Confidence – the person you think you’re not in life

Confidence – the person you think you’re not in life

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.”  ― Norman Vincent Peale The other day someone told me how they wished they had the same confidence that I had. I was dumbfounded to say the least. While there are many words one might use to describe me, to say I’m a man of confidence seems inaccurate. That is to me. But then I came across…

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My story, their story – our story

My story, their story – our story

“There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.” ― Leo Buscaglia My story? Everyone has a story. Many are filled with an abundance of inspiration and hope, while others seem plagued by sorrow and despair. But no matter the circumstances or…

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Driving Miss Daisy teaches us a lesson about aging

Driving Miss Daisy teaches us a lesson about aging

The other night, I revisited a film I’d only seen in bits and pieces over the years – Driving Miss Daisy. You know how it happens – on a sleepless night flicking through television, you catch the middle, maybe the end, but hardly enough to piece together the entire storyline. But on this particular night, completely by chance, I’d turned on the television just as the opening credits appeared on screen. What luck! For those of you unfamiliar with the…

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Death is always an unwelcome surprise

Death is always an unwelcome surprise

Regardless of how prepared you may think you are for the death of someone you know, you’re probably not. Even when it’s expected or inevitable, the news will still come as an unwelcome surprise. A dear family friend, who struggled with health issues for many, many years, finally lost her battle yesterday. You won’t see the story posted online or read celebrity tweets surrounding her death. For she provided no influence to the sensational world we’ve all become far too…

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Everything happens for a reason

Everything happens for a reason

“The hardest thing about “everything happens for a reason” is waiting for that reason to show up.” – Karen Salmansohn Over the last five years, I’ve fully embraced the notion that everything happens for a reason. As a younger man, I was too jaded and quick tempered to understand the reality and possibility of this concept. But now well into my 40’s, I’ve seen this notion repeated time and time again. Not only in my own life, but the lives…

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