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The Difference Between What I Accept and What I Expect…

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a kick in the arse. But this one was a good kick. It reminded me that less disappointment comes with what I accept not what I expect. Ugh. This is hard. Let me tell you. Family, friends and that…


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It doesn’t matter who you used to be…What matters is who you decide to be today

Make peace with your past so that it doesn’t mess up your present. What you used to do is totally different from what you do. Be the person you want to be and leave the used to and old thinking to the wayside. If we want…


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Things I Want Most…Pssst They Are Not “Things”

What is it that we want most? I think everyone has their own punch list of the things they want. Here’s mine: To be happy. To be full of courage and hope. Build friendships that are a treasure. Find a love that is beautiful. Find…


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Tempering Your Expectations of Others

Disappointment. Ugh. Something that I use to feel….a lot. I had to ask myself this question many, many times “why am I disappointed so much?” The answer wasn’t in the people that disappointed me. The answer was in how I had expectations of people. It was…


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People: Those To Keep and Those To Just Let Go

Relationships are hard work. Even the best and “easiest” relationships still require work and two people who are willing to work on themselves and their relationship. Yes, some people will reject you but that doesn’t mean that you reject yourself. No, not at all. And…


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Assumptions

It’s interesting how the human mind works. We have a need to justify everything, explain and understand everything to feel safe.  If someone tells us something we make assumptions. If they don’t tell us something we make assumptions to fulfill our need to know and…


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Happy New You!

This New Year’s Eve I’m reflecting on 2014 and have come to the resounding conclusion that I am BLESSED. There was heartache but when that door closed God showed me that he had something so much better for me. When I stopped staring at the…


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It’s About What You Do Not What You Say You’ll Do

Do what you say. Simple right? Not so much. A lot of people have a hard time living up to their word to themselves as well as others. It’s where a lot of stress and discontent come into play. I could write for days about people…


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Dwelling on the Past

One of the hardest things I had to learn was buttoning up the past. Past hurts, not so great experiences and just plain ol’ bad experiences. For a while I would just rehash them and that was as much fun as getting a daily root…


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Everything Happens for A Reason

When bad things happen, at the moment all may seem horrible, painful and unfair. We are so caught up in the emotion of the “bad thing” that we are unable to see the lesson. Trust me I know. I am the first to say WTF…


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