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Monday Quotes – April 7, 2014

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I hope this Monday brings you lots of smiles.  As I was searching for this week’s Monday Quote I wanted something a little different, and then I came across this quote by Phyllis Diller.  She was a very funny woman, just thinking about her brought a smile to my lips, and so we have this week’s quote.  I hope you all have lots of smiles in your life today and for the whole week.  It costs nothing, but spreads joy wherever it goes.

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Monday Quotes – March 31, 2014

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Spring has sprung finally and with it comes the possibilities of new beginnings and new opportunities.  Will you embrace them or will fear steal your courage?  I learned a while ago that I can’t let fear,  doubts, lack of self-confidence, which really are all the same things, control my life.  To give fear a foothold, no matter how small, is to lose your dreams, hopes, desires.  At the risk of sounding like a bad Direct TV commercial, don’t let fear rule your life.  Don’t end up in a roadside ditch!  Get out there and live.

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Monday Quote – March 24, 2014

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There have been a lot of changes in my life lately–some public and some private.  Because of that, when I saw this quote it really hit home.  My life has changed so much in the last year because of a loving heart, and not just in the obvious ways.  But by opening my heart to all of the possibilities and allowing them into my life it has become enriched by friends, family,  my writing and of course by love.  I’ve realized a few dreams and won some battles, and I’m looking forward to so much more.  If knowledge is power than we can never have enough, can we?

Are there any quotes that really mean a lot to you?  If you have one you’d like me to share here, please comment and let me know.  I hope you all have a wonderful week and have enjoyed today’s quote.

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Monday Quotes – March 17, 2014

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day and may the Luck O’ the Irish be with you.  I probably should have picked a quote from an Irish poet today but this one by Emerson on life hit home.  I know I’ve experimented plenty in my life and even started over a few times.  Each time I learned from the time before – I guess you can’t ask for more than that.   I believe that there is always the possibility of more – that until we’re no longer living there are still chances to grow and accomplish things and live out our dreams.  How about you?  How do you look at your life? Do you see all the options which are available or do you feel you’ve done all you can?

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Monday Quotes – March 10, 2014

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When I was searching for this week’s quote I was surprised to come across this one by Albert Einstein.  With all I’ve read and learned he still manages to surprise me.  He certainly put his imagination to the test over his lifetime.  I love his take on this – that our imagination is a window into what’s coming our way.  Let’s make our imaginations great!

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Monday Quotes – March 3, 2014

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Happy March!  I hope the sun is shining where you are and you have beautiful skies.  I love this quote by Eleanor Roosevelt.  Do you believe in the beauty of your dreams?  I admit sometimes it can be hard, but I’ll never stop dreaming.

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Bucket List – Australia

koala bear, koala, australia, bucket list, lynne st. jamesThis week our bucket list destination is Australia, the land down under!  I have wanted to visit Australia for as long as I can remember, and it was long before the Crocodile Dundee movies came out. I think it was koalas that first sold me, being the teddy bear aficionado that I am.  Give me a break I as only ten!  But since then I’ve learned a lot about Australia and all the glorious places I’d want to visit like the Sydney Opera House, Ayers Rock and the 12 Apostles to name a very view.  But in order to have a trip like this I think I’d need to plan for at least a month. Australia is huge, and I’d want to tour the continent and see as much as possible.

Of course no trip to Australia would be complete without visiting the Great Barrier Reef.  The last time I snorkeled was in the Mediterranean and it was years ago, but snorkeling in the Reef would definitely be a dream come true.

One of the best things of Australia – at least for those in the northern parts of the US and all of Canada right now – may be that it’s summer there.  There is a reason it’s called “down under.”  And that is definitely a plus with the frigid temperatures we’ve been experiencing.  So in order to warm you all up let’s visit Australia today.

The Sights:

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Sydney Opera House

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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

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Ayers Rock

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The 12 Apostles

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Watch out for the Kangaroos!

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Philip Island Nature Preserve

Related Links:

Visit Australia:

Sydney Opera House:

Great Barrier Reef:

The 12 Apostles:

Ayers Rock:


I hope this little taste of Australia has whet your desire for more.  I’m determined to visit this beautiful country and spend as much time as possible there to see it all.  I hope you all have a great weekend.  Next week we’re headed off to Greece.

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