Christmas Eve 2015

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Thank you for joining me here each Thursday.  It’s very gratifying to have the opportunity to share what I have learned from life and from Raven Roundtables with you.   

The Wolf Who Wins Is The Wolf You Feed

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There’s an American Indian legend that teaches an important lesson: A young man came to his grandfather, angry at a friend who had done him an injustice.  Let me tell you a story, said the grandfather. I too, at times, have felt great hate for those who have taken so much with no sorrow for what they do.   

You Are What You Say You Are

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You are a creature of excellence. We are what we tell ourselves.  If you get up in the morning eager to squeeze opportunity out of another new day, you will find abundant opportunities.  If you get up dreading the slow crawl through unfriendly territory, your day will drag and you’ll be exhausted by the end.   

5 Powerful Questions

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I love January 1st; for me it’s like sitting at a desk with a clean sheet of paper and a fountain pen.  What wondrous words and ideas will appear?  What amazing things will happen?   

A Few Of My Favorite Things

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Today is Christmas Day – and I hope you and and the people you love have a day filled with hugs and surprises and good cheer.  We are spending the holiday with family: Christmas Eve in Boyceville, WI and Christmas Day in St. Paul.  The picture to the right is Christmas 1954; my cousins and I were in my grandparents

I’m Thankful I’m Not Sleeping In A Car

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Thanksgiving is the time to feel gratitude and give thanks for the blessings in our lives – our life, our health, our friends and our families.  It’s the time to acknowledge the good deeds of others and be thankful.  Some of the most poignant Thanksgiving thoughts come from children:   

Please Don’t Make Me!

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My friend Susan isn’t very adventurous.  In fact, when anyone suggests a trip to another country or even another state she turns them down flat.  “I’m not much of a traveler,” she’ll say.  The truth is, the very thought of traveling to a strange place makes her feel uncomfortable and pushes her out of her comfort zone.