Kindness Always Matters

Kindness

What the world needs now is human kindness, and lots of it I wept this week as I watched news reports about recent flooding in Tennessee, saw the destruction caused by wildfires, earthquakes, and hurricanes, heard the heartbreak of overwhelmed healthcare providers as the number of children hospitalized kept rising from COVID-related illnesses. The pictures … Read more

Let’s Expand Our Definition Of Resources

Let's Expand

I don’t always think literally, but that’s usually my first stop.   If you ask me to share resources, my first thought is money, and since finances have a beginning and an end, if it’s not urgent or something I’m passionate about, that may end the conversation.

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Do And Say Something

Do and say something

Do and say something… your voice matters

I believe we have a voice for a reason. With that in mind, I keep using mine in places where I think it will matter. I work diligently to formulate messages so I’m heard and understood, but I know that my voice, and yours too, is often drowned out by the chaos and loud chatter that makes the world confusing, unwelcome, and frustrating.

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Let It Snow

Snow

“…And since we’ve no place to go, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!”

Styne & Cahn

If we had any doubts about what season we’re in, the last few days have surely put those thoughts to rest. The postcard that is my front yard is stunning and still, almost like the night before Christmas when “not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.”

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Nothing Is Worth More Than This Day

Nothing is worth

“Nothing is worth more than this day.” – Von Goethe

Today I am alive and breathing. I am aware that I am breathing, and today I fully understand what a miracle that is. I’ve meant to be living just for today, but I suspect I have been anxious about Covid-19, about work, about my health, about my family’s health, world peace, the state of national and local affairs—the list goes on.

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Let’s Find Hope

Hope

Let’s find hope and keep it alive

As the Trump presidency comes to a tumultuous close, we find ourselves in a strange and unfamiliar place—one I’m prayerful we won’t embrace and become comfortable with. When our nation’s capitol is full of troops instead of inaugural celebrants, it’ll take more than rose-colored glasses to see the rainbow at the end of this storm.

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Welcome To 2021

2021

Welcome to 2021, a year of new beginnings

I love January and I’m excited that 2021 finally shoved 2020 to the pavement so we can move forward. As 2021 unfolds, let’s take a moment to reflect—a moment—not long, difficult hours of laments and rehashing of the miseries, and get ready for this time of opportunity and adventure.

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Being Rich Is Not The Only Way To Make A Difference

Make A Difference

Being rich is not the only way to make a difference, but it helps

 

 Most of us don’t wear a “world’s richest person” label so what we do with our money may not be newsworthy, however, I suspect if we did and we were trying to leave the world better than we found it, we’d have a few projects on our list.

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Be A Hero This Holiday Season

HolidaySeason

I am happy to report that I have arrived. Not at the pinnacle of anything earth-shattering but at that place my grandmother promised. Whenever she’d get emotional over sweet cards from her sister, or a visit from her best friend, we’d ask why and she’d simply say, “just keep living.” She said as you get older, sentimentality takes over and there’s nothing much you can do about it.

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Getting Older Is A Great Reason To Be Thankful

Thankful

This Thanksgiving I have more reasons than I can count to be thankful. I try to live triumphantly every day, but this year has been filled with a tad more adventure and activity than I would’ve ordered in a given year. As November began, I warned that I would be celebrating my birthday all month and that is still my intention though my official 65th birthday has come and gone.

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