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Four Things

I saw a picture referencing the holidays with an idea of four gifts. The four items were - something you want, something you need, something to wear, something to read.  The thought behind the idea was to have less spending, consumerism, and more gratitude. I found this a refreshing idea. A little less commercialism as well as less stress appeals to me and hopefully after reading this it will to you too.

The idea of four gifts got me thinking about all the things we do from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. It’s a whirlwind of non-stop activity where we race from one event to another. I have many acquaintances that moan when someone states it is only so many days until Christmas. It has become a time to shop, cook, go to events, travel and much more. Many are left exhausted, depressed, and in debt.

What can we do to ease the tension and expectations, so we can enjoy the season? One way may be to continue the four-item theme with everything connected to the months between November an…

Happy To Call You Friend…

Over a lifetime I have been fortunate to know a hand full of true friends. These friends came into my life at different times to help me through tough times or provide encouragement when needed.  I still enjoy two friends from my childhood which I treasure as they have known me the longest.  Some friends have passed away, but the memories of our friendship still comfort me as new friends continue to enter my life providing new perspectives what the future may hold.

Friendship means different things to many individuals.  We collect a network of acquaintances through many avenues including social media.  Your friends may come from many sources but it’s the mutual benefits and quality of these relationships that matter.

What is the meaning and benefits of friendship? How important are our friendships? And are you a friend to others? Let’s look at some of the answers to these questions. 




Meaningful friendship is respect and warmth for each other.  You have common ground, mutual outlook on l…

Look on the Bright Side

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