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2015: The Journey Continues

We are already eleven days into the new year. Can you believe it? Time sure does move fast and life will pass us by if we do not stop and enjoy it. 2014 was a good, but challenging, year for our family and this project. We experienced negative and positive, joy and happiness, pain and heartache,… Continue reading 2015: The Journey Continues

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Day 17: Words of Inspiration

"A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives" - Jackie Robinson Words are very powerful. They can speak life or they can speak death. They can uplift and empower or they can destroy and damage. Positive words can make a difference. We have seen it, and experienced it, firsthand.… Continue reading Day 17: Words of Inspiration

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Day 12: Mailman Surprise

"Thank you!" "We appreciate you" Simple phrases of gratitude. A few words that, when spoken, can make a difference in the lives of others. Today, we shared a note of gratitude with our mail carrier. A simple Christmas card of thanks and a Starbucks gift card were left in our mailbox for her to find.… Continue reading Day 12: Mailman Surprise

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Unexpected Kind Words

It is always nice to hear how our family has impacted the lives of others.  We never expect it and we do not look for it.  But when it comes, it is great to hear and read.  It is conformation that our actions through giving and service are making a difference.  I recently received an… Continue reading Unexpected Kind Words

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Day 4: Thank You

Thank you.  Two simple words that, when put together, are very powerful.  Two words that are taken for granted, forgotten, and often unsaid.  Life gets busy and we are always in a hurry.  We fail to pause a moment to share our appreciation and our gratitude with others.  Today, we wanted to focus on saying… Continue reading Day 4: Thank You

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Day 24: Social Media Shout Outs

It is Christmas Eve.  The house is clean, the presents are wrapped, and the desserts are taunting me from the kitchen.  We are looking forward to a nice evening with family.  We will have a great meal and great conversation before we sit down to enjoy our Christmas Eve traditions.  One of which is our… Continue reading Day 24: Social Media Shout Outs

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Day 8: Appreciate Those Who Serve Our Community

The 25 Days of Giving is about bringing smiles to faces of others. We strive to give, to help, to say thanks, and to make difference.  Today, as our day 8 task, we said thank you to the men and women who serve our community.  We visited fire stations and police posts throughout Fort Wayne… Continue reading Day 8: Appreciate Those Who Serve Our Community