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A Note to the New Graduates

It is that time of the year when caps and gowns are many, dreams are beginning and the future of our world is in the hands of the younger generation. Congratulations to all of you. You are the change the world needs and I hope you don't take your respo

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Time

When I get home from work every night, everything goes so fast, but when I'm at my job, the hours just drag by.  I love my job, but I like MY time too. I know time is precious and so I don't like the idea of "I can't wait until Friday", "Is it 5:00 ye

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Grateful for Others

I am not the most social person and it is uncomfortable for me to be in groups of people. I prefer a more intimate conversation with those I wish to be with. However, this weekend, I went outside of my comfort zone and ended up going to the Arts Festiv

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Everyone Has a Story

Today when you come across another human being, realize that they, too, have a story. We can learn something from anyone, how to survive, to thrive, to live a full life and what not to do with our lives. Everyone has a choice but we don't always have t

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Spring

This is my favorite part of the year when things start to bloom and the landscape becomes covered with the aspect of different colors and varieties of the wonderful things that Mother Earth provides us. It is amazing to me that you can plant a seed and

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Rainy Days

Rainy days are good to reconnect with yourself...to sit and read a book with the window open slightly. The smell of rain not only relaxes the body and mind but it also is a gift from Mother Earth. It is renewal, it is refreshing, it is life giving and

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Anxiety

Anxiety is a funny thing. I think it plays with us from time to time. It produces a chemical in our body that creates unrest, hopelessness and frustration that something is just not right. We can't put our finger on it, but all day long it nags at us l

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Little Victories

Reactions determine our destiny, not the things that happen to us. I must admit, I am a reactionary. I react to situations before I give myself time to process what just happened. Usually, it is not good. I either end up assuming,  taking things perso

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Justice

Today caused reflection for me about my past. It caused me to reflect on what is right with this world and what is wrong. Sometimes I don't feel like I belong in this world of ours. My views are so different from what is happening all around me. I spok

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Hope

After surviving 43 years of abuse, I used to feel hopeless and alone. Nothing was being done about the abuse, no one saw it or if they did, they ignored it. There were signs, there always is. What gave me hope was being optimistic about my world in the

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