Adjusting and Adapting to Change

This week, we learn the results of one of the most contentious elections in our country’s history. No matter who wins national, state, and local elections, changes will occur. Some people will embrace those changes. Others will view them with discouragement, distrust, and feelings of defeat. Constant change is prevalent in many areas of life. […]

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Mining Memories for Positives

At times, processing items from my childhood home has been like falling into a time machine and stepping out decades ago. Finding tiny plastic dishes and pots spun me back to a time when I was a preschooler and Daddy would come home for lunch and visit me in the playhouse he built for me. […]

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How to Take a Licking and Keep on Ticking

Years ago, a popular watch brand introduced a series of television commercials designed to show the durability, shock-resistance, waterproofing, and dependability of their products. The commercials put wristwatches through various scenarios designed to test them, including: strapping them to a baseball bat that was used to hit a fast ball, taping a watch to a […]

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5 Positives in This Current Crisis

Change is always hard, especially when it involves situations over which we have no control. The restrictions imposed by authorities on state and national levels in an attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 have changed how we conduct our day-to-day lives. Many are chafing at these limits, but positives always emerge, even in negative […]

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Responding to Change

This is a week of change for me: adjustment to a new fitness center and the move of my son and his family to another town. I’m not particularly happy about either of these changes, because like many of you, I’m a creature of habit. It’s hard to “do different” when you’ve been accustomed to […]

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4 Reasons to Count Your Blessings

  One of my greatest blessings is spending time with my grandchildren. Sweet smiles, snuggles, new words, waves, blown kisses, and first steps are among the joys. Recently, our granddaughter started reciting the names of her loved ones when we gather for a meal. Mommy and Daddy are first, followed by others at the table—Glam […]

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