Saturday, May 18, 2019

Weekend column: Preparing for the empty nest

"It is not what you do for your children; it's what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings." ~Ann Landers


"The path ahead" / Cindy La Ferle

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Last week, I ran across an essay I wrote after my only child left home for college. Today he's a married man with a home of his own -- yet the topic of launching our kids to adulthood is always close to my heart, especially during graduation season. 

A few of my dearest friends are proud parents of high school and college graduates this month, so I'm dedicating today's post to them. The piece was first published in the 2014 Mother's Day issue of Ideals magazine, and republished by GuidepostsTo read it online, click here



Friday, May 17, 2019

Funny Friday: Art in public places

"You can only be young once. 
But you can always be immature." 
~Dave Barry

"Altered sculpture" in downtown Mount Clemens. 

Cindy La Ferle


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Attitude adjustments

“Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~Wayne Dyer


Gardening boots / Cindy La Ferle

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Accepting yourself

"About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for being you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all." ~Rita Mae Brown

Mirror, mirror / Cindy La Ferle

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Starting a garden

"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." ~Iris Murdoch

Cindy La Ferle

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Living with courage

The greatest mistake we make is living in constant fear that we will make one.” ~John C. Maxwell 


Cindy La Ferle
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Saturday, May 11, 2019

Remembering our mothers

"When we lose our mothers, we lose much that can't be replaced. But we are also left with much to cherish -- memories, unique personality traits and strengths, wisdom, and hopefully an example that can inspire us to offer nurturing love to those who remain in our lives. A mother's love is never lost if it is passed on." ~Peggy Heinzmann Ekerdt

Carlesta with her dog, Sonny / Cindy La Ferle


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Friday, May 10, 2019

Funny Friday: Decisions, decisions

"I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not so sure." ~Steven Wright

Cindy La Ferle


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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Real love

"Be certain that 
in the religion of Love 
there are no believers and unbelievers. 
Love embraces all." ~Rumi

Cindy La Ferle

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