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August 11, 2018 – 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Chainbreaker Biking Event in Minnesota – Donate to Combat Childhood Cancer

Hi All,

The Chainbreaker fight against childhood cancer bike ride is scheduled for August 11. I’m signed up for the 25 mile ride. All proceeds go to finding a cure for childhood cancer and to Masonic Children’s Hospital located in Minneapolis MN. If you’d like to help out here’s my website where you can contribute – safe and secure: Melissa Blanchard’s Site for Chainbreakerride.org

I have 12 donations so far with a total of $300 toward my goal to collect $1,000 to help children overcome a diagnosis of cancer.

Give if you can and positive thoughts and prayers as I participate in the biking event on August 11th 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. from Eagan to Hampton, Minnesota will be appreciated.

Here’s some pictures from my 27 + miles put in since last beginning my training for making the 25 mile trek:

“Leonard”

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“Leonard:  My Fifty-Year Friendship with A Remarkable Man”

By William Shatner with David Fisher.

I recommend this book as a journey of life encompassing a shared career and friendship between actors that I enjoyed growing up.

Listening to Mr. Shatner’s excellent narration to share his love of Leonard Nimoy was a privilege and a priceless gift of insight into what makes a career and friendship.

I am a Star Trek fan growing up and in my 55 years of enjoying Mr. Shatner and Mr. Nimoy in all their many roles I found this book a gift that helped me to see the beauty of pursing a career and how it impacts living life to the fullest.

I’m thankful that I took the time to listen to this well written book.

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I’m Writing – See The Results at http://lifeafter50m.blogspot.com/2014/08/my-journey-to-healthy-lifestyle-8-8-14.html

 

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2014 Nora Roberts Writing Institute August 8th – 10, 2014

 

Nora Roberts Writing Institute at HCC has inspired me to write (as did Nora Roberts recent comments at http://fallintothestory.com/recap-3-a-signing-and-a-move/

So check out my blog at http://lifeafter50m.blogspot.com/2014/08/my-journey-to-healthy-lifestyle-8-8-14.html
I’ll be doing more writing at my other blogs as well:
https://melissablanchard62.wordpress.com/
A book review site
http://photos2shareblog.wordpress.com/
A photo journal

Keep on believing in the possibilities. Life has meaning – its all about finding that which is yours to own and celebrate.

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Love how you capture each moment Maria Brinkley thanks for sharing.

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Beautiful example of yellow and how it brings happiness to the world. Thank you stellingsma2010

your ability to choose one thought over another…

Thanks for sharing. I agree – the best option is in life is to find the positive. Meditation helps me to let go of negative thoughts. There’s so much life has to offer – if we only open our eyes and see. Peace.

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Letters II

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Originally posted on Meticulous Mick:
For my second entry to this week’s photo challenge entitled ‘letters’, I have taken some images of different letters only there is a slight twist to it. ? Have a great weekend and remember to…

SEO Quick Tips: Four Ways to Improve Your Results Today

Good tips to get the most out of your blog.

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Did you know that WordPress.com is extremely SEO friendly right out of the box?

If you blog here at WordPress.com, you’re already ensuring great search engine results, without even having to try!

But if your search rank still isn’t where you want it to be, here are four quick steps you can take today to start improving it.

Post something!

Writers block Photo by Vince Kusters

“Wait,” you say. “I thought you said these were going to be quick, easy tips! Posting is The Hardest Thing Evah!”

I feel you. Writer’s block is real, but an active posting schedule of useful content is rule number one in traffic building.

Posts don’t have to be a ten-paragraph original academic essay to be worthwhile, though! Here are some ideas if the blank page (well, post editor) is getting you down:

  • Post a photo you’ve recently snapped, with a few lines about where it was…

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So validating

You are loved, Kelz. The alone times are opportunities to connect with the Universe – to understand what is uniquely ours to do in this life. Reading your blog is freeing, your photos and writing speak to the soul and spirit. May you never feel alone – we’re all in the journey together. Your friend – with love, Missy XXOO

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I’ve been spending alot of time this weekend reading through comments you’ve all written to me and doing my best to respond to everyone.

One thing that struck me while I was doing this with tears in my eyes. I’m not alone and there are so many incredible people out there in this big bad world, willing, understand and so encouraging.

Alot have described me as having courage, being strong and brave, being inspiring. It feels like the ultimate form of Validation.

It’s also made me realise I need to learn self validation. That I am a good person who toke wrong turns. Working daily to improve my situations, me, my life and that of my children’s. I have only a few friends. But they are amazing.

You have all given me more hope. You’ve given me understanding. You’ve given more more then you’ll ever know.
Thank you doesn’t…

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No one can take it away from me :)

Art at its very best – beauty and love combined.

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A few days ago I was walking along the beach feeling so sad. I turned around and saw my foot prints, deciding to take a photo. My thoughts wondered to him. I wished he was walking beside me, hand in hand like before. I’ve just realised he was. Not in person but he’s always with me, in mind, heart and soul. Our memories are mine to keep, my love for him is allowed in my heart. No matter what happens my lost love you’ll forever be with me, in my past, my current thoughts and my future dreams

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