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Prioritizing and trade-offs

Whether you call it, Planning  Prioritizing  Trade-offs  Time blocking Choosing any number of other possibilities, the simple truth is… When you choose something, you give up the opportunity for something else. Some simple examples:Choose the red dress, you can’t wear the cute tank and capris outfitChoose a car, no motorcycle for youBuy a house. Hmm,…
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Wilting or watered?

I went outside the other morning and saw my poor plants limp and wilted. I knew just what they needed and gave them a big dose of water. About 30min later, they looked fantastic. You never would have known they had looked so sad only minutes before.  As I witnessed the transformation, it got me…
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Death and Grief

There is so much violence, sickness, desperation, and sadness in the world, so many people we know with loved ones who have passed on recently. My family has been blessed we have three of our four parents around and hope we never have a child or grandchild go before us.  We have had friends pass…
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The truth about Memorial Day

I originally wrote this in 2012.  It received so many positive comments that I decided to repost it every year. God bless our troops and their families as we remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. Memorial Day Weekend What will you be doing this weekend?   Attending a cookout, going…
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Sing it out

I came across the stat that said Bohemian Rhapsody, by Queen, was the number one sing along song in the country last year. Some recent posts I’ve made about different ways to release stress included listen to music and I mentioned singing along with it.  Besides helping reduce stress, singing can: Improve your mood Improve…
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Life is more

Money is not the most important thing. Did I just say that?  Yes, I did.  How many people go through their entire life making money and not making a life?  Life is not about How much money you have How big your house is How fancy your car is What school your kids go to…
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Are You Too Busy?

I like to be busy, but I must admit… there are times I find myself exhausted by the end of the day.  Why?  If I’m honest with myself, I can allow myself to become over-committed. Over-committed?  In a time when people have lost their sense of commitment?  Can someone be over-committed?  Absolutely!  Just ask a…
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Correct the misconception

Have you ever heard someone on the radio and perceived an image of them in your head?  You know the DJ on the radio who sounds like he or she is hot, nerdy, sweet, or whatever your descriptor may be.  And then you see them and they are nothing like what you had imagined!  Maybe…
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How full is YOUR glass?

I used to be very involved in Toastmasters. At one particular meeting, a member was asked if they see the glass half empty or half full.  His answer was so terrific that I remember it vividly.  He told us about a friend of his who believed the glass was neither half empty nor half full,…
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Why is this a Good Friday?

Today is “Good Friday.”  The day that Jesus was crucified.  This is a fact.  You can look up the historical documentation. For those who consider themselves to be of the Christian Faith, it is the day Jesus Christ willingly went to his death after being betrayed, denied, flogged, beaten, and carrying his own cross up…
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