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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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Bring Light

If you look around, and you don’t have to look very far, I believe you will agree there is much darkness around us. We live in a broken world. People fight with each other over pointless things, which further divides us.

I believe we should be a light to others, bringing goodness and kindness with us. We won’t help everyone, but we will help some. Bring light and life into the lives of others…

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Christmas Season

We are in the last week before Christmas. The true message of Christmas is hope whether you believe in God or not. Hope gets lost in the madness of shopping, wrapping gifts and attending parties. But hope is what keeps us going, even when it isn’t Christmas time. Stay hopeful. Better days are coming. Just believe

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Patience…

It’s said that patience is a virtue, but I see it as an opportunity when we practice patience. Why do we get upset or angry when traffic is moving slowly. Or if the checkout line at the grocery store is long? These opportunities, and other similar circumstances allow us to slow down, notice the people around us, and perhaps take time to engage with them. Our culture is a culture of busyness, not human connection. We need to connect with others…and stop rushing through life.

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Alone

If we learned anything from the pandemic, it’s that we are not meant to be alone. We are hardwired to be connected with each other…in community. Reach out to someone who might be by themselves. Just check in with them. Saying a simple “hello” might be exactly what they need…

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Activity

It has become an honor to be known as the busiest person around. Has this become the culture of America? I hope not. We must make time for what matters most: people. If we gain wealth but have no real friends and our family merely tolerates us, we aren’t winning the game of life. Examine your focus. Recommit to the people who care about you…

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