Two for One

I love a great deal-like getting two for one.  You may know I had some knee surgery this week.  I had been preparing for it for a while and was actually quite busy right up until the night before.  That night it hit me how life would change in the next days, weeks and months, …

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Strength Through Grace

I’ve always considered myself to be strong.  I take pride in the fact that I am stronger than I look.  When I was working as a nurse in the hospital, I’d help big strong men who had heart surgery.  They didn’t think I could help them stand or sit up.  They’d say, “you’re too small …

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Fill My Glass

Sometimes my glass is half empty. I don’t like it, but I have a tendency to see the negative of life sometimes instead of the positive.  I criticize and tear down instead of encourage and build up. I recognize this about myself and am working to change.  I surround myself with positive people and have …

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Palm Tree Envy

I still have palm tree envy.  A few years ago, while on vacation after a rough season of life, I gazed often at the palm trees.  I love how they sway in the gentle breezes and also the storms of life.  They also grow whichever way is necessary to reach out for the source of …

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Take A Breath

Take a deep breath.  Really–close your eyes and take a very deep breath. I’ll wait… How was it?  Did you think about how your body felt, your worries or your to do list in that breath? Or did you experience a mini-moment sensing the depth and power of your lungs filling with life giving oxygen?  …

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