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February 13, 2021

                                                                          "Be like a tree. 

"Stay grounded.  Connect with your roots.  Turn over a new leaf.  Bend before you break.  Enjoy your unique natural beauty.  Keep growing."  --- Unknown

                          "Be gentle with yourself;  the world is tough enough." ---  Robert B. Cronkhite



January 31, 2021

                                         "Stay home, stay safe, and save lives."  --- Anonymous



January 24, 2021

      "To succeed in life, you need three things---a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone." --- Reba McEntire



January 10, 2021

      "God often removes a person from your life for your protection.  Don't run after them." --- Rick Warren                  



January 3, 2021

                          Do your part to stop the spread of Coronavirus.  This protects YOU too.

                                                                    June Elaine


December 23,  2020

                          " Christmas,  my child , is love in action.  Every time we love, every time we give, it's Christmas."

                                                                     --- Dale Evans Rogers


December 20,  2020

                          " Hope never abandons you, you abandon it." --- George Weinberg

              "I don't think of all the misery, but of the beauty that stills remains." --- Anne Frank



December 12,  2020

              " What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." 

                                                          ---  Ralph Waldo Emerson

                               Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.  --- Romans 12:12                                    



November 29,  2020

               "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." --- Winston Churchill



November 9,  2020

               "Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge into the light." --- Helen Keller



October 25,  2020

                                          "Please encourage someone." --- Hebrews 10, verse 25                                      


October 22,  2020

                                          "Turn your scars into STARS." --- Robert H. Schuller



October 10, 2020

               "Give every day the chance to become the most beautiful day of your life." --- Mark Twain



October 3, 2020

               "Never give up.  Our future is in the tomorrows.  Think wisely." --- June Elaine



September 18, 2020

           "Don't be pushed by your problems.  Be led by your dreams." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson



September 3, 2020

   "Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine." --- Anthony J. D'Angelo

                                        "Can't never could." --- Anonymous



August 22, 2020

   "Life imposes things on you that you can't control, but you still have the choice of how you're going to live through this." --- Celine Dion

  "When it rains, look for rainbows;  when it's dark, look for the stars." --- Oscar Wilde



August 9, 2020

   "I am just a human being trying to make it in a world that is rapidly losing its understanding of being  human."

                                                                       John Trudell


August 1, 2020

   "When you long for a life without difficulties, remind yourself that oak trees grow strong in contrary winds and      diamonds are made under pressure."  --- Peter Marshall

              "Instead of worrying about what you cannot control, shift your energy to what you can create." 

                                                                              Roy T. Bennett 

                                               "It takes courage to be brave."--- Robert B. Cronkhite

                       "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light." --- Aristotle


July 21, 2020

                                             "Build bridges not walls." ---  Suzy Kassem


July 11, 2020

                                      "Imagination creates reality." --- Richard Wagner 

                            "If you can imagine it, you can accomplish it." --- June Elaine 


June 28, 2020

           "I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born says the LORD."  ---  Isaiah 66 verse 9

                  "Scars show us where we have been, they do not dictate where we are going." --- David Rossi


June 21, 2020

                      "Find something beautiful in your life;  cherish it."  ---   June Elaine


June 8, 2020

         "A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their  prejudices."

                                                                       William James


May 28, 2020

"Nothing is impossible.  The word itself says I"M POSSIBLE."

Audrey Hepburn

'Take care of your body.  It's the only place you have to live."

Jim Rohn


May 19, 2020

"You have to let go of the past in order to grab on to the future."  



April 22, 2020

" And the day came when the risk to remain tight as a bud was more painful than the risk it took to bloom."  Anais Nin


April 13, 2020

" God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.  The courage to change the things I can, and  wisdom to know the difference." --- Reinhold Niebuhr 


April 7, 2020

"Anxiety is like a rocking chair.  It gives you something to do, but it doesn't get you very far." --- Jodi Picoult   


March 22, 2020

"Tough times don't last.  Tough people do." --- Julian Edelman  


March 18, 2020



March 14, 2020

"Think, then turn, but use your turn signal first."  --- June Elaine  


March 6, 2020

"Listen, then learn."  --- June Elaine  


February 24, 2020

     A friend of mine just published a new cookbook and I would like to share a recipe with you that I have fixed twice. This is so easy and so delicious. The name of the cookbook is--Full of It. Healthy recipes without all the B.S. (Bad Stuff)

Green Beans

One 16 ounce bag frozen green beans

1/4 cup avocado oil

2 teaspoons onion powder

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon salt. ( I used only about a half teaspoon.)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place green beans on parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Pour oil over beans, coating well. Sprinkle onion power, garlic powder, and salt over beans. Stir. Bake 30 minutes, stirring halfway through baking time. 


February 18, 2020

"We must build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear." ---  Martin Luther King, Jr. 

"Always do what you are afraid to do." --- Ralph Waldo Emerson


February 13, 2020

"Allow yourself to be a beginner.  No one starts off being excellent." ---  Unknown


February 4, 2020

"The only source of knowledge is experience." ---  Albert Einstein


January 22, 2020

"The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be." ---  Ralph Waldo Emerson


January 13, 2020

"The key is not to prioritize what's on your schedule, but to schedule your priorities." --- Stephen Covey


December 31, 2019 

"And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been." --- Rainer Maria Rilke


December 19, 2019 

"The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better." --- Robert Kennedy


December 4, 2019 

"No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy." --- Thomas Fuller


November 29, 2019 

I just resurrected an old recipe.  It is so good that I wanted to share it.

Five Hour Stew

2 lb. stew meat

4 carrots large dice

2 potatoes chunked

2 stalks celery chunked 

1/2 green pepper chunked

1 med Spanish onion chunked

Place all the above in a dutch oven, something with a tight lid.

Add the following and sprinkle over top.

3 tbsp minute tapioca

1 1/2 tsp salt

Pepper- opt.

1 tbsp sugar (scant)

Pour two 6 oz cans of V-8 vegetable juice over all.  Cover and bake at 250 degrees for 5 hours.  Do not remove the lid until 5 hours are up.  This has no pre-cooking.


November 17, 2019 

"A smile will even make the darkest of clouds shine." --- Anthony T. Hincks


November 15, 2019 

My granddaughter called me for this recipe and it reminded me of good times. I received this about 50 years ago and it has been a favorite ever since. I usually double it as it goes so fast.

Pretzel Dip (can also be used with vegetables)

1 pkg Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Garlic or onion salt

1 small onion chopped fine

1 beef bullion cube dissolved in 1/4 cup water

Allow cream cheese to come to room temperature until soft.

Sprinkle garlic or onion salt on top. (About 1/8 to 1/4 tsp.

Add bullion mixture and whip. Add chopped onion.



November 9, 2019 

"If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under."  --- Ronald Reagan


November 5, 2019 

"The most important thing that I have learned in growing up is that forgiveness is something that, 

when you do it, you free yourself to move on." ---  Tyler Perry


October 26, 2019 

"Some days you just have to create your own Sunshine." --- Unknown


October 20, 2019 

"There are times when delaying a decision has benefit. Often, allowing a set period of time to mull something over so your brain can work it through generates a thoughtful and effective decision.." --- Nancy Morris (Rabbi)


 October 17, 2019

                                "Change your thoughts and you change your world." ---  Norman Vincent Peale


 October 5, 2019

                                "There will be obstacles.  There will be doubters.  There will be mistakes.  

                                            But with hard work, there are no limits." --- Michael Phelps


 September 27, 2019

    Determination is defined as "the ability to keep trying"' and to keep moving toward a goal, no matter what.


 September 12, 2019

         "Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction." --- Germany Kent


 August 28, 2019

                 "Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed." --- Dale Carnegie

                       "What would  life be if we had no courage to attempt anything." --- Vincent Van Gogh


 August 19, 2019

                    "The gift of music is a gift that keeps on giving and lasts forever." --- June Elaine                  


 August 15, 2019

               "Being trustworthy requires:  Doing the right thing and doing things right." --- Don Peppers



July 26, 2019

               "Weight loss is like driving:  If you ever veer off the road, just make a U-turn

                     and head back in the right direction." --- Unknown


July 24, 2019

               "Sometimes it's the smallest decision that can change your life forever."  --- Anonymous                                                                                                            


July 15, 2019

                         "The greatest advantage of speaking the truth is that you don't

                                  have to remember what you said. ." --- Anonymous    

              "Not telling the truth may take care of the present, but it has no future."  --- Anonymous                                                                                                            


July 8, 2019

                 "There is no elevator to success.  You have to take the stairs ." --- Zig Ziglar                                                                                                                      


June 29, 2019

                 "The only mistake in life is the lesson not learned." --- Albert Einstein                                                                                                                      


June 22, 2019

                 "I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails                                                                                        to always reach my destination." --- Jimmy Dean                                                                                                                      


June 15, 2019

                         "Count your blessings, not your problems."--- Anonymous  



June 5, 2019

                         "Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; 

                           it is something you design for the present."--- Jim Rohn