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Daily Musings Archive

  • As so many people have said this week, it's time for everyone to step out of their homes and get to know their neighbors. The bittersweet events of the past week have taught us all that.

    Time to stop talking about the old days and actually be a better neighbor

    As so many people have said this week, it's time for everyone to step out of their homes and get to know their neighbors. The bittersweet events of the past week have taught us all that.

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  • Over herbal tea and chocolate-chip cookies, she sat at my kitchen table and we talked. Not about roses or the weather or politics. We talked about our hopes and fears

    Fences make good neighbors; reaching across makes good friends

    Over herbal tea and chocolate-chip cookies, she sat at my kitchen table and we talked. Not about roses or the weather or politics. We talked about our hopes and fears

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  • This is truly a DAILY MUSING for me, I literally think about it every day.  As a child who suffered from low self esteem, I am always struck by young people who have the same issue.  I was a very smart little guy.  I was talking earlier than most, walking earlier, and somehow always thought I was one of the adults.  As I got into my school years, being smart became more about proving to the others that I mattered.

    Daily Musings: My Dream

    This is truly a DAILY MUSING for me, I literally think about it every day. As a child who suffered from low self esteem, I am always struck by young people who have the same issue. I was a very smart little guy. I was talking earlier than most, walking earlier, and somehow always thought I was one of the adults. As I got into my school years, being smart became more about proving to the others that I mattered.

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  • The best advice I have ever gotten or given to anyone is to say YES to more opportunities. Unfortunately, there is something in most of our human make-up that causes us to hesitate when it comes to trying something new or unfamiliar.  Believe me, I struggle with this all the time too.

    Daily Musings: Open Up to the Possibilities

    The best advice I have ever gotten or given to anyone is to say YES to more opportunities. Unfortunately, there is something in most of our human make-up that causes us to hesitate when it comes to trying something new or unfamiliar. Believe me, I struggle with this all the time too.

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  • When I was younger, my Grandmother used to ask me, "Are you satisfied?"  If it was after a meal, it wasn't "Are you full" or after an achievement, it wasn't "Are you happy?"  It was always, "Are you satisfied?"  

At first, I used to think the question was odd but over time I really began to understand the meaning behind it.  Being happy or being full is fine but being satisfied is much better.  When you are satisfied, all the other positive feelings are just byproducts of that feeling of satisfaction.  She was totally on to something and ahead of her time.

    Daily Musings: Can’t get no…..

    When I was younger, my Grandmother used to ask me, "Are you satisfied?" If it was after a meal, it wasn't "Are you full" or after an achievement, it wasn't "Are you happy?" It was always, "Are you satisfied?" At first, I used to think the question was odd but over time I really began to understand the meaning behind it. Being happy or being full is fine but being satisfied is much better. When you are satisfied, all the other positive feelings are just byproducts of that feeling of satisfaction. She was totally on to something and ahead of her time.

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