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Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen was born, reared, and now resides in Florida.  She is a down to earth kind of woman with a nurturing love for her fellow man.  Dane's quests for knowledge throughout her life, and her curious desire for adventure have blessed her endlessly.  She is the mother of three wonderful children, who grew up all too soon.  Why must they do that?  She currently basks in her role as a “doting grandmother...and a plant fiend!”

 

 

 “Renaissance Woman” as one of her former professors called her fits Dane rather well.  She has so many interests in the ordinary things of life as well as a very BROAD BASED formal education, including: two college degrees, a Bachelor of Science Degree in the Sciences and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.  Dane also earned many post baccalaureate credits (60+ in Fine Art and about 27 in Education.) 

Besides the great diversity in her education, Dane is multi-talented in the arts and loves gardening.  She enjoys the four P’s: photography, painting, poetry and plants.  Some of Dane’s paintings and photography are posted on Redbubble.com.  The following link will take you directly to her art and digital design gallery.  http://daneann.redbubble.com/works  

Her family, friends, photography and plants may be seen on facebook http://www.facebook.com/Daneann

Please also visit her plant exchange group as well.  Especially if you live in the Suwannee Valley area. SuwanneeValleyFlowerandPlantExchange/.com 

 

 

Last, but not least, Dane is a published poet.  Her book, “100 Poems for Life” is available through Amazon.com and Publish America.com, at: http://www.publishamerica.net/product87773.html.  Email Dane directly at DaneAnn@aol.com. with your inquiries  about signed copies.

Life is Wonderful!  I'm alive and loving it!



STRESS (Be Blessed)


Blog Posted:5/8/2011 3:25:00 AM

STRESS

 

Stress is a fact of life: new beginnings, vanished resources, and unexpected endings.

Despair debilitates; destroys one’s delight without warning, woeful worries gripping.

Ask…shall I mope around mulling over my ills or shall I let God’s light within me shine?

Pondering problems produces a peculiar predicament; the pendulum dangles dangerously.

Worrying makes a brain wrench and reel until merriment withers and hope shrinks.

Reality becomes woeful; revelation remote, dreams remember not precious pearls.

Chasing one’s sorrows rejects today’s cheerfulness and drags the soul into the mire.

Mismanaged stress sulks in sorrow; muses on misfortune; invites malady.

Oh pearl of wisdom, choose thy thinking; invite God’s loving light to brighten.

Deliberately disconnect despairing deliberations from today’s diary; develop dreams.

One ounce of faith obligates God to obliterate darkness of self-odium and illuminate life.

Deliberately manage the direction of thy musing; delight thyself in thy choosing.

Joy thrives in God’s light when stress strikes the soul to suffocate.

So, let not your heart be hollow.  Hallow the Lord, thy God with wisdom’s choice.

Be lifted up out of dark despair by purposefully holding happy thoughts…

Joyful thinking, stress or laughter...the choice is yours.  So, choose wisely!

 

© May 8, 2011

Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen
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  1. Date: 5/9/2011 11:34:00 AM
    I did, Andrea. (Grandmothering!) Thank you. I hope your Mother's Day was wonderful as well.

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  1. Date: 5/9/2011 9:00:00 AM
    this was a very postitive blog, Dane Ann. I hope you had a marvelous Mother's Day! LUv, Andrea

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  1. Date: 5/9/2011 12:23:00 AM
    Thank you, Moses.

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  1. Date: 5/8/2011 7:49:00 PM
    "Happy Mother's Day" Dane! Agape, Moses

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  1. Date: 5/8/2011 2:01:00 PM
    Thank you, Carolyn and Linda Marie for your comments and support. Coping with stress can be a difficult process, but when learned, it makes all the difference in the world...it brings joy! I am sure you both know that, but I just had to say it...I talk a lot! LOL Love to you both.

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  1. Date: 5/8/2011 11:43:00 AM
    Stress DOES suffocate the soul, Dane, and you know I have a hard time coping with it. Sometimes stress stems from problems that cannot be resolved, but we often allow stress into our lives when we could choose joy instead. Keep that smile in your beautiful face and love in your happy heart. Love you, Carolyn

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  1. Date: 5/8/2011 11:43:00 AM
    By the way, Happy Mothers Day!!

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  1. Date: 5/8/2011 4:58:00 AM
    Lovely words to read on Mother's Day Dane Ann ..may u enjoy this special day in the beauty of your writes as u share with us all..luv..

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