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A short thought for the day

A short thought for the day

I have not been writing much this last couple of years. I cannot say there’s any particular reason for this lack of engagement. I enjoy the writing process, but I think life gets in the way. As I write this, it sounds like a rather pathetic excuse. But still, it now feels a little cathartic to admit that I am busy. Life is complex with the challenges of balancing family life and work, not to mention the whole COVID situation….

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Talking about Suffering

Talking about Suffering

Over this past weekend, I listened to a woman speak about the loss of her son.  He suffered from a challenging condition that resulted in her being his primary caregiver from birth to his late teenage years when he passed.  It was difficult for me to listen to her talk, as I thought about my own family and children.  It is never easy to hear about the suffering of others or about the general suffering in our world.  Too often,…

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End of the Year Feelings and a New Year’s Resolution

End of the Year Feelings and a New Year’s Resolution

The closing days of the year always bring out those feelings of nostalgia. We take a little time to think about those people that have been the most influential and meaningful in our lives. These could be family, friends, or colleagues that have burrowed their ways deep into our hearts. We look back and think about how blessed we are and grateful that they share part of their lives with us. I take this time as well to reflect and…

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An Optimist at Heart

An Optimist at Heart

August 2017 Update: Oh my, was I wrong. Wow. === I am looking forward to the New Year as 2016 was not the best of years for the world.  The US elections were difficult and left most people angry for one reason or another. If you watch the cable news, it seems the world is heading to hell in a handbasket.  The over saturation and exaggerations by the media is depressing. With that being said, I hope and pray that…

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