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You Get To Choose Your Wisdom

You Get To Choose Your Wisdom

Tweet Our world is chock full of wisdom.   Our world is also chock full of problems and suffering. All of which is fertile ground for wisdom sharing aka advice giving.   I think it’s lovely that we want to help others avoid our hard learned mistakes or to explain to them how to live their lives better than we’re living our own. The problem is that each and every person is a unique individual with their own perspective on life and their own particular challenges.   So what works for … Read entire article »

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Just Answer, Don’t Explain

Just Answer, Don’t Explain

Tweet My name is Susie and I have a problem. (Ok, many problems, just like everyone else, but right now I’m highlighting only one.)   I can’t seem to answer a question without explaining the background and the reasons for my decision as well as all the things that the little voices in my head tell me are important for the person standing across from me to know.   The other day a friend asked me a question. “Are you going … Read entire article »

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Don’t Wait For Inspiration

Don’t Wait For Inspiration

Tweet I wonder how many of us are not doing things we love simply because we’re waiting for inspiration to hit. After all, why bother doing something if it’s not going to be fantastic?   Waiting for inspiration is precisely why my writing has been sporadic over the past year. When I’m hit with inspiration, the thoughts and ideas come so fast I can hardly jot them down. I can sit down and write pages upon pages in … Read entire article »

Filed under: 52 Frames, Fears, Lesson of the Day, Perfectionism, Photogrpahy, Self Esteem, writing

Celebrate Your Life

Celebrate Your Life

Tweet Life.   It’s something we’ve been gifted. It’s ours for a limited time, to do with it as we please.   Most of us know that it’s a precious gift, a feeling reaffirmed in times of tragedy and loss. Yet how many of us treat our lives every day with the reverence it deserves? How many countless hours do we waste with what ifs, if onlys, fear, hate, resentment, anger, worry and the mother of all evils, comparison?   Comparison is … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blogging, Emotions, Inspirational, Lesson of the Day, Life Happens, Perfectionism, Self Esteem

Take Responsibility For Your Life

Take Responsibility For Your Life

Tweet   This past year has been an awkward dance to a melody only I can hear, punctuated with upbeat highs and rock bottom lows and the beat of a constant active struggle to find the hallowed middle ground.   I’ve been doing well. I’ve also been struggling.   Each day I learn. Each day I make the same mistakes. Each day I open up. Each day I re-erect walls I had broken down. Each day I spread my wings. Each day I remain … Read entire article »

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You Can Be Surrounded By People Yet Still Be Lonely

You Can Be Surrounded By People Yet Still Be Lonely

Tweet I kept coming back to that one picture.   It was one picture out of hundreds I had shot last week. It wasn’t a particularly breathtaking, show stopping shot, yet in my eyes, there was something simple and aching in the bristly dark flowers that reminded me of human nature.   I found it an interesting insight into my state of thought that these two flowers next to each other reminded me of people. The tentative reaching out, close … Read entire article »

Filed under: communication, Emotions, Friendship, Lesson of the Day, Photogrpahy

The Best Things In Life Are Moments

The Best Things In Life Are Moments

Tweet The best things in life are not things, they are moments. It’s moments, little everyday moments, that make our life special.   It’s the way we feel when we spend time with someone we love. It’s the emotions we feel when we are able to share our thoughts and fears with someone we feel safe with. It’s the joy of play. It’s a smile when you’re feeling down. It’s encouragement when you are ready to give up. … Read entire article »

Filed under: Children, Emotions, Lesson of the Day, Life Happens