Bloganuary Prompt #14: Write about a challenge you faced and overcame.

When we least expect it, life sets us a challenge to test our courage and willingness to change; at such a moment, there is no point in pretending that nothing has happened or in saying that we are not yet ready. The challenge will not wait. Life does not look back. A week is more …

Bloganuary Prompt #10: What are 5 things you’re grateful for today?

Compared to Prompt #9, this is easy, and especially the way I've lived my life the last few decades. Gratitude accompanies my morning coffee, tucks me in at night, and often pops up throughout the day. I firmly believe that gratitude is the wealth in life. Living in the grey Northeast, SUNSHINE is on my …

Bloganuary Prompt #4: What was your favorite toy as a child?

My favorite toy was my first and last childhood bike. It’s also one of the few pleasant memories I have of my Dad. Of course the bike was blue --- my favorite color as a child, and my Dad outfitted it with the banana seat and sissy handlebars popular at the time that I so …

Bloganuary Prompt #2: What is a road trip you would love to take?

One always wonders about roads not taken. --- Warren Christopher Roads Not Taken When a friend told me of her delightful walking tour through England's charming Cotswolds, I spent that Winter planning my own two-week adventure: We'd begin in Chipping Campden and visit Hidcote & Kiftsgate Gardens then on to Broadway to see the Tower …

Bloganuary Prompt #1: What advice would you give to your teenage self?

Greetings to the New Year and Day #1 of the Bloganuary Challenge! What advice would you give to your teenage self? Follow your dreams. Don't allow difficulties to become roadblocks. It's okay to ask for help. Stay true to yourself. "Imagine that life is working in your favor even when it appears to be working …

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