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What’s Under Your Rug?

September 16, 2013

in Life Lessons

All of us have something under our rug. It might be as small as a corn kernel or as big as a corpse, but I am confident we each have something we have happily swept under the rug, thinking it’s easier to place it there than deal with it. Thankfully we all come equipped with […]

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What is love? It seems like an easy question to be asked, and one that anyone could answer.¬†And yet, so many people are searching for the answer to the question, “what is love.” Last October I wrote a post about love, giving a child’s excellent explanation to the question. Now, almost nine months later, I […]

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I read year round, but there’s an undeniable itch to dive into a pile of books at the start of summer. Why I want to read more in summer than any other time of the year is something I have contemplated. There are other times in the year I think of great reading opportunities. For […]

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On Turning Three

April 18, 2013

in Life Lessons

Curled up with a hot cup of coffee, listening to the rain pattering outside on this spring morning, I am thinking about the past three years of my life. I am reflecting on all the events–big and small–as I contemplate the impact of Naked Girl in a Dress on my life and that of my […]

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“Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.” ~Theodore Isaac Rubin If life could always be easy, would you choose that path over a life with challenges? I am not sure how I would have answered […]

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Childhood dreams. What first comes to mind when you read these two words? Do you think about your hope of becoming a vet or astronaut? Does an image of you in a superhero cape bring back a happy memory, remembering those days when it felt like anything was possible? What has been on my mind […]

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