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Day 67: Remembering

When I was child growing up in central Iowa, on Memorial Day—or “Decoration Day,” as my family called it—we put flowers on the graves of all our relatives to honor their memories.  This usually required most of a day as … Continue reading

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Day 66: What’s Important

Sometimes it’s not worth arguing even when you are right.  Recently things worked out for an old friend from out of town to visit.  I was excited since it had been over a year since I last saw him.  He … Continue reading

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Day 63: Gotta Dance

Grace and her friends “Lucy,” “Susan,” and “Ramona” started performing together in their elementary school’s Variety Show when they were in second grade.  Each year I have organized the group, except for last year when I was student teaching and … Continue reading

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Day 62: Life is a song–sing it!

This evening was Grace’s fifth grade music concert.  Between Abby and Grace, this was our 10th (and last) music concert at the elementary school, and it was the best of them all!  The kids were well-rehearsed, the songs fun and … Continue reading

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Day 61: Have Courage!

Today there were so many acts of courage performed by the people around me that I must take a moment to acknowledge my admiration for them. One of those involves Grace’s friend, “Lucy.”  Lucy is a basketball player and is … Continue reading

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Day 58: The Kindness of Kindergarteners

Kids never cease to amaze me.  Today I witnessed incredible compassion and kindness from five- and six-year olds.  In the kindergarten class where I was subbing, “Trevor” had just been to the dentist and got spacers between two of his … Continue reading

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Day 55: Say “Yes” to Life’s Opportunities!

Some people are born enlightened, or so it seems.  Daphne Willis is one of those people.  Daphne is a 25-year-old singer-songwriter whose understanding of the world is far more mature than her years. I saw Daphne today at Fremd High … Continue reading

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