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Stand Up…

It’s time to take a stand. Stand up for what is true, what’s right, what’s noble. Speak up for those who feel like they don’t have a voice. Seek justice for the aggrieved. Do not bend or waver. Truth doesn’t have compromises…

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Early Morning…

I love getting up very early. The quiet and solitude allow me time to think about all the good in my life. Gratitude takes over the problems I might be facing. Perspective becomes clear. I’m ready for anything that comes my way…

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Fighter or Bridge Builder…

People are looking for a political fight. Family relationships are breaking, friendships are dissolved, and yet people don’t seem to care. I’m looking for places to reach out, build bridges with others. It begins with a willingness to listen…

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Listening…

Nowadays we try to be the loudest voice rather than be an active listener. Listening takes effort; it’s real work rather than merely hearing someone. Listening is a deeper understanding, and it is where bridge building begins. Actively listening to others doesn’t come naturally, and it’s exhausting. But when we put in the effort, the quality of our conversations grows while our worldview expands…

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Keep Going…

Every day seems the same as every other day. Working from home, isolation and lack of social interaction are taking their toll. We are not out of the woods with this global pandemic. Do something to preserve your mental health. Get outside. Call someone. Do a ZOOM Happy Hour. But mainly, just keep going…

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What the Hell???

Our world is falling apart at warp speed. Can we, as individuals do something to stop it? Of course we can. Let’s be soft-hearted lions among the sheep, protecting rather than destroying. Leading with compassion rather than demands. It’s time to begin…

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Kindness…

Our world needs kindness, now more than ever in my lifetime. People are struggling, fighting to make it through each day. We do not know what’s going on inside other people. Our kindness to them might lessen their burden, if just for a moment…

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Listen…

Are you listening to others, or merely hearing them? There is a difference. Listening is active and requires energy. Hearing is passive and is self-serving. Listen…

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