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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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The Depth of Patriotism

Unfortunately, the concept of patriotism has become a political hot button topic.  One that will immediately polarize far too many people, who will cling to their beliefs, no matter what.  Watching the recent debates of the national anthem made me give it some thought. What is patriotism?  The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines it as “love for…… Continue reading The Depth of Patriotism

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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 1, The Power of Love

I read an article the other day that described the benefits of keeping a gratitude journal for thirty days.  Obviously, this isn’t something new, but I did appreciate how Jeff Vrabel in “Success” magazine, April 2017, was able to move past negativity and found keeping a simple gratitude journal therapeutic.  I will give it a…… Continue reading Gratitude Journal: Day 1, The Power of Love