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Geez Louise! Remember, we are America the Beautiful and Home of the Brave!! I read this quote and wanted to share it with all of you.

Peace, love and diamonds!

 

No matter what, we always have the power to choose hope over despair, engagement over apathy, kindness over indifference, love over hate.

~ Cory Booker

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4thofJuly

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In honor of the week that celebrates the independence and freedom of this great nation, I thought I’d post one of my favorite inspirational quotes that gives me perspective and gratitude for the freedom and liberty that we are so blessed to have.

Hope you have a beautiful, fun-filled and inspiring 4th of July (Shining Moment)!

 

“Those who expect to reap the blessing of freedom, must like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.”

~Thomas Paine

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Memorial Day

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Memorial Day is a beautiful day to reflect on the strong, courageous, and dedicated men and women who have put themselves in harm’s way in order to serve this amazing country. I found this Memorial Day infographic on the The Huffington Post and had to share it with you because it is not only informative, but also powerful…well, at least I think so.

Please, take a break from barbecuing at 3:00 p.m. for a national moment of remembrance and to reflect on the real reasons behind the holiday and to remember those who have served so bravely.

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What are you doing to celebrate? I happen to love guacamole. Just sayin’…

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Birthday Love

 

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Today is my birthday. Wooo Hooo! Before breast cancer, I was never a big fan of celebrating my birthday.   It was my dirty little secret, like a confession of sorts. I always doted on my friends during their special day. I absolutely loved celebrating other people’s birthday. Mine? Not so much.

Then, I got breast cancer.

Now the weird thing is that I love getting older. Seriously. I really do love getting older and celebrating my special day. It’s not just about the age for me, it’s so much more. Being 49 + 2 rocks. Even 42, the year that I was diagnosed with breast cancer turned out to be a swinging year.  My 30s were also pretty spectacular. It worked out pretty well; don’t ya think?

I realize my birthday is truly a Birth-DAY! Geez! It sure beats the alternative. I make sure with each passing year, that I embrace change and all that accompanies it. The older I get, the more courageous I become. Who knew; right? I don’t have to prove anything to anybody and I am able to let go of old wounds. Although I am very busy, I am equally productive. Yippee!!

I am happy with my age and so grateful to celebrate another birthday.  The only thing that’s missing is a  ginormous piece of chocolate cake with lots of icing (if I do say so myself).

Happy birthday to me!

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