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Gratitude
June 29, 2013

Love Letter to the World

I was particularly moved by a comment I received today from OlyTrinity on my lastest post Vision + People = Dreams Come True, so I decided to write a love letter. Because as More Love Letters aptly states: "The World Needs More Love Letters" and gratitude! June 29, 2013 Dear World, I am astounded by your beauty. North Carolina Clouds By the incredible…
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Capture the Flag Festivities
Gratitude
June 27, 2013

Vision + People = Dreams Come True

When speaking with friends and reflecting on my own experiences, there are 3 main reasons BIG dreams come true: Be Clear on Your Dreams Persistence--Don't give up! and by far, the most important: 3. People, people, people Meeting Manuel of Isla Coyote, a 6-person fishing island in the Sea of Cortez As Laura Watts talks about in her recent guest…
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We can make the world a better place
CreativityGratitude
February 13, 2012

Honored & Humbled, Part 2

Up until recently, I've never had a reason to write "Part 2" on any of my posts. Tonight I have the honor of being recognized and nominated again for 6 Months to Live. Thank you so much to The Phoenixplains and Love Out Loud for nominating me for both the Versatile Blogger Award and the Liebster Award.   You are…
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Thank You for Continuing to Read!
GratitudeHeartLife
November 11, 2011

Happy 11-11-11 & 2-Year Anniversary!

It's hard to believe it's been 2 years since I started 6 Months to Live.  November 11, 2009, I was sitting on my mom's couch that evening carefully crafting the theme, the name, and the beginning widgets for this blog.  I knew almost nothing about blogging and even less about Wordpress.  I had no idea if anyone would even read…
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Gratitude
January 16, 2011

Jimmy Stewart Moments

Every Christmas season I make my movie rounds. Tradition dictates that I start with National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation on Thanksgiving, followed closely by Scrooged, Home Alone, The Santa Clause, and of course, It's a Wonderful Life. No matter how many times I watch It's a Wonderful Life, I am touched by the idea that we each make a difference.  What, if…
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grandmother and me baby
Gratitude
November 9, 2010

Centenarian

My grandmother turns 100 next week.  I've had the privilege to know her a quarter of her life.  When I was born, I had an apgar score of 1 (10 is a perfectly healthy baby and 0 is a dead one).   Needless to say, my parents were stressed.  My grandmother and the rest of the family drove down from Kentucky…
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Photo by Karen Boone
Gratitude
January 25, 2010

Day 75: Simple Joys

Some of the sweetest moments in life are the simplest. At the start of another week (2 months and 2 weeks into the experiment), it seems fitting to write 22 of what I consider to be life's simple joys. 1. A stranger's smile 2. Songs that are too beautiful to contain words 3. Climbing trees 4. The feeling after finishing…
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