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A Christmas Story

The countdown begins. Gifts to buy, holiday events to attend, decorations. Yes, nothing says Christmas in the USA like people getting stressed out! I’m adding my voice to those who say we need to keep the focus on what this … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day is a uniquely American holiday because of the tradition of its origin, a group of Pilgrims sitting down with Native Americans to give thanks for surviving a harsh world. The same can be said for all people, because … Continue reading

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Be It Resolved!

“Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.” Jonathan Edwards  “Celebrate what you want to see more of.” Tom Peters “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, … Continue reading

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Glass Half Full

  “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford Making the Best of a Good Situation When I sit and think about it,I have all the tools I need,To become a … Continue reading

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History Next Door

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”  Martin Luther King, Jr. In February we celebrate Black History Month. Traditionally programs are held, and great  deeds, inventions and accomplishments are recounted that make us proud. One thing … Continue reading

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Bountiful Blessings for 2012!

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” Helen Keller Be Encouraged is a book of inspirational essays and poems. Proceeds benefit New Sunlight Missionary B.C … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks!

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.”  Brian Tracy

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