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Life Gives Us Brief Moments with Others…by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Life gives us brief moments with another...but, sometimes in those brief moments, we get memories that last a life time..." ~ Unknown ~ Say what you will about technology and Facebook, there is one advantage to both - reconnecting with friends and family. So, a few years ago I was delighted when I received a… Continue reading Life Gives Us Brief Moments with Others…by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Blossoms of the Heart No Wind Can Touch

“Blossoms are scattered by the wind and the wind cares nothing, but the blossoms of the heart no wind can touch.” ~ Yoshida Kenko ~ What do April 1st, a visit to my doctor, cherry blossoms and my Tall & Handsome have to do with one another? A day and week I won’t soon forget.… Continue reading The Blossoms of the Heart No Wind Can Touch

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Provide Them with Food, Water, Shelter and Affection and They Will Think You are god, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Owners of dogs will have noticed, that if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are god.”  ~ Christopher Hitchens ~ We’ve had Babygirl now for about a year and a half. And it has been 18 months on one big learning curve full of ups, downs,… Continue reading Provide Them with Food, Water, Shelter and Affection and They Will Think You are god, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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Men Can No Longer Live as Strangers, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“On this shrunken globe, men can no longer live as strangers.” ~ Adlai E. Stevens ~ So, what does the “Great Snowing Dusting of 2014”, today’s quote of the day, the pictures of the day, my 81 year old Daddy and a love affair with my Sweet Home Alabama and my little local community have… Continue reading Men Can No Longer Live as Strangers, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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To a Cup O’ Kindness, My Friend, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“And we’ll tak a cup o’ kindness yet…” ~ Robert Burns, Auld Lang Syne ~ Some years are just better than other years. I think we can all agree on that. Some years are a mixed bag, and then some years are what I call a mountain top year – those years where everything is… Continue reading To a Cup O’ Kindness, My Friend, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Rest was Left Up to Nature, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“The best way to travel…is in a balloon. In a balloon, you can decide only when to start, and usually when to stop. The rest is left entirely up to nature.” ~ William Pene de Bois, The Twenty One Balloons ~ I love the month of October – for many reasons. The weather turns cooler,… Continue reading The Rest was Left Up to Nature, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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You Can Sit on a Mountain More Comfortably than on a Tack, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Sometimes the littlest things in life are the hardest to take.  You can sit on a mountain more comfortably than on a tack.” ~ Unknown ~ There is an old adage about “thriving where you’re planted”. I think that pearl of wisdom is based on Psalm 1:3 that says: “He shall be like a tree… Continue reading You Can Sit on a Mountain More Comfortably than on a Tack, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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The Bonds of Family Can Be Severed in an Instant, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“9/11 was a reminder that the bonds of family can be severed in an instant. They are essential, crucial, valuable, fragile.” ~ Peter Jennings ~ I don’t know who came up with the saying “time heals all wounds”. There must be a committee of pencil heads sitting in a room somewhere whose specific job is… Continue reading The Bonds of Family Can Be Severed in an Instant, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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All Labor that Uplifts Humanity has Dignity, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“ All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ By the time the first Monday in September rolls around, many of us are prepared for and look forward to that particular day. Labor Day, the first Monday in September means different… Continue reading All Labor that Uplifts Humanity has Dignity, by Beverly Hicks Burch

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40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch

“Our National Guard, as I think everyone knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground…” ~ Kit Bond ~ Since today is the 237th birthday of the USA, I couldn’t think of any more fitting picture for today than the picture above. I happened to shoot this picture over Memorial Day… Continue reading 40 Percent of the Boots on the Ground, by Beverly Hicks Burch