My Safe Place – A Haiku

lost in the pages embraced by the floating song of words, I am safe Copyright Claudia H. Blanton 2017 What is your safe place, the one space where you can escape from the tension and pressures of the day, and be you, just you, and be still? Is it an activity that brings you in the …

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Strengthen Your Relationships Through Gratitude – Write Appreciation Lists

  In order to strengthen any relationship, may it be a romantic one, a friendship or a family relationship, showing and expressing your gratitude can be a mindful and beautiful tool to do just that. A great time to take advantage of this is via special occasions, such as birthdays, Anniversaries and of course, Valentine’s Day. …

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Gratitude Should Be A Daily Practice Beyond A Holiday

While I love Thanksgiving, and what is not to love about a holiday that centers around gratitude, family and great food, I do think that sometimes we use it as an excuse to not be as kind, as grateful and as considerate throughout the day. We are only reminded that people are in need, when …

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Why We Need to Focus on Kindness Now More Than Ever

If you have been online, turned on the television or read a newspaper this morning, you are surely aware of the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida last night. I will not go into the details, only that I am deeply feeling for the families involved, and am sending light and hope into their direction. Kindness, …

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4 Health Reasons You Should Add A Pet To Your Life

Having a pet changes many aspects of your life. I purposely did not write “own” a pet, because most pet owners can tell you that most likely you are owned by them, rather than the other way around, especially if you have a cat in the family. But did you know that pets can also …

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Friday Gratitude: Family, Friends and Favorites

  This blog post  contains affiliate links. See my disclosure page for more information Do you have an attitude of gratitude? If you do, congratulations. If you are still wondering how to get one, and you own your own blog, I suggest partaking in the many wonderful blog hops that foster weekly listing of gratitude. …

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Weekly Gratitude Post – Burned Truck Edition

What do I mean “Burned Truck Edition”? Well, my husband was transporting a load of hay this week, and it caught the truck on fire – the entire truck – and I am not talking about a pickup truck, but a Semi. There is nothing left of that darn thing, the entire cab of the …

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5 Things I Am Grateful For Right Now – A Celebrate The Small Things Blog Post

Simple Beauty – Fall Leaf Small Square Tile available on Zazzle After missing a week of posting a “Celebrate The Small Things Post”, I am glad to be back participating in the wonderful blog hop, hosted by Lexa Cain. I hope you will join us, which you can, by simply following this link. What am …

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Best Of Zazzle – Halloween Edition #1

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Taking Chances – A Celebrate The Small Things Blog Post

  Courage by SimpleStrongWords Welcome to my weekly Gratitude post – part of Lexa Cain’s “Celebrate The Small Things” blog hop. Why not join us? Taking chances takes courage. Sometimes it takes moving outside of one’s comfort zone, putting yourself out there, no matter what, even if it means whatever the endeavour it can fail. …

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