MaryBeth Smith's Blog (11)

Three Words for 2016

Last year, after some time in reflection, I chose three words as a focus for the year. It was a valuable exploration, so wanted to refresh with new words for 2016. Here's the post from my blog, Simplicity Process.

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Added by MaryBeth Smith on 1st mo. 2, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Friendship

Invitation.

Afternoon tea

for two.

A welcome.

The hospitality afforded

By a beautiful home

And space and Light Within.

Sharing experiences,

Points of connection.

Conversation, cozy by the fire,

Bright sparks of new friendship

Comforting contrast

To the dreary…

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Added by MaryBeth Smith on 3rd mo. 8, 2015 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Friendship

Invitation.
Afternoon tea
for two.
A welcome.
The hospitality afforded
By a beautiful home
And space and Light Within.
Sharing experiences,
Points of connection.
Conversation, cozy by the fire,
Bright sparks of new friendship
Comforting contrast
To the dreary day

[Read more at SimplicityProcess.com . http://wp.me/p4NMHw-1k]

Added by MaryBeth Smith on 3rd mo. 8, 2015 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Simplicity Ain't As Easy As It Looks

[Posted at http://simplicityprocess.com/2015/02/25/simplicity-aint-as-easy-as-it-looks/]

The alternate title considered for this post was, “What Was I Thinking?”

I was sort of on a roll for awhile, posting here several times a week, engaging with comments on the …

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Added by MaryBeth Smith on 2nd mo. 25, 2015 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

All About That "Base"

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My worshiping community, the Live Oak Friends Meeting, has a new floor. And it's a big…

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Added by MaryBeth Smith on 1st mo. 14, 2015 at 11:30pm — 1 Comment

Today's Quote: Lord Byron

“Her great merit is finding out mine – there is nothing so amiable as discernment.” — Lord Byron via BrainyQuote.com

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Ah, Lord Byron. Seductive, self-serving, impulsive, yet self-aware and…

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Added by MaryBeth Smith on 1st mo. 8, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Three Words for 2015

[Full post on SimplicityProcess.com http://wp.me/p4NMHw-Q]

When I read Robin Mohr's post about her choice of three words to shape 2015, it got me thinking and writing. Drawing upon a meme referenced by Chris Brogan, the idea is to reflect and then choose three juicy words that…

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Added by MaryBeth Smith on 1st mo. 3, 2015 at 10:16pm — No Comments

Today's Quote: Saint Francis de Sales

[Also published on SimplicityProcess.com http://wp.me/p4NMHw-K]

"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset."  -- Saint Francis de Sales via …

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Added by MaryBeth Smith on 12th mo. 28, 2014 at 9:15pm — No Comments

The Christmas Elephants (in the room)

New blog post today on simplicityprocess.com

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Added by MaryBeth Smith on 12th mo. 24, 2014 at 11:38am — 15 Comments

The Christmas Elephants (in the room)

New blog post today on simplicityprocess, Inspired by Krista Tippet's new post on the "On Being" website. Lots of resonance here for Quakers.

http://wp.me/p4NMHw-A

Added by MaryBeth Smith on 12th mo. 24, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

When the time called Christmas came

http://simplicityprocess.com/2014/12/19/when-the-time-called-christmas-came/

This year, 2014, marks my first “time called Christmas” among the Quakers.

I’m a Baby Quaker, a Proto-Quaker. I first started visiting a Quaker Meeting about nine months ago, so I have been…

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Added by MaryBeth Smith on 12th mo. 20, 2014 at 5:16pm — No Comments

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