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  • v SHARON10002
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    Happy Friday to one and all! With summer nearly here, we are all looking for a few good books to add to our summer reading collection. Here are a few great titles that come highly recommended for your enjoyment . . .

    For all you travel buffs:
    Interesting Places Around the World - Ben There & Don That
    Famous Paris Monuments - I. Phil Tauer
    Backcountry Roadtrips - Dusty Rhodes
    Daddy are We There Yet? - Miles A. Way

    Historical Fiction:
    The Bearded Chinaman - Mi Harry Chin

    Health and Wellness:
    How to Exercise - Eileen and Ben Dover
    Get Moving! - Sheik A. Legg
    100 Ways to Diet - I. M. Hungry

    Enjoy your weekend!
    9 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    Happy Friday! We have arrived at the end of another week, and this one seemed to literally fly on by due to the shorter week!

    Now that places and things are beginning to open up again, my husband and I have decided to getaway for about a week, and it's been quite awhile since we've taken any kind of a vacation. We haven't decided exactly where to go, but I'm open to suggestions.
    I thought it might help with your suggestions if I share with you some of the places I've already been . . .

    I've been to a lot of places, but I've never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can't go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.

    I've never been in Cognito either. I hear that nobody recognizes you there.

    I have, however, been in Sane. They don't have an airport. You have to be driven there. Thanks to some of my extended family and friends, I have been there several times.

    I would like to go to Conclusions, but you have to do a lot of jumping, and I've never had enough stamina for that much exercise, and at my age, my knees just can't take it anymore.

    I have also been in Doubt. That is a sad place to go, and I try not to visit there very often.

    I have been in Flexible, but only when it has been very important to stand firm.

    Sometimes I'm in Capable, and I've been going there more often as I'm getting older.

    One of my favorite places to be is in Suspense! It really gets the adrenalin flowing and pumps up the old heart! At my age, I need all the stimuli I can get!

    And, sometimes I think I am in Vincible, but life frequently shows me I am not.

    People keep telling me I’m in Denial, but I’m positive I’ve never been there before.

    So far, I haven’t been in Continent. But my travel agent says I’ll be going soon, and very frequently. I'm not looking forward to it because it can get very wet and damp there.

    I've been in Deepdoodoo quite a bit. The more adventurous I get, the easier it is to end up there.

    ~ Anonymous

    Have a wonderful weekend!
    16 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    “The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

    emoticon J - Joy is food for the heart. Love is food for the soul.
    emoticon O – Open your eyes and heart to the joy that awaits you in each day.
    emoticon Y – Your journey can be joyful.
    emoticon F - Focus on the positive in every day.
    emoticon U - Use your inner guidance to help you find the happiness within you.
    emoticon L - Learn to listen to the joyful whisperings of your heart.

    emoticon J – Joy blooms where minds and hearts are open.
    emoticon U - Unlock the door to your fears and unleash more joy in your life.
    emoticon N – Notice and appreciate the beauty of all that surrounds you.
    emoticon E - Encourage more joy in your life through mindfulness.

    Welcome to this new month of June.

    What brings you joy? We all have different things that trigger thoughts and feelings of happiness or joy. What is most important in being able to find and feel the happiness or joy in our lives is being present to recognize it in the moment. Mindfulness. By doing this, you turn off all the extraneous stuff that is distracting, and constantly vying for your attention.

    Why not open yourself up to your happiness and joy? Let's use this new month of June to consciously be mindful and present. Let's be willing to open ourselves up to all the happiness our heart can hold! Actively seek out the things that bring you pleasure, happiness, peace, contentment, or better yet - pure joy. Allow life to bring you the spontaneity it has been waiting to give to you. As they come to you, and you begin to notice them, and absorb them into your heart and soul, thankfully allow yourself to sit and soak in the sunshine of each of those moments so lovingly sent to refuel your body, mind, spirit, and soul.

    Have a good week and an even better month!
    18 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    Hi sweet-teas! Sip, sip hooray - it's finally Friday! I'm stopping by to add a little sugar and sweetness to your Friday morning.

    Since I did the coffee giggles last week, I did not want you tea drinkers to feel neglected, or left out.
    Honest-tea, I do drink tea, but in its iced form, because it refreshes me and gives me a feeling of sereni-tea.
    My DH drinks tea, and his favorite is tea is 50 shades of Earl Grey.
    So what do you say . . it's time for us to have our own little tea par-tea!

    I have to say, that I think these jokes are definitely koala-tea!

    What kind of tea is hard to swallow?
    Reality

    What does a tea bag do when it's tired?
    It seeps.

    How does the Earl Grey tea bag greet his wife every morning?
    Oh Darjeeling, you are so brew-ti-ful!

    I think all politicians should be required to drink tea so they could have more honest-tea.

    What's a teapot's favorite folk song?
    O My Darjeeling Clementine.

    Tea Time:

    A father was giving his wife some much needed "me time" to go out and run some errands. When he asked his toddler daughter what she wanted to do, she told him that she wanted to have a tea party. He sat down at the small table and she brought him a cup of "tea" which of course, was just a cup of water. He lovingly complimented her on how delicious the tea was, and how much he was enjoying it. She kept asking if he'd like some more - to which he kept replying "Yes please."

    After they had shared several cups of tea, along with some small talk, his wife walked in the back door. He asked her to come into the room where he and his daughter were seated, and to sit down to see what his "Little Princess" had been doing since she left just because he thought it was so darned cute!

    Pretty soon the little girl came gingerly walking down the hall again with a cup of tea for Daddy, and placed it down on the table in front of him. She was smiling so proudly as her daddy politely picked up the cup, with his little pinky in the air, and elaborately sipped his tea.

    When he finished the cup of tea, his daughter asked if he would like some more to which he again replied "Yes please.". She picked up his cup, and left to refill it again.

    His wife looked at him, and then very calmly and quietly said, "You do realize the only place she can reach the water is in the toilet, right?"

    And finally before I go . . .

    Today's Thought: Remember the tea kettle . . .Even while up to its neck in hot water - it still continues to sing.

    Each of you is my just my cuppa tea, and I love each one of you so matcha.

    Thanks for regularly stopping by my page with your notes, quotes, support and encouragement.

    I hope you have a tea-riffic Friday and weekend!
    30 days ago
  • v SHARON10002
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    I can't fully espresso my excitement because we've come to the bitter end of this week. Happy Friday to one and all!
    Time to rise and grind and get our happy on. How about we share a few giggles over our morning cuppa coffee?

    Why did the kangaroo stop drinking coffee?
    It made her too jumpy.

    How do you make beef jerky?
    You give it a cuppa joe.

    I do some of my best thinking over my morning cuppa coffee. I tend to have a latte on my mind.

    Top 40 Songs About Coffee

    Hit Me With your Best Shot!
    Don’t Worry, Be Frappé.
    Wake Me Up Before You Cocoa!
    Everything I Brew, I Brew For You
    Thank You for Bean a Friend - Golden Girls Theme Song

    What's a baby cow called?
    Decaf

    What do you call two coffee mugs sitting side by side on the counter?
    A happy cup-ple.

    What brand of coffee was served on the Titanic?
    Sanka

    And finally . . .
    Today's Thought: As far as friends go, you're the crema the crop.


    I hope these giggles helped mocha you giggle this morning.

    I hope you have a brewtiful weekend!
    37 days ago
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