Posts by Dawn Sully Pile

Poems from the Pond – Reflection 1

My reading life is filled to the brim with a treasured collection of writing by so many gifted authors…or maybe it is the writing of those who had the courage to submit their words for publishing, not thinking of themselves as gifted at all…simply saying what they want to say and offering it to others.…

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A Year Ending

Daddy At the end of a home cooked meal When Mommy would ask If he wanted something more Would say I’m full up to here And put his hand well above his head Always smiling Always grateful At the end of this year This year of 65 Ah yes, Medicare’s arrival as A birthday gift…

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The Triple Crown and the Wheelchair Race

Horses are magnificent animals. The world is congratulating American Pharoah and his longed for Triple Crown victory, a celebration of highest respect and joy for being the one who has brought release and relief from the seemingly endless wait. With a combination of exquisite grace and strength, and so much more, he has earned all…

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May

Walking the park path today, which so often seems new rather than usual, I was reflecting on how many times during my years in education I observed the growth, hatching, and release of butterflies in the month of May…joyful in sending them off to freedom, wings taking them to who knows where, nourished by nature…

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Celebration of Happiness

I am privileged to be joining over 100 other women today who are spreading the message to others around the world to choose happiness in the midst of life’s messiness. It is also a celebration of the official release today of best-selling Publisher Linda Joy’s new book, Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul: Choosing Happiness, which…

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Pruning

Recently, the daylong winds felt like an event. The cold added to the drama. The energy and movement created by the wind mesmerize me. I sat for the longest time watching the limbs of the trees blowing and bending as if in a wild dance of the hundreds in the neighborhood. There was both synchronicity…

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Impact of Affirmation That Wasn’t Even For Me

There is a woman in this city whose name I do not know but whose face I can still see and presence I can still feel. I’m hoping she will be in the same place at the same time next July 4th. We were both standing on a corner for several hours watching the annual…

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The Why of My 10 Books

A recent tagging initiative on Facebook has been for friends to post ten books by which they have been influenced and/or inspired. As is true for most, I’m sure, choosing ten out of hundreds was a little bit of a toss-up for me.   There are easily ten more and ten more and ten more. For…

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Darkness and Light

These permeate our lives…these are our days…we are always somewhere on the spectrum. We experience both and ponder both. From children’s picture books to philosophical and theological tomes to life experiences that are ours alone, we probe these two words…what they mean and how they feel, the feeling often overriding all else. Learning to Walk…

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Activate Those Cards!

I am always intrigued by random thoughts and how they take on a life of their own once they take root. It rarely crosses my mind anymore where they come from and why. I simply enjoy the fun of how they take me into seeing what I can glean for my life moving forward.    For…

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