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Category Archives: Motivation

Staying Motivated

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Have you ever heard the word “yougottawanna”? No, it isn’t from an ancient language long forgotten. Rather, it is an expression often used to articulate the desire to keep going, to staying motivated, to enduring until the desired result is … Continue reading

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There Never Seems to be Enough Time!

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As so often, it was a busy week and I found myself wondering where on earth I was going to find the time to add one more thing to my list. This reminded me of a piece I had read … Continue reading

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The TOPS Legacy Grows

TOPS IRD 2019 logo

What a super weekend I enjoyed with over 1,800 TOPS friends from all over the United States and Canada at International Recognition Days in Portland, Oregon. My gratitude goes out in waves to the dedicated Field Staff and volunteers who … Continue reading

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Why Do I Put Off to Tomorrow What I Could Do Today?

Procrastination

“Why do I put off to tomorrow what I could do today? If it is due, then do it until it’s done!” I can almost hear my mom saying those words when I was a teenager with chores to be … Continue reading

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Foggy or Focused?

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Springtime in the hills of West Virginia often has very foggy mornings. As the sun appears over the mountains and the fog begins to lift and eventually burn off, what was murky and vague becomes crisp and clear against a … Continue reading

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Using the ABCs to Care for Ourselves

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What a pleasure it has been to wander through the alphabet with you this past year. I am quite happy with the personal, positive vocabulary I have built through the 52 weeks of our journey. Below is my list. I … Continue reading

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Real People … In their own words … the letter Z

Zap, Zeal, Zest, Zip, Zowie How perfect that the alphabet ends with such an incredibly upbeat letter! It is so exciting to reflect on the many messages the other letters have given us throughout the year, and I find that … Continue reading

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