I’ll do it myself

Anybody, anywhere in the world, all they want is to be free, to choose what they want to do without having someone tell them how to do it. Freida Pinto 1984 – Have you ever tried to feed a two year old — hoping to get the food in their mouth and not on the floor — only to be rebuffed? About that age, children start demonstrating a desire to be in control of their lives; they want to do things for themselves. At the other end of the spectrum is elder care. If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know …
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The scariest thought

Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way. Viktor E. Frankl 1905 – 1997 What’s your scariest thought? Think about that for a minute. What frightens you the most? Right now, a significant percent of the U.S. population might say their greatest fear is Donald Trump being elected President; another segment of the population would say the same about Hillary Clinton. Some would say terrorism or gun violence frightens them most, while others fear being unable to support …
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Feeding squirrels

Even in the common affairs of life, in love, friendship, and marriage, how little security have we when we trust our happiness in the hands of others! William Hazlitt 1778 – 1830 Several years ago, we moved into a house with a wonderful backyard. It was spacious, with mature trees and a hearty squirrel population. The squirrels took refuge in the trees and lived off their fruits; one of the larger trees produced small red berries that seemed to be a staple of the squirrels’ diet. One morning I observed a daredevil squirrel climbing an extremely small branch to get berries. The branch was …
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