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This week I was thinking of the things I’m thankful for. It’s an exercise I try to practice regularly. I started down my usual list: home, work, family, church, food, water, warm showers, clothes. Then I had an epiphany. I was thankful for all the wrong things. Those things are great but they haven’t really Continue Reading →

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Image: Sandy and Abigail

As she lay there lifeless, I clutched a handful of the hair on her neck. The longer part, probably the result of some German Shepherd bloodline. I’d never realized the overwhelming sense of calm I felt when I had my hand on her. She made me feel safe. Sandy joined our family 14 years earlier. Continue Reading →

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”I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.- Albert Einstein” What are you dreaming? How badly do you want to accomplish your dream? Are you close to giving up? Don’t! You may be one phone call, one email, one tweet, one Facebook update Continue Reading →

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Image: Cyclists

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.”―Eleanor Roosevelt Most of us have seen the media hype about Lance Armstrong. In January, he confessed to Oprah Winfrey, and the world, he used performance enhancing Continue Reading →

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We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do. – Mother Teresa What if your employer rated your smile daily? How would you perform? Companies in Japan are doing just that. In a country where the customer reigns supreme, companies are continually seeking ways to gain a customer service edge. Smile Continue Reading →

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What are you clinging to that’s preventing you from reaching your next destination? Last night I was winding down after serving at the Healing Center. I like TV shows about real events, especially history and biography shows. Recently I started watching I Shouldn’t be Alive. Survival shows are interesting because they reveal how people react Continue Reading →

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