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Joy to you and yours

December is upon us and it is supposed to be the season of joy. Right? No matter which holiday you celebrate, I would think most of them include being joyful during this time.  Personally, we celebrate Christmas, with carols like Joy to the world, the Lord is come… God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, bring tidings…
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Thanksgiving Afterthoughts

It’s the day after Thanksgiving.  How are you spending your day? You might be Working Shopping Watching sports Eating leftovers Cleaning up after having a full house Decorating for Christmas Wrapping presents Sending cards Still counting your blessings and being thankful Or any number of other things As you go through your day, have you…
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The Choices We Make: 7 questions to ask ourselves

We are confronted with thousands of decisions daily. Many of them are rather mundane and basic like what time to get up in the morning, what to have for breakfast, which direction to drive to work, etc. Some are placed upon us by the expectations of others, whether family or work situations. However, many are…
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Be kind

I was working the election, recently, and observed a woman walk confidently into the room.  She looked around, as if wondering where she should start.  She spotted the “Help Table” and began to approach it.  The worker sitting there told her she needed to start and the “Registration Table.”  The voter said, “Well you’re the…
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Take your holiday arguments outside

We visited Scotland a number of years ago and hired Jean Blair as our private guide for a day to take us to all the places I had on record where my great-grandmother had lived, as well as my great-great grandparents graves.  It was a wonderful trip and we follow each other on social media. …
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Why is bullying tolerated?

Why is bullying tolerated? Today I witnessed a young man being a total jerk, numerous times, to his peers. Nobody said anything to him or stopped it. This led me to wonder, why is bullying still being tolerated? I saw the young man grab another guy around the waist, take a soda right out of…
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Wellbeing Matters

Last month we looked at various aspects of Well-being (career, social, financial, physical, community, spiritual), and we asked you to rate where you were in each aspect on a 1-10 scale. You probably discovered that some aspects of your well-being are in good shape and others need some improvement. The next step is to set…
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Enjoy your family photos

Timing is everything.  As I was wondering what to blog about this week, I turned to see my family tree spotlighted by a reflection of the sun.  It only lasted a minute or so, but I captured it forever, in a picture.  Seems like a good time to post about my love of family photos…
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Toss it on the ground

The other day, as I was leaving a school, I walked by a group of students standing around chatting.  One of them was peeling an orange and, very purposefully, tossing the peels over her shoulder and onto the ground.  I said something to the adult supervisor in hopes he would correct the situation.  The next…
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435 pictures

I’ll be honest.  I’ve been in a bit of a funk the last couple of days, and I know exactly why… Jim and I celebrated our birthdays with a quick beach trip.  It was marvelous and so relaxing.  I have always seen my friends professional beach photo shoot pictures and thought that would be a…
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