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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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It’s your life, live it.

It’s your life, live it. So many things come into my mind with this title. It started with this comment from John Hagee Ministries, “Two groups of people exist: those who make good and those who make excuses. When we blame someone else for our failure, we empower that person to control us. If we…
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Wishing for simpler times

Our youngest grandchild, as a sweet and sassy 5yr old girl, gasped with joy and exclaimed. “Pinecones!” She was so excited about her treasured find that her whole face was lit up by her smile.  Her mother told her to go put them on the porch, as we were heading to the car, to go…
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