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Acceptance

Judging others drains you of valuable energy. Accepting people as they are opens the door to new ways of seeing life around us. Our minds are open to new possibilities, new creativity.

If people are jerks, keep them out of your circle of friends and acquaintances. You can’t change their hearts. Only God can do that. By limiting their access to your life, you are protecting yourself while still accepting them as they are. Something to consider…

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Really?

We are living in a unique period in time. We have news shoved in our faces 24/7, immediate home delivery of everything from groceries to alcohol, and we can reach our friends on the phone anytime…anywhere.

With these luxuries comes great responsibility. We are still called to work, be respectful and courteous to our fellow man, and raise our children the right way in a world that’s new to us. We cannot let decency die out as technology dominates our lives. Be kind. Always…

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Acceptance

We humans are complex. We are constantly working on ourselves to improve, yet we can be so hard on ourselves at the same time. We want to be accepted, loved, cared for and cared about, while simultaneously we don’t fully accept ourselves. God the Creator of the universe made us precisely how He wanted us to be. He doesn’t make mistakes or ever second-guess himself. Accept yourself, but keep working and growing…

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Communication…

When you are in conversation with others, are you fully engaged with them? Are you connected or just waiting for the right time to make your own point? Speak in a way that makes others want to listen to you. Listen well to them. You don’t have to be in agreement with them, but you must listen with your heart…

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After…

We face decisions every day, sometimes really difficult ones. In your decision making, consider how you will feel after your actions. If you will feel bad, go the other way. It might be more difficult, but you will build strength through it…

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Struggling Kids…

Yesterday I was privileged to speak to a group of foster children. It felt great to be speaking again, especially with kids. I was an insecure, angry, struggling kid myself, and because of my upbringing I connect with kids.

If a child reached out to you, please take the time to engage with them. Kids today need hope, they need validation, and they need us…

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Free Yourself…

Is there someone in your life you need to forgive? Perhaps an ex, a parent, or even yourself? Forgiveness is hard. We hold onto past hurts, giving them life, but keeping the pain inside hurts us. It robs us of living fully today.

I had to forgive my parents for years of emotional and physical abuse. Fortunately, the damage they did to my self-esteem wasn’t permanent. By actively practicing gratitude, over time I was able to see my parents more clearly, understanding why they acted the way they did. I forgave them, and I was free. You can do it, too. Start with gratitude…

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Interview With Timothy Douglas

podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-determined-people-podcast/id1545647376

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Entitlement…

Entitlement means you think you deserve something for just showing up. Life doesn’t work that way. Plus, we only place value in what we earn

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