Yearly Archives: 2012

A Dose of Thanksgiving Perspective

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Are there certain things that just get under your skin? You know, those little things that make you want to pull your hair out? For example, here are a few of mine: How the line I pick in the grocery store inevitably takes longer than the other available lines (also known as the Andy Andrews […]

Podcast Episode 60: Choosing to Be Grateful

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In The Loop with Andy Andrews, hosted by Andy Traub. On today’s episode, a listener writes in with the question: How do you apply the principle of “Today I choose to be happy”?   Andy’s simple answer is: No one wants to follow a grouch You have to become someone whom others want to follow […]

The Perfect, “Ordinary” Life

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They had a great life. He was a minister of music at a church in a small Alabama town. She was his wife, and the mother of their son and daughter. They loved each other very much. Though their income was modest, they didn’t want for much, and they lived within their means. During the […]

How You Helped Influence Tens of Thousands

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Last week, I sent you a post called “For the Undecided…and for Those Who Are Already Certain.” My goal was to get it in front of as many people as possible before today’s election, and I asked you to help. It’s safe to say that you stepped up, so I want to say one thing—thank […]

A Dozen Ways to Create Memorable Moments with Your Family

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With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner (can you believe they’re almost already here?), I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about special family things we can do for the holidays this year. Sometime the other day, however, I realized something—Polly, the boys, and I were all already at home together…why not think […]