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The Love Candle

The Love Candle: I love the way God brings merging of events into my life. I can’t say it’s Serendipity, because I know it’s a God thing. Judy and I attended our Church Retreat this past weekend. The retreat was very spiritual, and rewarding, but there was one very special event that stood out to me. Judy led us in …

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September is Addiction Recovery Month

September is National Addiction Recovery Month. I venture there’s not a single one of us that have not had to face the adversity of Addictions. Mine is most definitely food. I know I’m dangerously overweight. It keeps me from doing activities that I enjoy. I take pride in being disciplined in so many areas, but I’m addicted to eating. If …

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He is Risen!

He is Risen! My blogs are usually on either Hope or Happiness, so I’m very excited for today’s blog to be about both Hope AND Happiness. Everyone may not share my enthusiasm for this blog, and I fully accept that, but I hope those 2 Billion people around the world who do accept that Jesus Christ is our Lord and …

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Happiness is a choice

Happiness is a Choice In 2012, the United Nations General Assembly established March 20 annually as The International Day of Happiness. Isn’t it great that now that we have holidays to remind us to tell those around us that we love them, to honor those that gave the supreme sacrifice, to show our patriotism, to honor our veterans, to give …

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Although I find it very interesting that we have to have a day, once a year, to remind us of how much we have to be thankful for 525,600 minutes a year, I nevertheless hope you do take a few minutes today to reflect upon just how blessed you and I are. If you should lose power and have …

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Debbie

Debbie While on a wonderful tour of Ireland & Scotland, I got some heartbreaking news; the death of a longtime friend, who was also the wife of a longtime friend. I had known Debbie Stuart Shaffner since I was 15. I’ve known her husband Billy since I was 12. Although I truly felt them to be among my favorite friends, …

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International Day of Happiness, 2015

International Day of Happiness, March 20, 2015 The International Day of Happiness was established by the United Nations General Assembly on 28 June 2012. Assembly Resolution A/RES/66/281 basically states that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental human goal. They invite the world to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising …

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Valentines, a time for love

Blog: Valentines, a time for love Valentines is a day to celebrate love. But you know, there are different types of love. You have Storge, which is really more of an affection. (I love my Hokies) You have Phila, which is a friendship. (I have some very special friends, whom I love) Then you have Eros, which is the romantic, …

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Family-How Well Do you Know Yours?

In my motivational program/book The All New & Improved You, I pointed out that one of the four foundational building blocks for a happy successful life is FAMILY. I have taken added responsibility for my paternal family for I am the oldest surviving heir of the Haynes surname. I have worked on our family tree. I have organized family reunions …

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Drinking From Your Bucket List, One Dipper at a Time

Drinking From Your Bucket List, One Dipper at a Time I truly believe there is no better way to keep hope and happiness in your life, than to have written goals, and along with those goals, a Bucket List. This past weekend, I was able to drink from my Bucket list in a most fantastic way. It all started about …

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