Category Archives: Joy

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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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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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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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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An Hour to Live…

“The key to a good life is this: If you’re not going to talk about something during the last hour of your life, then don’t make it a top priority during your lifetime.” ~Richard Carlson Recently I ‘stumbled’ across a … Continue reading

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Overcoming Technology ~ That’s my Mom!

I am proud of my Mom for many reasons, but for purposes of this post I am concentrating on one — technology. While in her 70’s, she embraced technology and won. She learned how to use a desktop computer with all … Continue reading

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“Stick to the Fight when you’re Hardest Hit!”

Every now and then, I run across a poem, song or a wonderful piece of written material making me pause and think…”gosh, that is exactly what I was thinking!” The two below did just that for me this past week. … Continue reading

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The Telephone Call

It’s all a bit overwhelming I must admit Being the one who is always sick The big decisions in my life Are when or if to go under the knife   I smile, joke, not let others know I keep … Continue reading

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Not an Average Birthday…!

“Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.” — Elizabeth Gaskell  April Fool’s Day — always a fun day for those with a sense of humor. However, I have to admit I tend … Continue reading

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