THE BEST ‘LITTLE WAY’

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“The reflections on a day well spent furnish us with joys more pleasing than ten thousand triumphs.”  -Thomas a Kempis

I say…

Be adventurous, be kind to strangers, give a helping, never expect anything in return, do everything for God.

Please add your thoughts to this post.

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“A mantra is a password to transform the mundane to the sacred.”  –Deva Premal

 

 

SO GOOD FOR YOU

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When I think of the delicious benefits of apples, I hear my Papa saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  We are blessed to have so many yellow, green, pink and red varieties especially in November.  Apple juice, apple sauce, apple butter spread, apple pie, baked apples, apple cinnamon cake, hot apple cider, apple cider vinegar and apple scented candles…to name a few.  They pack body healing nutrients to burn fat, curb hunger and balance blood sugar. Here’s a warm tangy elixir for the coming cold days.

A Spiced Apple Burst will ward off inflammation and curb viruses:

In a saucepan, bring to boil, 1 cup apple juice, 1 sliced apple, 1 cinnamon stick and 2 tbs. apple cider vinegar, wards off inflammation and curbs viruses.

May you be healthy eating them…have you had an apple today?

 

 

 

WRITE WITH GUSTO

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How I love to write.  With gusto as red as a cardinal I can share my history with no regard to rules of writing and hope my storytelling will amuse you and sprinkle some joy.   Allowing art to spur on the writing, I trust my heart to ‘write my way home.’

Come now — What untold stories do you have to share with us?

HAIKU

Color your confidence

delve deep into your rare soul

share blessings with us

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“My heart overflows with noble words.  To the King I must speak the song I have made; my tongue as nimble as the pen of a scribe.”–Psalm 45

sincerely, yourscribeforlove

 

 

GLORIOUS NOVEMBER

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O November, you change the season with grey skies, colder temperatures and barren meadows, but that’s not all you do.  You interrupt our ordinary lives with the “Communion of Saints.”  Those glorious souls in the heavens praying for us on earth.  No matter who we are and where we are, your prayers for us encourage success along the journey of life.  So let us rally together and give thanks for the many daily blessings that our gratitude can convey.  Yes, there are many fervent fans for winter sports, family gatherings and shopping sprees leading to all kinds of festivities at the end of the year, but let us not forget to celebrate life with purpose and joy.  Indeed, we are called to dine at the kingdom of God.

  Lord! lead your people home.

WHAT DO YOU DO IN NOVEMBER?

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Pearly grey is November

Crimson foliage crumble under the snow

Trees define their barren sihoulettes

Animals hide in the shivering earth

I sip hot cider or pumpkin coffee and bury my nose in a riveting book

Sprinkle harvest décor around the home

Celebrate ‘giving thanks’ all month long

Travel pensively through Advent for Christmas festivities

Cuddle with the Almighty and pray for world peace.

 

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“You look like a chrysanthemum.  I look for myself but find no one.  I belong to the chrysanthemum hour of bright flowers placed in tall vases.  I should make an ornament of my soul.”  –Fernando Pessoa

There are wonderful secrets hidden in this new month…What do you do in November?

MADE TO LOVE

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We are made to Love

It comes from within and touches outwardly

Love animates eternal youth

Love is the goal

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“We are made for Love.  We are made for friendliness.  We are made for togetherness.  We are made for all of the beautiful things that you and I know.  We are made to tell the world that there are no outsiders.  We all belong to God’s family.”

–Archbishop Desmond Tutu