Trees of Transition

Comfort for people going through life transitions by sharing thoughts, photos, cards, and recipes.

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Perfection is Not the Goal…Just Set a Goal!

I find some great quotes from LinkedIn’s idea of the day, and a few days ago, they shared this one about what to focus on:

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Book Review: A Book to Read on Your Honeymoon 

Need a funny book about marriage– book to read on a romantic get-away or just before bed? Melanie Shankle unpacks the “realness” of marriage in a way that makes you laugh and be releived that you are not the only one feeling crazy. Her book, The Antelope in the Living Room: The Real Story of Two People Sharing One Life, is filled with hilarious stories about her and her husband’s journey into marriage, including a story about a hunting trophy (I think an antelope head) trying to make a home on her wall…


A friend gave me this book at a bridal shower, with the advice, “Read this on your honeymoon… especially if you are feeling frustrated about something…” I did what she instructed, and even though Stephen and I didn’t have an explosions on our honeymoon, it was nice to have a book to get into during our down time.

Stephen and I are about to start re-doing our flooring in our house, so I think it is about time to read it again!

~Mary Hope


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Thank you again, and peace to you and your family!

~Mary Hope


Are You a Lifelong Learner? Would You Share a Few of Your Thoughts With Me?


Why do you think you are so curious? Do you have at least ten minutes to take the time to type up three answers that will help me with my research on lifelong learners? I have three questions and a little background information for you to answer and then email back to me by this Saturday. Each time someone gives me their responses to these questions, I get even more excited! I’ve received responses from family and friends, and now I would appreciate hearing responses from people I do not know or do not know as well. Thank you for helping me out!

Here are the questions:



Lifelong Learner Questionnaire

1. Why do you love to learn?

2. How did your love for learning keep growing through and after your formal schooling?

3. How would you describe a “lifelong learner”? (Describe or list the main characteristics.)

Type of school attended for PreK-12th grade: Public_____Private_____Homeschool____

Highest Education Level Achieved and in what area:



I give Mary H. Campbell permission to possibly use my answers in her writing about lifelong learners.


Please return your answers to Mary at by Saturday, February 28th, 2015.