Live or Exist

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Are you living, or are you existing? This was a question that was addressed at the end of a movie that I recently viewed. Although I have watched it before, I heard the words differently this time. Between getting older, experiencing family deaths in the past couple years, and the…

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Home Is Where The Heart Is

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Life happens. We grow older. We leave people and we leave homes. People leave us and people leave our homes. Have you every thought about why our heart still holds onto the memories of these places that we either lived in or visited? I wondered. So, I started asking these…

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Happy Birthday

© Diane Galvez-Parker

“Happy Birthday!” “Don’t remind me!” Why do so many people dread their birthdays? What are they afraid of? Getting another year older? Oh no! What a crime! Do you know how many people wish that they had another birthday, but aren’t given that opportunity? You don’t know, because you can’t…

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A Hand To Hold

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When I say the words “holding hands,” what first comes to mind? Love? Couples? What exactly is handholding? It is a joining of hands from two or more people. It’s that simple, right? No. The joining of two hands can carry vastly different meanings in certain scenarios. Have you ever…

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Moments Matter #2 – Gratitude

© Diane Galvez-Parker

What does it mean to be thankful? When are you most thankful? Who are you most thankful for? Are you thankful for the wealth and celebrations? What are you thankful for during poverty and solitude? Are you thankful for the moments that bring you joy? Are you thankful for the…

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Moments Matter #1 – Know Your Child’s Friends

© Diane Galvez-Parker

Have you ever gone to bed happy and grateful and then wake up the next morning with the same feeling? You go to sleep with an excitement of the day’s events and then wake up with the same euphoria. This is life’s way of reminding you that happiness matters. People…

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