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All posts by: Amy

A Little Help For Our Friends

At first glance, she looked ordinary. She was sitting outside with her head cocked to one side, as if listening to a far away sound. Perhaps she was resting; perhaps waiting; maybe even wondering… It wasn’t until she got up that I noticed it. The little squirrel’s back legs and tail dragged along the ground […]

Penny For Your Thoughts

A penny caught my eye as I strolled across the grocery store parking lot. Not one to let it go unnoticed, I stopped and picked it up. I’ve heard that pennies are messages from loved ones, and signs of good fortune. For me, picking it up was just a left over childhood habit. After giving […]

Let it Snow!

Snowflakes. They fall as if the heavenly stars let go… let go of everything. They float and drift, as if they’re looking for a place to land, but feel at home wherever it may be. Snow is the great equalizer- it covers boundaries. Yards, roads- they are the same; covered in white. In Florida, snow […]

Enough?

Enough. How much is really enough? It’s kind of fun to challenge yourself and see how little you can have to be content. We are used to living with limitations, but what about living without them? That can be harder than expected… Lotto fever is bigger than its ever been before. They’ve actually changed the […]

Open the Jar, The Bell Jar

  I tiptoed around The Bell Jar for years without actually reading the story. With an upcoming new movie being introduced, and with a little time on my hands, I was intrigued to lift the lid, and take a peek. What surprised me the most was how funny author Sylvia Plath was! When she described […]

Change!

Change is the only constant, so they say. Change can come slowly, like a well worn shoe, or as sudden as a clap of thunder. ¬†Change can be terrifying. It may leave us unable to breathe. It can also be like the ocean’s waves and roll right over us without hesitation or influence. As we […]

A Rabbit Tale

Walking into a thrift store is always inspiring for those adventurous at heart. Curiosities beacon us in to a world of unexpected treasures. I recently experienced this on my quest for small bottles and jars to paint; my latest artistic stress release. I gingerly inspected each piece and marveled at the simplicity and abundance this […]

Brave New World

Nestled among the books, photos, salt lamps, and antique bookshelves, something new lies waiting. Its electric charge pulses upon command. It is my new best friend! Between computers, smartphones, iPads – I really didn’t need any more technology. I’m not a tech nerd and my colleagues can attest to that, but when I heard about […]

Like Stone Nestles on Stone

I read a poem today and felt inspired! It’s funny how words can grab hold of you. They squirm and wrestle around and finally find a resting spot. A spot of understanding. I like to find that spot and sit with it – just for a minute or two and then walk away. The author […]

October Smiles

  October- my favorite month of the year! Cool weather tiptoes in as a welcome smile. Like a comforting shawl, the shorter days hold us closer. This is the time of year where we enjoy seasonal foods of butternut squash and apple butter. Summer salads are replaced by soothing warm soups. One of favorite memories […]

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