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Reasons to Live

Hope is the critical ingredient that inspires us to keep trying, even in the face of defeat. Learn what inspires others.

The Lost Penny

I never wanted my children to grow up. Children are adorable and a constant source of joy. Penny has Down Syndrome and is a granddaughter …

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Treasured Recipe Cards

The old family recipe box sat on many a kitchen counter during our childhood. It was usually messy and overflowing but your mother wouldn’t hear …

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Thankful to Be Alive

One beautiful autumn morning my husband and I traveled along the New York State Thruway, listening to music on cassettes rather than chatting. The year …

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The Kids are Watching

It’s been many, many years since I’ve jumped on a trampoline. But at our granddaughter’s pre-school party a few years ago, I had the opportunity …

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I Want to Write

At 22 years old, I had just graduated from college and I thought that becoming an adult was the natural next step in life. I …

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Do I Have to Get Up?

I wake up in the morning. Everything in me says, Don’t do it. Don’t get out of bed. Lift the covers over your head, roll over, …

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Recovery of the Ring

I was swimming in Priest Lake, Idaho, several years ago when my wedding ring slipped off my finger and disappeared under water and into the …

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Beloved Voices

It was Sunday. It was raining. I had two jars of homemade spaghetti sauce left from last summer’s bounty. A perfect day as any to …

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Breakfast with Gratitude

At university, my housemates and I would spend time together in the kitchen at the weekend, constructing the most elaborate breakfasts. As a house of …

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