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Long term friends

“Every morning when I wake up, I dedicate myself to helping others to find peace of mind. Then, when I meet people, I think of them as long term friends; I don’t regard others as strangers.” Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai … Continue reading

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Courage to climb your mountains

Manual for Climbing Mountains –by Paulo Coelho Choose the mountain you want to climb: don’t pay attention to what other people say, such as “that one’s more beautiful” or “this one’s easier”. You’ll be spending lots of energy and enthusiasm … Continue reading

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Soldiers Courage to Ride

Bike rides are so refreshing, I love them, and take for granted that I can hop on my bike any time and peddle to my hearts content.  Thanks to a program dubbed Soldier Ride, groups of wounded veterans get together … Continue reading

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Astound yourself

“If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.” Thomas Edison (1847-1931) – American inventor and businessman

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Story: A heart shattered by a glimpse into autism

Sometimes I read a story that hits me so hard I just can’t stop thinking about it. I keep rolling it around in my head, looking for answers, but knowing there are no simple answers when it comes to autism. … Continue reading

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Facing autism with courage, and lots of heart

When I began writing this blog, to celebrate ordinary people who act with extraordinary courage, Lisa Ackerman was one of the first people I featured. My brother and sis-in-law know Lisa personally, and they will be the first to acknowledge … Continue reading

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A story of community and good food

I have always day-dreamed about having a few acres full of garden goodness, some chickens and a small orchard (of course the work involved isn’t really part of my fantasy).  But for now, I’ll make due with my small backyard … Continue reading

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