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Life Expectancy Chart

What Do I Expect of My Life?

"If you had only five years to live, what would you change? It was a simple box of conversation cards at the coffee shop that once again shifted my attitude. From the 20-year-olds at the table the answers came fairly easily. For the 50-somethings the answers were more serious in keeping with their ages and stations. Wide-eyed, my husband and I looked each other, realizing that five years would put us in close proximity to (or past) the average age of life-expectancy in our country.* Thoughtfully I ask myself this question over and over since that morning. I have been living my life as if my future would stretch to infinity. Now I examine each day and wonder - What is important? What is meaningful? Am I living with purpose? Those of … [Read More...]

Life, Love and Parenting

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Parable of the Mustard Seed – My Version

“If you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.” Matthew 17:20 (New Living Translation) Dear Granddaughter, I was raised with this concept that one could accomplish miracles, veritably move mountains, if one could only […]

Loving…no matter what…

I sometimes bring this letter forward from my archives because there seem to be a lot of people searching for letters to write to their own children.  Originally post December 3, 2011. Dear Children, I am think of unconditional love today.  Of what it really means. I love you.  Without qualifying conditions. You needn’t earn […]

Parenting is Forever

I sometimes bring this letter forward from my archives because there seem to be a lot of people searching for letters to write to their own children.  Originally post March 29, 2011. Dear Child of Mine, Many of my thoughts of parenting represent hope for a better yesterday. I was inspired by watching Maya Angelou […]

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FORM LETTERS

To Readers Seeking Help

What have I been thinking? While I have been writing my letters  I have had you on my mind.  I knew you wanted help. Through the years I have adjusted, modified, queried, questioned, and written in my attempt to provide letters for those of you seeking a way to express your love, your dreams, your […]

Welcome to My World of Letters

If you are a follower of my blog or are here by happenstance and just want to know what’s current,  you’ll see my most recent posts in the columns here. Many of you are looking for a specific letter for ideas to help you write to someone you love. You are welcome to take what […]

Loving…no matter what…

I sometimes bring this letter forward from my archives because there seem to be a lot of people searching for letters to write to their own children.  Originally post December 3, 2011. Dear Children, I am think of unconditional love today.  Of what it really means. I love you.  Without qualifying conditions. You needn’t earn […]

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Family Dissension – Without Answers

I sometimes bring this letter forward from my archives because there seem to be a lot of people searching for letters to write to their own children.  Originally post October 5, 2010. Family dissension is an everyday thing; the kind in which someone or everyone disagrees, argues, and in some strange pattern, agrees to disagree.  […]

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