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Say yes

July 31, 2016

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu

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Risk

July 30, 2016

If you knew that your life was merely a phase or short, short segment of your entire existence, how would you live? Knowing nothing ‘real’ was at risk, what would you do? You’d live a gigantic, bold, fun, dazzling life. You know you would. That’s what the ghosts want us to do – all the […]

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Memories

July 30, 2016

The countdown has begun. It’s six months before the next Ta Ta trip to Cabo and already the gang is planning for another memorable trip. Here’s hoping their wardrobe consultant has better ideas for 2017.

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Creativity

July 30, 2016

There are many ways to beat the heat when the temperatures remain in the mid 90’s for weeks on end.

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Endurance

July 30, 2016

I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars. Og Mandino

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Come together

July 30, 2016

Regardless of who wins in November’s election, someone will have to figure out how to bring an angry electorate and partisan politicians together. I don’t know about you….but is it remotely possible that either candidate can make it happen?

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Enthusiasm

July 29, 2016

We used to meet at Al’s place at 4:30 a.m. to go hunting. His dogs knew where we were headed and were possessed by the same excitement felt by a kid attending his first major league opening day. We can learn a lot from dogs and kids whose enthusiasm knows no bounds.

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Perspective

July 29, 2016

You have to remember that the hard days are what make you stronger. The bad days make you realize what a good day is. If you never had any bad days, you would never have that sense of accomplishment! Aly Raisman

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Bounce back

July 29, 2016

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places. Ernest Hemingway

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Change

July 29, 2016

When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves. Viktor E. Frankl

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Be still

July 29, 2016

There is something about sunsets and beaches that seeps into the soul. Joined together, they are nature’s way of slowing us down so appreciation is foremost and acceleration fades away. We were never designed to live frantic lives anyway. Mountains are magnificent, but anyone who has spent time listening to gentle waves rolling ashore can […]

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Here kitty

July 29, 2016

Cats are curious little critters. They are mischievous and each one walks to their own unique drumbeat. Their love for, and attachment to, young kids is a special thing to witness.

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Silly

July 28, 2016

Tessa loves her sisters. They make her laugh with their funny faces and silly shenanigans. The feeling is mutual and each day is an adventure for sure.

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A Dreamer’s Bill of Rights

July 28, 2016

1. The right to follow a dream no matter how bold or outlandish. 2. The right to be supported wholeheartedly by family and friends. 3. The right to seek help or guidance to capture a dream. 4. The right to pursue a dream at any age. 5. The right to follow a dream that is […]

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Pachuuuunnnngg

July 28, 2016

Vicki, Grace, and friends play doubles every Thursday morning on court four at the bubble near downtown Littleton Some might call it “senior” doubles but every week I’m amazed as Grace blasts her topspin forehand past opponents who look on in wonder She races around the court like she’s in her thirties and gets to […]

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Who’s got the ‘Mo?’

July 28, 2016

Momentum is the most powerful force in nature and in TENNIS. Winners are those who: Seize it, Sustain it, Savor it, and STOP it when it starts to slip away. Like a river carving its way through a canyon, players create and keep momentum by moving forward and imposing their will …and their skill on […]

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Devoted to self

July 28, 2016

It’s just human nature…..this disease of me a curse we’ve been given it seems to be living each week so selfishly until the last day when we realize that it’s all about Thee * Pat Riley was the coach of The LA Lakers and coined the phrase ‘The disease of me’ as he tried to […]

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The Victor

July 28, 2016

The race is hard And the road is long It’s not for the faint of heart Tests and trials round every bend Blisters and a blazing sun You’re halfway home When doubt creeps in Do I have what it takes to last Moving to the crest of the final hill Legs and lungs burning…. you’re […]

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Life 101

July 28, 2016

A very young cowboy was reading a book this week and the author wrote that he’d stumbled on a terrific life tip. He said the day that he stopped listening to the voice in his head and committed to speaking to himself was transformative. I took it to mean that it’s wise to give yourself […]

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Out of bounds

July 28, 2016

Aubrey Daniels wrote an outstanding book years ago entitled Bringing Out The Best in People. I thought of it this week when viewing a parent and his son on the tennis court. The boy must have been ten or so and was small for his age. The dad towered over him at six foot three. […]