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Lovely!

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Thank you, Liz! πŸ’œ

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Love this, Sue! Thanks for writing and sharing.

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My pleasure! πŸ’œ

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Apr 29, 2023Liked by Sue Ferrera

Lovely. It is wonderful that all these twists and turns lead you to friendship and fulfillment.

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I couldn't agree more, Patricia! I hope you will be joining the second Artist's Way group! πŸ’œ

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Apr 29, 2023Liked by Sue Ferrera

Yes! I plan to. I am sure I have an actual hard copy of that book here... somewhere. Lol.

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I don't have the book, so I'll be ordering it today! Will you be on the zoom call Tuesday?

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I need to locate the details. If I am free, I would love to. I am presenting regression hypnosis to a women’s group that evening. 😁

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another keeper! This might be a great way for anyone to write about their own life. You used a great format with each leading to the next introduced with the word imagine. Getting old is universal. How you do that is subjective. Thanks for this well-thought-out Friday entry. It is all about word choice, combos of words, and their meaning. Those are just part of why your work is special. It evokes emotional responses. I felt like I was going through the same process. Substituting my personal story after I read yours each step along the way. A satisfying, gratifying experience watching your life passages. Meeting Rick was a big plus. 🌷❀️🌷

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Thank you, Vicki, for your comments. What I am always hoping for is that my readers find their story in my words. We are all much more alike than we imagine. And yes, Rick changed the trajectory of my life in the loveliest of ways. I often tell him I'm pretty sure I wouldn't even be writing were it not for him. He's been my constant cheerleader/writing coach even when I couldn't see the forest for the trees. πŸ’œ

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For me, I come away from each piece you write here with something that adds value to my life. It is a win/win. 🌈❀️

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πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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Thank you for pulling back the curtain and sharing your life’s journey so sweetly and wisely with us! May all your days forward be ones which fulfill; your heart and cause your spirit to soar with more and more gratitude!

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Thank you, Chinmayan! πŸ’œ

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Apr 28, 2023Liked by Sue Ferrera

Your years in Cool (can’t believe that it has indeed been years) have truly shaped, changed and strengthened you. If you knew that all of that would be coming at you, you would have run as fast as you could. But some how, life gives us the tenacity to get through situations that we couldn’t imagine we could.

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Haha, you are probably correct about running the other way. What has also truly shaped, changed and strengthened me was having loving, supportive people around me like you guys! πŸ’œ

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Love this. The universe, G-d, whatever your beliefs, takes care of us.

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Yes, I agree. πŸ’œ

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Apr 28, 2023Liked by Sue Ferrera

This is beautiful. I, too, have felt that out of the hardest challenges I have faced have helped me to grow mentally and spiritually. They are why I am right here, right now, in this place. You are so eloquent in your writing and expressing your thoughts. Thank you for being vulneral and for this post.

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Thank you, Trula, for your kindness always. πŸ’œ

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Apr 28, 2023Liked by Sue Ferrera

My wonderful grandmother use to all was tell us β€œwhen God closes one door he always opens a window”. Sometimes out of our most difficult experience many more blessing emerge.

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I think there are always blessings, sometimes we just need to be patient and be willing to weed the garden out a bit to see them :) πŸ’œ

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Yes, indeed. The skills of listening and making the most of what is instead of fighting the situation... wasting energy. You example a great skill set that all can learn and want to learn when seeing your results.

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Thank you, Lisa, always appreciate your comments!! πŸ’œ

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Thank you so much for this, Sue. Sending sunshine.

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Oh, I'll take the sunshine any time! πŸ’œ

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Thanks for sharing. What a great reminder of "this, too, shall pass" and the importance of gratitude on each step along the way.

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Thank you, Joyce. I agree, gratitude as you so eloquently write about in your newsletter, is key to staying positive through difficult times in our lives. πŸ’œ

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Apr 28, 2023Liked by Sue Ferrera

❀️ Love this! Yes, life takes us on many backroads until we find the right one. We are so blessed to have you and Rick in our community!. You are such a bright light (and so is he). I look forward to many years of friendshipπŸ₯°

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As do I, Leah Ann, you little cheerleader you!!! πŸ’œ

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Wow! Put so succinctly, it has been an amazing journey for you the past 7 or so years!! So glad Nancy (I'm assuming its her) has a new friend to share her lilacs with... miss you all!

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Yes, it's Nancy's tree. My house smells like heaven. Miss you too!!! πŸ’œ

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Beautiful! I needed this today. Deep gratitude πŸ™πŸ».

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That makes me very happy. As I'm sure you well know, it can be hard to bare your soul in your writing. But it's comments like this that keep me coming back to do it again and again. Have a blessed day. πŸ’œ

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Thank you - that is SO hopeful and I appreciate it. The lotus rises from the muddy water...

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I'm so glad to hear you found it helpful. πŸ’œ

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