Daily Dose of Goodness – 4/7 – Success

Flying Through Water!

Flying Through Water

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Well…this is chock-full of goodness today. Grab a tissue.

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No Whining Wednesdays

Pearls Before Swine!

Pearls Before Swine

Welcome to Day One of No Whining Wednesdays! A new segment of The PBS Blog.

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What is NWW?

No Whining Wednesdays is something coined by Iyanla Vanzant that I decided to adopt into this blog. It means that for the entire day today you CANNOT do the following:

– Whine
– Complain
– Criticize

Here are some definitions:

To Whine – give or make a long, high-pitched complaining cry or sound; to grumble, murmur or complain in a feeble way.

To Complain – express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event; state that one is suffering from; state of grievance.

To Criticize – indicate the faults of (someone or something) in a disapproving way; to condemn, attack, discourage.

OK, now that we all know what whining, complaining, and criticizing is, there is only one rule: DON’T DO ANY OF THIS…

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No Security Without Trust.

Horse Addict!

HorseAddict

This weeks Word Press Photo Challenge is the word  “Security”. How does that relate to riding a horse?  How “secure” do you feel on a horse?  Can you be secure if you do not trust the horse? Let’s face it, riding horses is dangerous.  People can die riding a horse. Well,to be precise they usually die or are injured when they come off the horse.  It can happen even to the best of riders.

Horses are prey animals. They have survived the millennia by being aware of potential dangers and being ready to flee in a heartbeat.  In my experience there are two types of horses. There are horses that perceive a danger and decide they must flee, immediately, and they must get rid of that person on top of them to do so. The rider is seen as an added danger.

The other type of horse is the one…

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LET’S MEET AARON MARSHALL

Lucinda E. Clarke!

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This is the first time I’ve featured an author who writes for children, possibly the hardest readers to please – they know what they like and are not afraid to voice their opinions loud and clear!  But it’s the parents and grannies who buy the books, so why not take a look at Aaron’s work after reading what he has to say:-

Hi. I’m Aaron. I love adventures – especially adventures with my dazzling wife and 3 curious kids, exploring California’s coastline.

I’ve spent the better part of the last two decades teaching, bagging graduate degrees in Philosophy and Education. My day jobs still allow me to teach, lead overseas trips, and work at a zoo. No matter what a particular day holds, I want to be a little more heroic when the sun sets.

How about you? Want to be heroic? Grab your supersuit and join me.

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 (This is my secret identity. Should I…

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I Hope For a Greater Later (Daily Word Prompt is Later)

My Loud Bipolar Whispers.

My Loud Bipolar Whispers

What is later?

Later is not right now.

Later is the future.

Later is a dream,

a dream of hope,

a hope that I will wake up in the morning

a hope I will be healthy and happy,

a hope that I will have a good life,

a hope that my children will be safe, healthy and happy,

a hope I will make a difference in people’s lives,

a hope that I have a purpose,

a hope that I matter,

 a hope that someone loves me,

a hope that I will always be a good person,

a hope that I will have a later

a hope that I will be here tomorrow.

I hope for a

better

later.

Do not be a

later

hater.

I hope for a

greater

later.

Later is a dream,

a dream of hope

for a better now.

We do not know if we have a later

 so we need to enjoy now.

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Today’s Featured Reblog is…Tropical Affair!

Tropical Affair!

Tropical Affair

Everywhere you look around….

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It’s somethin’ that I must believe in,

and it’s there when I look in your eyes!

Spread some love….it will come back to you!

Copyright photos 2017

Cheryl KP

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Quotes and Pushbacks

In the Arena!

In the Arena

Have you ever wondered if those who post quotes on their social media sites actually read and truly live and believe in these quotes?abe

Are we posting them to inspire others or ourselves? Are they lashing out in anger, denial, crying out for help, griefing the death of a loved one or their favorite basketball team that didn’t make it into the final four of March Madness(no worries- mine is still in there- GO UNC!),- or deflecting upon others what we need to see or change within ourselves? Maybe our intentions are to bring about positive change in this world or open one another hearts and minds to a new perspective.

Perhaps it is all of these.

Eleanor-Roosevelt

When scrolling through the other day, I came across this all too familiar quote and stopped to reflect on it. While idle gossip rarely serves any good purpose, there ARE plenty of…

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Road Trip

Who’s My Favorite Today?

Who's My Favorite Today?

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If you have not traveled with a three year old lately, take my word for it that it is an adventure!  We recently went on a road trip with our three girls and just got home today.  A trip that usually takes other people 5.5 to 6 hours, took us 9.  Yes 9 hours.  In the car.  5 people.  2 teenagers, 1 toddler, 2 adults.  Use your imagination here…..

Kate (3) and Brooke (15) are prone to car sickness and it’s not unusual to have to pull over for one of them to vomit.  We have learned dramamine is our friend : )  On our trip today, it was Brooke who was struggling with nausea, especially through the “hairpin” turns in the mountains.  We stopped for her 2 times : (  

When all was said and done, we made 5 stops on the way back and got…

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Recuperating

Peace From Panic!!

Peace from Panic

Two weeks ago today, I had surgery. While I won’t go into details, it was for a female issue and also something else. I figured while I was under general anesthesia, I may as well get the two things fixed together. Nothing to worry about, it was partially elective.

The procedures at the outpatient center went fine and I felt good when I got home. I was told to take a pain pill and not let the pain get ahead of me. I ate a piece of toast and took my antibiotic and pain medicine. An hour later, I was nauseous and couldn’t keep anything down. I was sick to my stomach for eight hours, on and off. I knew it couldn’t be good.

It wasn’t. The result was broken blood vessels that developed into a hematoma, which had to be drained. Six days later, I was back at the…

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