Don’t Hurry, Be Happy

I recently read an article about veteran NASCAR driver Carl Edwards and his penchant to pinch pennies, which reminded me of my youngest stepson Alex who is the “Family Stasher.” Alex is not one to miss an opportunity to turn discarded bits and pieces into beautiful creations, especially if the acquisitions of such pieces are “free.” In between attending UNC Charlotte to attain a second degree, and his job at Apple®, Alex loves to putter around the workshop he created

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Choose to Be Better

The topic of Bitterness is one that is very close to my heart. A bitter person, man or woman, is someone who cannot move forward but is stuck in the past. I have known many people who wasted years of precious time lamenting missed opportunities, lost relationships, abusive relationships, health issues and so much more. Instead of being thankful for what God has given them, or for even the smallest blessings in their lives, bitter people like to complain that the

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Get in the Game

Jackie Robinson said, “Life is not a spectator sport!” How many times have we heard numerous accounts of that true piece of wisdom, and how often do we ignore its inner meaning? In my book Detour, I like to point out that we should do more than simply care—we should help. I would like to share a delightful example of “helping.” This year, I attended my 40th high school class reunion. Ouch! One of my former classmates was a pleasant

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Game Changer

Just the other day, while looking for a picture on Google Images, I astonishingly came across a photo of my old friend Susan. While it is true that we have lost close touch over the years, she taught me a few lessons I will forever carry in my heart. The picture shows Susan wearing a T-shirt with a race number pinned across the front. She was wearing her thick, tortoise-shell glasses and a baseball cap. She had just finished a half-marathon,

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