The Art of Conversation

I have decided to own something that I’m good at. I’m good at making conversation. Probably because I actually like people and I really enjoy a good conversation – in fact I crave it. The Hub would joke with me that I could go into a public restroom and come … Continue reading The Art of Conversation

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Do Today

I visited a friend. It wasn’t a normal visit and in fact it wasn’t even a normal friendship. We played on the same sports team, we had mutual friends, we had been in the same business. All was good. And then we went and did a business deal together and … Continue reading Do Today

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About Your Friends…

Old friends, new friends. Quiet friends, loud friends. Big friends, small friends. Cue in Dr. Seuss here. We have been in our new home on Vancouver Island for seven months now – half a country away from the only home we ever knew in Manitoba. Far away from all of … Continue reading About Your Friends…

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Letting Go

                Imagine the last conversation you ever had with your soul mate was not a good one. It’s too late for what if’s and should have’s. Tragically widowed at 32, Maryanne Pope’s life was not at all what she’d planned it to be. … Continue reading Letting Go

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Start Fresh Each Day

“Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.” Robert Brault  Ain’t it so – it’s hard to know what is true, but it’s easy to know what is kind. … Continue reading Start Fresh Each Day

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Combat Minor Aggravations

Minor aggravations can be a major pain and a major waste of your precious resourses. Don’t let minor aggravations ruin your day. Minor aggravations are things that will not be important next year, next month, probably not even next week. Maybe not even in the next hour! Think traffics, store … Continue reading Combat Minor Aggravations

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Unconscious Acts

I asked the flight attendant my ‘famous’ question, “Tell me something beautiful, loving or kind you have seen done on a plane.” This smiling woman didn’t even have to think, she answered immediately. “That’s easy, it’s when I see a couple who are sitting across the isle from each other … Continue reading Unconscious Acts

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