In Others’ Words: Questions

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“Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple.” ~Dr. Suess, American writer I call my friend Doug “Wise Guy.” He offers me counsel that often cuts through my “why can’t I figure this out” questions with profoundly simple answers. I clutter the truth with too many “what ifs.” He sifts through my many questions–sometimes I think he ignores …

In Others’ Words: Time

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“The future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of 60 minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.” ~C.S. Lewis, author   Stop for just a moment and think about the last 60 minutes.¬†An hour ago, those minutes were your future. Now? They are your past. What did you accomplish in that span of time? And before …

In Others’ Words: Compliments

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“I can live for two months on a good compliment.” ~Mark Twain, American author & humorist Ah, compliments! For someone to take the time to say something encouraging. Something positive about you. To start a sentence with the words, “I like you because _____________” and then they fill in the blank with a reason. And you hug those words to …

In Others’ Words: Friendship

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  “True friendship is a plant of slow growth.” ~ George Washington, first U.S. president The “who” of this quote surprised me. George Washington talking about friendship? Really–a guy pondering relationships? I expected this quote to be a pearl of wisdom from some other woman who, like me, knows how we women need our girlfriends. Because we do. One thing …

In Others’ Words: Discovery

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“One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” ~Henry Ford, American industrialist Fear ruled my life for too many years. Yes, there were reasons for the fear, but still … I look back and think what I lost. Freedom. Emotional and spiritual …