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Attitude Is a Choice

“The one thing you can’t take away from me is the way I choose to respond to… [what is said/done to me].  The last of one’s freedom is to choose one’s attitude in any given circumstance.”  – Viktor Frankl This … Continue reading

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Living Gratitude: What Does This Mean?

“To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, but to live gratitude is to touch Heaven.”      – Johannes A. Gaertner – Professor, Theologian, Poet I started thinking about being grateful a few years back … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution – 2015

“Those who wish to sing, always find a song.”  – Swedish proverb – Well, I wish to write, but I don’t always find a topic. My New Year’s resolution this year is to start writing again, so I set a … Continue reading

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Beauty Everywhere

“Beauty breaks open the human soul. Where there is no beauty in life, no vision of the better can be built. Beauty shouts to us always, ‘ More. There is yet more.’ There is no end of beauty, never enough … Continue reading

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Using a Positive Spin

“The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.” – Author Unknown I read a story about a person who walked past a man changing the light bulbs on a row of old-fashioned street lamps. They greeted one another, and … Continue reading

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Missed Opportunities and Painful Memories

What do you do to let go of missed opportunities or painful memories? I just finished listening to the book, The Forgotten Garden, by Kate Morton. It was a great story about family secrets, and it was revealed throughout a … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Be Happy?

Would you believe me if I said it’s up to you? We can all be happier, live longer, and foster a more caring environment in our homes, workplaces, and neighborhoods if we make a few positive changes in our lives. … Continue reading

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In the Wake of Tragedy…

I believe there is always a light at the end of every dark tunnel – Fred Dickey of the San Diego Union Tribune did a wonderful article about me in the local section today. http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/sep/17/tp-in-wake-of-tragedy-woman-makes-her-life-whole/ IN WAKE OF TRAGEDY, WOMAN … Continue reading

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International Assistance Dog Week

Assistance dogs have changed my life, and I can’t think of anything better to celebrate! Here’s to Alex, Pacific, and Ben… Assistance Dog Week a Big Success! Retired guide dog, Heather, regularly visit patients at Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO. … Continue reading

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Community

“Community enables us to be something greater than ourselves. Unless we learn in our personal relationships to live for something besides ourselves, how shall we as a nation ever learn to hear the cries of the starving…? What will become … Continue reading

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