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The Four Words That Reset My Holiday Outlook

The Four Words That Reset My Holiday Outlook

This week’s inspiration is a simple one. A friend passed along an email that contained a short list of “tweets” for the advent season. Most of them resonated with me, but the one that really made me think was this one: Lower expectations, heighten relationships. Wow. I know that expectations can be a tricky endeavor, […]

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What My Granddaughter Taught Me About Failure—and Resilience

This week’s inspiration comes from a special visit with my daughter, Brittany, and her daughter, Blakely Faye, my three-year-old granddaughter. We made it a girls’ weekend, complete with ample time for holiday shopping, treat-making, and visits with friends and family. I learned so much! Blakely Faye has a way of looking at things that refreshes […]

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A Pouting Confession and Lesson

A Pouting Confession and Lesson

I’m not sure how inspirational this week’s thought will be, but at least it’s honest. I was all dressed up with no place to go. But first, my discovery: Q: Do you know what’s worse than unpacking from a trip? A: Unpacking from a trip you didn’t take. Ugh. My bags were packed, my thermal […]

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