Wrapping up the Powerful Words

Day 31:  I believe in the power of words, and my 31 Days exploring that power has been challenging and enlightening. When I began this journey 31 Days ago, I said that I love profound quotes. And in almost every post, I included at least one quote that spoke to the powerful word of the […]

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The Power of Love

Day 30:  Today’s powerful word is probably the easiest one I’ve had to choose over the last month. Today, Steve and I have been married for 42 years – and our love is deeper and stronger than it’s ever been. He looked a little scared that day – we both were.   But we were […]

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The Beauty and Power of Nature

Day 29:  I knew when I began my “31 Days of Powerful Words” that at some point nature would be one of my words. I never dreamed that Mother Nature would deliver the dangerous perfect storm scenario now playing itself out along the east coast. In southeastern North Carolina, we were lucky–although the ocean did […]

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Powerful Longing for Home

Day 28:  Every Sunday afternoon, I pack up and leave home. All week, I live in an apartment in Sanford where I work at a community college. Every Sunday afternoon, the leaving makes me sad. I should not complain. I have a good job—satisfying work with wonderful people, a family of sorts. And I have […]

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The Power of Your Vote

Day 27:  Yesterday, my husband and I rode the 20 miles from our house to Burgaw to vote early. I was surprised and very pleased to see that the line was almost out the door—when we arrived and when we left. One of the poll workers told me it had been that way all day […]

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Power Walking – and I don’t mean fast

Day 26:  We were supposed to take part in “Festival by the Sea” at Holden Beach this weekend, so I took today off work. But Hurricane Sandy, with high winds and torrential rains, had other ideas and the festival was postponed. So I found myself this morning alone in my house in the woods with […]

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Sloughing off the Old

Day 25:  I’ve always loved to see cicada shells clinging to trees and fences. I think about the little nymph that grew and changed, sloughing off the old skin to fly away.  You don’t have to live in the country to hear their night song – some people hate it. I love it, no matter […]

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Realize Your Dreams

Day 24:  Yesterday’s final quote made me think about the power of dreams – not those we have at night, but those that create the fabric of our hopes, expectations and desire for our lives and the lives of those we love. My words aren’t coming easy tonight, so I’m going to just share some […]

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Contemplate This

Day 23:  I wanted to write a post about how we should remain strong and steadfast in our pursuits, using the analogy of how long it takes an acorn to become a mighty oak. And how the tallest long-leaf pine spends years as a spindly little seedling.   So I searched for quotes to make […]

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The Power of Imagination

Day 22:  When I was a little girl, I wanted a horse. Nothing earth shattering about that, I know. Like so many other little girls who dreamed of horses, I never had one either. Not a real one anyway. Beside our house stood a big oil drum – red but a little rusty. Kind of […]

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