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Throw Out 2018’s Trash

Welcome to the end of another year (or close to it). As we approach the New Year, lots of people are focused on the resolutions and changes they want to make. Folks think about what they are unhappy with or set new goals. It’s a great time of year for new beginnings (although ANY time of year is a great time for a new beginning). That recognized, how many of us take a look at why we want to change what we want to change and take the necessary steps to remove some of the negativity from our day and our lives? Continue reading

The Next Chapter

Every now and then I get REALLY lucky and something happens in life to teach me a lesson.  I imagine this happens to everyone who is open to learning anything but it can be just so surprising when it happens that I felt the need to take a minute and exercise my fingers sharing it. Continue reading

Every Day is a New Opportunity

I had the unfortunate experience last night (as I type this) of talking with a friend of mine who is facing some personal challenges.  He’s got an adult aged daughter who has made some poor life choices.  He recently was able to offer her some help; some guidance; some financial assistance… and of course he did what any loving dad would do: he did all he could – which was quite a bit.  She showed no appreciation and made another poor life’s choice and he was quite devastated by her actions.  My challenge last night as we talked was in getting him to see that “tomorrow” is always a new day and another opportunity for her to make a better choice. Continue reading

Make A Resolution To Give Up

Every year people make resolutions to do something or some things that they believe will somehow alter their life for the better.  They resolve to quit smoking. They resolve to lose weight. They resolve to get in shape. They resolve to cut back on eating fatty foods. They resolve to drink less alcohol. They resolve to find a different job that they’ll like more than the one they have.  Resolve.. resolve… resolve.  As I thought about it, reviewing a few motivational snipits I had come across, it occurred to me that maybe what some folks need to do is make just one resolution: the resolution to GIVE UP.  “Give up what?” you ask.  Let me share… Continue reading