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If I Let You Go, Will You Fly Away?

“If you love someone, set them free.

If they come back they’re yours;

if they don’t they never were.”

~ Richard Bach, American writer

Today is the first day of school here in Charlotte. Depending on where you live, your children may have started classes a few weeks

fly away, yellow and black butterfly spread wing on bush. Lifeishotblog, commitment, Brad W. Smith, photographer.

If I let you go, will you fly away?

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For People Who Want to Walk Their Talk

First, this is my 200th blog post and I want to tell you how much I appreciate you helping me reach this milestone.

When I started writing this blog, I decided to base it on my personal creed that you make the world a better place to live for yourself and others when you walk your talk – when your 

People Who Walk Their Talk, Brad W. Smith, photographer, Bronze sculpture 4 men dressed alike in a line, wearing hats, overcoats, work clothes.i

Is your daily bread to align your thoughts, words and actions in ways that are Honest, Open and True?

thoughts, words and actions are aligned and congruent, and to talk about life’s most difficult subjects from my point of view that you can always communicate in ways that are Honest, Open and True, if you know how.

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What’s So Funny?

“Have I reached the person to whom I am speaking?”

~Lily Tomlin, as Ernestine

When was the last time you had a good long laugh that made your sides ache and yet you couldn’t stop?

Credit Chris Huggins/flickr creative commons.

Credit Chris Huggins/flickr creative commons.

Laughing is one of life’s greatest pleasures and is a marvelous gift to give to yourself. You probably already know about the health benefits that come from laughing, such as the deep breathing and muscle relaxation you experience when you laugh. You probably know that laughing helps you forget about your troubles, even if only for a few short minutes and can help you bring perspective to a difficult situation. Continue reading

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