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A Reason to Get Up in the Morning

Everyone needs a reason to get up in the morning.  Without a reason, without a purpose, the day seems to drag on.   By day’s end you can be completely exhausted.  Not because you haven’t been busy.  Most likely you have been.  But when you work at filling your time, you drain a lot of energy […]

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So Now What do I Do?

I’ve attended several college graduation celebrations over the last few weeks.  After the congratulatory remarks, the ultimate question quickly sneaks up.  “So what are you going to do now?”  Some of the kids seem to have a pretty good roadmap at hand.  Grad school seems to be a pretty popular option.  A few–a very few–have […]

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Get Over Your Bad Self

I had lunch with a friend last week, and she told me about another friend of hers that she has known for years.  She considers her to be very close friend—perhaps one of her best friends.  Always there when she needs a hand, and always ready to talk at any time of the day or […]

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Monsters Under the Bed

We all know, or at times may have been, the child who is afraid to go to sleep because there are definitely monsters under the bed.  These monsters are just waiting for sleep to come, and then they crawl out and do what monsters do best.  Fearing the worst, the child huddles under the blanket, […]

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Luck Happens

When I was awakened at 7:15 Sunday morning by the persistent ringing of the front doorbell I knew it could only be one of two things—something very good, or something very bad.   I stumbled my way out in a haze and opened the door to find my stepson with fist poised, ready to pound again. […]

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