Category Archives: Challenges

Can We be Grateful?

“Most of us forget to take time for wonder, praise and gratitude until it is almost too late. Gratitude is a many-colored quality, reaching in all directions. It goes out for small things and for large; it is a God-ward … Continue reading

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Taking Sensible Risks

Last month, my husband and I enjoyed a vacation in Wisconsin and Michigan. Ken wanted to go biking in Peninsula State Park in Door County. I, however, have a fear of heights and was worried we’d be biking near the … Continue reading

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Choices Matter in the Long Run

“In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves. The process never ends until we die. And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.” – Eleanor Roosevelt A few years ago, I signed up for … Continue reading

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Race With Me

“Your biggest challenge in a race is yourself.” – Summer Sanders I am standing with the other runners waiting for the 10K race to begin. We are at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois. I’ve got this. I have so … Continue reading

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Living with Integrity

“Integrity means that you are the same in public as you are in private.” – Joyce Meyer Recently I realized that if I wanted to have integrity, I needed to watch Season 1 of Downton Abbey. Does that sound strange? … Continue reading

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Time to Reflect

“Alone time is when I distance myself from the voices of the world so I can hear my own.” – Oprah Winfrey Recently I had sinusitis and bronchitis. Congestion, coughing, and difficulty breathing made me lethargic, and I laid around, … Continue reading

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Leading Our Lives

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” – Mary Oliver I was taken aback when a friend asked if I’m retired. I said, “I’m not doing anything for pay but I … Continue reading

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