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Why Paying it Forward is so Important

Life always has a way of delivering good news or help at the most opportune time. That's why it's so important to pay it forward when something good happens to you. When you think about the times in your life when things weren't going well, you were not in a good place and struggling to get by, or nothing was going right. During that time, life happened to deliver you some good news, or someone helped you get out of your funk, or something finally went your way. Just a coincidence, or is it something much bigger? I personally believe it's something much bigger. You cannot just sit around and expect things to be given to you. You have to work for them, and when you put the effort...

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Time is the best gift you can give anyone

It started about 22 years ago. My life was going great, and I was so looking forward to the future. I had an amazing woman in my life, a great career, great friends, and not a care in the world. I had no idea life was about to be turned upside down, and I would never be the same person again. Let me start at the beginning. On my way to the softball world championships, I stopped by my sister-in-law's nail salon to help her with a new cell phone. I walked in, said hi to everyone, and made eye contact with Doree, who was sitting behind my sister-in-law. She had this amazing smile and beautiful eyes. There was an instant connection;...

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Seven Reasons why we are, who we are!

Do you ever wonder what makes you who we are? Why you are the way you are and why your family and friends are the way they are. It's incredible to think about how many people are in this world (over 7.5 billion) today. We are all so different, yet we have many similarities; it's almost scary at times. Think about how many people you have met in your life to date. Some of them  you have an instant   bond or attraction to, and it seems   like you have known them   forever.   Others take time to warm up to and   realize you have a friendship or an   attraction to them. Then others   can't leave your life fast enough.  I know that's a little harsh but true. We are all unique. Why do we get along so well with some and not so well with others? That's a great question and one I've studied for a long time. In my research, I found...

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Seven pearls of wisdom shared by grandfather!

My grandfather was an amazing man, and he's had such a massive impact on my life. Even though he passed a long time ago, I still feel his influence. Especially as I've gotten older, and things he said to me as a kid are so true. Let me tell you a little about my grandfather. He lived through the depression , worked in the coal mines, where his leg was crushed in an accident. He ended up losing his leg years later. He owned a shoe store in a little town called Price, UT, where my father was born. He was an incredible family man; married for over 60 years, always there for his daughter and son (my father), and all his grandkids. I'm not...

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