Category Archives: Being Thankful

To H., Love, M.

“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” ~Lao Tzu Valentine’s Day is a special day for my husband and me especially this year since it’s our 10th wedding anniversary. For many, 10 … Continue reading

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Unexplainable Life

I was having difficulty determining a topic for a post for My Unplanned Life until I viewed a photograph that took my breath away. In fact, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with my latest medical diagnosis and the requirements … Continue reading

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My Unplanned Life…year in review

The WordPress.com stats helper prepared a 2012 annual report for My Unplanned Life. Those who follow the blog may find this data interesting. It lists information regarding how many people are reading the blog, which posts were the most popular, … Continue reading

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Life is like a Train Ride

I read the post below from one of my favorite blogs (www.amsdaily.net). While the author of the story is unknown (even following an exhausting Internet search), the message was one I wanted to share with the readers of My Unplanned Life. I read … Continue reading

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To Chonda, with thanks!

I have written many times about where I get my inspiration…music, books, quotes, people, messages; however, my most recent uplifting and encouraging message came from the beautiful Christian Comedian Chonda Pierce on a Friday evening in a lovely church in … Continue reading

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He Got a Job!

One day shy of a year from the day he was downsized, my husband walked through the doors of his new place of employment. I don’t think there was another person alive who was feeling happier or more blessed to … Continue reading

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Medical Confessions, part two

“The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.” ~Nikolai Lenin While seeing Dr. P. in Philadelphia, he referred me to his good friend and colleague in Virginia whom he thought I should begin seeing for the MRSA … Continue reading

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Finding Happiness

There are so many wonderful blogs online and as a blogger, I follow many. In fact, I can’t keep up with my reading! AMS Daily recently posted 36 Things You Should Do To Find Happiness. Many of the suggestions I liked; however, … Continue reading

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These are the Days I Will Remember!

I must first extend a special thank you to those who reached out following my last post regarding my surgery. Your prayers, comments, telephone calls, Facebook messages, etc. were so helpful in my recovery and I can’t thank you enough … Continue reading

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My Seventh Anniversary…with Gratitude

Seven years ago today Dr. Liar changed the course of my life in a matter of seconds when he hit my spinal cord during what should have been a routine surgery to repair a herniated disc. And while I have … Continue reading

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