Aloha Susie, thank you for sharing your story. Yes, I believe in research. It helps to find the indivisuals and organizations with experience that you trust.

I am grateful for my family, relatives and friends that have guided me to make the best choices. Enjoy your writing adventures.

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Her kindness gave me strength

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I joined several classes: tai chi, yoga, meditation, and college courses.
Anything to keep me busy and recover from a divorce. I was sad, depressed, and felt helpless.

My meditation instructor was always calm and happy. I told her I admired her serene presence. She shared her story.

Her son…

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It’s not easy, is it?

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What if no one followed the laws?
Our human existence would end.

What if everyone followed the laws?
Jobs would decline for law enforcement, security officers, etc.

What if all jobs were unionized?
Our economy would be affected dramatically.

What if unions did not exist?
There would be abuse in the…

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The land of paradise

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We arrived in Minnesota in February. Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes. Let’s not forget the snow, ice, and frequent winter temperatures below zero.

When we shared our news of moving from Hawaii to others, the two most common replies were, “Why?” and “I’m sorry.” Why would anyone leave the…

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Mar 12

Package delivery at 5AM?

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Are you excited about your 1- day package delivery? Steve was waiting for his over-the-air antenna for streaming on his new TV.

Steve did notice the memo, “Delivery from 5AM to 8AM.” He thought it was a typo. He was excited about the “one day” service.

At 5:30am this morning…

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It makes my first cup of coffee exciting

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I start every morning drinking a cup of warm water. Boring. Starting our day drinking water by MedicineNet can be beneficial to our health.

I make my first cup of water exciting by thinking about my first cup of coffee.

While the water is helping my mind and body prepare…

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I’ll remember her inspiring words

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I was upset and angry. Couldn’t God help my mom till I got there?

I was grateful my brother was there with her. Mom stumbled and fell. My brother helped her to bed. She passed during the night.

Before my mom fell asleep, she said, “I won’t see Florie’s face…

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Florie Barry

Florie Barry

I enjoy the balance as a Writer, Accountant, and Toastmaster. Combining analytical/logical with creative/philosophical/spiritual and storytelling.