About This Year’s Christmas Cards…

May you enjoy all the things that are magical about the holiday season with those you hold dear and may you have peace in your heart, a sparkle in your eye, and a lightness in your soul. This I wish for you – for all of us – embrace  joy.   This is my greeting card this…
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The Days Of Gratitude

Thanksgiving is a time when we focus intently on gratitude.  Surrounded by family, friends, food, and laughter it is much easier to be grateful for what we have. Gratitude fills our hearts and carries us happily through the holiday season. It is a lens that challenges us to appreciate all we have in our life…
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May Your Soul Never Forget What We Lost That Day…

Over Labor Day weekend I visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum (https://www.911memorial.org/museum). I have visited the Memorial before, but not the Museum. I had heard from friends and colleagues that the Museum was a powerful experience, but I could not mentally frame what that experience would be like prior to actually experiencing it. I still…
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Share Joy

Many years ago, I was given a page-a-day Mary Engelbreit calendar. The calendar featured a bright, cheery, colorful illustration and sentiment on each page with joyful intent. As a fan of Mary Engelbreit, it was a great gift to receive. Alas, after I tore off the first page, I could never bear to tear off any…
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Savoring Summer In North Dakota

My son Noah is reticent to commit to a family vacation outside the state when it is “nice” in North Dakota. Noah’s “nice”translates to days that are not part of North Dakota’s winter. He figures if he is living with up to six months of cold, ice and snow he needs to appreciate all the “nice”…
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