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What Happens After You Do the Thing You Think You Cannot Do?

 “You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Even if you have never heard this quote before, no doubt you have heard the idea that it’s the tough things in life that make you

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No matter how terrifying the situation is at the time, looking back on it always elicits a sense of pride in your accomplishment and recognition for your own courage.

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What Happens When You Speak of Grief?

Brad attended a funeral for an old friend of his in Iowa a few weeks ago. The gentleman who died did not hold a prestigious job.

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By openly speaking about your loss and your feelings, you minister to others and give them the opportunity to minister to you.

He wasn’t fabulously wealthy. He was simply one of those exceptional people who touch so many lives that his memorial was held in a large public venue to accommodate the community of mourners. People came from all points to pay their respects. To grieve. To comfort. And, to be comforted.

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Snow Days, Snow Daze

We made it! Today is the first day of spring.

Unless you live in one of a few select areas of the country, you’d probably agree winter brought with it more than enough snow storms.

suburban street, parked cars, sidewalk, tree, brick and iron fence all snow covered, falling snow at twilight

You may talk about the weather but you can’t do anything about it. What you can do is choose your attitude about weather, and about everything else that comes your way.

When a school holiday is cancelled to make up for days lost to snow and then those make-up days are also cancelled because of yet another snow storm, it’s easy to let winter get the best of you.

Some people seem to nearly always find a positive side to set-backs, while others can take the most minor irritant and turn it into a catastrophe.

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