Thoughts are Food for the Mind



Thoughts are the creations of the mind.  What we repeatedly think creates a habit.  What  we read feeds our mind and creates thoughts.  Thoughts are the food for the mind.

So what habits are we creating with our thinking?  Is it that we constantly have good thoughts in our mind, are we constantly peaceful, are we constantly upset or are we in a constant mood?

It is so important to have fresh food for you mind every single day.   A fresh positive thought every day, a motto or a mantra will help you stay peaceful and happy all day.  All you have to do is remind yourself of it.    Always, go out of your way to create the habit of positive thinking every day (I share various thoughts on Instagram  almost daily).  Then you will feel that  life is not so hard.  Read positive thoughts,  listen and watch programs that make you happy, that give a deeper meaning to life.

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Just Two Tiny Berries…




I took a vacation/mental health day on Friday… It turned into a

mind racing, 36 hour -TV show -marathon.

Adrenaline kept pumping and would not allow me to sleep.

From past experience, I didn’t fight,back,  it was just what I needed.

It gave me, “ME” time.

No pressures! I let the thoughts swirl where they may. It allowed me, deep emotional feelings, flashbacks, moments of doubt, successes, tears. A full mind and body release, cleansing, that came full circle to the realization of all I “do” have and what I’ve accomplished in my life.

The above is not something I would recommend for everyone.

A person can get in that funk and it is not easy to pull yourself out.

I, however knew the signs – K needed one of “those” days. 

Finally, I got some rest, ayup- 8 1/2 hours worth! Dang the ol’ body is sore.

Laying around after being tense and up tight for the 2 weeks- HELLO!! MUSCLES!! 




In the wee hours of Saturday morning,

I brewed that coffee I like.

Walked outside, temp  about 32. 

Oh! how the birds were singing

Their early morning songs

No cawing of ugliness or discontent

Just sweet intertwined melodies.

A possibility of a sunny day

Was teasing me

As the cloudless sky was showing

it’s extra brightness

Right where a sunrise could be.

Something pushed me towards 

My fall leaf filled flower garden,

I reached for this season’s

Yet untouched lawn rake 

And swiped some leaves away.

Below, that crispy crinkle brown, 

The sweet aroma of fresh dirt.

I inhaled that tantalizing aroma.

A few more strokes and there it was

One tiny- yet gigantic- sign of  HOPE!!

Shiny vibrant  green  leaves,

With just two, Christmas red holly berries.

The color even more enhanced

With last year’s  oak brown backdrop.

I knew it was the sign

Nature wanted me to find.

An Easter gift just for me.

For so many times

When I have stumbled,

Mother Earth seemed to know

Just exactly what I needed.

As in the past

My soul was renewed,

Clear, wide open

To let in – those endless

Positive insights

Of my life’s possibilities.


to enjoy
soul happty


  Kind Regards and feeling inner peace – K


Photography of my berry find by LGB

aka: Bgage on ViewBug.





More than ever… 

Today is a beautiful day

For feeling grateful for

Each and every thing 

You have in your life! 

You might have noticed 

In my post 

An Eye Opener

Among  the words was 

The term, stage 2.

We had just received 

News that LGB 

Has esophagus cancer

Only 1 and 1/2 weeks earlier.

And they had finished the

Tests which concluded the stage.

He has just hit 45 weeks sober!

He is feeling confident 

And ready to fight!



No fancy words do I write today


I dedicate this post 

To you, my best friend! 

(I’ve known him 

since the 8th grade! 

Practically forever!)


Kind Regards and 

          feeling grateful 4 you -K

Photography Compliments of LGB


BGage on Viewbug ❤


Strength in Numbers

Early Spring togetherness in NH.



Our neighbors backyard stump covered  with a family of ‘shrooms.



Three special friends hanging out in the pasture in Unity, NH.


Abby laying on mommy as we watch movies on a lazy Sunday afternoon.


Kind Regards 

         and feeling peaceful-

                        K and LGB.
Photography by LGB.

Aka BGage on Viewbug



Once She Knew Me

Originally written 10/11/2016.



Somehow her heart knew, I was someone special,

But her head could not place from whence we met.

On my weekly visits, off to the garden we’d venture

For I knew from my lifelong upbringing,

Her love of flowers, birds and all things nature.

Down the hallways we often skipped and danced,

Singing little ditties, whilst holding hands.

Her soul was that of a free spirited teenager.

And she was the happiest girl of all.

As sundown time each day arrived

She anxiously awaited the doors to open

In the parking lot, they  must sit awaiting,

Her parents in their horse drawn sleigh, 

To take her home to the old farmstead.

Alas, she was 94 and it was I who knew

They had long since gone away.

But none of that did she believe.

Once that time of day had passed.

She remained the happiest girl of all.

My children knew…

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An Eye Opener

my natural heart from bri


Two years together

And what is there to show?

Of the love we’ve shared,

Of precious time spent?

We’ve chattered, laughed,

Giggled with silliness,

Down well traveled roads,


Think of all we’ve done,

Accomplished and over come.



Today, marked the start

Of a new journey

We’ve never yet explored.

After one and half weeks of tests,

Yes, today 

We received the news,

A confirmed reservation,

LGB is late in Stage 2.

It hit’s me

Circumstances have dictated

Tho I’m the professed

Love of his life,

I’ve remained,

The girl in the shadows.


How going forward,

Do I help him

Win this battle?

What role do I play,

As a warrior in this fight?

Only by a forward step

Into that bright sun-light

Can I truly be his partner,

To crusade and lobby,

Grow the strongest army.

As we enter into war

Against this new found plight.


Positive thoughts and prayers are all we ask….




Kind Regards – K and LGB

aka BGage on Viewbug.









Photo challenge Security

Word press word prompt Outlier

We Certainly Can!

March stomped out leaving behind  12 fresh inches of extra heavy packed white snowflakes. While, April Fools Day welcomed me with a case of insomnia and lots of shoveling!

One must love Mother Nature’s sense of humor, particularly if you live in New England.

Tomorrow’s weather looks like 50s and sunny,  by the end of the week we may have gone  from sopping wet mittens and boots to shorts and flip flops!

One would think we would be accustomed to change by now. Who was it that said, “Change is inevitable. It’s a constant, the one thing you can rely on?”

I believe, if we can adapt to rapidly changing weather, we sure can learn to walk any path we choose! Literally,  set our minds to do anything! 


Kind Regards and 

                 believing in you – K

 Photography by LGB. Look for him as BGage in Viewbug! 😘


Inner Battles

Self doubt from a childhood

Being told  I never would

Battles the truthfilled knowledge

That I’ve already  proven

That I could.

Knowing the signs, triggers of self

Show years of forging through.

It’s time to quiet the mind

Relax, Get some rest

Once again tomorrow

I’ll be me, the winner

Refreshed and at my best,

“Within you, you will find everything you need to be complete.”

-Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

Kind Regards and winning -K

photo compliments of LGB


Cee’s B&W photography Challenge G & H

Here we go…



House on the water!

Look found a Golf ball!!



” Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation. ”

-Brian Tracy

Kind Regards and great shots LGB

Ps- between app problems and lost pics this blog has taken 2 people almost 2 hours to post . I am grateful we are done! And we still can’t find the H we lost from our link! Ha ha!

Cee’s B&W Photography Challenge G or

Once I Was… and Now I Am…



Do you remember when you were 13 what you aspired to be when you became an adult? Then between the ages of 16 and 18, we had another vision of our future. I’m thinking  something along the line of “taking over the world.” Serious stuff like that. (smirk) We knew it all! No one could tell us anything. The possibilities were endless. The world was wide open!  Move over because we are here!!! Woo hoo!!

Somewhere between then and our fifties a whole lot of reality took over. We worked jobs we hated because we had families and responsibilities. Single parenthood was hard work but no longer frowned upon. Then, WHAM! in comes the era of the entrepreneur. I am not sure of what percent there is of triumphant individuals. Do you?  I surely  want to hear the numbers are high. Hard work, countless 16 hour days plus. “Do what you love…

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Cee’s B&W Photography Challenge E and F.

Yes here we go on another! 

Check around YOUR own backyard and join in . 

We’ll start it off with Equine and Equipment. 

Move onto Farm and Flower!

And wrap it up with a Country ‘Fence’!

Great job LGB! 

These look fabulous!
Kind Regards, as I’m hanging out in the country -K

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters E or F