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by Charlene on November 21, 2013

Todays prompt is BEAUTY The old saying” Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder is such a strong and true statement. In our world, it’s so easy to get caught up in the societal expectations of beauty. No fat, no wrinkles, perfection on too many levels to keep up with…. I love to look [...]


My Parents

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by Charlene on November 21, 2013

Today’s prompt is YOUR PARENTS Today, a short post to say that I’m grateful for my parents. They had an abrupt transition into parenthood directly out of high school. My early memories include my awesome tree-house that was made out of an old boat, spending time with cousins, grandparents and extended family and some serious period [...]


Adventure & Something Funny

November 15, 2013
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Today I’m combining prompt 8 & 9 ADVENTURE and SOMETHING FUNNY These two sort of feel like they belong together. I love adventures, both simple and extreme. (well, not too extreme). A few years ago, I went to Park City, Utah during the Sundance Film Festival with a friend. This was an adventure for many [...]

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November 14, 2013

Todays prompt focus on Skill Talent, specifically “what you’re good at”. I’m good at many things and with that said, I realize that I still have a lot to learn in this life and I look forward to it. It’s so much easier to focus on the things that you want to improve rather than [...]

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November 11, 2013
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Day 6 prompt is FREEDOM Appropriate as today is Veteran’s Day, that the prompt is Freedom. Born & raised in the post-Vietnam era, I grew up oblivious of the sacrifices our Veterans made. We learned in history class and heard stories from my Grandfather who fought in WW2 and my step-father in Vietnam,  but it [...]

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November 10, 2013
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Todays prompt focus on EMOTIONS, specifically “what brings you joy?” Emotions are something we all have. I’ve dealt with a full spectrum of emotions in my life and what a pleasure it will be to express gratitude for what brings me joy. I think a simple list ought to do the trick here….and a limit, [...]

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November 8, 2013
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Day 4 prompt is TEACHER I’ve had some AMAZING teachers in my life. I had to think a lot about how I would address this prompt in terms of gratitude. I will do my best to note some of my most influential teachers and how I am grateful to them. To my undergrad English Comp [...]

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November 6, 2013

Day 3 prompt is KINDNESS I desire to be kind to others and for my daughter to learn this at an early age. She’s doing well so far, a kind and caring soul. I love all the quotes that I constantly see on Pinterest, usually at just the moment when I need to see it. [...]

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November 2, 2013
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I found a prompt list of “21 Days of Gratitude” on Pinterest. Since I’ve been neglecting my personal blog for some time now, I thought this would be a nice way to get back into it and reflect on the important things in my life. Day 1 prompt is FRIENDSHIP I would not be where [...]

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One of My Favorite Places

June 27, 2013
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One of my favorite places in the whole world (or at least the tiny portion of the world that I have actually seen) is Morro Bay, CA. Since I was a child, I’ve been coming here on family vacations, visiting family friends and more recently my own family who now lives nearby. A few years [...]

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