Life is a Song

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Life is a Song – sing it!











“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
― Mother Teresa

Backyard Oasis


It takes very little for me to feel content. Somewhere near the top of my list are flowers, a cool morning breeze, and my sweet beagle-lab, Buddy. A notch above those are my wonderful family, friends who make me laugh, and the unconditional love of my Creator.

I don’t require much in the way of latest-greatest gadgets, but give me my Kindle and a good cup of coffee and I’m set. Satisfied. Happy to not chase after every new trend or overthink what others might think of my simple life.

Here’s the view I enjoyed early this morning, right in my own backyard. See? Sometimes the best things in life are free.

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Do you ever look back through the years and remember special conversations? I do. I have learned so much by sitting still and listening to people’s stories. It’s interesting what will come out in the course of a simple conversation that often starts off with one subject and meanders to another.

I’ve learned patience from a 93-year-old who lost her husband from WWI-related nerve gas that eventually took his life.  I’ve gained a better understanding of true love by listening to the struggles of a woman recently diagnosed with cancer. And I’ve understood  how important it is to accept someone else’s opinion even if  it differs from mine.

Conversations are like bridges. They take us across muddy waters, deep gulleys, and canyons we may never view again. When’s the last time you  had a really meaningful conversation?


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