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  • December 28, 2019
    "The only way you will see results is if you stay consistent" 
    Weight loss over 50
    PURPOSE
    2019 has been a year of purpose. And living life with purpose has been very fulfilling. I followed my word PURPOSE and used my time with purpose. Writing, reading, family, and my health were all a part of my purpose. Part of my journey with purpose was to lose weight, and I lost 26 pounds in 365 days.
    If...

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  • December 22, 2019
     "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as
    what you become by achieving your goals."
     
    Being Me: Week 52
     I cannot believe how quickly 52 weeks went by and in that fifty-two weeks, I set a goal to write weekly short stories with monthly themes, and I did it!
    I believe the biggest lesson from goals is that you don't always have to achieve them to improve. In fact, even...

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  • December 15, 2019
     
     
    Being Me:  Week 51 Be kind to unkind people, they need it most
    December theme: Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope
    When I finally understood that someone being unkind was more about them than about me, my heart softened a bit and I began to recognize the pain that must be going on inside that person.
    And while it is hard to not take...

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  • December 8, 2019
    You can always give something, even if it's only kindness. 
    Being Me: Week 50 - Sometimes giving back can actually save you
    December theme: Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of hope 
    It's funny how I stumbled upon kindness to save me, how it grew into a season of hope instead of a spell of despair. For so long grief held me hostage, echoes of living...

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  • December 7, 2019
    There are only a handful of pictures of Ryan, five years of memories frozen in time of a little boy who we never saw grow to be the young man of 32 today. These photos stir up moments of the past with a smile and a tear, as I reminisce the life we once shared. 
    Pain has a way of blurring the present, making us forget the simple details of a wonderful life. And even though loss is random, I could...

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  • December 1, 2019
    "When you learn, teach, when you get, give." ~Maya Angelou 
    Being Me: Week 49 Be the reason someone smiles today
    December theme: Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, & most underrated agent of hope
    We all know it's better to give than receive, and since losing Ryan I have learned first hand how powerful giving can be. Like the many lessons we master through each season...

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  • November 24, 2019
    Interrupt anxiety with gratitude 
    Being Me: Week 48
    November theme: Interrupt anxiety with gratitude
    Interrupt anxiety with gratitude is a saying I have been seeing quite often lately. It is a method to help calm anxiety, with small lessons to remind us that whatever the future holds for us, we have the means, family, support, and courage to make it through. 
    We can allow our thoughts to be...

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  • November 23, 2019
    "In history as in human life, regret does not bring back a lost moment and a thousand years will not recover something lost in a single hour." 
    For over 25 years I have shared stories of Ryan. Stories of heartbreak and sadness, sweet moments and memories and the treasure of pictures where I reminisce in the joy of his smile. But the one story I have never told, the one that has been locked down...

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  • November 17, 2019
    Gratitude turns what we have into enough 
    Being Me Week 47: Be grateful when things are going your way. Be graceful when they are not
    November theme: Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
    Gratitude is not about just being grateful for things when they are going your way, but also and probably more importantly, to see the good when things are not going as you had hoped.
    Being...

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  • November 10, 2019
    "You don't have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you." 
    Being Me:  Week 46 What consumes your mind, controls your life
    November theme: Small seeds of gratitude will provide a harvest of hope
    I always regret the time I wasted worrying over something in the future, the way my mind plans how things will unfold, causing a worry I cannot control. A few words...

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