A Reflection on the Ocean

I have a lot going on. I say that not as a complaint, but as a preface for the below ...
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Appreciate All Life Has to Offer

It was an overcast May day with a piercing chill in the air.  I gazed out at a jumble of ...
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Invisibility at its finest

Diagnosis: a chronic invisible disease discovered after a 9 inch small bowel resection and appendectomy. Age: 18 Treatment plan: immunosuppresants ...
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/ perspective, positive mindset

Turn Adversity Into Opportunity

I lay in bed, unable to walk, gazing wearily at the sterile, whitewashed walls of the hospital room.  My eyes ...
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When is the last time you did something for the first time?

“When is the last time you did something for the first time?” I was recently asked this question, which quite ...
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What Animals Can Teach Us

     Yesterday, my cat, Johnny Bear, got outside. Now, he is an indoor cat and has been his entire ...
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/ Melissa Rafalko, perspective

The Meaning of Life

The personification of the correlation of time and life would be giving it the description of being a person in ...
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In Pastures May We Grow

I remember years ago entering my first day of kindergarten holding my father’s hand. Sitting with a puzzle of a ...
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Yes, and…

Yes, and-ing. No, this is not technically a word, but it is something we can all use to grow! If ...
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