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RYS 099: What is God to You?

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After  being raised in an atmosphere where I was taught to fear God I did not want to have anything to do with the Divine. But later in life I began to understand truly walking a spiritual path requires us to establish a personal relationship to the Divine source by deciding what God means to us.

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Love is Responsible

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I was walking behind a man who was smoking. He stopped, dropped the cigarette on the sidewalk and crushed it out with his shoe.

Almost everyone I see smoking flicks the still lit butt into the street or drops it on the sidewalk or some other public place expecting someone else to clean up after them. For too many years that is exactly what I did until I became conscious of the negative impact my cigarette butts had on the environment, animals, children and other people. So I was very pleased to see the man bend down, pick up his cigarette butt and put it into the trash can.

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RYS 098: Staying Kind Makes You Feel Good About You

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This morning I said hello to a woman as I passed her home. I was walking by with my little dog Ruby when she came out of her front door. Wanting to be friendly I said, “Hi.” Without any emotion she just glared at me like I’d said something rude to her. Actually her cold stare seemed to be focused on something past me. I believe it was.

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Positive Makes the Hard in Life Easier

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Do you know any truly negative people? People who cannot say anything positive about anything. They are miserable and not at all fun to be around.

Yes, sure misery loves company but seriously who likes to be around miserable people?  I’m not talking about the occasional bad day that puts us in a crappy mood. Or getting up on the wrong side of the bed once in a while. I’m talking about people who are completely and totally wallowing in their own problems and the negative going on in the world to the point they can see nothing else. That’s all they talk about.

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Love is Kind

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Has anyone ever asked you a question like does my butt look big in these pants? I have been asked awkward questions countless times. It never felt good to be put on the spot.   It’s not kind to put people in an awkward position.

If we have to ask someone if our butt looks big in the jeans we’re wearing we already know the answer about our own butt. And, leaving people in an awkward position feels just as bad as being put in one.

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Focus on You

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Have you ever wished you had a magic wand?  You could wave that magically stick and people would change and at last your life would be happier, flow easier, and everything would be okay.

I grew up on fairy tales. Deep down I always knew magical wands are not really real but I stubbornly clung to the idea if I just screamed loud enough, harped long enough, bitched strong enough people would change and my life would suddenly be magical.  Never happened! Not once did anyone change because of my wanting them to.

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RYS 097: Time to Get Mad as Hell

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Remember the movie Network? If not, check out Howard Beale’s famous speech on YouTube, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” Because mad as hell is how I want you to feel too. I want you to get so angry you are fired up in a positive, peaceful, and purposeful way to help do something about the mess that has been created in Washington and in our election process.

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