Writing

The Power of a Single Word

Today's prompt conjures 2 things; a fond memory shared with an old co-worker from days working in the training department of a bank, and great irritation at anyone who uses the word. Before figuring out what to be when I grew up, I worked many jobs, but all of them had a common thread: teaching. I… Continue reading The Power of a Single Word

Faith and Personal Growth · Health and Fitness · Writing

Tattoo Part Two

Since leaving Hawaii, I knew that I wanted to help people. To help people do what I did, and I'm not just talking about losing weight. Fitness is the vehicle, but more than that, I wanted to help people discover their own strength. To help moms see that being a martyr and giving without ceasing helps… Continue reading Tattoo Part Two

Faith and Personal Growth · Family · Health and Fitness

Ten Minutes and a Whole Lot of Gratitude

There's a prompt each day for random topics to discuss, and one that comes up is a ten minute free-write. Whatever we want - just type for ten minutes. No editing, no evaluating. Just sit down, and type what comes to mind. Here are ten minutes in my mind... I'm tired. But the good kind… Continue reading Ten Minutes and a Whole Lot of Gratitude

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On Confidence

In the latest WordPress prompt, they ask us if we are good at what we do, and what would we like to be better at. I find it coincidental* that this subject pops up right when I've been discussing the subject of fear and confidence with a few different friends lately. Usually when things like… Continue reading On Confidence

Health and Fitness · Writing

It Was the Best of Times…

In a recent writing prompt, it was asked to describe when the phrase, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" accurately described life. Now. Now is when that phrase is so appropriate. I am on a great running streak, day 73, in fact. I'm almost there in terms of hitting my… Continue reading It Was the Best of Times…

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I Had No Idea

As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life? This prompt from a few weeks ago made me laugh out loud. My vision was WAY off! My son recently exclaimed that when… Continue reading I Had No Idea

Family · Health and Fitness · Photography · Writing

Snapshot Story

In this daily post prompt, we are asked to grab a photo album and write a story about the first picture we see of ourselves. In my photo album on my computer, this is the first photo I saw. Taken on the balcony of the Hale Koa hotel in Honolulu, we were so excited to… Continue reading Snapshot Story

Faith and Personal Growth · Writing

“Real” Friends

Not only was the subject of friendship a WordPress Daily Prompt today, but it's something that I've been mulling over the past few weeks. Last weekend I had the pleasure of running a 5-miler with a dear friend who I haven't seen outside of cyberspace in 6 months - entirely too long! Catching up with… Continue reading “Real” Friends

Family · Writing

Dancing Memories

Sometimes these daily prompts just speak to me and I simply must write about the topic. This one is no exception: What are your earliest and fondest memories of dance? Music and dancing have been a common thread in my family's life since I can remember, and the two are intertwined. From dancing in the living room,… Continue reading Dancing Memories