Category Archives: inspiration

My new blog- please respond…

Hello, friends. I’ve changed my blog name to http://www.lorilara.com. I really want to stay connected. Please visit my site and click follow so we can stay connected…sorry if this is a duplicate message. I’m not a very techie person. :/Continue reading

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The small things…

Taking these photos of my mom’s flowers has taught me that life is too short to miss the beauty found inside a lily. I wonder how many other treasures I’ve missed because I’m too busy with my to-do list and … Continue reading

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a blessed tragedy

In a few hours my family and I will bury my mom. It’s surreal to write those words. How can that be? I find I’m still quite numb and shocked. As I sit holding my mom’s blanket and remembering when … Continue reading

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4 words that change everything

Last night ——– It’s 12:20am and I just finished my black belt candidate exercises on the floor of my parent’s spare bedroom. We have to do them every day, no matter what. It’s technically tomorrow but since I just got … Continue reading

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Renegotiating a deal with my mom…

I sighed as I entered the kitchen. It must have been a deep one because our eldest son, who was doing the dishes, immediately turned to me and said, “You ok, Mom?” Our boys have seen me cry only three … Continue reading

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What inspires me…

I’m reposting this because I continue to be blown away by the stories of people fighting the good fight. May you never give up, and most importantly, may you see how very worthy you are…I continue to be inspired by … Continue reading

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The choice of C.A.N.C.E.R.

Cancer isn’t a choice, really. Sure, we can smoke cigarettes and not shake our head in wonderment if we get lung cancer. But for the most part, cancer just happens. And when it does, it can wreak havoc on a … Continue reading

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The saddest day of my life and my greatest hope…

Tomorrow, January 4th, would be my lifelong best friend’s 42nd birthday. I write would be because sadly she was killed by a drunk driver almost 6 years ago, so she’s not here to celebrate with us. She was killed by … Continue reading

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Why I don’t wish you happiness

Happiness is finding front row parking at the grocery store on a rainy day. Joy is parking at the end of the lot on purpose and appreciating the gift of being able to walk. Happiness is making more money than … Continue reading

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a conversation between God and cancer

I will take her strength and independence. I will give joy to those who serve her and will intensify their bond. I will take her hair. I will reveal the incomparable, unfading beauty of her spirit. And I will demolish … Continue reading

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