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Friday’s Thought – A Humbling One

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.

(Margaret Mead)

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My Favorite Things – Springtime in D.C.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m still thrilled to live and work in New York City.  That said, cherry blossom time in Washington, D.C. IS hard to beat!  This week the temps in the nation’s capital have gone from being in the mid-30s and 40s to a balmy 78 degrees today.  Though the cherry blossoms around the tidal basin are still not sure if winter’s gone for good, I’m betting that they’ll overcome their shyness and burst into bloom over the next two days.  (Fingers crossed!)

Here’s what’s blooming so far around the Foggy Bottom and Georgetown neighborhoods…

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My Favorite Things – After the Storm

(I’m using the term both literally and figuratively.)

Here’s what it looked like around here yesterday…

And, today, after the storm passed.

Much like the storm, my illness of the past few months now seems nicely behind me.  While small clouds of anxiety still blow over my mood now and then, I’ve learned that there is always a blue sky above those clouds and that I can survive the moods just like I can survive the weather.

For that I am surpremely grateful. 

How about you?  What are you grateful for today?

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My Favorite Things – The Healing Power of Being Outdoors

Ironically, as I’ve struggled over the past 6 weeks with health issues and anxiety, I’ve stopped doing some of the very things that make me the most happy and healthy.  Today I took an important step by, well…stepping outside.  And of course, I made sure to bring along my camera. (Note to self – stopping to take pictures of beautiful things is one of the best ways to be mindful and in the moment.)

Here’s what caught my eye…

Happy Thursday!

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Friday’s Thought – On Solitude

“In solitude the mind gains strength and learns to lean upon itself.”

(Laurence Sterne)

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Friday’s Thought – Autumn

“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”

(George Eliot)

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My Favorite Things – Snapshots from Goose Pond, New Hampshire

It’s hard to believe that our vacation is coming to a close.  We’ve had spectacular weather, oh-so-many delicious meals, and lots of opportunities to just rest and play.  In fact, I’ve been spending so much time doing all of the above that I  pretty much forgot to pull out my camera.  Sometimes really being in the moment is the best medicine!

And when I’m back in the grind of work in the city, I plan to pull out these photos and give myself permission to dream again…

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