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WAR OR PEACE?

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Tears rolled down my older sister’s cheeks—tears of relief as we listened to the radio announcing the end of World War II.   At the age of eight when this occurred, I was aware of the reality of a nuclear bomb ending war. I felt more than I understood how we lived on the brink of terrible danger.

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Do you talk politics with friends/family?

 

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The Need For Peace

In addition to "Merry Christmas" this time of year we hear refrains of "Peace  On Earth." This latter phrase has special meaning as the world has never experienced so much turmoil. Warfare is occuring in many countries; immigrants are struggling to find a safe place to live; in the United States families are politically divided in ways never before experienced and so on.

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What does "Giving Tuesday" mean?

A few days ago I discovered the Tuesday following Thanksgiving is now in its fifth year of being designated as Giving Tuesday--an international day of giving whether via monetary donations or giving of one's time. This coincided with reading an article about quadruplets born in Canada last May--an event that involves giving in several ways.

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Are you jealous or envious?

Many folks do not know the difference between jealousy and envy. Envy is the desire to possess what someone else posseses such as heath, beauty or money which in and of itself is more benign than jealousy because it usually does not involve acting-out behaviors. In fact in some instances it motivates a person to improve themselves by choosing a healthier life style, a more lucrative job, or improving thenselves  in some way.

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Your comment aptly points out how one can act out like a hot-head when jealousy isn't understood and addressed which may endanger... Read More
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