Category Archives: Finding the joy

Finding Joy While Living with a Chronic Condition

For those of us suffering with a chronic medical condition or illness, the following post from The Mighty is a must read. The post discusses the challenges of living a ‘normal’ life when sick or in pain and trying to … 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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My Christmas List

On this beautiful night on the eve of Christmas Eve, I am at home enjoying our lovely decorated house and listening to Christmas music. What is it about Christmas music? I find it very magical and only adds to the … Continue reading

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God’s Plan

The following poem is circulating throughout the web, mainly on Facebook, regarding the tragic event in Connecticut. My heart, like so many others, has been heavy. However, when I read the poem, I was left with a sense of peace … 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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Things Work Out

I have been having some difficulty finding the proper words for a post so I was very happy when I ran across the poem below written by American poet Edgar A. Guest. I thought it was a very inspirational message and may help others going through … 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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The Stranger…

I received the following as an email, which was too good not to share. While it’s different from my normal posts, I think many of you may relate. As always, I love hearing from you! A few years after I was born, my Dad met … Continue reading

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