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Reignite

Phyllis Inspiration 29 Comments

I was in my doctor’s office this week, and a new nurse-practitioner came in. I greeted her and asked about her new career. She made the most wonderful statement: “Being here has reignited me—I love this!” My doctor looked at me and said, “That is a great word.” Reignite—meaning to ignite again. I thought about that on the way home …

Holiday cookie tray

The Secret to Thoughtful Gift Giving

Phyllis Lifestyle 5 Comments

Not allowing a single peep of Christmas until the Thanksgiving leftovers are packed and distributed among the family is a common preference. And I understand this opinion—I really do. It seems strange to be thinking about a time full of crackling fires and mugs of hot chocolate overflowing with billowy marshmallows when it’s sweltering hot outside. But stay with me …

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Seeing Beauty

Phyllis Inspiration 36 Comments

“The sign of a beautiful person is that they always see beauty in others.” I thought about this quote, as I have read it many times, and it resonates with me now more than ever. We are drawn to those who find beauty in all things because such a practice is not always common. And I call it a practice …

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A Favorite Destination: Williamsburg, Virginia

Phyllis Lifestyle 30 Comments

Many of you know that I am totally consumed with Williamsburg, Virginia, and the historical events that occurred there during the 1700s. When I walk down the streets of Colonial Williamsburg and see the character reenactments, knowing this is far better than it was then, I wonder just how they survived during those times. I love the glamorized version in …