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Appreciation

February 25, 2021

“No matter how awful your life seems right now, you have something to be grateful for: You have been granted 2 billion seconds on this planet, give or take. You are a billionaire!” Megan McArdle Maybe your dog can teach valuable lessons about gratefulness.

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Parental education

February 21, 2021

A very young tennis pro taught a junior group today with three four year olds. The twins arrived five minutes early with their dad as I was setting up targets and the junior net. This is when I learned that assumptions are dangerous. How naive of me to think the dad would wait until the […]

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Faith

February 18, 2021

A very young cowboy is midway through a book about the 33 miners in Chile who were trapped for nearly ten weeks before being miraculously rescued. One miner spoke of ‘the 34th. miner, my little compadre.’ ‘The thirty-fourth miner is the soul of every miner who’s ever toiled, the spirit of the God who protects […]

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Friends

February 12, 2021

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto his nest again, I shall not live in vain. Emily Dickinson

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Grandpa’s chair

February 8, 2021

What if you began, as a child, to record your thoughts about gratitude…about each and every thing you were thankful for? And what if there was a favorite place in the forest you could go to where in picking special flowers you’d be reminded that you too are special and chosen to shine? What if, […]

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Resilience

February 7, 2021

A tennis student battled hard with her partner today. After starting slowly and losing the first set, they came back from 3-5 in the second to capture the match. Sometimes a gritty win means more than a pretty win. Way to go Lara and Shawn!

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In it to win it

February 1, 2021

Chanda Rubin was commentating tonight on the Naomi Osaka match vs. Alize Cornet of France. Osaka was hitting on all cylinders and streaked to a 5-2 lead in the first set. Rubin said that she was really ‘plugged in’ from the start and it was quite a sight to behold. I wonder what being plugged […]