Guest Post on Selections of Reflections

Hi everyone — sending a quick note letting you know I’m honored to be Diana Jackson’s guest over on “Selections of Reflections” with the following story.

Happy Happy Happy ~ Guest Post by Pat Ruppel

I hope you’ll drop by, leave a comment and share the love.

Thank You!

Pat at the ol’ kitchen table

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Writing Process Blog Hop

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Writing, Arts, Communications by MSN Clipart

This is something new to me, a Writing Process Blog Hop and I’m truly honored to share my piece.

I’m a little nervous about it, as I’ve not taken part in something like this before. I know writers all over the globe participate in numerous writing discussions and exercises but I never thought I’d have much to add nor what I wrote would compare.

I’m discovering I may have been wrong and can offer value with what I have to say. Continue reading

Thank You! Wonderful Team Member Readership Award Nomination

The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award

The end of June, I was honored to be nominated for the Wonderful Team Member Readership Award. Thank you to my Scottish internet friend, Shaun Gibson at “Praying for One Day”, for this award.

We have become acquainted through the sharing and exchange of life’s stories and a connection in my father’s parents also being from Scotland.  Continue reading

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I’ve Been Nominated for the “I Am Part of the WordPress Family Award”

WordPress Family Award

I Am Part of the WordPress Family Award

Thank you Shaun Gibson, creator of this award, for nominating me for the I Am Part of the WordPress Family Award.

Shaun started this award because of how the WordPress family has taken him in, cared and showed him love.

He has a Scottish flare of covering a wide range of topics from politics, love of family, chronic pain to poetry or music.

There’s something for everyone. Please check out his site at “Praying for One Day”.  Continue reading

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Life’s Timeline

Small business people on chess board

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I’m noticing things are different, this time, after I retired in April 2012. It’s no longer an “in-between jobs” mindset. I’m in a good place and more settled and connected than ever. I feel as if my heart and head are coming together with purpose and meaning.  Continue reading

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