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Think outside your walls

I am writing letters for Beto, talking to friends on the phone and smiling at everyone I meet when I take my morning walk. I am tired of this pandemic and tired of hibernating, but I am trying my best to stay connected to the world. As John Ruskin once said, “A man or woman […]

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Do your best

I am not perfect. I keep reminding myself that I don’t have to be perfect. I don’t have to say exactly the right thing every time. It’s okay if my house is not perfect, if I don’t look perfect, if I haven’t accomplished everything I want to accomplish. All I can do is do my […]

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Be positive

Sometimes, especially when confronted with a pandemic and politics, it’s easier to be negative. I’m trying harder to stay positive. As bella hooks once said, “Because we have learned to believe negativity is more realistic, it appears more real than any positive voice.” –Joy

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What you do

What did you do yesterday? What are you doing today? What do you plan to do tomorrow? “What we do is more important than what we say or what we say we believe,” author and activist bella hooks once said.

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Find an adventure

This resolution may be a bit more difficult during a pandemic, but we can try. I’m going to do something different. Try something new. Make some changes?! As Louisa May Alcott once said, “I like adventures, and I’m going to find some.” –Joy

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Count your blessings

A friend died. Another friend has to wait to pick up a new prescription until she gets a check next week. And a third friend has COVID and is afraid he will give the virus to his spouse. I am so tired of this pandemic, but I am counting my blessings. My issues are very […]

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Tolerate fools gladly?!

Be kind.  Be kinder. That’s always a good resolution. And, here’s a timely resolution that I received on a Happy New Year 2022 postcard. “New Year’s resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided they get the jab.” The postcard, of course, is a kindly reminder that we all need to get vaccinated and boosted. –Joy

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Speak up

One New Year’s resolution that I’ve made is to speak up—with a quiet, but forceful voice—and to speak up more often. As Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez advises, “They’ll tell you that you’re too loud, that you need to wait your turn and ask the right people for permission.” –Joy

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New Year’s Resolutions!?

I haven’t written my New Year’s resolutions on paper yet, but there’s still time. I’m thinking about what to resolve to do during 2022. I’ll write down my resolutions as soon as all the Christmas decorations are stored safely and securely in the storage closet. As Elizabeth Warren once said, “Change is hard, and, if […]

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Be peaceful

“Peace is not a passive, but an active, virtue,” the theologian Fulton J. Sheen once said.

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