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You Can’t Pour From An Empty Cup

When people say that you have to love yourself before you can love someone else; what they’re really saying is that you can’t pour from an empty cup.  Picture how you feel about yourself being in a cup. When you are full of love, joy,…


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Life Isn’t Easy for Any of Us

Whenever I’m down like clockwork I get an email in my inbox reminding me that there is a City Meals on Wheels meal delivery coming. I make the commitment to go and I sign up. I get up early on a Saturday morning, ride the train…


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Grief

I loved Chance. And I can say without hesitation he loved me unconditionally. I loved him the way I loved no other being. When he passed I was beyond distraught, I was inconsolable. I cried like I never cried before in my life. The tears…


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My Choiceless Choice

I’m learning the hard way that suffering only increases when you demand from life that “this should not be happening to me.” When we go through crises our initial stance is to look at things as they “should be” and not address things for as…


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Victim or Victor?

I’ve started looking at the bad stuff in life as fertilizer. You know the stuff that is put on plant beds to help them grow. One of the big additives is manure. The stinky kind. Have you ever been around a plant bed that has…


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Truly Being On Vacation

It took me awhile to truly appreciate being on vacation. There was a time when I would bring my “work phone” with me and check emails every morning – while on vacation. Then I would wonder why I didn’t feel like I was on vacation.…


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The Time Is Running Out! Think About These 5 Ways To Change Your Attitude

Not to be overly dramatic but time is running out. We are not promised tomorrow so it’s imperative we live for today. Tell people you love you love them. Hug them. Be the best person you can be today. I learned how to change my…


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PUSH: Persist Until Something Happens

Hell, we all know that life is hard to live at times. We all have stuff that pushes us to the limit and quite as it’s not kept gets on our last nerve. Being happy is a choice – we know that but continually being happy…


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Blessings

Today was a day where I was reminded of a lot of things. First it was the dog waking me up to remind me to take him out…before the alarm went off. Then being reminded when the alarm went off that I had to trudge…


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A Few Things To Remember

Life is too short for nonsense. So refuse to be unhappy. Be happy instead. Refuse to let your problems become so overwhelming. Just take one at a time. Just because I write about this stuff doesn’t mean that I don’t need a reminder once in…


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