Tag: living life fully

Beyond the Thorns

Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses.      Alphonse Karr Continuing our series on gratitude this week, we thought it would be appropriate to acknowledge how hard it is to be grateful sometimes. It seems that it’s a mark of the human condition to focus on the “thorns”—the…
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Why do we have to die?

Why do we have to die?  To make life important. ~unknown We attended a funeral together this morning; a funeral of someone connected to many of our friends and people we know.  The service was in many ways a celebration, one that lifted up the legacy of this person’s life.  The message most strongly conveyed…
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You’re a tennis player! You’re going to be number one on the world! You’re going to make lots of money. That’s the plan, and that’s the end of it.      Mike Agassi We both love tennis. We love to play it – and compete fiercely with each other. We love to watch it – especially…
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10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You

In this graduation season we came upon this timely excerpt from a commencement speech given by Charles Wheelen.  We thought the words were thought-provoking and powerful for any of us on life’s journey, whether we’re graduating this year or not. 10 Things Your Commencement Speaker Won’t Tell You — Adapted from 10½ Things No Commencement…
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Top Five Regrets of Those Who Are Dying

We were recently sent this article from Britain’s The Guardian and we knew that we needed to share it. The message it gives is one we all need to take seriously. Top five regrets of the dying A nurse has recorded the most common regrets of the dying, and among the top ones is ‘I…
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