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Own Your Part

Dear Courageous Girl, Something that is very difficult, but very very good, is that once we take responsibility for our own lives, miracles can happen. One of the things that keeps us stuck is when we assign blame or when we let ourselves believe that others have...

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rusty swings and tv dinners

I don’t know how many years it’s been…maybe 10, or 12 or 15? I don’t know when I first really noticed the rusty swingset in the front yard of the neighbors who lived across the street from Marq and I and our 3 little children. It was a narrow street, well…still...

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You Are Enough

Dear Lovely Girl, You are enough. You do enough. You have enough. You are strong enough. You are brave enough. You are talented enough. You are loved enough. You are pretty enough. You are absolutely, positively amazing enough. YOU ARE ENOUGH. Please please please...

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Try Hard To Make The Best Choices

Dear Fantastic Girl, When we make good choices, we have lots of happy, peaceful, good days. When we make choices that we know are not good, just because we want something NOW and we are not going to think about what the consequences are, we have lots of difficult,...

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Honor Everyone’s Place in the World

Dear Phenomenal Girl, Respect is a becoming a lost art, beautiful girl. A girl who grows up to respect others will be a rare treasure of a woman and an example to everyone...and it's a wonderful thing to begin when we are young. To respect means to honor everyone's...

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Live In The Moment

Dear Fantastic Girl, Life passes by so fast.....and often we don't recognize life-altering moments until long after they have happened. Often we let things pass by with our faces glued to screens and our minds on the future or on the past. Take some time, beautiful...

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Your Life Is MEANT To Be Filled With Passion And Joy

Dear Passionate Girl, Sometimes things get stripped out of our lives and we feel like we can’t live life with the same intensity or passion or joy ever again. This is just not true, beautiful girl. Even if we have lost all of our money, we can still have grand and...

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Stick Up for the Weak

Dear Sweet Girl, Always stick up for the weak, the powerless and the forgotten. Always stick up for those who seem to have lost their way, or who have lost their smile. Sometime in your life, sweet girl, you could be the one who has lost your smile. Remember how it...

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Stand Brave, Even When You Are Amist A Storm

Dear Becoming Girl, Sometimes the bravest thing we can ever do is to stand in the storm with our heads held high and wait for the storm to pass. Often this is the best thing for us to do, and the very right thing for us to do. Then sometimes, dear sweet friend, the...

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Everything Always Works Out Somehow

Dear Gorgeous Girl, Sometimes it's hard to remember that today won't end with a "THE END" but that the story of our lives will go on tomorrow. Today will end with a "TO BE CONTINUED". The mercy in all of this is that we truly DO get to start over every single day,...

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