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Monday Musings & Motivations — Part Fifty-Five – Risk

We each experience life—love, loss, joy, pain—individually, personally, and no one can feel it for us. Friends and/or family can soothe and offer words of comfort or encouragement, but ultimately we have to take whatever it is on— take the risk or not. For some of us, it takes awhile. We do the same thing … Continue reading

You Gotta Laugh

If you look back at some of the best moments of your life, you’ll always find laughter. Laughter can make your heart swell and pump with vitality. According to the Mayo Clinic it can do all this: Stimulate all those organs inside you plus make your brain feel as if you just had chocolate or … Continue reading

Thanks

As a writer I’m acutely aware of how much weight words carry. We fling them about these days, through various channels of social media, so many outlets of delivering what we feel, what we want to say. I personally don’t Tweet, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and whatever else there may be.  I seriously don’t know how … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations — Part Fifty-Four — This Condition of Being Human

We all have baggage.  Some we carry around for decades—a snarky, hurtful comment is like an old tube of travel toothpaste that we find when we dig out a suitcase to go somewhere.  We look at it and think, I’ll just keep this in case I need it again.  Despite that its freshness is gone … Continue reading

It Came Upon a Midnight Clear….

It’s one of those songs that makes your heart ache a little, in a good way, during this time of year. Epiphanies come when our minds are clear.  For me, they’ve often been before a turning point in my life or during sheer exhaustion—in the middle of a before and after kind of event. You … Continue reading

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mé·tier
ˈmāˌtyā,māˈtyā/

noun

a trade, profession, or occupation.
"those who work honestly at their métier"
synonyms: occupation, job, work, profession, business, employment, career, vocation, trade, craft, line (of work), specialty

"he had another métier besides teaching"

an occupation or activity that one is good at.

"she decided that her real métier was grand opera"

synonyms: forte, strong point, strength, specialty, talent, bent; More
an outstanding or advantageous characteristic.
"subtlety is not his métier"

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