Monthly Archives: June 2014

Who Gives a Rat’s…

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank Just when I thought I was giving all I could, another layer of the onion is peeled and cries of service, relentless giving, and compassion come pouring out. I … Continue reading

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I Confess

“People have motives and thoughts of which they are unaware.” —Albert Ellis I would like nothing more than for people to think that I give of my time and gifts from a pure heart and motive, but frankly, that’s not … Continue reading

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A Lesson Learned

“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” —Helen Keller I always chuckle when someone asks me if it’s okay to be blunt. I prefer it that way. I like to use the word ‘direct’ … Continue reading

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The Real Me

“I feel that the simplicity of life is just being yourself.” —Bobby Brown I had the good fortune this weekend to go to Michigan and attend my niece’s graduation party. I had no expectations, was hopeful for seeing family, but … Continue reading

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Two Ears, One Mouth

“It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt” —Mark Twain I love that I am self-aware, for the most part, and am able to see a situation from outside myself at … Continue reading

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The Breaking Point

“One accusation you can’t throw at me is that I’ve always done my best.” —Alan Shearer Walking into a meeting with an expectation is like taking a shower before you have run 3 miles to exercise for the day; it’s … Continue reading

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Round 1 Ding Ding

“Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.” —Brene Brown If you are a people-pleaser by nature like me, when someone mentions boundaries you cringe inside. I am well aware … Continue reading

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