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The Gift

“There is no challenge more challenging than the challenge to improve yourself” – Michael F. Staley   Sandra had been coming to see Vivian for three weeks. She’d made some progress, but because her marriage had failed, she’d lost several … Continue reading

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The Leap

The most important thing to remember is this: to be ready at any moment to give up what you are for what you might become. – W. E. B. Du Bois Bungee jumping is one of the most feared activities … Continue reading

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Repotting a Root Bound Plant

“Repotting a plant gives it space to grow. Repotting ourselves means taking leave of our everyday environments and walking into unfamiliar territory—of the heart, of the mind and of the spirit.” – Heather Cochran, The Return of Jonah Grey Any … Continue reading

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A Tree Falls in the Forest

“If a tree falls in a park and there is no-one to hand, it is silent and invisible and nameless. And if we were to vanish, there would be no tree at all” — William Fosset This saying was popularized … Continue reading

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Early Birds or Early Worms

“I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird and not enough the bad luck of the early worm” – Franklin D Roosevelt In the tranquil hours of dawn, the natural world comes to life, and … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Wallet?

“A father carries photo memories in his wallet, knowing his money was well spent.” -Tom Baker There was a man, who was given the opportunity to take an ‘all expenses paid’ trip around the world. The man spent weeks eagerly … Continue reading

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The Two of Pentacles as the Juggler

“The trick to juggling is determining which balls are made of rubber and which ones are made of glass.” – Anonymous Once there was a man who made his living as a juggler in his tiny village. The local children … Continue reading

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Candle or Candlelight

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary. – Aaron Rose People who hold candlelight vigils for loved ones know the significant difference between a candle and candlelight.  A person’s candle can burn out long before their … Continue reading

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The Bus Driver

Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.  – Oprah Winfrey We know it’s true. When we are doing … Continue reading

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Going Sailing

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca   A true sailor’s definition of going offshore is not measured by the distance traveled from the coast but by the … Continue reading

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