I Love the Winter Weather – not really

I confess I am a person who likes winter from Thanksgiving through the first week of January, aka, The Holidays. And then, I’m done. The truth is I am not a cold-weather person at all. I can take the summer heat way better. My cold-weather life improved when I discovered UGGs. My feet stay warm,…

Seasons Greetings

Tomorrow is Christmas Day–the day of Jesus’ birth. The day we celebrate friends and family. Goodwill on Earth. This is a favorite Christmas movie of Vicki’s. The story of a baby’s birth in an auto court in the 1950’s. Follow the link to youTube and watch. You’ll laugh and cry, especially at the end. 🙂…

Gorgeous New England

We got back late on October 11 from a 7 day trip to Maine followed by 3 days in New Hampshire. Our last trip was in 2018. We’ve been fortunate to make almost twenty trips to New England starting with my first year as an elementary school principal. I lived in Massachusetts when I was…

Clean-up and the “H” Word

You may be wondering how clean-up, especially doggie poo clean-up, is inspirational? It’s a stretch. LOL. Hang on, and let’s think a bit. Recently, I participated in a Zoom chat with friends. The topic segued into a discussion on I “hate” projects. The “H” word was used multiple times, and my thinking turned to—I don’t…

Defining Courage

Definition of Courage: the strength of character; will power; daring; fortitude.

Normal

I usually blow off comments about “normal” by quoting something I heard long ago… “Normal is just a setting on the dryer.” ~unknown But as much as I love that line, I’m putting it aside today while sharing some of my thoughts about life getting back to normal. I believe the time has come to…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, November 22

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU VEER OFF THE PATH Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” ~ Maya Angelou Jacquie Biggar  Losing one’s way can lead…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, November 8

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN YOU VEER OFF THE PATH Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. Optimism is essential to achievement and it is also the foundation of courage and true progress. ~ Nicholas M….

Sunday Lines: Sunday, October 11

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors with the theme WHEN THE ROAD GETS BUMPY. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” ~ Hannah Moore Sharon Wray…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, January 23

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines about NEW BEGINNINGS provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals….

Happy Birthday

So yes, it is my BD today, but we’re so early in the year, I decided this could be a Happy Birthday post to all of us reading this. Are birthday’s important to your family? Or are they something you just skip over in horror at the number of years you’ve accumulated? My family has…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, January 16

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines about NEW BEGINNINGS provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Even the greatest was a beginner, don’t be afraid to take the first step.” ~Muhammad Ali Reggi Allder Every ending is a new beginning. Pat…

I Love You

I Love You It’s not Valentine’s yet, but I settled on this title because I got the news the husband of a dear friend passed away yesterday afternoon. He was a very good man and was a positive influence on many people. He’d not been in the best of health, but still, no one expects…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, January 9

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines about NEW BEGINNINGS provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Better late than never.” ~ an English proverb Reggi Allder “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Vicki Batman…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, January 2

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines about NEW BEGINNINGS provided by our #WordbyWord authors. Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “Start where you are and move forward toward new opportunities.” ~Unknown Reggi Allder “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the…

Happy New Year!

Well, almost, depending on when you read this. On behalf of the authors of the WORD BY WORD Blog, I want to thank you for being with us this year. We hope we’ve brought you an encouraging word when all around us sometimes appear to be in chaos. We appreciate hearing from you and appreciate…

Sunday Lines: Sunday, December 26

Here are a few encouraging #SundayLines provided by our #WordbyWord authors Interested in learning more? Click on the pictures below to gain more insight into each author. “What is Christmas? It is the tenderness of the past, courage for the present, and hope for the future.” ~Agnes M. Pharo Marsha R. West “Let your dreams…