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Conveniences

In today’s world, we can have anything from liquor and groceries to Waterford Crystal delivered to our homes. Technology has made this possible.

We gain valuable time from modern conveniences, but everything has a cost attached to it. We lose human interaction when we order from our computer screen. And if the pandemic taught us anything, it’s that we need each other.

Make certain you take time to connect with your fellow man. You need them, and they need you…

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What the???

It’s November 7th and Christmas decorations have been up in stores for almost a month. In August, Halloween stuff filled the aisles. My prediction is that Valentines cards will be available the week of Thanksgiving. I sincerely hope I’m wrong.

We have become so rushed that we miss some important moments in our lives. We get so busy thinking about the next “thing” that we fail to truly enjoy today. I’m the guiltiest one of all.

I encourage you to slow down, just a little, and feel the presence of the day, moment by moment. You might still miss a few things, but odds are you won’t…

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Content

My first book, “Killing My Father Then Finding Him” is 46 pages long. I joke that I kept it short because I want men to read it, too! But the truth is, there is a great amount of content in that short book. Everything that needed to be said was said in the book.

I keep this daily blog short because it encourages people to read it. In today’s “busy is better” culture, people have limited time. By the comments I receive and the amount of consistent readers worldwide, the content must be relevant because y’all keep showing up!

Sometimes, less is more. This applies whether it’s in a book, a blog, or a conversation…

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Patience

It’s said that “patience is a virtue,” but I have a difficult time being patient. Yet I don’t think I’m without virtues.

My patience runs thin with ignorant, rude people. My patience’s is infinite with toddlers. Toddlers are just trying to learn how the world works. I’m trying to learn that myself!

If you struggle with patience, remember that you aren’t missing virtues. You are simply human…

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Now!

We live in what I call a, “FedEx culture.” I want it immediately. Personally , I’m impatient. I want it yesterday!

That’s not how life works. We must commit to working for what we gain. Sometimes it takes a long time to achieve our goals. The hurry up lifestyle will affect our thinking if we aren’t careful.

Take a big picture, long-term approach to life. Life happens moment-by-moment. Being hurried could make us miss some things…

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Be Strong Enough

Why are we tearing each other apart over political differences?

All of us have beliefs and convictions. It’s not a threat to allow others to challenge us. Living in an echo chamber, aligning yourself only with those who agree with you is dangerous and limits open-mindedness. Be confident. Be strong enough to accept others where they are…

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Divided

In the United States, we are more divided now than since the Civil War. There’s nothing civil about war. We are weakened and compromised when we stand apart. The media and the politicians are feeding this division, but we do not have to allow it. In truth, we are more alike than we are different. Stand up for what’s right. Let the dividers wallow in their own mess…

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