Category Archives: positive-thinking

Keep the Faith

“If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon.”         – Kathrine Switzer The longest race that I have ever run was 10 miles and took place several years ago. I was in better shape back … Continue reading

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Life is an Adventure: Ann

“Let go of your baggage so you can see how far you can fly.” – Ann Ann is one of my role models. She exercises, eats healthy food, takes steps to improve herself, and enjoys hiking in mountains. But she … Continue reading

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Good Times, Bad Times

“I’ve always felt that life is a novel, and part of it is written for you, and part of it is written by you. It’s up to you to write the ending, ultimately. I’ve had some tremendous adventures, good and … Continue reading

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The Sound of Music

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” ― Maria von Trapp What is it about music that can affect us so strongly? My husband and I recently enjoyed the musical Singin’ in the … Continue reading

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Accepting Challenges With Faith: Julie Stroud

“2007 and 2008 were the most challenging years of my life. I began 2007 by trying to figure out what was wrong with my husband Steve. He was deteriorating before my eyes. In March, we received his diagnosis—multiple myeloma, which … Continue reading

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Eyes of Faith

“A positive attitude is something everyone can work on, and everyone can learn how to employ it.” – Joan Lunden In March, I lost my job on the very day that my Mom’s health took a turn for the worse. … Continue reading

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