Tag Archives: awe

#2: Attend the Minneapolis May Day Parade

In addition to offering a plethora of museums, sporting events, and year-round outdoor activities, Minneapolis is also home to more eclectic groups and events, such one of the largest Fringe Festival in the world, the annual naming of a dairy … Continue reading

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#3: Volunteer with Project Homeless Connect

I have written before about how my mom had my sister and I volunteering at very young ages.  At 3 and 5 years old, my sister and I were riding along with my mom as she delivered meals to shut-ins.  (I … Continue reading

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#58: Tour the Basilica

During my first visit to the city I now call home, I participated in a bus tour that drove past various landmarks and popular destinations.  As I saw sculpture gardens, art museums, theaters, and other well-known sites, I remember telling … Continue reading

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#18: Buy a glass of lemonade from a kid’s stand

Driving home from yoga class, I saw four children between the ages of 5 and 10 near the side of the road, holding signs and jumping around like lunatics. As soon as they saw a car approach, their energy intensified … Continue reading

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The J’s have it

In Outlook, sometimes symbols get mis-translated as a message is sent from one user to another.  In particular, the smile emoticon [ :) ] sometimes gets changed into the letter “J”.  I therefore find it fitting that over the course … Continue reading

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#6: Participate in an “Empty Bowls” event

One of the many things I value about the city and state in which I live is the importance placed on supporting all citizens.  Various programs and events designed to enhance and enrich quality of life abound: from parenting classes … Continue reading

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Feel the love

I am in the process of transitioning to a new team at work.  My current (soon to be ‘former’) team has a tradition that when someone in the group moves to a new area, a celebration is held where people … Continue reading

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Intention is a lot like Shaft

Stating an intention is powerful stuff, I tell ya.  I must always be careful with what I say – because if I say something, once it’s ‘out there’ in the universe, it usually occurs.  (And I promise, this is the … Continue reading

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Not just another day at the office

Yesterday the company I work for held the annual fall all-company meeting.  At these massive productions, all of the senior executives deliver a formal, scripted speech summarizing various aspects of the business from the past six months (or so), as … Continue reading

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Peace

Newton’s Third Law of Motion states: “To every action there is always an equal and opposite reaction.” It heartens me to know that amid unspeakable sadness and devastating loss, an equally powerful and comprehensive presence of love and compassion will … Continue reading

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