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Turning points

Dear One, When you died about one month ago, you caught me off guard. You became suddenly ill, and 24 hours later, you were eating pizza, fruit cake, and pudding cups in heaven. I can't say I didn't see it coming. There was something inside of me that whispered, "Go see her more often" about… Continue reading Turning points

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I’d rather be wrong

Recently, one of my friends reached out to me to inform me that she'd been viciously attacked by her boyfriend (now ex). She described the bruises, and she admitted she felt scared for her life. "You were right about him." In the pit of my gut, I winced. There was a time when I reveled in… Continue reading I’d rather be wrong

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The mind’s freedom of movement

Today's post is written by my lifelong friend Mark Egan. I'm sure you'll appreciate this thoughtful reflection on the deeper meaning of life and love as much as I do. Nothing in life progresses on some linear path. Everything--happiness, health, love, achievement, motivation, self-worth--ebbs and flows throughout life. The valleys are labeled their respective peaks’… Continue reading The mind’s freedom of movement

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Dear Maggie

*During the month of November, I like to write letters--and feature guest writers who write letters--to thank people and to express gratitude. Since my entire blog centers on gratitude, this letter writing project during November is just another way to express my gratitude. The act of living in gratitude is something I practice as part… Continue reading Dear Maggie

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Christmas is family

*Special thanks to writer Toinette Thomas for sharing her Christmas memories in today's post.* It’s is pretty much impossible to talk about holiday memories without talking about family. Family makes the holidays for me. After getting married, my holidays became our holidays, and we had to start dividing our time between our two families. People… Continue reading Christmas is family

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Day 9: Dear Pate

*Thanks to Mary Agrusa, a fellow blogger, for writing the entry for Day 9 of the Dear Gratitude project!* I'm honored to contribute to Bethany's blog this month. I dedicate this post to my sister. Dear Pate, As one of the two remaining members of our immediate family, I'm happy to spend these final chapters… Continue reading Day 9: Dear Pate

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Staying true to his altruistic roots

*Special thanks to Dr. Teresa Burns Murphy for writing today's post in celebration of National Teacher Day.* May 7th is National Teacher Day.  Since 1985, each Tuesday of the first full week of May has been a nationally recognized day to honor teachers. According to the National Education Association, the day’s origins go back to… Continue reading Staying true to his altruistic roots