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88 Important Truths

I enjoyed reading the eighty-eight things listed in the post linked below that the author considered to be important truths and agreed with nearly all of them. I especially liked #11. 88 Important Truths With love, Russ

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Finally Free

I’ve always gained so much more than I thought I’d lost whenever I had the courage to let go of that which I ignorantly clutched so tightly for so long. With Love, Russ

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Hang-Dragging By Russ Towne When I was in my thirties a friend invited my sons and I to go with him to an introductory hang-gliding session. Ordinarily that would have been just about the last thing in the world I’d … Continue reading

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Lessons on Life

I found the information linked below to be worth every second I invested in experiencing it, and believe some of you will too. http://www.businessinsider.com/bill-mcraven-commencement-speech-at-ut-2014-5 With Love, Russ

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A Wish For You

I’m sometimes such a slow learner in life that the lessons I’m here to be taught must be given to me over and over again. As a result they can be bitter and harsh. May you be so loving and … Continue reading

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Dreams, and What Actually Happens

I used to say to people, “May your dreams come true.” I’ve learned that quite frequently that isn’t what leads a person to lasting joy. I’m now more likely to say, “May your dreams come true, or may what actually … Continue reading

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Lessons From Trees and Leaves

A recent blog post from GinaV at Profession for P.E.A.C.E. called “Letting Go and Turning It Over, reminded me that leaves, like our feelings, often go through many changes. They can turn to brilliant colors as temperatures change and passions … Continue reading

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Might as Well Dance!

I like collecting my favorite sayings and quotes and using them as reminders and affirmations as to important life lessons. I’m especially fond of ones that I believe are true in virtually all cases. I call them “Truisms”. I plan … Continue reading

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