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Five Keys to a Thankful Heart

Stirring a thankful heart There are always obstacles to thankfulness, and living with a painful chronic disease is certainly an obvious one. This week confronted once again things I’m no longer able to do for a holiday, I reflected on the what stirs a thankful heart and things much more important than color-coordinated napkins and a lovely...Continue reading      16 Comments » Read more

Martin Luther King Day: Remembering That One World Is Enough to Share

New generation delivering message on importance of civil rights I’ve passed on to my children my passion for American ideals such as justice. This picture was taken on a recent trip to Washington, D.C. at the Martin Luther King memorial. It’s been my Facebook cover picture for the past few months, inspiring me to remain tranquil...Continue reading      4 Comments » Read more

Accomplishing Thankfulness via Thorough Commitment

The pieces to the puzzle of me are scattered across this blog. Elephants. Humor. Space exploration. Don Quixote. Determination. Eagles. Pollyanna. Pollyanna gets a bad rap It’s stunning to me how some things are construed as opposite of what they are. Somehow Pollyanna has become synonymous with sounding dismissive and detached. We all know people who dismiss...Continue reading      12 Comments » Read more

Do Doctors Need to Love Patients?

The most admired leaders of our country have been the ones who trusted us, valued us, and actually loved us. President Reagan called America a “shining city upon a hill,” a biblical reference to the country’s position of service to the world; and in his final goodbye letter he reminded us that it is still...Continue reading      20 Comments » Read more

Happy Thanksgiving from Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

Being thankful, even with Rheumatoid Arthritis God is good even when we cannot see why things happen. He will bring us through the trial, more refined and more reliant upon Him. Knowing that helps me to hold on through the rough spots. I thank Him that I am not alone in this journey. I give thanks for...Continue reading      4 Comments » Read more

Columbus Day and World Arthritis Day: Is There a Connection?

Happy World Arthritis Day, Columbus Five hundred seventeen years ago today, a dream came true. Christopher Columbus successfully crossed the Atlantic Ocean, proving that it was possible to sail west from Europe and reach the strange continents of the Western Hemisphere.   The discovery of the New World was the fulfillment of his life-long dream. Although it took...Continue reading      1 Comment » Read more

A Summer Read for Rheumatoid Arthritis Warriors!

American history story about character and disability, part 1 Once upon a time there was a beautiful heiress. Her name was Ann. To the consternation of Ann’s father, she married a poor widower who had once been a soldier. However, the dashing soldier also had aristocratic roots. In fact, he later became the governor of his...Continue reading      10 Comments » Read more

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