A Little Muse for Monday


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Delicate purple flowers nod their head, most times in synchronization because of their attachment to each other. They not only live in harmony, but it is also the only way that they are more powerful in their statement. They are best together. Alone, they are just another pretty flower, but the impact is gone. I think about their perfect-ness and beauty and have to allow myself the thought:

What is something wonderful I have in my life? What makes me happy? What makes you happy? Seriously. What would make you happy right now?.


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My day feels good on me. I woke to the sound of day breaking, the sun just thinking about getting up. I have my day taken up in things to do already, but, I also have time set aside for me, to take care of those moments I need, to respect my own time that is in such short supply. Sometimes we need to listen to our own needs or our body. Without sounding selfish, if I don't take care of myself, how will I hold up to take care of those around me, those which are my responsibility to see through life?


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I lay on the grass, a plaid blanket between me and the grass, letting my thoughts drift with the clouds above. The horizontal movement in a southerly direction. Is that the same as when a plan goes south?


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I have always been inspired by faith. It never sleeps, never ends, and is always growing with every instance in our life. For me, it is hard to define faith, but, for ease, let's just say that the dictionary describes faith as “reliance,” or “trust.” May you be inspired by faith and covered by grace in the life you live. May you be blessed beyond measure and share your blessings with others.


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I made a cake this weekend, just because. some days, it is fun to give someone special treatment, just because you love them. Or just because.

Share your blessings. Giving to those that need it most. Wrap it up in a big red bow. Celebrating the gift of life, giving the gift of love. Lighting up the room in my heart, then passing the candle.


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All I have are my words, armed in my mind, written in pen, stand by stand. Oh, yes. Still by hand. It has a different feel. Altered not by keys, backspace, and delete, I write, erase, tear it to pieces and start all over again. And again.

It’s my way. I walk out to the deep end of the page and dive right in.


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Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
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Wonderful words and images to bring joy to souls across the globe via our blockchain.

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My garden is slowing down in preparation for the blessed rest of winter. Enjoying the resilient colours and looking forward to even more come spring.

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It is with a peaceful song by that I bid you happy autumn! I never think that I'm ready to put my summer away, but oh, I think that this year I am looking forward to the blessed rest of winter. It's been a long two years and something tells me that there should be a renewal of sorts by the spring. Your garden grew most spectacularly this season and I look forward to you next year so you plant and harvest and plant and harvest. It's been an eventful year in many ways but not nearly as bad as 2020.

Thank you for stopping by and leaving your words behind and for the beautiful flower because in my world you know there's always a flower! #alwaysaflower

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What makes you happy? Seriously. What would make you happy right now?

Right now? The thought that there is a way out of this financial discrimination (and the cold climate) I currently live in. The average annual temperature is 9.7 °C in Hungary, which would not be cold, but the winters are cold. Frosty. Often below -10 °C, sometimes below -20 °C, rarely below -30 °C. My hands are in pain at and below -7 °C, even in gloves. I am 29 years old, and I still could not get used to to this climate. And I do not even want to.

I give you some !LUV and !PIZZA.

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That is cold for your medical condition. I hope someday you are able to make it to a warmer climate, something that won't be so harsh on your body.

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Here I am back at the end of the day, unwinding enjoying a positive read once again.

Next time invite me for that cake it looks delicious Denise!

Oh the flowers, spending time looking at them how some open to the morning then close to sleep at night. Joy brought by the swaying melody with rain drops dripping off them, yes true to form, always a flower!

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Next time I'm sending the cake right to your mailbox! I'll keep sending them until you beg me to stop! Hello from here, Joan. I am so pleased that you glean anything from my post, I am thrilled. You are one of the kindest people with such a beautiful soul. There isn't a person who can leave your post feeling less than special. Thank you for that and thank you for being you.

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Got to the a point in time when diets no longer count, so send em, I will scoff them down one by one daily thinking about a friend in far away place, baking for the love of it.... I don't bake, ever!

Life is way too short to live with negativity, always search for positive souls who uplift rather than push asunder, you fit the bill in every which way.

Thanks for ongoing kindness and outreaching with poetry in flowers.

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Then I have some good recipes for you! :)

You don't bake? That surprises me, I am not sure why. I could easily love a cook in my household, I think I am just lazy.

Life is too short to live that way. Positive or just keep quiet. Indeed. Thank you so much for the words. You are so very kind. xo

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Make the odd fridge tart, no baking but cook fresh meal every day. I used to make pizza dough, then my recipe book disappeared when husband went on a cleaning spree, so no more that was the only one I used.

Life is way too short to slog in a kitchen endlessly, much rather do anything else like plan an escape to the bush.

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Haha! I hear you! I still have people that think they want to be fed! :)

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Three adults and only one cooks... Not such fun especially when you have to do the braai as well!

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You have asked very hard and complexity questions that what is make you happy right now! Its difficult to exact find out but when your hard work turn into successful result, math prolem solutions, puzzle solving or some one managing to understand me in fact of love, when earn some money, when peoples expect my company and i can able to a little make fun and love, help others in daily life or workplace. Its feel happier to be a happy with someone else.

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I love your words! Thank you and thank you for always reading my posts and leaving a generous comment. I appreciate your time and effort in a language that is not your own.

Have a wonderful day.

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Wow, nice cloudy sky and flowers photography.

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Thank you so much for the words @kamrunnahar I must ask you, do you use a translator to read the posts or do you read English that well?

I am curious.

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The cake looks delicious! This post inspired me and made my day a little brighter. Thanks for that. : ) What makes me happy? Creating, exploring, living life to the fullest. Lately, for a variety of reasons, it hasn't felt like I've been able to do as much of that as I would like.

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It's seasonal, I promise you! I think the change of weather and seasons, kids going back to school, people going back to work, the countdown for Christmas and everything else in life. So much changes at this time of year that I find myself starting all over again on some things, like exercise, eating right, getting enough sleep.

Getting enough sleep. Let's talk about it. If I don't get enough sleep I frequently feel out of sorts or like I'm not accomplishing much, even if I am. I am glad to hear that the post inspired you because I was putting it together early this morning before I left for the day and I felt like I should have put a little bit more in it but I didn't have the time so I hit publish and hoped for the best. Sometimes you see write something and you're not sure if it comes across as you mean it. I hope your day is wonderful!

Thank you!Thank you, truly!

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Photos of flowers are just gorgeous!

Well, I really want to bite off the cake :-)

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Hahah!! You know I would be more than happy to give you a bite of my cake! That cake has Diplomat Cream in it, so it has a very short shelf life when serving. It has too many steps for me to want to make too often, but, it tastes delicious.

I have other cakes that are so much easier to make and taste good too!!!! :))

Thank you so much!

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I want to see them!
And even more I want to try!
I need to fly :-)))

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I will post this recipe on Sunday. It was pretty easy to make. Caramel Apple cake! The frosting is caramel...

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Ooh, I'll wait!
Looks very tasty!

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I changed! I will post it tonight as I am working on the post and the other on Sunday. OMG! I am being so female!

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I was inspired as I read your post. You are wonderful! Your words have the power to uplift the readers. It certainly did that to me, so thank you🤗

May you be inspired by faith and covered by grace in the life you live. May you be blessed beyond measure and share your blessings with others.

Faith has been what kept me sane in these trying times of the pandemic. 😊💞

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I agree! Me too. It is my faith that has pulled me along the way. Thanks you so much for your words and I wish you a wonderful week!

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You're welcome. I wish to see more of your inspiring content. See you around Hive and I wish you a lovely week as well. Kisses~!😘💛

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Such a sweet plate with the rose made on it.

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Thank you! I love special plates for special days. I know, so childish, but, I don't care! LOL

I have some for special days like birthdays, special events, and pumpkin plates and Easter bunny plates, turkey plates, not to be outdone by the turkey silverware that my mother gifted me.

I have bowls that I got years ago of snap, crackle, and pop! :) Only a couple of each thing, but, still fun!

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I come from a long line of dish lovers and mug lovers 💛

Most of what I use on a daily basis is just a hodge podge of dishes or bowl that I like best. I'm not sure if I even have a complete set of anything anymore, but then, I haven't entertained large number of guests at one time in years.

There's no such thing as swearing off of ever buying anymore though. I won't even pretend on that !

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Me too! Most of what I use is a mix and match, or it might be a set of something. I am not that selective. :) It just has to tickle my fancy for that day. I am so ticklish! This morning I had coffee in a smiley cup. It is bright yellow and one of the eyes is only half there, so it looks like it is winking at you.

Tonight, I set the dinner table in a red and white set from Luxemburg that I bought when I was there. It's beautiful and I felt special. It doesn't have to be elegant in my book anyway, to feel special. It's a mood thingie.

We can buy, but, then I need to give something away when I do.

Le sigh

Thems the rules.

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Like this ? This mug is the normal happy on one side and a winking happy on the other. It's pretty crazed now, so it is only allowed to be a pencil cup. I think I bought it years ago and Pier 1. Such a fun mug ! I took a quick photo when I read your post, because this is what it made me think of.

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Yes!! Except, much sadder. I love it!

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LOL @except much sadder.....

My current favorite dessert sized plates that I use daily. Christopher Stuart's Barbados. I found a hand full of them at the Hospice thrift store for 50 cents each. How could I not bring some of them home? Such happy colors.

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Ohhhh! Pretty dang nice!! How could you not? They are keepers!

My Hospice Thrift Shop at the Shore shut down last year! :(

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I don't know if ours is still open or back open or not. I really REALLY miss my thrift store cruising.... I certainly do. A couple of months ago I almost rode over to look (or call or something) when it seemed covid was slacking back a little, but then it took off again so I have not checked. I feel so..... deprived.

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Yes!!! Exactly!! Deprived!! They closed the one I liked best for good. :(

There are others, but, I pick favorites! 🤣

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I just googled it and it looks like it is open. I am off tomorrow. I wonder if it would be busy on Wednesdays. I wonder if they are stocked real good or not. Did people clean out and donate more being home so much?.... or were they not able to take in donations and be sparse? I don't know. I should resist and I probably will but....

I'm so happy I'm a girl so I can change my mind and be wishy washy many times before tomorrow.... LOL

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Haha! Yes! I take advantage of that, now and again, just to remind myself I can.

Most places weren't taking donations, but would run out of things too quickly, so they probably are. Now I need to call too!

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OMG. Your photos are amazing. The flowers brings so much joy. Love all the colors!😍😍😍

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Flowers are always my thing! Thank you so much for your words.

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"When I am pleasing me, I post all flowers. :) and trees." - exactly what you said before.

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At least I am consistent, yes? :) Good morning from here!

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Good evening! you're very consistent.
Same with me. Just jumped to Jerusalem for 3 hours of the short visit. Wanted to finish the role of the film and had a few ideas. Additionally, Falafel and fresh carrot juice were exactly at the right place.

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Ah, yes! Middle Eastern fast food! :) However, I do love it and carrot juice, freshly juiced.

I got crazy yesterday visiting a college campus and realized how .uch junk food we have here in the States. Washington DC has more restaurants than fast food coming so frequently forget that there is Miles and Miles of fast food out there. Of course they're fast food and when I consider Middle East fast food are way different.

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Yes it's fast food but not junk food. All the components inside are usually fresh and natural, not an addition of Gluten or Glutamin:-))))))
There is also massive Junk food kiosks and places here - Mcdonald and others, and many people just crazy about it. But of course, everywhere you can find the Hummus and Falafel - always coming with the fresh vegetables :-)

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I do know it is not junk food, I was just ribbing you. My mother was very much in love with it and chickpeas in general.

I am not sure if people are crazy about it because the food is addictive or cheap, although I don't find it cheap at all, and not tasty. We are a hummus and falafel kind of family.

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" I was just ribbing you" 🤣🤣🤣🤣
As i read glutamine is working as some kind of narcotic and people are just addicted it to this kind of food because of these additions.

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How lovely @dswigle have a great week ahead 😊

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Thank you so much for your words @kohsamui99 It has started out as a beautiful week! Thank you and I wish the same for you!

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Your most welcome @dswigle has been a great week and it's almost over for me another week closer to your favorite season Christmas...lol 😊

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And so the plot thickens Denise! A little earlier I went to scan your page for your latest post....nothing but reblogs. On my feed....nothing but reblogs. Then someone else reblogged THIS post of yours. Or I never would've seen it. What is going on? Did you see my marketfriday post last week? You usually comment but now I'm super aware that something is glitchy on hive

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How odd? I thought I did see a post from you, but, when I reposted them all, didn't see your #MarketFriday post! Let me see if I can view it now! I am soooo sorry! :(

I know there is something weird going on as I always repost them at the same time I upvote them. It says I voted it 4 days ago, which is no abnormal, but, I always repost this. I didn't because I didn't see it. What? I am pretty careful about commenting, but, have missed some. I don't even remember seeing this one. Looking at it, I would remember it.

But, I did put a vote on it. I can see that. I don't check them at that point, I upvote all MF at 100% Then go back and repost them. Why am I not seeing your posts? Today I can. :(

There have been several glitchy things as they tweak the platform. Sorry!

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Mistakes happen but I think it's the glitch in the matrix ;) I also saw the upvote but I don't understand why your posts aren't in my feed. I'll keep checking in with you if there are big time gaps again. Thanks Denise.

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The upvotes are almost automatic. I upvote all the MarketFridays when they come in, then go back and repost them and they are all lined up, it is hard to skip one. It has got to be a glitch as I had the same, not seeing yours called up. I found it odd to see some posts that you didn't comment on that were on your profile , thinking you were busy, but, now I realize, you probably didn't have vision on them.

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@buckaroobaby Look at the MarketFriday post you did on Holland and the tulips.

Do you see my comment on it yet?

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When you are looking for my post, you look on all posts instead of blog right? The blog has all the reposts and all posts have only my posts.

I can repost my own to show up on the blog but, if I don't, it only shows up on all posts.

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Yes. It's so frustrating. And wierd. It was never a problem until recently

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Wonderful words. Reading the text, from beginning to end, I felt that I was another me in another place with other flowers and another body feeling life. Thank you for such wonderful texts and photographs!

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Thank you for such a wonderful comment. That certainly made my day!

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Ohhh, sweetness!!!
In flowers, in words, and the cake!
What is that cake? Will you share the recipe? I want to make an unusually sweet and good cake this weekend!

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The cake is an almond cake and if I can find the pictures of making it, I will do a post on it tomorrow. If not, I will just send you the recipe. :)

It is a good cake, but, a lot of work, and the cream has a short shelf life. I can give you that one or this one.

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YUM!!! I want that too, @dswigle!!!
Then I will make it, and show it!
WOW, that would be just grand!

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I will do the other one as part of the #MarketFriday post tomorrow evening. Is that okay? Then I will do this one for a beautiful Sunday. Does that work for you?

Okay! Let me know if it doesn't work for you @silversaver888

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Okeydokey!!!
No hurry!!!

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It's done, so you can look at your convienance!❤️

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Oh, okay!!!
As soon as I am done responding to comments on my blog, I'll head there!
Thank you, @dswigle!!!

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Beautiful pictures and sentiments. And wow that cake looks delicious. Love your uplifting posts in the face of so much negativity these days. Taking a moment to enjoy the little things is FREE yet returns you such wealth.

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Thank you so much. I will be doing a post on it with the recipe tomorrow or the next day. I did the one above and people loved it, it is a caramel apple cake. Thank you so much for the kind and generous words. They made my day and yes!!! It's always the little things in life, stitched together to make it yours.

Have an amazing night!

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Oh you sure do seem like a busy person always on the go! For sure take that time to take care of you. Thankfully I am never busy and can take time for a bit of fun now and again such as snapping a few pics or writing up a post and making a few comments.

Yes thanks for the comments about faith. I do have faith, so I keep trying. The only problem is Lucy always pulls the football...

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Thankfully I am never busy and can take time

Haha! Really? Kroger runs, school runs, moving runs, packing, packing, packing, making dinner, making lunch, trading, trading, trading... and the list goes on. Oh, yeah. Posting.

I have more time than you. :P

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Beautiful lilies and a very yumm looking cake as sweet as the flowers.
I love those daises, we used to have them here.. I am reminded to get these again.

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They are really lovely. I agree!

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