Posts by Connie Nice

Do You Have a Dream?

»Posted by on Jan 17, 2017 in Heartfelt Treasures | 0 comments

I Have a Dream. Quite possibly the most famous four-word phrase in the history of the 20th Century. I am sure that across America, students are using this phrase as a class writing assignment this week when they study Martin Luther King.  His speech was and is, a significant and powerful part of American history and his words live on today. But, for us personally, what does it mean when we say those words. I have a dream. Dreams are a real event in our life of something that may or may not happen. A dream is like clouds. You can’t control its content. It is there, but you can’t hold it in your hand. You can’t capture it for later. You can’t even snap a picture of your dream. It exists for you and you alone inside your mind, heart and soul. So, what is your dream?...

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Day of Dread

»Posted by on Jan 5, 2017 in Family Treasures | 0 comments

  I hate this day. Every year it comes around. It’s inevitable. You can’t avoid it. Today is the day, and I hate it. Today, I must take down my Christmas tree and put away the holiday décor. As I sit here on my comfy leather sofa with my morning cup of coffee, the snow glistening white outside, the fire glowing; I know what must be done. Why then, is it so hard? My friends are gleefully posting on Facebook that they are so excited their house is back to normal with all the Santa figures and snow globes boxed up and safely stashed for the rest of the year. But me? I sit in silence dreading the moment that I touch the first ornament and put it away. Which will be first? Where do I start? Maybe it will be the “Baby’s First Christmas” ornament from 1985; the year our...

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To Blog or Not To Blog! That is a question?

»Posted by on Jan 21, 2016 in Heartfelt Treasures | 2 comments

  Today is a special day. I am celebrating the two-year anniversary of Connie’s Corner. It pretty-much snuck up on me, and seeing this milestone date pop up on my calendar caused me to pause and take a moment from my busy schedule to reflect a bit. Why did I start my Connie’s Corner blog website? What was I hoping to accomplish? Have I reached any of the writing and speaking goals that I set for myself two years ago when I when I started down this pathway? Have I improved my quality life and affected the life of those around me in some positive manner? These were all questions that have been churning around in my head all week as the anniversary date crept closer and closer. The easiest question to answer, is the why. Why did I decide to start a blog page?...

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Tuesday at Ten: Trust

»Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Heartfelt Treasures | 0 comments

In the words of Peter Pan, “All you need is Faith, Trust and a little Pixie Dust.” I would have to agree that statement. With these three most powerful words manifested in our life, we can conquer anything. Faith…for me personally, I can’t imagine my life without my faith. It’s what gets me up in the morning. It’s what sustains me through the good times, and the bad. It reminds me that I’m not alone in this crazy world, that there is someone who cares for me and loves me no matter what. Webster says that faith is complete trust and confidence in someone or something. It’s being willing to shout to the heavens, “I don’t know what’s happening or what will become of this situation, but I choose faith over fear. I choose!” I’ve had those kind of moments in my life...

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Tuesday @ Ten: Write

»Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Heartfelt Treasures | 0 comments

Writing is scary. Writing is exhilarating. Being a writer can be such a conundrum. While on one side you have all this fantastic creative work that is just jumping and bumping around in your head and screaming to get out….and then on the other side there is the fear of judgment and criticism once you put your words out there for the world to see and read. I love this quote about writing which summarizes some of my feelings about writing. “Who wants to become a writer? And why? Because it’s the answer to everything. … It’s the streaming reason for living. To note, to pin down, to build up, to create, to be astonished at nothing, to cherish the oddities, to let nothing go down the drain, to make something, to make a great flower out of life, even if it’s a cactus.”...

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