Category Archives: People

Cannot Love Without Giving

The Rule of Obligation or Rule of Reciprocity says when others do something for us, we should feel a need to return the favor. By ‘evening the score’, so to speak, one is relieved of the ‘obligation’ created by a … Continue reading

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Memories of a Dear Friend

From “A Wish” by Victorian poet William Winter Think of me as your friend, I pray, And call me by a tender name: I will not care what others say, If only you remain the same? I will not care … Continue reading

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Those Who Are Friends

Twenty-three days and I will officially be retired. Friends say “you’re too young”, but I’m hanging it up while healthy with a lot of years left to enjoy being the full owner of each day. The company I am leaving … Continue reading

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Soldier’s Prayer

My intent it not to honor war or the politics that often fester their eruption.  My purpose here is not to talk of what to do about foreign tyrants or those that carry out evil against their countrymen.  This is … Continue reading

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Casting Shadows

It’s difficult not to be critical when I see someone misbehaving, treating others badly or acting like they are the only one that matters. It has become my practice to try to replace being condemning with a thought like, “you … Continue reading

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Love Is Always the Answer

Today… an older gentleman walked in. Carla asks if he has any questions, to which he responds: “I have all the answers.” So I ask him what the meaning of life is. He says, “Love.” He continues: “All faiths have … Continue reading

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Love More

There is a desire within each of us, in the deep center of ourselves that we call our heart. We were born with it, it is never completely satisfied, and it never dies. We are often unaware of it, but … Continue reading

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Because a Friend Asked

This morning a person I attend a ‘Codependents Anonymous” group with asked me a question that inferred that codependence was never a good thing. Her questioning made me step back and think a little before I responded. What came were … Continue reading

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A Portion of Gladness

Friends are the family you choose. Jess C. Scott The older I get, the more valuable old friendships become. A few new friends along the way are always hoped for and welcomed, but it is the ones of decades endurance … Continue reading

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Someone Who Knows All About You

Getting older has caused my high school sports injury to hurt more. Some regrets have deepened. Lots of others have dissipated to be nearly evaporated. Being more thoughtful of others has been taught to we well by years of pain … Continue reading

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