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A Piece of Butterscotch

A few years back, I saw a news story about the power of music.  Many people, who are in the midst of dementia and senility, were typically unresponsive to normal stimulation.  People would try to communicate with them, asking how they were doing, or what they needed, but didn’t’ receive coherent responses.  Communication with people…… Continue reading A Piece of Butterscotch

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A Loving Motivation

What would you view as more fulfilling, spending quality time with your family and friends throughout your life, or working extra hard for the promotions and the higher salaries as a leading professional at some company, retiring as one of the leading and respected employees in a business? Interviews with people on their deathbeds document…… Continue reading A Loving Motivation

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Gratitude Journal Day 14: Loving Memories

There are times when memories materialize within our minds, which seem to come from nowhere.  A lingering scent of something your mom made.  The memory of a feeling, a taste, or something you seen before.  They appear when we least expect it, but the feelings can be vivid and intense.  When this happens, relish in…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 14: Loving Memories

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Gratitude Journal Day 9, My Mom

Today is a special day.  It’s full of good memories, but also a reminder of emptiness.  A void that will never be filled again.  Today would be my mom’s 74th birthday.  The years since her death have been full of things I used to talk to her about.  We purchased a new home, adopted two…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal Day 9, My Mom