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Linda C. Smith
Linda C. Smith is a writer and artist who enjoys playing many roles...chief among them wife, mom and grand mom. And builder of LEGO. She has worked in public relations, designed advertising and been a newspaper reporter a la Lois Lane. In her professional life she loves to write, build fine art mosaics and create fine art photography. In her downtime she is an avid gardener and putter-upper of peach jelly and jam. Linda writes The Blog at her website Linda C Smith Fine Art and writes about pretty much everything.

Entries by Linda C. Smith

Do You Really Need to Succeed?

(4) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 9:24 AM

A better question asked is this: is the goal for your life "success," or, is the goal a life well lived? There is a distinction.

"Success" as a goal has built-in parameters. It has to first be defined so that you'll know when you've reached it. Does success mean:

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Thriving Is All About Enjoying the Process Purposefully

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 2:12 PM

There are three things to know about thriving;

  1. It is about enjoying the process and not focusing on the result.
  2. It is about truly "seeing the surround;" being present in the moment.
  3. It is about living the journey moment-by-moment.

When it comes to the word thrive, I like the definition...

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Putting Faith in Perspective

(8) Comments | Posted November 4, 2014 | 2:45 PM

One of the joys of being over the age of 50 is having experienced some living. And it's that experience of life that teaches us the meaning of things like wisdom and faith. At age 50 -- and beyond -- we have learned a few things. We know what we...

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3 Life Lessons As Taught By a Toddler

(0) Comments | Posted October 23, 2014 | 11:15 AM

Toddlers are those among us who are just beginning this journey we call Life. Toddlers are little ones who are learning to walk, talk, run, use a spoon and make choices about what they like and don't like. Two-year olds are right in the middle of their toddlerhood years. And...

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Daydreams by Any Other Name Taste as Sweet

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 1:35 PM

Sometimes writers state the obvious, like this statement: We live in a scary world.

The evidence of this "scariness" can be found in the headlines of any newspaper big or small, print or electronic. We live in a world that has, somewhere, war and hunger and poverty and pestilence....

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The Meditative Value of Houseplants

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2014 | 8:15 AM

There's contentment in them thar house plants! Imagine this said with the same adventurous certainty as Western movie characters of old who claimed that "... there's gold in them thar hills!"

Those old cinematic prospectors were sure that the distant foothills held as-yet untapped veins of riches. It was enough...

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It Is Time to Change the Discussion From Succeeding to Thriving

(2) Comments | Posted September 4, 2014 | 1:52 PM

I think that success is very overrated. And because I was born and raised in California, I come to this from a Western point-of-view. Growing up in the United States in a middle-class family has given me the framework through which I see the world. Also the fact of having...

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Meditation Is All About the Art of Being

(4) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 10:15 AM

I once considered this question: Can you reach a moment of utter peace when walking in the garden? Is a glimpse of enlightenment and joy possible?

I believe that there is a misconception about meditation. About meditating. I think that some people think that they have to have an end...

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