Category Archives: Authentic Living

Anniversary- Where were You on August 29th, 2005?

The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings! ~ Henry Ward Beecher I count my blessing. … Continue reading

Posted in Authentic Living, Life, New Orleans | Tagged , , , , | 16 Comments

Aristotle said… Excellence

I announced on Facebook that I was doing a giveaway with today’s blog. You could be a lucky winner! Stick with me. The giveaway information is coming. Excellence. What does that mean for you? Aristotle said, “We are what we … Continue reading

Posted in Authentic Living, Creativity, Writing | Tagged , , , | 22 Comments

What is an “Echo?” Tips To Axe These Repeat Offenders

I found this post helpful. The links are interesting, especially after reading a blog post by the Editors of the Wild Rose Press about “nails on a chalkboard” phrases. One editor said she made an author remove “that” from a … Continue reading

Posted in Learning, Links, Writing | Tagged , | 7 Comments

And the Winner Is… YOU

Do you see yourself as a winner? Do you feel energized and engaged in your daily adventure? What gets you out of bed each morning? Does it bring you joy? How do you become the Star in the movie of … Continue reading

Posted in Authentic Living, Learning, Writer's Life | 14 Comments

Randomness…or not? Farewell to Miss Gladys

Linda Joyce Contemplates is the title of my blog. The name is intended to capture my musings of different aspects of life. I am more than a wife. I am more than a daughter. I am more than a writer. … Continue reading

Posted in Authentic Living, Family, New Orleans, Writer's Life | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

Twelfth Night Preparedness- are You ready?

It’s 38 days to Mardi Gras (The photo of the beads is compliments of News 33) We’re living 2013. It’s here. Let’s do a review of all we’ve covered about Mardi Gras and New Orleans. Mardi Gras Music – check … Continue reading

Posted in Authentic Living, Food, Mardi Gras, Music, New Orleans | Tagged , , | 4 Comments

Bestow appreciation

Giving Thanks. Not just at Thanksgiving. Give: verb used with object 1) to present voluntarily and without expecting compensation; bestow Thank: verb used with object 1) to express gratitude, appreciation, or acknowledgement My gratitude journal rests on my nightstand next … Continue reading

Posted in Authentic Living, Inspiration, Life, Writing | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment