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* You don't have to be on Oprah to make a difference in someone's life.
7 years ago, I lost contact with a friend of mine since high school. Through no one person's fault, we just never got around to calling or writing each other since.
* Friendship is a 2-way street.
3 years ago, I took a chance. In some respects, it closed doors to being able to go back to what I once was. But it has also opened up other opportunities and contacts with people I probably would never have known.
* You can't grow until you take a few chances.
2 months ago, I bought a bicycle. I started off from house and road onto trails in back. Looking around, there were no children around riding or walking or anything. It was as if they had been locked away.
* Times have changed, especially for kids.
1 day ago, I was being followed by a white van on highway. Thoughts rushed through my mind of recent events near Washington DC. Could this be same person? Is it possible that he/she would be all way in Missouri by now? Turned out to only be an ice cream truck. (Complete with ringing bell).
* Things certainly are not like they used to be any more.
Today, we have chance to change future. We have opportunity to teach and lead and grow and understand. We can learn from our past without being prisoner to it. We may not be able to go back with what we know now, but we can, and must go forward.
The key to life is always learning, always growing and ever forward. Be sure to stop and smell flowers along way. It's what makes journey special. Tomorrow will most likely arrive. And we will be ready for it. For everything we have learned has brought us to this point.
We will take necessary precautions, adjust accordingly, but never stop living our lives. You can count on that.
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