Anticipation

It took me some patience to capture a photo of this cute little hummingbird.  I sat down in the backyard and decided I would have to be patient, hoping one of these little guys would come by for a snack.  Retirement is kind of like that for me, I am having to exercise patience as…

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Be a “deer”

I don’t think I would be able to go on working if I had not begun to look for little bits of joy in every day.  Taking a few minutes to pull the weeds in my garden or just take a walkabout and enjoy the birds and the plants. Each day before I head off…

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Bluebird of Happiness

I had typed the word happiness this morning as it has really been on my mind.  It was a bit of a stressful work day and this evening I was visited by these lovely little bluebirds.  I was sneaking out the back door to try to get a little better photo and was just going…

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Walk in the Woods

“In the woods we return to reason and faith.  There I feel that nothing can befall me in life – no disgrace, no calamity, which nature cannot repair.”  by Ralph Waldo Emerson Last week, even though it is around 1000 degrees here in Texas we decided to take a little walk on the trails near…

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Retirement conundrum…

    Until I reached 50, I called it quitting.  I would fantasize about what it would be like to no longer work full time.  I didn’t let myself go down that road very often as it was a bit of a pipe dream.  I am now 53 so I have given myself permission to…

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