5 Simple Things That Make Life Beautiful

September 21, 2018

Feeling God’s nearness, puppy snuggles, a sudden realizatio . . .

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Simple Living

You’ve heard it a million times and more, that “the best things in life are for free” – and that’s no joke! As I lay in bed writing this beautiful weekend greeting for you, I’m feeling so happy and free! Most of all I’m feeling blessed!

Blessed because the soft morning breeze is caressing my skin and is making my heart dance. See, simple things are so beautiful.

So, to take you into the weekend I’m sharing with you these 5 simple things that can make your life beautiful…let’s begin!

  • Quenching your thirst 
  • Laughing until you cry
  • Watching the full moon 
  • Cuddling in the rain
  • Smelling Sunday dinner

Go ahead, add some more to the list. I’m sure that you have found beauty in some of the simple things in life, feel free to share with others.

This weekend, whatever you do, enjoy yourself. Stop thinking about the week that is…

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September 21, 2018


is not a goal;

it is a by-product.


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September 19, 2018


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Dry leaves falling fast

Prepare a place for new birth

Beauty all its own

Leaving ablaze with color

Then a time of rest and growth

By Martha L Shaw – Copyright 2018



“Knock-knock” “Who’s there?”

September 18, 2018

On Healthy Living


We are healed by what we are . . .

what we were made to be.

The preacher must preach,

the singer must make her music,

the writer must write.

Death is in the denial

but life is in the acceptance . . .

             by Martha L Shaw – Copyright 2018

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September 17, 2018


Ah, that moment when all the troubles of the world slip away holding no importance. The storm brewing, the money worries, the health challenges, the what ifs the how will I evers …..mean nothing.



To my right snuggled up close and feeling safe is a doggy that calls me mama who is no longer afraid of the storm or the big dog on my left… all she thinks about is that she is safe and  sleeps on with her head snuggled on my right leg. On my left is another dog that calls me auntie, who has also been afraid of my Scrappy until that moment and is snuggled with her head on my lap and sleeping…. And I am feeling safe and peaceful and surrounded by love and fully aware that nothing else in the world matters!

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September 10, 2018

As we face the peak of hurricane season and, as well, with many of us – MYSELF INCLUDED-  in the path of Florence right now – A LEVEL 4 AND SOON TO BE 5 -, let’s pray  for protection for all!


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September 8, 2018

My world is quiet.

As I begin to awaken

My puppy gives me an eager kiss

And her favorite toy.

The worries of yesterday

Try to find me

As I prepare the morning coffee at the sink.

All I hear is the running tap

But I think of cleansing water

As I push those inner clouds away

And glance out the window

As the aroma fills the room

And I see the rising sun

Brightening the land

As it reflects on the dew kissed lawn.

I see the glorious blue sky

Filter through the branches of the trees.

Then, I heard them!

Countless tiny birds

Sing Your praises

And I, smiling broadly,

Cannot help but join them!

By Martha L Shaw – © 2018



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