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Reblog: 11 Practical Ways You Can Be a Hero For An Elder or Caregiver


Thank you, Jen Finelli. I am excited that you invited me to be a guest on your  Becoming Hero blog. In Twitter Jen’s known as Petre3Pan. 

When you care for others, you are a hero to them. I hope these ideas help you. You will love the Super Hero image on Jen’s blog.

11 Practical Ways You Can Be a Hero For An Elder or Caregiver

1. Pray for them. Call caregiver on the phone and ask how you can help Choose one of these needs that you feel comfortable discussing with her: Emotional, Physical, Mental, Spiritual, Financial, Social. Give her the phone number of your local Social Services and also the contact information for the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in your county to ask about available respite (rest from caring duties), support groups, and other services that might help her and her elder….

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 http://becominghero.ninja/practical-elder-care/

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Happy New Year 2017!


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Each year when the New Year comes in. It’s fun to remember the great things that happened during the prior year and be thankful for all the people and things that made it prosperous. Let go of worrying about the things that happened over which you had no control. Forgive grievances. Make plans for the new year and set reasonable goals.

Here’s to forgiving grievances. It’s healthy for you not to carry anger into the new year.

Here’s to remembering the great things that happened during 2016.

Here’s to thanking the great people you helped you along your life’s journey.

Here’s to thanking God for all that He gave you during the past year. Thank him for filling your heart with ways to keep you on the path to meet your goals.

Make plans for 2017:

Health – Diet, Exercise of the mind and body

Financial Health – Put money in savings, be frugal and wise with spending; research before you buy

Vacation – Take time off from work

Work – Give an honest day’s work for an honest day’s pay.

Daily Relaxation – Meditation – Prayer

Fun – Do something fun for you every day that costs nothing. Do something fun once a week that costs a little. Do something fun every 6 months that you’ve saved up for. This means you really want to do it.  So it’ll be worth every penny. Never spend money earmarked for a bill you owe that’s due today.

Help someone do something they can’t do for themselves.

I’ve given you a few ideas. Take time to contemplate these ideas and those that pop into your sweet head. When something you want to accomplish comes to mind, write it down, and set a reward for you when you accomplish your goal.

Rewards can be whatever will spur you onto achieving those goals.

Whenever I do something that needs to be done, but I don’t want to do it, I buy myself a pecan roll from Panera Bread.

After I taught school for 30 years, I got tired of checking papers. I had Language, Math, Science, Social Studies, Spelling, and Handwriting papers that needed to be graded every day. I decided that I should hire someone to check some of these papers. I could pay them $3.00 an hour. I should choose someone who really needed the money to check the papers. Who did I know who really needed money? Me. So I paid myself $3.00 an hour to check the papers and bought myself a new dress, a pair of shoes, or went to the movies with that money from checking papers. It helped me laugh. Being able to laugh about a problem shows that it no longer has control over you. That you’ve let it go.

Happy New Year! Good luck in making any New Year resolutions, plans, and goals. I’m so proud that God had our paths to cross. You are an inspiration to me. Whatever you can see in your mind, you can achieve. Never Give Up on you. Your dreams await your footsteps.

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Don’t Worry about Tomorrow, Focus on Today!


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Don’t Worry about Tomorrow, Focus on Today!

You can learn a lot from stories in the Bible. In Exodus, the people were afraid they wouldn’t have food for tomorrow. Moses told them that God would provide for them. The manna they lasted only last a day. It spoiled, if they didn’t eat it that day. God sent more manna for the next day for his people.

What I’m telling you is that God’s graces are sufficient for today. But you say, “What about tomorrow. I’m not sure how to handle what comes tomorrow. I’m afraid of what might happen tomorrow.”

God says to you, “Don’t worry about tomorrow. When tomorrow comes, I will give you the graces you need to survive.”

This means he will give you the knowledge, skills, wisdom, food, water, protection that you need. I don’t think God means not to prepare. Once you’ve done the planning, activate faith in you and in God, that it’s going to work out fine.

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Nothing Says Joy in the Morning Like…by Linda Martin Andersen


Reblogged from a post September 21, 2016

I know I have blogs listed to the left that I think are great. I thought it would be good to reblog one of their posts I especially liked.

I know you’re going to enjoy this. Thanks, Linda for sharing so many fun ideas on your blog. Please leave a comment on Linda’s blog!

A Writer’s Playground by Linda Martin Andersen

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A Writer’s Playground–a place to find wordplay, writing prompts, reasons to celebrate, and monthly calendar activities for kids and those young at heart  “Nothing Says Joy in the Morning Like…” by Linda Martin Andersen

Personal grief hit me hard in June.  It left me too sad to do some things I enjoy, such as making small home decorating changes.  Fortunately, my  creativity is returning.  This brings me great joy!

Yesterday, I decided to replace the coffee station in my kitchen.  I purchased a bamboo napkin holder and serving tray to hold my coffee maker and condiments.   This simple decorating change filled me with joy.  Now as I pour myself a cup of coffee, I’m reminded to start my day with joy.  I was also reminded of two Folgers’ coffee jingles:  “Nothing says morning like Folgers in your cup. ” Also:  “The best part of waking up in Folgers in your cup.”

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Is my writing right for you?


I reblogged this from Dr. Bob Rich talking about his writing habits. I know you’ll enjoy it. Feel free to leave him a comment on Bobbing Around. Thanks for reading my blog.

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Rhobin Courtright’s topic for September: What writing practices do you have that you think are eccentric or at least never mentioned but you find helpful?

My initial response was: “I don’t know that I have writing practices!”

I sit in my recliner chair, my laptop on my lap, and allow my fingers to type. But OK, here is something: I write when I don’t write.

Transferring words from mind to computer via the fingers is not writing, but recording. In fiction, there is a scene, peopled by characters. One of them is the witness, and I report that person’s experiences: emotion, action, dialogue, perceptions, thoughts, bodily feelings.

But what should be the next scene? Where is the story going? (or, in the case of my writing at this moment, where should the essay be going?) What should be the source of tension or interest? What’s…

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How to Write a Good Sentence


This is a trial to see what goes on when I hit reblog on my blog. It was simple and quick.

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How to Write a Good Sentence“How to Write a Good Sentence” by Joan Y. Edwards

It is imperative to have a subject and a predicate to make a complete sentence. In other words, your sentence has to have a noun and a verb.

I love the quote from Joyce Griffith, Griffith Publishing “How long should a sentence be? As long as it needs to be, but no longer.”

Two of my blog articles listed below have memorable lines from movies or books. It is a great idea to find good sentences and share them in a blog post or with your writing group(s). I am excited that Shannon Doyne and Holly Epstein Ojalvo said, “Make a collection of your favorite sentences from anywhere.”

I think it’s a good plan to note the book, magazine, newspaper, movie, television show, or person who said them. For comparison and to help you recognize when your sentences aren’t up…

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Kathleen Burkinshaw Won a Free Critique


 

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“Kathleen Burkinshaw Won a Free Critique” by Joan Y. Edwards

Winner:
Thank you to Dr. Bob Rich, Linda Andersen, and Kathleen Burkinshaw for leaving a comment before midnight, September 9, 2016 on  Questions to Ask Before You Sign a Contract with a Publisher/.

Random.org chose number 3 as the winner of the Givewawy. The winner of a free 1,000 word critique is Kathleen Burkinshaw.

Congratulations, Kathleen. Please send me 1000 words of the manuscript you’d like for me to critique for you to joanyedwards1@gmail.com

Thank you to all of you who read my blog. I appreciate you.

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