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Isolation…

The last 14 months of the pandemic have caused people to feel more isolated and alone than ever before. Mental health has been shredded. As our country and our world reopens, please show some extra kindness to others. People need kindness now, even those who don’t deserve our kindness…

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Speak!

There is much goodness in the world, but there are injustices as well. Speak up for what is good, right and noble. Speak out against injustice. Those who feel like they don’t have a voice need us to stand up for them…

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Our Future…

Today’s children are tomorrow’s leaders. We are failing them. In 2016, suicide became the #2 killer of kids. In 2020 a study revealed that 78% of students felt lonely. It’s ironic that so many kids could feel lonely. We live in the most technologically connected culture ever.

The solution? One thing we can do is make certain our children feel loved and accepted. Hold them accountable for their actions, but don’t let them feel unloved because they made a mistake or two.

We must turn this around, and fast. It begins with us…

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Guarded…

On social media, we see pictures and posts of perfect lives. This is great! We should celebrate happy moments. Yet, think of how much compassion we would see from others if we sometimes showed how hellish life can be. Something worth considering…

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Kindness Matters…

Every person you encounter has something troubling them. You probably will not see it on the surface level, but that doesn’t make it less real. Slow down and show kindness to everyone, even the people who don’t deserve it. They need kindness shown to them the most, and you will benefit as well…

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Settle?

Pursue the dreams that ignite your life. Don’t allow the projections of others to cause you to settle for anything less. Work hard, stay humble, give something back to better our community, and make a difference…

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Regrets…

Every one of us has regrets. I encourage you to not allow them to dominate your thoughts. Look to the future with hope and optimism. Make the rest of your life a life of purpose and meaning, a life without regrets…

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Community…

One of the lessons learned from the pandemic is how much we need to be with others. The sense of belonging is paramount. It’s the reason kids join gangs, and why family and relationships are so important. We are coming in for a landing from the coronavirus. Let’s hope mental health can be restored…

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Pain…

To build muscle, we feel the pain of lifting weights. To build resilience, we must face our challenges head on. There is no way around them. Pain is the gateway to strength…

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Goodness…

Since the beginning of time as we know it, there has been evil in the world. Yet, there’s a lot of good, too. Don’t be afraid to rock the boat against injustice. Speak up for those who feel like they don’t have a voice. We need more good people to lead well…

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