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Making Something Out of Nothing

I was watching the local news on television the other day (yes, I will still do that). The stories left me depressed. I began to wonder if my home was one of the few islands of sanity, in what appeared to be a crazy world. Shaking myself out of my negative thinking, I began to think about what was happening. I continually remind myself and my team that...

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Our Gift to You

Happy Holidays. The end of the year, at least in the United States, has, in recent years, been one of getting together with Family, Celebrations, and Resolutions. After getting together and hopefully enjoying each other's company, celebrating that we have made it through another year, and having the opportunity to start fresh, we tend to ask ourselves, what did I learn from...

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My intent this month was to write to you about a new program we are rolling out, but I think today’s topic is more important. My note for this month is on being thankful. Many of you are familiar with The Rolling Stones and their lead singer Mick Jagger. The Rolling Stones have...

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Increase Your Happiness Quotient

Happiness, in the context of mental or emotional states, is positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Other forms include life satisfaction, well-being, subjective well-being, flourishing, and eudaimonia (I looked it up - a Greek word meaning” Good Spirit”) Wikipedia Thank you, Wikipedia, the 2022 version of the Webster dictionary for supplying me with this definition. Those who know me well understand I am...

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The Importance of Living Each Day

I talked to a friend whose home is out of state a few weeks ago. I have known this individual for thirty-five years through business, and I have met his wife and children over time. His wife was a teacher, and the children are now successful adults, personally and professionally. During our conversation, my friend shared that his wife had just been diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Hearing him tell me this was crushing, and I can only imagine...

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Will I Have Enough? What Is Enough?

This is a cartoon I clipped from the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Pearls before Swine is one of my favorite cartoons. Stephan Pastis has this amazing ability to capture reality in four or five frames. The topic of this month's note is both timely...

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