Top 10 Posts from August 2014 10


For the first time in a while, I didn’t post a Sunday message. I took a little time off, and am hoping to jump back in September.  And….September is here!!

I cannot believe that August is over.  It seems that I say that every month.  In some ways, I am glad August is over, but in many other ways, I wish we could slow down.  My little ones are starting school tomorrow.  They are so excited and so ready, and their mommy just cannot believe that it is time.  

If I had to pick a word for August, it would be unsettled.  August felt unsettled. I am hoping for a more settled September.

Here are the top ten posts for August:

1.  10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew about Depression:  I was very happy at the response I got to this article.  I was happy that many were willing to share it and help stop the stigmas about depression.  Thank you to everyone who helped spread the word.

umbrella depression

2.  6 Life Lessons Learned from Doing My Laundry: This one was just for fun, but I truly had some fun finding life lessons in a few loads of laundry.  

3.  Homemade French Bread: Yum! I want to do this again before all the tomatoes and fresh basil are gone.  Delish!

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4.  9 Ways to Be Happy Today:  Here you will find several ideas to make today a little better.  Read it and let me know what you think!  What helps you feel happy?

5.  Sunshine and Sunflowers: This post is worth a peek for the picture alone.  Check it out.  I promise, it is not photo-shopped.

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6.  Chicken Fried Rice, Leftovers Redone: We love rice at our house, and this is a fun and simple way to do it!  What rice recipes do you have?

7.  Chicken and Green Chile Tortilla Casserole: A quick and easy meal to feed a crowd.  I love casseroles!

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8.  As School Starts, Let’s Talk About Bullying: I recently went and spoke with some young men about bullying.  When I asked how many had been bullied, I was surprised as nearly all of them raised their hands.  As parents, we can help educate our children about appropriate behavior.  They learn from us.

9.  Imperfect and Delectable Brownie Caramel Cheesecake:  This was the dessert I had for my birthday, and I must say that it turned out wonderful! I love cheesecake and this basic recipe could be altered to a basic recipe or even chocolate chip cheesecake.

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10: The Power of Hope: Don’t we all need a little hope.  I have come to find how powerful of a force a little hope can be. There truly are far better things ahead.  Let us look forward with a steadfastness of hope.

Hope by C.S.Lewis

 

And, if you just want to see some inspirational quotes, check out my post: 7 Inspirational Quotes to Get You Through a Slump.

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So, what was your favorite thing about August? Are you ready to start the new school year?

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10 thoughts on “Top 10 Posts from August 2014

  • Reply
    Karen Budd

    In our blended family four of our children and grandchildren have birthdays in August. It gives me time to reflect on their lives and on my relationships with each one. They are all too far away to spend the day with them, so I have to say that my favorite thing about August is FOOD! Fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, corn, green peppers, blackberries, green beans…..

    • Reply
      balmtomysoul Post author

      I love the fresh food in August as well! I love a fresh tomato, and this year I have enjoyed herbs! Love it.

  • Reply
    Julie S.

    You’ve got a great collection of posts here, some very moving and thoughtful, and some very yummy looking recipes. I hope your September feels much more settled than last month did.

  • Reply
    Brittnei

    You have a very positive and uplifting tone to your writing. I’m not at all surprised that these posts were the most popular. My personal fave was the one about laundry. Thanks for stopping by the Creative Style Linkup this week!

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      balmtomysoul Post author

      Thank you Brittnei. I am glad to hear how my writing comes across. Sometimes you never know. Glad you stopped over and thanks for hosting Creative Style!

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    April

    This is a very inspiring list. I will check out a couple of the other posts. August flew by and we’re already in September. Christmas will be here before you know it and yes, I wish things would slow down.

    Thank you for linking up with Creative Style Linkup! Have a blessed weekend!

    Your co-host, April