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Lisa Madras: My son’s calling isn’t da bomb for this future therapist, but it’s a noble one
Have you ever wondered if you're following your true calling? I had my first experience watching Joel Osteen last night. I know this guy has a huge amount of followers, and just as many people who dislike him, but I was intrigued if nothing else.
Lisa Madras: With BIG plans on the horizon, I have replaced ‘If Only’ with ‘When I’
What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago? Children are amazing learners. In the span of one year, they learn to walk and to talk. In another, they learn addition, then subtraction, then multiplication.
Lisa Madras: Is it a molehill or a mountain? You really CAN decide
Have you ever turned a ladybug into cancer? OK, I know the usual expression here is “turning a molehill into a mountain,” but I'd be remiss if I didn't share my latest adventure in overreacting with you. I was brushing my teeth last Tuesday morning when I noticed in the mirror that I had a rather large brown circle on my upper arm.
Lisa Madras: I just don’t have the fear mongering gene, I’m afraid
When do I make people afraid of me? I almost didn't ask this question because it's one that I REALLY don't want to ask myself. For that reason alone, though, it has to be asked.
Lisa Madras: I’ll never satisfy my critics — so I’ve stopped trying
Do you know how to let it go? I mean really ... REALLY ... let it go? I've found myself slipping into a depression recently, and I know that much of it is because I'm feeling overwhelmed. I allow outside forces to influence me too much, and since I'm in this stage of trying to improve my life, the negative feedback is little bit like getting slapped in the face.
Lisa Madras: I love enlightenment, but I long to go back in black
Could you survive a day without electricity? Heck, I can't imagine surviving a few hours without electricity. Well, I take that back — just a little bit. I have been without electricity when storms downed the power lines, and for a few days camping in the woods here and there.
Lisa Madras: Let’s stand up and make a difference — together
What (or whom) are you willing to stand up for? If you haven't asked yourself this question at some point in your life, now would be a good time. I think we all have vague notions of what issues or causes put us into "fight mode" just from our reaction to hearing about them.
Lisa Madras: Not to toot my own horn, but I’ve learned the lesson I taught my kids
Are you always the bigger person? Or just when you want to be? Last weekend my children were playing with some other kids, and as is typical, a dispute broke out between two of them.
Lisa Madras: Today’s trials will become tomorrow’s triumphs
Just exactly how strong are you? I write this blog this week in honor of not one, but two of my amazing friends who are going through things the horror of which most of us can only imagine. I've been thinking about these women constantly, my heart heavy with the sorrow I wish I could take from them, and my spirit frustrated by the knowledge that I can't.
Lisa Madras: It’s cool to be kind, so let’s all be rock stars
What small act of kindness were you once shown that you will never forget? In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it's all too easy to forget about the random and incidental thoughtfulness that others throw our way.
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