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Reflections

Inspirational Messages for Life's Challenges

Join me as I ponder this crazy, wonderful, confusing journey we call life. You just might find a little inspiration or, at the very least, someone who understands

November 4, 2019

Some people say there are no coincidences in the universe, so when something jumps out at me, I take note. When I was in Ace Hardware the other day, I found myself face-to-face with a wooden sign bearing this important reminder: Happiness is not a destination; it's a w...

September 30, 2019

Every rosebush will bloom again. 

Today's message is about renewal. Fall has arrived here in the Midwest, and the leaves on the trees have begun to turn brilliant shades of crimson, orange and yellow. Soon they will die and fall to the ground. It’s the end of a season,...

September 25, 2019

Your joy is on the other side of pain. This important message came to me while I was taking a walk and thinking about what it takes to be happy. 

We’ve all had painful and traumatic experiences that interfere with our lives and hold us back. I’ve spent a lot of time wis...

September 24, 2019

Since I was a small child, I've always wanted to help others and make a difference in the world. How much I'm able to do that waxes and wanes like the tide. At one time, that really bothered me, but now I realize that it's okay to have periods where you do more and the...

April 9, 2018

Conscientious. Hard-worker. Ambitious. Self-sacrificing. Although these are positive, admirable traits, we can sometimes take them too far at our own expense. If you’re one of those people — like me — who tries to be perfect, read on.

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