Elegance

 

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It seems that true elegance reveals itself in nature so often. Today I was watching a swan glide effortlessly across the calm water with such gracefulness and beauty. It seemed removed from all of the worries of life we endure; when in fact, it faces far more true dangers. And I have seen these elegant birds fight with extreme resolve when threatened. Still it reminds me that how we handle ourselves confirms everything about our character.

Fear of Flying

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In 1987, I experienced a “near air disaster” with extreme turbulence. Since then, I have had varying degrees of anxiety when flying, yet I have continued to travel worldwide on numerous flights. Cognitively I understand that flying is about 750 times safer than driving. But when the rough air rocks my world, anxious feelings invade my thoughts. Last night was one of those flights with turbulence from start to finish. Deep breaths and remembering that fear is a liar kept me calm enough to endure the moment. How do you deal with your fears?

New York City

C9A9422F-FE1C-43B8-94FF-9740DD4A167ENew York City, almost 400 years old, was originally called New Amsterdam. With only about 300 square miles of land and over 12 million residents, it is the most densely populated city in the United States. With residents from all over the world, it is known as the Melting Pot and about half of all residents speak at least 2 languages. There are so many attractions, including Empire State Building, Wall Street, Statute of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, MOMA, etc.
And the Big Apple has thousands of great restaurants, including 9 of the top 100 in the world.
Indeed, NYC is a great place to experience.

Satisfaction

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When we get what we want, we have that feeling of being satisfied. But what about when things don’t go as we would wish? It seems that we often let our circumstances define our satisfaction, which impacts our level of happiness. Perhaps we should take a different perspective and just appreciate and be satisfied with what we have in any situation. That contentment may be very satisfying after all and lead to deeper joy.

Rodanniversary

EAAFC5EC-0BD2-411A-9B75-B593F945E195Today is my Rodanniversary. What a privilege and pleasure it is helping people choose skincare products that will boost their confidence level by giving them healthier, younger-looking skin. Doctors Rodan and Fields developed Proactiv for acne and marketed it globally into a billion dollar business. Now they have created a line of skincare that addresses other skin concerns and they have allowed consultants like me to be a part of this new multi-billion dollar business. Like Proactiv, our new products are poised to expand globally, but this time, we can own a part of it. What an amazing opportunity👍👍

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The Vine

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‭‭John‬ ‭15:5‬ ‭ASV‬‬
The Vine
Growing up I remember my sister saying that what is in you comes out when squeezed—our real selves have to be tested in order to know who we really are. And the fruit we bear is dependent on who we are. Wow, many years later, I am just beginning to understand all the meanings behind that truth.

Early Spring

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We experienced a record high temperature today. It felt like spring. “Phil” did not see his shadow this year so perhaps spring will be early. Definitely the short days and cold weather of winter cause me to appreciate this warmth. Now I wait for another sign from nature—one of my favorites, the jonquil. It is March’s flower and an early bloomer in springtime—truly a sign of the times.