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88 Days ’til 40: Waiting Patiently


Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~ Ralph Waldo Emmerson

I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion.  These three are your greatest treasures. ~ Lao Tzu

A man who is a master of patience is master of everything else. ~ George Savile

Genius is the eternal patience. ~ Michelangelo Read the rest of this entry »


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141 Days ’til 40: Pausing to Recognize Accomplishments

Today was one of those days when everything went well at work.  We had been planning for an important visit since last spring and the visit went very well.  The visitor was impressed and offered words of praise and encouragement.  This was a day that, for all intents and purposes, should have been highly uplifting. Read the rest of this entry »


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201 Days ’til 40: Half-way There! 200th Post Thank-You

Today is an important day – it is the half-way milestone on my journey.  THIS is my 200th post.  I have managed to keep my commitment to post daily for over half a year!  This journey has been and continues to be a great gift to me. Read the rest of this entry »


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202 Days ’til 40: Showing Others You Care

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the most simple gestures can be so profound?  Have you ever had a stranger brighten your day with a wave or a smile?  Recently we were driving home from shopping and our car pulled up next to a very worn down public bus.  In the window next to our car was a mother and two young girls.  The mother encouraged these adorable girls to wave to us.  We waved back, causing them to bounce up and down with delight and wave more vigorously at us.  This made our day. Read the rest of this entry »


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281 Days ’til 40: Thankful for My Bones

Okay, perhaps that is a strange way to title and start my post, but I AM thankful for my bones.  And, today in particular, I am very thankful that all of my bones are in one piece and working the way they should. Read the rest of this entry »


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286 Days ’til 40: TGIF

T.G.I.F.  For so many individuals with a Monday through Friday 9:00 to 17:00 job, there can be no sweeter phrase.  Yet, sometimes I wonder if we need a bit more perspective. Read the rest of this entry »


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301 Days ’til 40: Attitude of Gratitude (And My 100th Post!)

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. ~ Albert Schweitzer

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~ John F. Kennedy Read the rest of this entry »


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