Category Archives: 31 Days of Powerful Words

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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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