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Things that keep you from recognizing your significance

Everything in the world seems designed to ensure we get mixed up about our unique purpose. Children are especially vulnerable to picking up the wrong message about themselves, but even into adulthood the human brain focuses more on negative input than positive. Did you know that it takes five positive messages to counteract a negative… Read more »

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It was a lie – you are incredibly significant

Being significant just because you were born, it turns out, doesn’t feel like enough. That’s why we have a tendency to want to do things to earn our significance, like it is a Girl Scout badge. I remember being a Junior Girl Scout working on earning badges. There was a badge for everything, and if there… Read more »

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You are significant

THERE IS NO ONE LIKE YOU You are significant. How do I know? I know because you are a human being, and every human being is significant. That may sound like an oxymoron, because how can everyone be significant? Isn’t the term itself a way to classify, like sorting small and extra large eggs? Well,… Read more »

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Hi Mom

I’m fifty. I’m sitting here today having such a hard time doing anything productive. I’m doing a lot of thinking when I really want to be doing. I’m supposed to be writing a book, but I’ve just been thinking about it all day long. Thinking about how unqualified I am. Thinking about how I don’t… Read more »

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the moment when you find your toes hanging over a great bridgeless gulch – teens, dogs, and hugging

After Baby Kitty but before Winky, a great aberration came into my life. Ok, it was a dog. We got Elby from the pound when he was only 8 weeks old. That dog was one of the cutest puppies I have ever seen. This should have been my first warning. It was unusual in the… Read more »

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When God says you need a Maine Coon, you ought to just go along with Him

One of my desires has always been to have a Maine Coon cat. All my cats have been domestic short hairs of unknown origins. And I’ve completely loved them all. Except for that one crazy one. He only stayed a couple of weeks, so who knows, I may have come to love him too if… Read more »