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Lessons of a Struggling Flower

Lessons of a Struggling Flower

How Success Blossoms from Adversity As I took my morning run, I came across this flower that had managed to bust through the concrete in an effort to blossom. I was struck by its symbolism. We all have our struggles, and they can be very painful at times. But this...

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A Celebration of Mom

A Celebration of Mom

From the Child I Was and The Adult that I Am   When I think of the word “mom,” I think of the person who supported me in my youth, who cheered me on at every softball and basketball game and track meet. I think of the person who taught me about values, how to...

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Fridays with Gram

Fridays with Gram

Where Does Your Happiness Come From? Happiness comes in all forms. And sometimes it's the little things that end up making the biggest impact on your life. For me, happiness often comes over a shared meal with my 93-year-old grandmother. Gram and I have had a standing...

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Gratitude is a Practice, Not a Concept

Gratitude is a Practice, Not a Concept

How to Find—and Be Thankful for—the Positive in Our Lives Last week, I talked about gratitude and some of the ways I implement it in my life. But because gratitude can directly affect our lives in such big ways, I feel like I have more to say on the topic. Gratitude...

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