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Tiny House on Wheels

This summer our family of four headed across our inspiring country in our ten-year-old camper van, driving from Maryland on the east coast to Wyoming and Colorado in the western mountains. Along the way, I couldn’t help but compare our … Continue reading

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Discovering Vitality And The Key To Happiness: 40 Days To Personal Revolution Week Two

When you truly want to fit something into your life, you can. A couple of years ago, Dave, the co-owner of Thrive Yoga, told me the participants in the 40 Days To Personal Revolution program not only find time to … Continue reading

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Taking Things For Granted Prevents Happiness

When we went around the table at Thanksgiving, I was thankful for my arm. With the elbow injury curtailing 14 months of my life, I learned to appreciate every single little movement. Every day I made the best of it … Continue reading

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Each Day Little Reminders Hold Us Back

When I picked up Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson, the idea of a spiritual adventure intrigued me. I was looking forward to something new. A year later I’ve realized what influenced me the most from the book involves looking … Continue reading

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We Told And They Didn’t

When you go out for a birthday or anniversary, do you tell the establishment? Last Friday was our anniversary and we decided to go to 1789. Situated in a Federal period house in Georgetown, the restaurant has been one of … Continue reading

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He’s Made Her Day For 30 Years

When a friend announced my husband and I would be attending her party, another guest recognized his name. Thirty years ago her employer, a local bank, had received an unsolicited complimentary letter about her customer service. My husband, at age … Continue reading

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Being Leftovers

Sometimes I wonder if attending a funeral during our honeymoon influenced my fairly frequent thoughts on the frailty of life. After traveling for a week, my groom and I visited his grandmother. Soon after we arrived his grandmother’s sister lost … Continue reading

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Cars Can Change Your Life

One night last week my husband explained that the car wouldn’t start. Since it was in the garage, I just left it there. The next day I jumped in the Jeep. Between piano lessons and soccer practice the Jeep wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Numbers Stacked Against the Double Four Happiness

Last week I turned 44 years old. My good friend, Amy, a statistician, decided that she would mathematically prove that being 44 was happy because somehow it all came down to the number 1. Then she proved 2008 was also … Continue reading

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