Hello everyone, I hope that you had another great week! It’s that time again for Shining Moments, a weekly gratitude overview and reflection. This week’s reflection is on the lost art of Thank You cards but first, this week’s gratitude/awesomeness:


I got to spend time with my favorite two boys – we had a great time going to the park and playing bingo

My aunt and uncle are on a cruise for 5 days and the pictures they’ve uploaded are beautiful!

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Welcome to the 2nd half of the year, like literally, half the year has already passed. I don’t know about you, but I certainly have no clue where this year went! I will say, this year has been… eventful… and perhaps getting caught up in the throes (or should we say throws?) of life, I have gotten away from the vision and goals that I created this year. As it is now the 2nd half the year,

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Everything in our lives revolves (no pun intended) around direction.  This ranges from daily, even mundane routines all the way up to politics and religion.


Up, down.

Left, right.

North. South.

East. West.

North vs. South.


Let’s get more specific.


East Coast vs. West Coast.

North Carolina, South Carolina. (Yes,

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