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Real People … In their own words… the letter O

Observe, Open, Organize, Original, Own One of the hardest lessons learned in growing up is that even the one person who wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will in some small way. You will have your heart broken probably … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter N

Natural, New, Nice, Note, Nurture I grew up in a family of storytellers. I can remember as a small child sitting around the campfire as my parents, aunts, uncles and their friends showered words on our eager ears as we … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter M

Manage, Malleable, Masterpiece, Motivate, Moving “Have a great day!” It is a phrase I have used often until it dawned on me that wishing someone a great day is a passive statement. So, I changed it to, “Make today a … Continue reading

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Real People … TOPS Winners

We are almost at the halfway point in our Personal Positive Vocabulary journey through the alphabet today. As I was thinking about the next letter, which happens to be “M,” my mailman delivered my TOPS News. May I say that … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter L

Lead, Letting Go, Level, Live, Long-Lasting Do you dare to risk letting go and starting anew? Holding on to what’s no longer there holds too many of us back. Some of us spend the majority of our lives recounting the past … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter K

I recently heard a radio interview in which a writer was asked the following question: If you could create a Mount Rushmore-type sculpture of the four most influential rock stars, who would be on it? I also recently read a … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words… the letter J

Jewel, Joy, Just, Job, Jazzed Car collectors keep them in a garage all polished and in pristine condition. Card collectors will often buy a complete season of cards and never open the box. Collections of all types are kept on … Continue reading

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