Missing Mom’s Smile

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“Christmas is far and away my favorite holiday. I love everything about it, from the event that inspired it, hoping for a white one, to wrapping presents. But mostly I love having family and friends gathered, and sharing traditions.” ~Ellen Hopkins I hope you all had a merry and joyous Christmas with your families and friends. And if you couldn’t …

February Love and Smiles

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February is drawing to a close and so is heart month. But I’ve still got some Valentine’s stories to share. Some romantic. Some sweet. Some to make you smile. First the Romance Several of you shared about Valentine’s Day proposals. Here’s Leslie’s. My husband, then boyfriend, took me to a fancy restaurant. He said he had to go to the …

Merry Heart Sundays

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A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones. (Proverbs 17:22 NKJ) Usually when I repeat the above Bible verse, I just say the first part of the verse. I like thinking about the good medicine of smiles and laughter, but it’s not as good thinking about those with broken spirits and sadness in their …

The Hunt for One More Yellow Flower

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Yellow Flower #30 Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. (Luther Burbank) If you follow the conversation on my Facebook page, you know I’ve been posting yellow flowers. I started around the first of May when I spotted a pretty little mystery yellow flower. A mystery because I didn’t …

January – the Month of Dreary or the Month of Beginnings?

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Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary. (Edgar Allen Poe) Can’t you imagine Poe writing that on a January Monday midnight?Chilled to the bone and unhappy, but with pen in hand? I hope you’re not cold or unhappy. But let me ask you. Do you like winter? Do you like January? Or is it the month …

Do You Need a Smile Today?

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Did that make you smile? It does me. Smiles are what this post is about. Some of you may check out my Facebook page. If so, you know that I have some regular features on my page on different days. Sunday morning coming down. Tuesday mailbag. Shaker Wednesday. Throwback Thursday. And Friday is smiles day. All day. Some Fridays we have …

Smiles, Memories, and Grandmothers

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“A life-long blessing for children is to fill them with warm memories of times together. Happy memories become treasures in the heart to pull out on the tough days of adulthood.” (Charlotte Davis Kasl) My book, Scent of Lilacs, was released for the second time March 1 and I’m celebrating. Scent of Lilacs was my first novel published in the …