Friendships

Bittersweet Grief

“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, So just give me a happy middle And a very happy start.” –Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic I received news recently that a childhood friend had passed away.  We often told people that we’d been friends since the 2nd grade, although neither of […]

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Seven Years

Today is a very special day for celebration.  Not a day goes by that I don’t appreciate having my mom in my life, but today is especially momentous.  Today marks seven years since my mom had a stem cell transplant.  I don’t know how to best describe the overwhelming feelings of gratitude, humility and love […]

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News Flash: God Made Steve

Yes, this is a little late going up….by a year or so….but who’s counting anyway! After being rear-ended by a UPS semi in July, I am still dealing with the residual pain caused from a herniation in my cervical spine and a concussion because of the severe whiplash.  Concussions do not make for clear thinking […]

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Three Little Words

As we truly begin to become aware of how often we make assumptions – about everything from why someone cut us off in traffic, to why our spouse may have left without kissing us goodbye this morning, or how we correlate someone’s physical appearance to their level of trustworthiness (or level of intellect) – it […]

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Fail. Forward. Faster.

“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just […]

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From a Friend

“We need to teach our daughters to distinguish between a man who flatters her – and a man who compliments her. A man who spends money on her – and a man who invests in her. A man who views her as property – and a man who views her properly. A man who lusts […]

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