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Reflections on Life at 67 and One Day

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Yesterday, after work on Zoom was complete and before I ate a scrumptious dinner of baked haddock and fresh coleslaw, I participated in the virtual #WilltoRun challenge facilitated by the @ARunningPassion.  I walked the 5K of this challenge.   This was my second 5K. The first was several years ago in Portsmouth, NH. I did it with my youngest daughter. She ran, I walked pushing a carriage with my two grandsons up and down the hills of the town!  I came in just in time to hear my number announced as a winner of a gift certificate.  I was ecstatic!  Not because of the prize, but because I finished my first 5K ever! But, I digress...the reason for this post today...the day after my natal anniversary is to share with you some of what I reflected on during my 70 minute walk.  Life needs to be pondered from time to time.  At 67, why not?! As I meditated on what it meant to be 67 years old, I realized how blessed I am. I am a woman rich in daughters - my four by birth and many others by soul c

What the World Needs Now...

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      Heart Rock   Photo art: (c) 2020 LMRN   As we enter the 6th month of this pandemic, I have been pondering ways to help bring the world Light, Love and Peace. So much around us seems hell bent on destroying these qualities. Yet, as Fred Rogers reminded us , there are always those who do good - there are always helpers.    With that in mind, I thought of how, in my Catholic upbringing, we would do novenas whenever there was a special intention we hoped to have recognized on High. In the Catholic church, a novena is nine days of prayer, offerings, and/or rituals for a specific purpose.  (Novena comes from the Latin words for nine - "novem.")   As an interfaith minister, I spent the morning trying to think of how I could offer a novena that would appeal to people no matter their faith path. Then, as I sat looking out at the birds flying back and forth to the suet feeder, it came to me.     I will host nine days of beautiful photos, inspirational and wise quotes from around