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Staying humble in the limelight

While watching some of the college football bowl games last weekend, with Jim, I noticed two very distinct reactions to success. • Excited jump, chest bump, pointing to the sky while looking up • Showboating, posing for the camera, lifting the shirt showing off muscles Given the choice of the two behaviors, I would prefer…
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Vacations are bitter sweet

Everyone loves vacation. Right? When vacation is over, you get different emotions. I suppose depending on where you have been, who you have been with, and how the time has been. If you’ve had a miserable vacation, you likely can’t wait to get home. If you’ve had a wonderful vacation, you won’t want it to…
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Moving past guilt

Merriam Webster gives three definitions of “guilt.” For today’s purposes, we will use definition #3… a feeling of deserving blame for offenses. When someone we know passes from this world, whether it be suddenly tragic or after a long illness, there are often questions like, “What could I have done differently to make their life…
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Visiting Pearl Harbor

Jim and I were blessed to visit the Big Island of Hawaii in 2009. My dream vacation. On this Friday December 7th, I am reflecting on our visit to Pearl Harbor, most specifically the Arizona. Below is my journal entry from that visit. Tuesday 4/14/09 Wake up call scheduled for 4:30am this morning! We had…
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What would YOU have done?

I did my weekly shopping at WalMart today. I used the self check out. While putting my bags in the car, I heard something slap down on the wires of the cart. Something was not in a bag. I had not noticed, not scanned, not paid for, and not bagged one item. To be totally…
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Facebook Fakers

You know the ones. They are the people who have a “perfect” life. They always look meticulous. Their kids are athletic, brilliant models. The house is decorated for even the most obscure holiday. Their marriage is great, their job is great, and they are philanthropists. NOT. I happen to know a few people who are…
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Teamwork can be tough

Isn’t it funny how just observing your surroundings can bring a life lesson to mind? I was at a park where I noticed a red convertible car balanced on a giant spring, a playground toy. In the car were two little girls, I’d say 4ish. One was rocking back and forth and the other was…
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Falling Stars

I was driving home from working Early Voting the other night when my passenger and I simultaneously said, “Did you see that? I think it was a falling star!” Then we laughed. Turns out it was the first time either one of us had ever seen one. When I told some co-workers about it the…
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Awaiting the Unknown

I write to encourage others to move positively forward. When I face my own challenges, I feel compelled to walk my talk. We have a health situation with a family member and indications have been that it may not be an easy go from here on out. BUT, we don’t know, yet, what they are…
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Hard to get up in the dark

Have you noticed it’s dark when you get up these days? I typically get up at 6AM. It’s dark now. During the summer it was easy. The bright sun shining through the curtains seemed to say, “Good Morning, Pam! It’s a wonderful new day! Let’s get this party started!” Last week, as I rolled over…
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