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Flashbacks of Good http://flashbacksofgood.com Good happens. Make note of it. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 18:56:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.6.1 Broken, but the same http://flashbacksofgood.com/broken-but-the-same/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/broken-but-the-same/#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2009 16:26:03 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2519 I was walking along a road and suddenly the ice cracked beneath my feet.  I looked down and realized that broken or smooth, the ice patches were made of the same ingredients: frozen water = H2O!

A broken heart may seem to shatter and be something else, however the heart can never lose its essential ingredients:  enduring love, compassion, courage, and enthusiasm.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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Connected http://flashbacksofgood.com/connected/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/connected/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2009 16:25:30 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2511 We were walking out of the play and it was very dark.  My granddaughter took one look at our shadows and cried, “Look grandma, our shadows are together!”  I thought it so poignant that my granddaughter discovered another way we are close and connected.

There are natural laws that will always keep you connected to something good — even when you don’t have the strength, inclination, or knowledge on how to make this connection.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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Whirling dervish http://flashbacksofgood.com/whirling-dervish/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/whirling-dervish/#comments Wed, 08 Apr 2009 15:58:31 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2502 The whirling dervishes are dancers who spin to empty themselves of distracting influences.  On this morning, my granddaughter reminded me of the spinning Sufis.  She spent more than an hour whirling to her favorite music.  She was in a trance of freedom and joy.

Having to make sure everything is right and on time can be a burdensome responsibility for you.  Take time each day to spin out of control and be in a good meditative place of your own.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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Topsy turvy world http://flashbacksofgood.com/topsy-turvy-world/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/topsy-turvy-world/#comments Tue, 07 Apr 2009 13:35:20 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2469 I remembered when having my world turned upside down was fun!   Then adulthood arrived and I had to learn that the untoward traumatic topsy turvy events were resolved when I could find hope and joy in getting up and moving on.

The world turning upside down in utter confusion is simply your cue to find the best of who you are, raise yourself up, and go forward with joy and good expectations.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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Early bird? http://flashbacksofgood.com/early-bird/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/early-bird/#comments Mon, 06 Apr 2009 13:23:54 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2456 I grabbed my camera just in time to snap this picture of a robin catching a worm.  Around 1670, a platitude/proverb was published stating that only the early bird catches the worm.  I hate to tell that person, but the bird and his feathered friends caught worms all day long.  This guy was having lunch.  (Click photo to enlarge.)

Question platitudes and resolve that you will find what you need — no matter what the time of day or the number in competition.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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Strong heart http://flashbacksofgood.com/strong-heart/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/strong-heart/#comments Sun, 05 Apr 2009 16:39:15 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2445 Tire tracks left familiar patterns in the snow covered street.  I was startled to see a little heart peeking out from behind one print.  See it at the bottom mid right?  Click on the picture to enlarge the image.

Life has its little “run overs” that would crush the hopes, dash the dreams or break a heart.  However, your heart is strong and can peek out and come back to its fullest good expression.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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Good old memories http://flashbacksofgood.com/good-old-memories/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/good-old-memories/#comments Sat, 04 Apr 2009 16:33:51 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2439 When I was in college, my boyfriend gave me a stuffed giraffe.  Almost forty years later, I looked in the store window and saw a reminder of this lost love and gift.  The old giraffe’s newer model was standing tall and ready for a love story of its own.

Cherish the reminders of some sacred joy — even if that time in your life is over and done.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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Bale out http://flashbacksofgood.com/bale-out/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/bale-out/#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2009 16:22:42 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2425 How was this Colorado rancher going to get this great big ton of hay out of his little pick up truck?  Simple.  Chain the hay to a fence post and drive away.  A simple bale out!

The bail out for heavy loads or problems in your life may be to do something very good and simple — by yourself!  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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Your true colors http://flashbacksofgood.com/your-true-colors/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/your-true-colors/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2009 16:13:37 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2408 After the clouds passed, the Colorado sky was a bright blue and revealed what was always there during the storm.

Even during turmoil, disappointments, and discouragement, the true color of your human nature is a spectrum of extraordinarily and beautiful good.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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Carried http://flashbacksofgood.com/carried/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/carried/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2009 15:27:22 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2399 I had no idea where this Red Cross tank had been or where it was going.   Although disabled, the tank was getting to its destination.

You are that person who can get to where you need to go — regardless of your financial situation, physical abilities, or present environment.  If you can’t make it alone, you will be carried to fulfill your good purpose.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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No need to look back http://flashbacksofgood.com/no-need-to-look-back/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/no-need-to-look-back/#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2009 15:19:32 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2389 This is the actual view I had in my rear view mirror.  The view was especially disconcerting because I was in a blizzard and trying to get safely off the highway.  MIssion accomplished — with no rear mirror view!

No matter what your history, you can still move forward in safety and grace.  Sometimes, you can’t and don’t need to look back in order to move forward.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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Wear your heart http://flashbacksofgood.com/wear-your-heart/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/wear-your-heart/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2009 23:33:33 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2374 Many years ago, a friend came up to me and said I was wearing my heart on my sleeve.  Busted!  I was.  My mother had just died and I cried at inopportune times.  My emotions were “out there” and obvious.  This week, I simply smiled when walking past this sweet young woman.  She was wearing her heart on her sleeve — literally!

The world might say you are too “emotional”.  However, there are times when emoting is a good thing.  If this is that time for you, wear your heart on your sleeve in the presence of good, healing, empathic, loving, and compassionate people and you will feel their healing influence.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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After the rain http://flashbacksofgood.com/after-the-rain/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/after-the-rain/#comments Mon, 30 Mar 2009 00:55:27 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2363 Look carefully at the raindrops left after a storm.  The tree was covered with them.  They reflected everything around them.  Within one, I could see the whole garden.

After the last tear drop falls and the storm is over, look around and see a world that can offer you a great life.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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At the mercy of whim http://flashbacksofgood.com/mercy-of-whim/ http://flashbacksofgood.com/mercy-of-whim/#comments Sun, 29 Mar 2009 00:18:12 +0000 Suzy Shepard http://flashbacksofgood.com/?p=2347 Gusts of wind make their eery deposits.  This is a plethora of  plastic hanging on unleafed bush branches.

What you cherish most must not be at the mercy of whim.  Keep those precious thoughts protected from outside fury.  This is my flashback of good for today.  Suzy Shepard

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