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The Dot

Posted in SpaChix

For years I have enjoyed receiving Ruth Stricker’s Marsh Monthly newsletter in the mail each month. The October issue particularly resonated with me. Ruth’s column opened with this story: One day a professor handed out an exam to his students with the text facing down, as usual. He asked the students to turn over the papers. To everyone’s surprise, there were no questions – just a black dot in the center of the sheet of paper. The professor told them the following: “I want you to write about what you see there.” At the end of the class, the professor…

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Gratitude

Posted in chik11

The holidays are upon us and the craziness of it can be overwhelming and stressful.  I’d like to remind myself and others of what is important.  The simple beauty of the holiday season while being grateful for all we have and remembering to enjoy our time with family and friends. “Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more.  Gratitude turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order and confusion to clarity.  It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.  It turns problems into gifts,…

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I’m Fine

Posted in 1FineChik

I’m fine…I say with a confident arching hand wave and higher than normal pitch in my voice.  How many times a day do I say this to those who I are written in my daily story.  Some may see me and think that this girl suppresses the true horror and pressures within.  The truth of the matter is that all is good, really good, when compared to so many people.  My sister put it in perspective for me during our epic backpack trip this past summer. Yes, my Super-Sister knows who she is and protects that truth every day.  Her…

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