Monthly archives: February, 2018

ECHOES OF HEROES

Hey y’all. Here we are towards the end of February, whhhaat! Double yikes:) As we are sipping life over coffee (and green tea), we are reminded all too clearly how fast time fast forwards, blips and blurs, and we toast to taking a few hours to just slow down this flash tech world and appreciate the past, the history, the stepping stones that led this great country to where we are now. Imagine walking down a path of history, and getting to talk to all the heroes that echo greatness. Some well known, some not, from all different backgrounds of life, the essence of America.

From Amazing Civil Rights Activist, Harriet Tubman, to John Adams (1735-1826) who was one of the” Founding Fathers” of the United States, to Helen Keller (an American author and inspiration who despite the adversity of being deaf and blind, was the 1st blind person to achieve a Bachelor of Arts degree). To Audie Murphy who won every award available (one of the most decorated) for heroism as a great combat soldier of World War II (also an actor and songwriter), to Susan “Doc Susie” Anderson (1870-1960) who was one of the first female physicians to practice in Colorado and often got paid with food or wood! To Janet Harmon Bragg, 1st African American commercial pilot. Her quote: “I’m not afraid of tomorrow because I’ve seen yesterday, and today is beautiful.” To Alexander Graham Bell, an inventor, as well as scientist and engineer, and who was the inventor of the first telephone. Heroes. America. We are One!

EVERYDAY HEROES

As we reflect on history, it gives us clarity of the present, and the opportunity to be an “everyday hero.” Who are some of your heroes? We would love to hear the stories and the legends that make up who is a hero to you! So let your light shine and remember, no matter what you can be a hero to someone. Live, shine, and encourage! Talk with you soon, and have a beautiful and blessed week!



KINDNESS

Welcome everyone, pull up a chair, and let’s chat and share this beautiful bout of Spring that fringes the wind, and has graced our days…. let’s hope it continues. Yehh!!

Sooo, guess what February 17 is y’all? It’s National Random Acts of Kindness Day! We are blessed to say that we have been on the receiving end of kindness “for no other reason” at all… except that the person wanted to help! I remember when I first moved to Nashville, and my car battery went dead, and it was pouring, (I mean monsoon rain), and a nice woman offered to help me, she had some jumper cables. Neither one of us knew exactly “how” to jump off the battery, but we finally figured it out 🙂 …by the end we were both soaking wet, my mascara was running rivers down my face… I will never forget how thoughtful that lady was, and I am forever thankful.

MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

Acts of kindness can filtrate our lives in so many different ways. Sometimes it is a simple smile to someone who may look sad, and saying hello, and asking how they are doing. Sometimes it is paying for someone’s coffee in the Starbucks line. Sometimes it is anonymous giving of funds to an individual or charity. Sometimes it is visiting and singing at the assisted living community. Maybe it’s helping an elderly person across the street, or surprising a friend with flowers. We truly believe that any act of kindness is an immense blessing and can definitely make a difference in a person’s life! It’s like a breath of fresh air, filling our lives with a belief in humanity’s heart. Please share your “random acts of kindness” that you have given, or received! We would love to hear them, and the difference it made in your day or life.

A WONDERFUL WORLD…

Respect and love for one another… As our world rotates around the sun, and the skies and stars look upon the oceans, lands, trees, streets, and the myriad of people… we can only hope and strive for a reflection that will showcase, “A Wonderful World” …a world that is ever trying to do its best… respecting one another, and most of all sharing love.



THE GREATEST IS LOVE

Hey Ya’ll… Welcome back!! Cheers and happy Friday! Woo hoo! Can you believe it’s almost Valentine’s Day? Yeh… so what is everyone really, truly wanting for Valentine’s Day?  We’ll take all the chocolate we can get haha! Soo… The greatest is LOVE… love of God, Family, Country, the all encompassing compassion of all of these bundled up into a beautiful light that lives within the heart.

 

EVERYDAY HEROES

When the sun shines and rises with every cup of coffee, there lies within not only another amazing day, but a gift. A gift to encourage and shine, and give! This is the month of love so pay it forward with an act of kindness. Love with all you have, and be blessed, and let’s all strive to be a blessing!

LOVE THY NEIGHBOR

And we are reminded on this day that we celebrate… the greatest love… John 3:16.

“For God so loved the world that he gave His one and only Son,
that whoever believes in Him, will not perish, but have eternal life.”



THE THRILL OF VICTORY… ALL ABOARD THE USA TEAM!

Hey everyone, welcome to another Friday chat session! Can you believe it is already February? Whaaat???… So, we finalllly changed out the Christmas placemats to welcome a month of love, inspiration, and new beginnings. They are flowery, and kinda cool 🙂 …Speaking of super cool… We are so excited about the upcoming Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games that begin on February 8th. Yes! There is nothing like the beautiful American spirit that supports team USA… When you dream, you can achieve, Go team USA!

IGNITE THE WORLD WITH LOVE

Soon we will watch the top athletes from all over our nation compete with the world in sports. With this comes a sense of complete camaraderie. This sense of healthy competition encompasses an overall mutual respect and sportsmanship that magnifies the inspiration of the American spirit. This is seemingly the same type of spirit that our forefathers might have felt as they laid their lives down for our freedom. The freedom to chase every aspect of the American dream. Now, as the athletes come together, they push beyond any boundary, where they find that achievements are limitless, and can lead to gold. However, just as important, is the leadership, being an example of peace and love, and friendly competition. America, and the world are together at its best in Olympic spirit, humanity, and respect.

CHECK IT OUT!

As we tune in to watch the Olympics, check it out!!!

https://www.teamusa.org/Video/2017/01/27/Road-To-PyeongChang

NO AGONY OF DEFEAT

As we reflect and see over the years of Olympic history, the agony of defeat… well, it is not failure, it’s not lack of trying, but it is giving your best and never ever giving up! This is the underlying cheer of our great United States, never, ever, ever give up!! Please share with us your favorite Winter Olympic sport to watch, and we look forward to chatting with you again soon! Go Team USA!

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you have imagined.” Henry David Thoreau



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