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A Word about the Lies We Tell Ourselves

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A Word about the Lies We Tell Ourselves They are almost always derogatory, negative, critical and abusive.  The words and phrases we use to describe ourselves.  “Loser,” “Stupid,” “Idiot,” “Moron” and worse! They are the kinds of labels most of us would never think about using when describing someone else.  Yet, here we are, saying […]

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A Word about Life Changers

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A Word about Life Changers They come in all shapes and sizes, old and young, short and tall, all ethnic, cultural and faith configurations.  Some are wealthy.  Most are not.  Some are formally educated.  All are wise.  They are the people we all know and love.  People who have impacted our lives for the better.  […]

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A Word about Holidays

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A Word about Holidays Long-time readers of these articles may recognize the sentiments contained in today’s offering.  Yes, it’s a repeat, but holiday stress is also repetitive.  So, I hope you will find something beneficial and “share-worthy!” Holidays mean different things to different people.  For many, this is a time of great happiness, joy, family […]

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A Word about  “What’s Good about It?”

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A Word about  “What’s Good about It?” Like it or not, we’ve all been “programmed.”  I mean by that, it is impossible to grow up without learning and learning a lot!  Of course, some the lessons we learn serve us well through the course of our lives.  Others, not so much.  But we are all […]

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A Word about Gratitude

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A Word about Gratitude “What do you say?”  I can still hear my parents voices prompting a “Thank you” from me as a child.  Probably, so can you.  That’s one of the things for which I am very grateful–parents who embodied and encouraged a spirit of gratitude and thankfulness!  Adults who reminded me regularly that […]

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A Word about “Warts and All”

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A Word about “Warts and All” By his own admission, Oliver Cromwell was not the most attractive person in the British Empire.   In December 1653, he became head of state as Lord Protector.  (Click of the image to learn more.) In that era, dignitaries like Cromwell, when sitting for a portrait, would often instruct the […]

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A Word about Foundations

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A Word about Foundations “I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.” Jerome K. Jerome They are building a house on the lot next to our house.  It is a big house!  (It could swallow our house four times over.)  And, from the time the site was first […]

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A Word about “Surviving the Holidays”

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A Word about “Surviving the Holidays” Many of us look forward to the upcoming holidays.  This season evokes wonderful memories of family, friends, food and frivolity.  (How’s that for a little alliteration?) We also know that not everyone shares those feelings of eager anticipation.  And understandably so.  People often express the sentiment, : “If my […]

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A Word about Prejudice

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A Word about Prejudice It’s one of those words that defines itself: Prejudice.  It is “an unfavorable opinion or feeling formed beforehand or without knowledge, thought or reason.”  It is pre-judging someone with very little or no basis in fact.   Some of the demographics that describe me:  69 years old, male, husband, father, grandfather, […]

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A Word about “Sean of the South”

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A Word about “Sean of the South” You may be familiar with him, but I was not until a dear friend recommended his daily articles. I confess, I am hooked–line and sinker hooked!  I can’t wait to read tomorrow’s offering. His name is Sean Dietrich, and he is a wonderfully sensitive, insightful and skilled writer–the […]

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