Karla’s Korner: Life and Legacies

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Karla's Korner: Life and Legacies Life and Legacies Author and missionary Steve Saint one wrote "Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It's the longest lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs." and famed poet and avid gardener Ray Bradbury wrote "Everyone must leave something behind when he dies....it doesn't matter what you do, so long as you change something from the way it was before you touched it into something that's like you after you take your ...

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Karla’s Korner: Seeking Balance

Karla's Korner: Seeking Balance

Karla's Korner: Seeking Balance Seeking Balance Every once in a while I find myself in need of pulling out my proverbial “soap box; it’s every once in a while. For those who follow my writing know that I made a significant lifestyle change 23 months ago. That lifestyle change I believe saved my life and made me a better person physically and spiritually. Losing nearly 100 pounds in those 23 months has been nothing short of hard work, sacrifice and digging deep within my soul finding a degree ...

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Karla’s Korner: Can’t Never Done Nothin’

Karla's Korner: Can’t Never Done Nothin’

Karla's Korner: Can’t Never Done Nothin’ Can’t Never Done Nothin’ She’s three years old, and cute as a button. Every morning she walks in dragging her bigger than her backpack and exclaims “I can’t do it Ms. Karla” as she stands glaring at the hook on the wall; the place where her backpack belongs. “Try” I tell her, “use both hands, one on the bottom one on the top”. “I just can’t Ms. Karla, please help me.” Continuing to encourage her I insist that she try and up until this past week ...

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Karla’s Korner: Leaf Moments

Karla's Korner: Leaf Moments

Karla's Korner: Leaf Moments Leaf Moments…. Sometimes our greatest lessons come from the unlikeliest of places. Sometimes when we least expect it we find ourselves seeing through an ordinary event in an extraordinary way; almost as if we’ve adjusted the lenses of our life’s looking glass. Finding myself learning lessons on a pretty regular basis this week was no different. Deciding to pitch in and help my son with a little yard work while the husband is away, I offered to use the leaf ...

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Karla’s Korner – Why Not?: Lessons From A Little Girl

Karla's Korner

Why Not?: Lessons From A Little Girl Every once in a while I have an “ahh haa” moment that sticks with me for a very long time. This past week I surprised my best friend’s (Amee) little girl at her 7th birthday party. Greeting me with open arms and an excited “I’ve missed you so much!” wearing a beautiful green velvet dress with her hair up and adorned with a tiara. As she bounced around from friend to friend, opening presents, eating cake and candy I remembered how she inspired me in ...

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Karla’s Korner: Tis The Season

Karla's Korner: Tis The Season

Karla's Korner: Tis The Season Tis The Season…. While traveling along one of my favorite stretches of a rural Virginia roads this week I noticed shriveled brown stalks of corn filling the fields where just a few weeks ago tall green ones stood in their rows pointing toward the summer sun. In a matter of what seems like a blink of an eye the lushness of summer has been replaced by the fading shades of fall. There’s a crispness in the early morning air and multi-colored leaves have begun ...

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Karla’s Korner: Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

Karla's Korner: Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt

Karla's Korner: Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt Pretty Shouldn’t Hurt…. Australian author Markus Zusak wrote “Sometimes people are beautiful. Not in looks. Not in what they say. Just in what they are.” American writer Amy bloom wrote “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” And American comedian Ellen DeGeneres said “Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are.” More than a year ago I wrote about beauty and ...

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Karla’s Korner: Wrinkles

Karla's Korner: Wrinkles

Karla's Korner: Wrinkles Wrinkles… Mark Twain wrote “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been”. With my 48th birthday on the horizon I have upped my skincare regimen a bit more lately. Perusing the skincare section of the local mega pharmacy I struggled to make a choice. As a teenager I remember using Ivory soap to wash my face. At 16 there was no need for moisturizers, buffers, polishers and who knew what the heck SPF was. Flash forward to my thirties and now forties ...

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Karla’s Korner: The Importance of Being Nervous

Karla's Korner: The Importance of Being Nervous

Karla's Korner: The Importance of Being Nervous The Importance of Being Nervous Author J.K. Rowling wrote “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve”. Rowling herself proved that she had the nerve to set her mind on becoming a writer and well, we all know how that turned out. I received a text from my daughter on Friday morning just before 8 a.m. stating that she had arrived at her new job, was sitting in the parking lot fearing she may throw up as she felt like it was her first day of ...

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Karla’s Korner: Try A Little Kindness

Karla's Korner: Try A Little Kindness

Karla's Korner: Try A Little Kindness Try A Little Kindness... Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote “Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.” British author and Baptist preacher John Bunyan is quoted as saying “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” This quote has been one of my favorites for a long time and ironically Bunyan died on this day (August 31) in 1688. While the message originated over 300 years ago the sentiment ...

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