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Showing Up Makes More of a Difference than You Know

Sep. 6, 2018 by

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Throw the Pillows from the Bed and Call it a Day

Mar. 21, 2018 by

There’s this thing I do each night as I pull the covers up and say farewell to the day. It might sound strange. I toss my decorative pillows from the bed. It started without much thought, but then it morphed

March Short Story – A Spark of Hope

Feb. 28, 2018 by

(Sometimes a person just needs for someone else to hope in them and believe they can change. That’s what March’s story is about. I hope you enjoy it.) A Spark of Hope Henry unclenched his fists and took a deep

I See You and the World is Better for It

Feb. 14, 2018 by

Creepy or Encouraging? There’s a creepy trend coming from parents and fans at high school sporting events. I heard about it at work the other day. It was supposed to be encouraging—a push for us to cheer one another on,

When It’s Time for the Dream to Go

Mar. 30, 2017 by

Letting go of my dream isn’t something I thought I would ever consider. Over the weekend, I had a meltdown, though. I got to the middle of my Saturday and realized I’ve been spending my life in one place while

Falling without a Clue or Making Life Count – You Choose

Falling without a Clue or Making Life Count – You Choose

Jan. 27, 2017 by

Flying scares me. Yeah, I know it’s safer than driving, and a person’s more likely to die from a bee sting than a plane crash, but it still scares me. I’ve been reading Charles Duhigg’s book Smarter Faster Better, and

Life Hurts– What Happened to It Being Easy and Light?

Life Hurts– What Happened to It Being Easy and Light?

Nov. 17, 2016 by

The sun’s shining, the birds are singing, and life is copacetic. Having an anvil drop on your rainbows and kittens isn’t even on the radar. But then it happens. A cold wind blows. The birds scatter. And life throws up

Death, the Universe, and Everything –

Death, the Universe, and Everything –

Jun. 23, 2016 by

– Life, Faith, Love, and the best is yet to come! I’ve been thinking about life lately. Well, maybe that’s not accurate. It’s actually death I’ve been taking sideways glances at.  Death. It’s right there, and yet we hardly talk

Worry Beast Attacks Warrior and Outcome Looks Hopeful

Worry Beast Attacks Warrior and Outcome Looks Hopeful

Apr. 21, 2016 by

There is a time to worry, and there is a time to get over it. There is a time to listen to your worried friend, and there is a time for STOP IT. (see link below post) The worry beast

I’m Tired of Waiting for the Purpose Epiphany

I’m Tired of Waiting for the Purpose Epiphany

Mar. 30, 2016 by

Finding our purpose can be challenging, but knowing we have purpose doesn’t have to be.  My last post was about how I felt like I had gotten into a rut. Now, two weeks later, there have been a few glimpses

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