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Five Minute Friday: Ocean

Five Minute Friday: Ocean


It's Friday so I'm linking up for Five Minute Friday . Our word for today is OCEAN . START I grew up on the south shore of Long Island across the street from the canal, where the clam boats docked. The smell of salt air permeated the air. I now live in the desert. Although I've grown to love Phoenix, Arizona, I have to admit I miss the ocean. We have many lakes to visit, but there's something special about hearing the crashing of the waves and feeling the ocean air on my face. Thank goodness, California is only a short plane trip away! At …
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Debbie Petras
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Choose to Count Your Blessings

Choose to Count Your Blessings


Each day as you wake up, you have a choice to make. What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Are you grumbling because you're still tired, but you need to get up for an appointment or work? Or do you wake up and thank God for another day? I purposely choose to begin my day with an attitude of gratitude. You can train your mind to focus on positive things. Now, I'm not suggesting you bury your head in the sand regarding problems and challenges. But don't lose sight of the fact that there are always good things in your life too. "…
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Debbie Petras
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Five Minute Friday: FLY

Five Minute Friday: FLY


It's Friday, so I'm linking up with Kate Matoung for Five Minute Friday . We receive a one-word writing prompt and get to write for five minutes. Since I've ventured back into the blogging world, it's good practice for me to write on the fly.  Our word prompt for today is FLY . We've just finished up another school year. I teach the youngest class of preschoolers. The lifecycle of the butterfly is always a fantastic teaching experience in the spring. The students learn about caterpillars and how they eat and eat and grow fat. They are…
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Debbie Petras
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