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The Fable of the Broken Pot

As many of you may have guessed, I am an avid reader. Recently, I’ve been reading “Broken Crayons Still Color: From our Mess to God’s Masterpiece” by Shelley Hitz — a book I wholeheartedly recommend. In the book, Shelley Hitz shares an old story from India that resonated with me and I think it might with you as well …  There was a water bearer in India who had two large pots. Each hung on…

Thank You

Speak Life – Speak Thanks

After an extended outage to address domain issues, we are able to resume our mission – Encouraging, Elevating, and Empowering our readers.  For that, I am truly thankful … which brings me to the topic of this week – Speak Thanks.  This is the fourth of a six-week series related to speaking love. Perhaps the most appropriate way to begin this discussion is to identify what is meant by the term “thanks”. We can be…

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Speak Life – Speak Compliments

This is the second in a six-week challenge series related to speaking life – improving our environment through the thoughts we foster and the words we express. Do you remember the last time someone paid you a genuine compliment?  How did that make you feel? Maybe someone said that they liked your shirt or that you looked very dapper or complimented your driving or applauded a skill that you have.  We all have a similar…

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Speak Life – Challenge Series – Introduction

I have been somewhat lax in my participation on Turning Positive lately (OK, I’ve been largely absent the past few months).  In my defense, it’s been a very busy few months with school, the day job, enjoying time with family, and mostly, I’ve been extremely lazy. Now that I read that, I have no excuse.  However, I have a renewed energy and dedication to focus on the frequency and quality of providing updated content to…