Home Isn’t What It Used to Be

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. —Robert Frost That may not be as true any more as it was in Frost’s day. Or at least you can’t call it home if they don’t want you to be there. Today I can count on the fingers of both hands and all my toes the number of families that can’t or won’t take in their kin. With this definition, it can’t be called home then,...
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Loving Yourself

I’m lovable I have known for a long time that loving myself was my best route for healing all the hurt, guilt and sorrow of my younger days, and for dodging and softening the “slings and arrows” down to the present moment. What about you? Is loving yourself on your priority list? Some people confuse loving yourself with self-love. I define the two differently. Self love is selfishness—always...
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The Privilege of Growing Older

Not everyone is allowed the privilege of growing older. Some lives are snuffed out almost before they are lived–others in their prime. When I reflect on this, I feel very sad. I lost my father when he was only 49. I don’t reflect on this sadness often. I prefer to live my life in a positive manner, looking forward, moving ahead. I feel very grateful and blessed that I have had this “growing...
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What Determines Your Success?

My post today is a quote from Jack Canfield, one of my mentors. Jack puts a challenge to us. His answer might surprise you What’s the biggest factor that determines how much money you make – or how successful you are in your career? … Is it your education? … The skills or experience you have? … The number of hours you work or the amount of effort you put into impressing your boss or colleagues?...
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Turn, Turn, Turn, (With Apologies to Pete Seger)

Turn, Turn, Turn (With Apologies to Pete Seger) What are you turning? Is it 40, 50, 60, 70, 80? Every decade has its demarcation. Every time a zero comes up and smacks us in the face, we begin to think more seriously about our lives. I just had one of those zero birthdays last year, and it did set me thinking about my life. Because I expected to live a long life (my mother lasted to a hundred),...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom