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A Million Things!

Updated on September 19, 2014

One million things to do...

...or a million different worries, it seems, on any given day! A day's worth of frustrations and endless cycles can make you dizzy and ready for a change of scenery.

When it seems all we've been doing is paddling upstream, intent on reaching the top, we realize sooner or later we've missed the scenery along the way.

Ready for some good News? Whatever is breaking your day will soon be yesterday's news! Stay Green! Recycle and keep hope close by!

[All photos by Bev Lemley, with the exception noted ~ all rights reserved]

Before we get started!

Let's take an honest look!

How do you see yourself?

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Let's Face it, most days we're held down and made to jump and on too few days we're allowed to dance

That's Life, inching forward... - ...in an upside-down world ~ right?

Going backwards and trying to hang on!

Suddenly the perspective came to me... - ...in five short minutes...

... the scenery will change ~ This will be yesterday's news.

Just let it go ~

The thought of checking out the skyline... - ...instead of the byline...

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...and feeling the sunshine, soaking it up, suddenly seemed more appealing!

Just a Thought!

What will I achieve by carrying that load all around with me ~

just to drop it on my toe anyway!

With a change of Heart...

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... I decided to skip the flustrations that were making my brows knit a sweater. That's right. Just skip it ~ let it roll off and trail behind me. Wow! A lighter load, snappier step ~ smile in place, look out world!

What Goes Crazy ...

...in your day?! A Million things!

Looking beyond the moment adds humor in your day, lightens your load, helps to turn the world right side up again, and makes your heart sing!

All because you put yesterday's news in the recycle bin, out for better use!

A Beautiful Promise!

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A Million Things in yesterday's news, for sure ~ no need to look back and reread it! Looking forward, beyond a complaint-filled moment, would surely improve friendships, professional and working relationships, and spousal love ~ surely the future looks brighter in a million ways!

This gorgeous Double Rainbow is shared by Carol Fortune ~ Thanks Mom!

What Happens Today... - ...Will Soon be Yesterday's News!

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Some days are like dodge ball, things being thrown at you left and right ~ wouldn't you agree?! How soon do you recycle, that is, throw away, what is really already yesterday's news?

How soon do you throw out

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Be Green! - Recycle Yesterday's News!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @semas: That's right! Be happy! B : )

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      semas 5 years ago

      Thank you for the reminder to let go...to happy!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: Thank you, WallpaperKing! That's really nice of you to say ~ and I'm glad you agree. Thank you for stopping by! Peace! B : )

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      What a great lens, and what a great message, it is not always easy to take things in stride, but it really works best

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Rosaquid: Thank you so much for stopping by and for your really nice comments! Thank you! B : )

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Lovely photos, thanks! Great lens.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @LittleLindaPinda: Thank you, Little Linda Pinda! I appreciate your visit and I just had a wonderful visit with your Susie McIntire lens! Wow! Thank you so much for visiting and for your great comment! I included your Susie Lens on my Seeking God's Grace lens ~ it was perfect. I even included another Susie video (Angels Watching Over me) on the lens. Thank you for introducing me to her ~ And thank you so much for your many wonderful comments today ~ you have started my day off right! B : )

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      Little Linda Pinda 5 years ago from Florida

      We sure have similar tastes in photographs. You seem to love the same type of beauty that God so graciously gave us to enjoy. My squirrel has not been here for a couple of weeks. I miss having her around. I have really cute photos of her.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @dream1983: Thank you so much! Thank you for your visit and for squidliking ~ and leaving a really nice comment! How nice! Thank you! B : )

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      What a great lens - definitely good for keep one's hopes up! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      dream1983 5 years ago

      Very nice lens, great job. Squidlike

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      mizrae 5 years ago

      Your photos are stunning. Now that bit of nature is worth sharing!!!!

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      Celticep 5 years ago

      Lovely lens, the rainbows and butterflies are so relaxing and peaceful :)

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      bilafond lm 5 years ago

      Well done on this lens really. So much of life and colour in it

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      Beautiful images. Blessed!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @savateuse: Thank you for the visit and for your kind words!

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      savateuse 5 years ago

      I enjoyed this lens a lot!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @AgingIntoDisabi: Thank you so much! Thank you, too, for your visit! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @SoSimplyStephanie: Thank you! I appreciate your nice comment! And thank you for stopping by, Stephanie! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @CameronPoe: Whoa! I don't know about that! But thank you for stopping by and for the MOST encouraging comments! Thank you ~ I am humbled! B: )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @getwellsoon: Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your kind comments! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @abb1fan: Thank you so much for stopping by ~ I appreciate your kind comments! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Northwestphotos: Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping by! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @magictricksdotcom: Thank you so much for stopping by ~ I am honored! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @LadyCharlie: Thank you so much for your Angel blessing ~ I am very honored! I appreciate your kind comments and for stopping by! B: )

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      magictricksdotcom 5 years ago

      Great way to show off your fantastic photography. Loved the lens.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @aesta1: Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate your comments ~ I agree about a well structured day! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @biminibahamas: Thank you so much! B :)

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @russiangifts: Wow, what kind words! I am greatly humbled and encouraged! Thank you for stopping by ~ I really appreciate the uplifting words! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @MartieG: Thank you for your visit and for your kind encouragement!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @ecogranny: Ahh! I'm glad you have things in a better perspective, each day is a gift! Your family is first! Have a blessed and wonderful day!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: You are very kind ~ I am humbled by your encouraging comments! Thank you for stopping by! B : )

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      @LiteraryMind: Thank you for your stopping by ~ I appreciate it! B :)

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      @fivee05 lm: Thank you for your kind visit! I appreciate your encouragement! B : )

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      @LoriBeninger: Thank you so much for your kind encouragement and for your visit! B : )

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      @anonymous: Thank you for your visit!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Find-Online: Thank you so much for your kind words and for visiting! Thank you! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Nithya Venkat: Thank you so much for your kind encouragement! I am very honored!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: Thank you for your visit I appreciate your very kind, encouraging words! B : )

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      @katieross: Aww, cute puppy! Thank you so much for your kind words and for your visit

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @artbyrodriguez: Thank you so much for your kind words! And thank you for your visit, I appreciate it! B : )

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      @ClaireDavids: Thank you so much for your visit and for your kind encouragement! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @What_to_Know: Amen! Thank you for your visit and for leaving a nice reminder to us all! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @delia-delia: Thank you so much for your kind visit and for leaving a nice reminder to us all. Thank you for your great encouragement; I am honored! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Gypzeerose: Thank you so much for your visit and for your lovely comments! Thank you, I am honored by your words! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @susansweaters: Thank you, Susan! I appreciate your visit and your comments! Yes! God's beauty is especially seen in a rainbow! I will pass your comment along to my Mom, who will be honored! Thank you! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for your visit! B : )

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      @ceejaycmarshall: Thank you so much for your visit and for your kind words! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @microfarmproject: That's so true! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a nice comment and reminder to us all! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Nithya Venkat: Thank you so much! You are very kind! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @ryokomayuka: Thank you! Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving such an encouraging comment! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @ismeedee: Thank you so much ~ I am very humbled by your kind words! Thank you for stopping by!

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @madnessmerritt: Absolutely! I agree with that totally! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @anonymous: Thank you so much for visiting ~ and I appreciate your encouraging words!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens.

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      madnessmerritt 5 years ago

      Great reminder to live life to the fullest and look forward to each new day, take in a sunset or rise, smell a flower or too. We never know what day is our last so be free from trash that slows you down.

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      Lovely, lovely lens with beautiful photos and beautiful message!

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      ryokomayuka 5 years ago from USA

      Wonderful pictures.

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 5 years ago from Dubai

      Enjoyed your hub and the photos. Great insights and thoughts on life.

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      Nithya Venkat aka Vellur 5 years ago from Dubai

      Enjoyed your hub and the photos. Great insights and thoughts on life.

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      microfarmproject 5 years ago

      A lovely reminder not to spend time fretting. Thank you!

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      ceejaycmarshall 5 years ago

      love it! thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love your perspective on daily worries. Great lens!

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      susansweaters 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures. I also thought of God as I read through your lens. Especially when you showed the double rainbow. It made me think of God's promises.

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      These photos really brightened my day. What a lovely lens.

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      Delia 5 years ago

      On my mind? this is what went through my mind when I read the question ...God wants you to have hope (Rom. 5:1-5).

      Very well written lens and the presentation with images are lovely...great photographs!

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      What_to_Know 5 years ago

      hope

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @joannalynn lm: Joannalynn, thank you so much for your comments! I had another look at that and saw what you so graciously pointed out. Thank you for taking a moment to help me with some clarification. I sincerely appreciate that! Have a blessed day! B : )

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      joannalynn lm 5 years ago

      Moving forward each day with a renewed sense of life is surely a beautiful philosophy. I'm reminded of the saying: Today is the first day of the rest of your life. I've always felt that if I wanted to make a change I could do it at any time. I've never been one for New Year's resolutions because my feeling is if you want to a make change(s), why wait for the New Year, start fresh now. A very refreshing lens. I think some people are confused by your metaphors and interpreting them literally (i.e. recycling); or perhaps I am confused and you really are referring to recycling :).

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      ClaireDavids 5 years ago

      Great lens here; highly inspiring!

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      Monica Lobenstein 5 years ago from Western Wisconsin

      Excellent (and needed) reminders. Thank you

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      Beverly Rodriguez 5 years ago from Albany New York

      Beautiful photos and congratulations on Front Page.

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      katieross 5 years ago

      Your pictures are wonderful! Beautiful lens :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens! Very well done.

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      russiangifts 5 years ago from USA

      I like your lens very much! Good theme, good writings, good structure, good headings - very punchy =) I wish, I can write like this.....

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      What a wonderful lens with terrific pictures!

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I like a well structured day but seldom happens. Still, I love most of my days. Beautiful pictures.

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      LadyCharlie 5 years ago

      Very Creative way to show different perspectives on life and it's day to day ways...Blessed

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      Northwestphotos 5 years ago

      Loved this lens with all the introspections and lovely, accompanying nature photos!

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      abb1fan 5 years ago

      I needed a different perspective today . . . I"m glad I read this - great lens!

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      getwellsoon 5 years ago

      Love the analogies! Thank you for the lens!

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      CameronPoe 5 years ago

      You have some of the most beautiful pictures in Squidoo. And yes, I've been recycling.

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      Stephanie 5 years ago from DeFuniak Springs

      Beautiful photos!

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      AgingIntoDisabi 5 years ago

      I like your perspective.

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      SoniaCarew 5 years ago

      Lovely lens.

      Congrats on you home page feature.

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      Nicely done! Very good photos too! :>)

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      Kathryn Grace 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Yesterday, I was out of sorts and cranky. I suspect it had something to do with all the "shoulds" I imposed on myself, so I'm recycling *that* trash and giving myself another play day (we're in the midst of a 2-week vacation). You've inspired me to get back out and see some of this gorgeous day on the ground, rather than from the window while I catch up online. Thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have read your lenses before, and as usual you've kept your readers allured.. Great work.. :D

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Interesting perspective.

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      fivee05 lm 5 years ago

      I enjoyed reading this article. I hope a lot of people gets to read this.

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      LoriBeninger 5 years ago

      An uplifting treat for the day. Thank you.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Fun article for me to have visited tonight.

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      Find-Online 5 years ago

      How inspiring. Wonderful.

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @pawpaw911: LOL! You're right! Thank you for your kind visit! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @goo2eyes lm: LOL! Thank you for your kind visit! I'm honored you say I'm green! Yah! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @flicker lm: Thank you for your kind words! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @Titia: Thank you, Titia! B : )

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      Beverly Lemley 5 years ago from Raleigh, NC

      @DebMartin: Thank you so much, Deb! I appreciate your kind thoughts! B : )