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Grateful Journal

Help! I can't stop. I can't stop being grateful. The book, Focus on the Good Stuff, said it would be difficult to come up with 100 things to be grateful about. I like a challenge, so I sat down this morning with a fresh journal covered in stars. Stars seemed appropriate for the "starring" things for which I'm grateful. The ... Read more
Andrew Angels

Andrew’s Angels

"Hi Mrs. Shelly." Andrew waved at his elderly neighbor on his way home from his latest fight. Only the blackening right eye gave him away. He knew that if he timed it right, Mrs. Shelly would be ready for a break. She always had cookies and lemonade. His mom hardly ever let him have sugar. "They're only for a ... Read more
Clear the Way

Clear the Way

Are you willing to be a prostitute?  Yes.  Are you willing to be a coal miner?  Yes.  Are you willing to be a corporate CEO?  Woah.  Wait a minute.  My chest and throat tightened.  Really?  I’m not willing to be a corporate CEO, and I’m willing to be a prostitute?  I just laughed as I drove down the highway. What ... Read more

Ladybug Races

Marianne sat in her bed, bored except for the ladybugs to watch. Mom was busy downstairs doing the wash and trying to keep Joseph and Jimmy out of trouble. They were only three and couldn't be left alone. But Marianne was older and didn't need to be watched. She was the big girl. So big that Mom said she ... Read more

A Question of Life: Bringing More Joy into My Life.

I'm still mulling over the concept of doing what I want versus doing what makes me feel good. It seems to swirl around my mind as I go about my day. But, this morning, the Universe brought an answer to me while I was researching an unrelated topic on the web. That's how the Universe works. It gives you ... Read more
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