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Resolutions

Resolutions   Do you make them?   Do you keep them? If you don’t make them, do you at least think about it when January 1st rolls around and everyone is talking about it?   I’ll bet you do.  Does it cross your mind for just a moment?  What would my resolution be – if...

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving   The lyrics to “Big Yellow Taxi” just popped into my mind: “Don't it always seem to go That you don't know what you've got Till it's gone.” It is true.   And the older we get the more it hits home.   I don’t mean for this to be a downer, but really it is...

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Showing Up

Showing Up It has been an interesting year so far. Busy, fun, exciting, sad, confusing.  So many thoughts,  so many emotions.   Through it all my one overriding thought is how very lucky I am and how thankful I am that in good or bad times I can show up for people who...

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Heroes

What is a hero?   I often use the word without thinking too much about what it means.   The dictionary offers several meanings.  I was drawn to these two: ·      one who shows great courage ·      an object of extreme admiration and devotion I started thinking about...

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Graduation

June.  It's graduation season.   From Kindergarten to high school, college and beyond.   What an exciting time.   The Big Ed's family is celebrating a big one.   Our daughter received her Doctorate in Education.  Just saying it makes me burst with pride.   Since this...

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MOMS

MOMS We all have one.   They may not be with us any longer but somebody gave birth to each one of the 7.3 billion people on this planet.    Powerful stuff when you think about it.   So, I think that it is good that there is a day set aside to honor our moms.  Even if...

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Green Grass and Spring

I was driving on one of my favorite country roads the other day.  Past the farm where my favorite cows slowly move up the path to graze for the day and one lone goat stands watch near the barn.   And it hit me just as it hits me every year.   I never know the exact...

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Lucky or Blessed

Do you think that you are lucky?   Or maybe blessed?   March is the month of St. Patrick's day when we talk about the luck of the Irish, four-leaf clovers and rainbows with pots of gold.  Even if people aren't Irish we sometimes have all sorts of rituals or trinkets...

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Thoughts on Love

February is the month of love.   What comes to mind when you hear the word love?  Perhaps romantic love - especially during this month when we are surrounded by images of hearts and flowers and inundated by commercials encouraging giving the gift of diamonds.  Because...

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Girlfriends

This month’s blog is for the ladies.   You guys might want to read it too.   I want to ask you to think back over your life.  Think of the times when you laughed the hardest and cried the hardest.   Picture the faces of the people that you can’t wait to call or text...

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