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Flowers are food for the soul

I quote others to better express myself

Originality is not doing something no one else has ever done,
but doing what has been done countless times
with new life, new breath
~ Marie Chapian

Temptations need not be hindrances.
As we put them beneath our feet,
they lift us to high ground.
~ Lois Blanchard Eades

If my hands are fully occupied in
holding on to something,

I can neither give
nor receive.

~ Dorothee Solle

Like the trees of the forest,
may you find nourishment
in rain as well as sunshine,
Bend with the winds of misfortune
without breaking;
Give of yourself to others
to provide shade from the blistering heat,
Grow old gracefully and not
become rigid or unbending;
and above all
May you keep reaching ever upwards
towards heaven and to God.

~ Dick Innes

Dear Lord ...
Thank you for the discontent in my life:
the disappointments, the pain,
the sad times, the trying times,
the tough times, the failures,
the many setbacks,
as well as all the good times,
and all the many successes.

For without feeling sorrow and pain,
I never would have searched for
answers to life's problems,
healing for the sick,
hope for the discouraged,
comfort for the sorrowing,
or relief for the lonely.
And without experiencing failure
and discouragement,
I never would have searched for
better ways for doing things.
And thus improving everything I do.

Pain was thus a holy motivator,
God's messenger in disguise,
that made me stretch and grow.
Thank you God
for hearing and answering my prayer.

~ Dick Innes

Secret-Center Cookie Cups

A sweet New Year's Eve Treat!

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated peanut butter cookies

36 miniature milk chocolate-covered nougat and
caramel candy bars (about 1-inch square), unwrapped

36 small paper baking cups (1 3/4 inch)

1 container (1 lb) chocolate creamy ready-to-spread frosting

  Heat oven to 375°F. For each cookie cup, wrap heaping teaspoonful cookie dough around 1 candy bar, enclosing it almost completely and forming ball. Place in paper baking cup; place cups 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
 Bake 8 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. (Centers of cookies will sink slightly.) Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
 Spoon about 3/4 cup frosting into pastry bag with a star tip. Pipe frosting on top of each cookie cup.
Don't worry if you don't have a pastry bag. Just use a spoon to add a dollop of frosting to the top of each cookie cup.


I continue to be amazed at how far and wide
my Daily Dose goes - the map below sometimes is a bit
overwhelming. I knew I had you scattered all over, but wow.
I have all of you to thank for sharing me. I do appreciate it.
Now, here is wishing you a good day filled with pleasant
things and people. Take care and be safe in always
being aware of everything and everyone around you.
Be careful out there! Join me again tomorrow. It is almost
New Year's Eve!! I put the count down banner at
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