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Monday Musings & Motivations — Part Fifty-Six — Be You

One of my favorite quotes of all time is this: Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that iron string. – Ralph Waldo Emerson I read that in grade school and it’s helped me through many a confusing time. The sentiment, so simple yet so profound, is the reason why writers write, painters paint, explorers explore … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations — Part Fifty-Two — Connections

I walk into a coffeehouse, specifically one that is global and serves happy hour libations in some areas now. It’s early afternoon and I wait in line, only one person in front of me and then it’s my turn. “I’d like a Venti Decaf.” My usual is a Venti No-Fat Vanilla Cappuccino but if I … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations — Part Forty-Nine — The Little Things

The longer I’m on this earth the more I realize it’s the little things that wow me the most.  I’m not saying that I don’t enjoy big surprises, a romantic something or a trip to somewhere great that takes careful planning, but really it’s those tiny moments of feeling just so good where you are … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations — Brevity — Part Forty-Eight

I’m not very good at brevity as anyone who follows my blog knows, but it is a virture from what I’ve heard. Sometimes the best things in life don’t require a long, flowery description.  Sometimes, the best moments, alone and shared are when you don’t say a word.  Or write one or type one. Now … Continue reading

Monday Musings and Motivations — Part Forty-Six — One Thing

Hello my friends!  It’s been awhile since I’ve written anything.  Not just posts, anything.  I feel rusty but I’ll get back into it, find my stride again.  I’ve missed you, missed writing, missed a stable place to just be. I sit out here on my new patio with a couple of giant ferns slightly swaying, … Continue reading

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For Monday Musings

Word of the Day:


verb (used without object), ruminated, ruminating.

To chew the cud, as a ruminant.

To meditate or muse; ponder.

verb (used with object), ruminated, ruminating.

To chew again or over and over.

To meditate on; ponder.

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