Throw Back Thursday

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  Anyone on Facebook has seen all of the funny and crazy #TBT (Throw Back Thursday) photos that are posted. I recently joined the fun by posting a photo of myself that was from about 20 years ago. I had super big Texas hair. Many people got a kick out of the photo and commented on all the hair. The interesting thing is that I also got many comments on how I looked in that photo. Some said that my skin looks better now, 20 years later! And no, I haven’t had a brow or lid lift or any … [Read more...]

You like me, you really like me!

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“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, being nothing.” ~ Aristotle   When we are children, we crave the approval of our parents. If we do something wrong, we are met with unpleasant consequences and disapproval. We strive to do better. This is how our conscience is formed. We learn morals and grow up to understand societal expectations for our behaviour. We care what people think of us. However, it’s not always in our best interest to … [Read more...]

What do you do for FUN?

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    To this day my kids still talk about “the place where mom went down the water slides with us!” I remember as my husband walked off with the kids to go swim, I sat there enjoying the peace and quiet.   Sitting there looking pretty, I didn’t dare move cause others may see my imperfections.  As I people watched, I couldn’t help but notice a trend…all the women were sitting around covered up and looking pretty and all the dads were smiling, wet and having FUN!!! I … [Read more...]

Bonuses & Birthdays

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Everyone has been so kind with messages for my birthday.  My "bonus birthday" as a cancer sister called it.  A term I have heard women use when they lived beyond the time frame thought possible due to their situation.   That wording might be a somber thought to some, but to me it is one that brings a sense of deep gratitude. It was in May, just about the date of my birthday in 2007 when I woke up and realized one breast was different. Everything about my life was changed from that … [Read more...]

What’s your message?

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  I recently had an experience that got me thinking about what messages we unconsciously send to other people. I had received a voicemail letting me know that an order I had placed was ready for pick up. When I arrived, I went to the desk, gave my name and said that I was there to pick up my order. The guy behind the counter grinned at me really big and told me that he was the one that had called and left a message for me. Then he went on to tell me that I had the friendliest outgoing … [Read more...]

Beware of friends bearing gifts!

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        Gift Noun 1.    a thing  given willingly to someone without payment; a present   Prize Noun 1.    a thing given as a reward to the winner of a competition or race in recognition of another outstanding achievement. Adjective 1.    (esp. of something entered in a competition) having been or likely to be awarded a prize.   Ahemmm; pardon me while I step up on my soapbox for a minute......   Lately … [Read more...]

Games, Growing Up and Being Real

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    What a difference a day can make. Yesterday I was posting on Facebook about the new movie coming out, a prequel to “Gone With the Wind”, chatting how I was looking forward to seeing it this fall. And a few hours later I was so upset I could hardly see straight. Please let me explain, first off, I am a joyful person, love roses and babies, and would give you the shirt off my back.  I have a happy life and a heart full of hope and gratitude. So as they say, … [Read more...]

Be Who You Must Be

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  "I don’t know where you are on your path
 I have never stood in your shoes
 I see not with your eyes. I know not what your purpose is here
 In this stage of your evolution
 But I feel blessed to know you
 As you are not in my life by chance
 And you are my teacher
 As I hope you learn from me
 I pray I show reverence to you
 I pray not to judge you
 I wish to let you be
 Who you are
 Who you dream of being
 I will … [Read more...]

Top Ten March 2014

Deborah DeLoreto Martin

There is an obvious theme this month! Gentlemen, I'm sorry if you feel a bit left out. But, you may want to plan ahead for Mother's Day! HINT HINT   Deb DeLoreto Martin - My workout buddy, Mary Kay enthusiast, and all around sweetheart. If you don't know her, you should!         TimeWise Repair Volu-Firm Lifting Serum is great for adding volume and lift! You can talk to Deb about how to get your … [Read more...]

Please Wait, Self-Adjustment in Operation!

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I recently attempted to make some copies on one of those large copy machines and it didn’t seem to be responding. As my patience was waning, I looked down and noticed the message it was showing me: Please wait, self-adjustment in operation. That simple, machine generated message struck me as very profound. There are times when we humans could use one of these messages displayed on our own foreheads.   There have been times in my life that I have become aware of the need to make … [Read more...]