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Mission Impossible

Sometimes life feels like Mission Impossible. The tasks ahead of us seem so monumental. We feel burdened by work, finances, social obligations, family, poor choices, and an endless number of other things that keep us from reaching the finish line. There is always something to worry about. We feel we simply don’t have the resources, talent, or determination to accomplish the impossible like Peter Graves and his crew did every week. Somehow, we seem to

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A Reminder To Be Grateful

There’s a lot we take for granted. We become so busy, so involved in worldly matters, that we worry more about what we want and don’t have than taking time to reflect and be grateful for what we do have. Sometimes it takes seeing those less fortunate than yourself to realize just what you have and to make you feel grateful for it. And many of those less fortunate, despite their lack, are grateful for

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The Importance of Reaching Out To Strangers

I am, by nature, an introvert. I’m shy and find it hard to talk to strangers sometimes. There have been occasions, however, when I felt compelled to talk to a total stranger when it appeared they needed help. You never know what someone else is going through and sometimes just a kind word can turn someone’s day or life completely around. Today, I read a wonderful story about a man living on the coast of

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