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Tuesday Tunes: Life’s a Bowl of Cherries….Not Really, But That’s Okay.

Life isn’t perfect.  It’s not supposed to be.  It’s supposed to be REAL:  a messy “learning lab” of experiences, mistakes, and practicing our ability to reflect on all of it—hopefully cultivating a positive outlook.  An outlook that creates a meaningful, beautiful, and one-of-a-kind life.  A life we can share by loving and uplifting others…..and, ultimately, ourselves. So, here’s the thing: […]

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The Weekly Bleat: First Egg

I suppose I could’ve called this post, “The Weekly Cluck,” but I decided to stay with tradition. 😉  In March of this year, nine baby chicks joined our menagerie on Green Hill Farm.  Well, these little guys are mostly grown now, and we had our first egg last Thursday. Finding the first egg is always a thrill, but it was […]

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Hope and a Howl

I haven’t heard a howl in over a week now, and I miss it.  I wouldn’t have thought I’d say it, but I do.  Most of the time, I’m busy saying, “TOO LOUD, Maud–SSHHH!” Maud is our 10-year-old, bluetick hound dog.  She is quite a character:  comical, loving, determined, sweet, uncouth, whimsical, loyal, charming….. and LOUD.  Maud is a hound, […]

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Life Through Rosy Pink Glasses

“La Vie en Rose” performed by Catherine Carraway Quartet “La Vie en Rose” is a song that expresses the bliss of being in love.  It brims with pure emotion and beautiful sentiment.  To me, it’s one of the loveliest songs ever written.  “La Vie en Rose” or the English translation, Life Through Rosy Pink Glasses, was released as a single in 1947 by French singer, Édith Piaf and is one of her most famous and beloved songs. Édith Piaf, also known as “The Little Sparrow,” became an icon of France during World War II.  She was a symbol of French passion and tenacity.  Piaf’s signature song was about finding love after a trying time, and many people saw it as an anthem of hope as it was released shortly after the end of World War II. “La Vie en Rose” is about a state where everything appears rosy and cheerful because of being in love; thus, creating a feeling of “wearing rose-colored glasses.” When I hear it, I think of it as something more.  It isn’t just a song about romance; it’s an anthem of love for life, especially when everything around you is considered a source of joy. Here’s the thing:  Life through rosy pink glasses isn’t about being foolishly optimistic. Instead, it’s about a state of bliss, where one is truly able to see things in a positive light.  So, here’s to life in pink!

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The Weekly Bleat: Acceptance and Gratitude

*Pictured are Clover and Hamish.  Two of the sweetest sheep ever! 🙂 Acrostic Poetry by Tonya R. Hengerer “Acceptance” Allowing Circumstances or Conditions to Evolve with Peace and patience in your heart, Taking An opportunity to Notice how a little faith and gratitude Can transform any unfavorable life Event into something better. “Gratitude” Grace Running Abundantly Through every moment and […]

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