Five Minute Friday

Thinking of Mom: “Practice Makes Perfect!”

Happy Friday…and time for another Five Minute Friday.  This week’s prompt is practice…which immediately reminds me of the years of piano lessons.  They were decades of ago – seem a lifetime ago – but memories of those required thirty minutes every afternoon still seem painful.  Dreaded. Thinking about the time spent practicing is bittersweet.  I… Read More Thinking of Mom: “Practice Makes Perfect!”

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Created Emotional

Too sensitive.  Emotional.  Even, um, touchy:)  I have been “called” these things – and more – since I was a child.  And I suppose, truth be told, there is much truth in those descriptions.  But name-calling is never really helpful.  Just sayin. I have this one (very) vivid memory.  I was about nine or ten… Read More Created Emotional

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Enjoy Today’s Gifts

Children love birthdays!  Oh, the excitement!!  And, as parents, we love celebrating the birthdays of our children.  From the favorite food – favorite breakfast, lunch, dinner…or all three! – to the decorations and just the right cake.  And, of course, choosing a gift that will bring delight.  It is a lot of work but definitely… Read More Enjoy Today’s Gifts

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Do I Measure Up??

“I hope they like me.  I hope I fit in.”   “What if they don’t?  If I don’t fit in?  Why did I even come?” These could be the thoughts of a middle-school girl walking into a new cafeteria.  Or a new mom attending her first MOPS meeting.  It might even be a woman, well into… Read More Do I Measure Up??