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Let’s listen so we can understand each other . . .

Dear Misunderstood Soul, We have each lived a whole lot of life, and few people know much about our lives. There are so many misunderstandings that could be prevented or soothed if only others knew the whole story. It is like this for all of us. We often think we...

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Take heart . . . there is a way for things to work

Dear Worried Soul, There is a way that things are going to work . . . you just may not have discovered it yet. There is ALWAYS a way that things are going to work . . . and work out . . . and work together. There is always a way. Sometimes we forget that, and we...

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The sting of assumption . . .

Dear Trying-Hard Soul, All of us have felt the sting of assumption . . . having someone else assume something about us. That hurts, doesn't it, friend? But that's not where the hurt of assumption stops. When we ourselves assume something negative, it hurts us too ....

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Life is a complicated school . . .

Dear Perplexed Soul, Sometimes when we are struggling or feeling uncomfortable or hurt, we think that we must be doing something wrong. The thing is, life is a complicated school. It is filled with brand new messages, lessons, and nuances every single day . . . and...

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Starting over is an act of extreme bravery . . .

Dear Beginning-Again Soul, Anyone who has ever done anything amazing or worthwhile had to decide to get back up and start over again and again because those people made mistakes . . . or slipped up . . . or got lazy . . . or got distracted . . . and then had to get...

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When in doubt, love more . . .

Dear Benevolent Soul, Some will tell you that it is weak and unrealistic to work toward feeling love for all of mankind. Some are hard to love, some cannot or do not love us back . . . some cause us pain and heartache and make our lives harder. Why on earth would...

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There will come a time when you know for sure . . .

Dear Phenomenal Soul, There will come a time when we will each be thankful for all of it . . . every lesson, every experience, every day. There will come a time when we know for sure that every single bit of it made us into exactly who we have become. There will...

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Chin up, buttercup . . . we are going to be okay!

Dear Worried Soul, It is a rumor that has been spread for hundreds of years and frightened millions of people . . . the rumor that states "We are not going to be okay because ____________" {fill in the blank}. We are all on this planet together. We are all in this...

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