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Time Flies…

It is said that “time flies when you’re having fun.” It’s true. Vacations never seem long enough. Time passes quickly when you are focused on what you love to do. We only have so much time on this earth. Make it count…

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Tear Down That Wall!

When we engage in conversations with others, why are we tempted to keep our guards up? Everyone we meet is broken in some way. When we let go of our guardedness, we have deeper, more meaningful lives. Do not concern yourself with others judging you. Most people respond with openness, too.

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Outward Focus…

Are you so focused on your own success that you miss the success of others? Cheer your friends and acquaintances on in their pursuits. Other people who are successful aren’t a threat to you. They complement you…

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Restoration…

We love happy endings to movies, don’t we? Hallmark has perfected this. Do you know why we love these movies? It’s because we want restoration, we want happy endings in our lives…we want to know order will be restored and everything will make sense in the world. These movies give us hope that they are possible.

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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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Driven…

Whatever you get excited about, do more of that. The world needs driven people who are trying to do good. As for me, I’m just trying to spread some kindness, compassion and humor into a world in desperate need of it…

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Memorial Day…

Memorial Day is a Remembrance Day established in 1868 that officially became a holiday in 1971. We are called to remember the brave men and women who died while serving our country in the military. At 3:00 p.m. local time, we are asked to observe a moment of silence in remembrance of them for their dedication and service to the United States. We have freedoms here in America that others don’t have. What some take for granted others cherish. It is because of our freedom that people can peaceably protest or fail to stand for the National Anthem. Whether we agree with these things or not isn’t the point. We have the freedom to choose.

So however you are spending the day, with family and friends, barbecuing or on the lake, I encourage you to take a moment at 3:00 to pause and reflect. We must #neverforget…

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