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Reflecting

My typical Turkey Day used to be crazy busy with cooking and socializing.  So much so that I probably never took the time I should have to truly reflect on the reason for the day.  Thanksgiving is a day to stop our busy lives and reflect on all the blessings we have and be truly…
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‘Tis the season

‘Tis the season to buy all kinds of food and gifts for your friends and family. Right?  However, you could gift one of the bests gifts ever by helping someone else who would otherwise have a gloomy holiday. We all know the prices of… everything… has gone up! Did you know 111,592 children were homeless…
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Invite someone

The “holiday season” is upon us. In my opinion, Halloween kicks it off followed by or whatever holidays you celebrate. It’s a happy, festive, time for most of us. But not all of us. Many people are alone over the holidays.  For example: Think about it.  A single service member, who may not have the…
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Halloween history & safety

Halloween is Monday, although it may be “celebrated” before then.  Always a fun night, unless you’re Charlie Brown… “I got a rock.”  Here are some interesting Halloween facts for you: The word Halloween is a shortening of All Hallows’ Evening also known as Hallowe’en or All Hallows’ Eve. Halloween has its origins in the ancient…
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Help each other

The other day I watched a father & his young daughter mowing the lawn together on the riding mower.  It immediately took me back to the time when my own children, now adults, used to ask to ride the mower with us.  I remember, too, when I used to ask my uncle for rides on…
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How we communicate matters

proper communication is important to any relationship.  There… point made.  Most of you are saying, “Well, yeah.  Tell us something we don’t know.”  Okay, how about this: You may know proper communication is important, but you may not be acting on what you know.  Ouch.  That’s a toe-stepping statement.  It’s true.  I know many folks…
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Would you change your past?

Things we wish we knew when we were younger… Have you ever pondered that statement?  Are there things you wish you had done differently?  Would you go back and change some things, if you could? As I thought about it a few things came to my mind.  Perhaps… Ignore negative peer pressure Listen more /…
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What is your level of commitment?

There are many definitions for the word “commitment”.  I like this one best – a pledge or promise; obligation. With any decision, that is lasting, there is a level of commitment that is made. Let’s consider for a moment… Graduation from school Marriage Children Careers Volunteering Financial freedom The list is truly endless.  Anything that…
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How move toward abundance.

Making Good Decisions: Separating Your Future From Your Past “And the best way to predict your future, is to create it.” – Abraham Lincoln Are you happy, satisfied, fulfilled with where you are in life right now? Do you feel like you are living life abundantly, or are you living in a state of scarcity?…
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Take the lesson

We’ve all heard about “life lessons” and how we could/should react to them.  Usually, when we refer to having learned a lesson, it is in regards to something unpleasant.  We seldom have a great success or a pleasant event and say, “Well, I learned a lesson in that experience.”  Right?  (Although, maybe we should.) When…
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