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The Vital Role of Healthy Friendships

Have you ever seen friendship in a book or a movie and wished you could have that experience? Media paints a beautiful picture of friendship. But in real life, finding and growing friendships can be tough. I know how it feels to struggle with friendship. As an introvert, nine times out of ten I would …

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To the Overwhelmed Rose – Wake Up and Rest

Dear Roses, are you overwhelmed?  Do you spend every day working until you’re exhausted, yet still find a pile of work awaiting you the next morning? Do you feel overworked, weary, and stressed? Does your life seem like a constant rush of activities and commitments and dreams? Perhaps it is not—perhaps it feels rather empty …

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When the Stockings Come Down

It’s almost been two weeks since Christmas.  Presents have long since been opened, stockings ravaged and enjoyed. Nostalgia is in full force as you cuddle up in your favorite chair, staring into the tree, enjoying the beauty before it’s taken down, dreaming of plans and goals for a new year. Perhaps the days leading up …

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To the Hopeless Heart: The Sun Will Rise Again

And then the sun rose again.Do you know the power of these words? Then, darling, I hope you rise with the morning to shine with hope. For those who know the power of the sunrisehave known the terrors of the night. And I hopeeach new day you rise to shineanyway. I first heard about sackcloth …

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Lift Up Your Eyes

Have you ever watched Charlotte’s Web?  On Wilbur’s worst day, Charlotte sings,  “Chin up, chin up Every little time your spirits wilt Chin up, chin up Give your attitude an upward tilt Twinkle, sparkle Make a little fun begin You’ll be on the right side Looking at the bright side Up with your chinny chin …

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