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Gratitude Is A Winning Attitude

2020 has presented challenges for all of us, not the least of which is wondering if life will ever return to normal.  It’s been tough sometimes to be grateful for much, considering what is happening

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Stir up a recipe for success

A sixth-grade girl was running for the post of secretary of her elementary school class.  A major part of her campaign was a speech to be given to her classmates, but she had no idea what to say.

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Develop strong friends, relationships to prosper

A newlywed young man was sitting on the porch on a humid day, sipping iced tea with his father.  As he talked about adult life, marriage, responsibilities and obligations, the father thoughtfully

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The ABCs Of Risk-Taking

One of the reasons we admire people who take risks is that most of us are scared stiff at the prospect of taking risks ourselves. “I could never do something like that,” we say. The “something”

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Get In The Game

I know it’s already August, but this summer my thoughts can finally turn to the crack of the bat as I watch my Minnesota Twins “Bomba Squad” launch dinger after dinger! As much as I love basketball

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Happiness Is A State Of Mind

A group of 50 people was attending a seminar.  For a group activity, the leader gave each attendee one balloon and asked each person to blow it up and write his or her name on it with a marker pen. 

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The ABCs Of Success

Success is a journey, not a destination.  You may take a few detours, hit some roadblocks and arrive at a different place than you planned. Success comes in many forms and means different things

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Patience Takes Practice

A woman walked into the grocery store with a three-year-old girl in the seat of her shopping cart.  As they passed the cookie section, the little girl asked for cookies, and her mother said no.   The

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Lessons from Animals

In the Upper Midwest, a sure sign of spring and fall is when geese fly overhead, often honking loudly.  I recently discovered the reason. Turns out that Professor Margaret Kuhn’s research revealed

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Being Humble Is One Way To Greatness

Of all the creatures that came to the watering hole, Frog was the only one that did not have a tail.  The other animals taunted him over it, making him feel inferior and ugly.  So Frog visited

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