Cooperation vs. Using

As all of us who have personalities geared towards service know,  it can be difficult at times to tell the difference between jumping into a cooperative relationship and jumping into a situation where someone is using our cooperative nature to, well, use us. Here are some key differences to be on the lookout for: Those who are cooperative…

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Paper Boats : A Poem

Our lives are like paper boats— With each decision and chapter We balance on the water’s edge Watercraft in hand to launch. Gently we place our dreams inside And hope for the best. Often growing frustrated with our boat Bobbing upon still water. In this frustration, we long to make it go To trouble the…

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Rock n’ Roll as Church

I was sitting in my basement doing some stretches while Pandora was on in the background.  As if the Universe’s own DJ was on duty, Tom Petty’s Learning to Fly began to play and flowed over me with the healing of understanding: “I’m learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings, Coming down is the hardest…

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The Indelible Transience

There is a moment Inexplicable to all but the darer When in-betweens cease to be And the destination is but one step away Laid bare for your long-enduring heart to see An instant Long after you stopped the negative spin Right after you moved mountains – again and again Just as the heavens turn to smile on such strength And hand you…

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