The Most Unkindest Cut

This phrase from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar came to my mind today. I was driving home from seeing a client. The meeting had not gone as well as I had hoped, and in fact I had had a lapse of memory as to what exactly the meeting was about. The phrase refers to Caesar’s murder, in which his friends stab him to death. Shakespeare refers to Caesar’s best friend Brutus, who made “the most unkindest...
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What If My World Has Changed?

I lost my job. I quit my job. I got promoted; I got demoted. My spouse/significant other died or became disabled. I became disabled. My child left home; my child came back home. With a baby. My world has changed. Does this have the ring of truth for you? We have all experienced change. After all, we live in a changeable world. Why should we be surprised when things change? When things stay the...
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You Can Change

Yesterday I wrote about changing the world. My critics tell me that’s too big a leap for them. So today I’m going to bring it down to their level. You can change. I doubt this statement will bring much criticism. Everybody knows it’s possible to change, but nobody actually wants to do it, not even for their own good–especially not for their own good. Even if there are a thousand reasons why one...
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Bloom at Any Age

You’ve heard of late bloomers? Are you one of us? Are you a wanna-be bloomer? I maintain you can bloom at any age, but the age I like best is “late”. It’s the seeds that take the longest to germinate that produce the most beautiful blossoms (I have no reference for this and can’t prove it’s true, but it sounds good, doesn’t it?) If you’re wondering if you could qualify, here are some likely...
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You Can Change the World

Two days ago I wrote about the power you have to make a difference. What if you could change the world? What if you knew you could not fail? It’s not that the great leaders throughout history knew they could not fail. They didn’t know that. What they did know is that they would not allow failure to stop them. They would fall and get back up, fail and try again. They had that gleam in their eyes,...
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TV or Not TV

As the title might suggest, my husband and I have made a fateful decision. We have decided “Not TV”. This started when he came home one evening and announced he didn’t want to watch TV. “I don’t want to watch other people’s lives. I want to live my own.” That was fine by me. My TV watching consisted mainly of a nightly round of Wheel of Fortune, and although I miss the program, my life seems the...
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Never Too Late To Bloom

Never Too Late To Bloom