish

“We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how … Continue reading

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Thankful in all Things

How can anyone doubt there is a God after seeing nature such as a flower, sunset, or a peacock? This is a reblog of S.E.R.V.A.N.T. Sisters post, “Thankful in All Things.”                     * * * What are … Continue reading

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Dealing with the Doldrums

“Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.” – Julia Cameron Do you ever struggle with a bad mood? We often hear about positive thinking, but when we’re … Continue reading

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