R is for Refresh

The April Blogging from A to Z Challenge continues!

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R is for Refresh

I wish my life had a “Refresh” button.  I don’t want to delete, reset, or do over much of anything, but once in a while I just wish I could look at it all in fresh new way.  Some would suggest meditation, a vacation, a gratitude journal, a nature hike, but I can’t seem to find that magic little arrow at the top of the screen that lets me reload my day and see it all in bright colors.

What do you do when you need to hit the “Refresh” button?

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Q is for Quote

The April Blogging from A to Z Challenge continues!

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Q is for Quote

People have important things to say.  I love listening to others’ words for the gem of an idea, the jewel that perfectly expresses an emotion.  That’s why I wrote Quotes for Creative Minds, a collection of my favorite quotes from celebrities great and small.  Here’s a few of my faves:

It is a known condition that when you begin to pay attention to something you’ve never really looked at before, you will begin to see it everywhere.  You eventually begin to feel as if the thing is out to find you, instead of the other way around.   –Keri Smith

When anyone becomes an authority, that is the end of him as far as development is concerned. (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1948)

Education, of course, is always based on what was. Education shows you what has been and leaves you to make the deduction as to what may be. Education as we pursue it cannot prophesy, and does not. (Frank Lloyd Wright, 1955)

“I don’t have space in my head to put up with harmless old gits trying to make me feel bad,” said Amina, folding her arms.  “I’ve learned to tell the difference between the people who can really hurt you and those who just want to look down their noses.” – Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’ Last Stand

“Only sometimes when we pick and choose among the rules we discover later that we have set aside something precious in the process.” – Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’ Last Stand

“Life does often get in the way of one’s reading.” – Helen Simonson, Major Pettigrew’ Last Stand

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P is for Pets

The April Blogging from A to Z Challenge continues!

Today's photo brought to you by the letter P.

Today’s photo brought to you by the letter P. (Photo credit: Colette Cassinelli)

P is for PETS

We like to name things after food.  We’ve had pets named after squash and fruit, and nicknamed our children with words like Pickle.  Sometimes the cuteness is just good enough to eat, so why not name our favorite things after delicious dishes?

What do you call your furry friends?  Do you go for a “human” moniker, or something more quirky?

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