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Posts with the ‘love’ tag

Real Love Transforms Our Hearts for Good

Real Definition “What is real?” asked the Velveteen Rabbit one day. “Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?” “Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play […]

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The Final Salute: An Act of Unity

The last few years, we Americans have been in the thick of a great divide, a magnitude of cultural upheaval like I’ve never seen. There seems to be little to bring us together. It feels like we have lost any sense of common ground or basic respect for one another. Left against Right. Blue vs. […]

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A Daffy Valentine

Perennial Hope Every spring, the daffodils (or daffys, as a New Zealand friend calls them) astound me. They return each year to greet me with their sunny dispositions. First, their green shoots peek through the grey, sleepy soil. The glimpse of green is always an unexpected sign of hope in the midst of a chilly, […]

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Mother’s Day Transformation

Mother’s Day sets apart a special time to appreciate and honor our moms. Advertisements remind us to call, write, send a card, or get on an airplane to act on our love for Mother’s Day. What can we do when the thought of Mother’s Day makes our hearts twist and our stomachs lurch? Detours Many […]

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Weed Removal

In the joy of seeing new blossoms and green grass after a long winter, I made an unpleasant discovery—weeds threaten much of the emerging beauty. These enemies rob tiny plants of much-needed nutrition and cramp their growing space. Unwelcome varieties of grassy weeds intertwine with established root systems and threaten the grass seeking freedom from […]

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3 Ways to Bloom on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be one of the loneliest days of the year. Many people dread it due to their current single status: still waiting to meet their mate, widowed, or divorced. The numerous workplace floral deliveries on February 14th. The office door and its echoing ding engages momentary excitement that maybe this time the flowers […]

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Changing Seasons

Watching the blaze of color crawl down the mountainside makes my soul sing. I don’t fully understand the scientific process but I know the result is magnificent. Of course this bounty of color signals great change. Trees transform from lush greens to a burnish of gold, orange, and magenta. Each year these gems fall to […]

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