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***** ENCOURAGEMENT -- Encouraging Others Encourages Ourself *****

With all the surgeries and upcoming surgeries I read this in the paper and thought I would pass it along. Hope you guys enjoy this as much as I did (do).

Telling someone they can make it is a gift of needed power when they are at their lowest ebb. It doesn't take much to encourage someone -- a little kindness, a little comfort.

Sometimes we have to go through a little fire to know that life is a shared experience. The more we give, the more we get, especially when we do it without a selfish motive. Just to see a person take hold of hope lifts our own spirits.

If one person with courage is a majority, think what our shared courage can do. When we tell someone else they are going to make it, we hear it as well and it works miracles. It gives us insight on how we all share the gains, the good, the bad and the wonderful.

Thanks for listening,

Mary Lynn


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