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Age is Just a Number

  • Julia Child was 39 when she published her first cookbook.
  • Rodney Dangerfield was 46 before he got his first comedic break.
  • Charles Darwin was 50 when he published “On the Origin of Species”.
  • Susan Boyle was 47 before she gained the courage and conviction to sing “I Dreamed a Dream” in front of an awe-struck crowd.
  • Samuel L. Jackson was 46 before he got his breakout role in “Pulp Fiction”.
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder was 65 when her the first of her wildly successful “Little House on the Prairie” books was published.

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Happiness in Purpose

In the book Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor Frankl saw three possible sources for meaning:

  • in work (doing something significant)
  • in love (caring for another person)
  • and in courage during difficult times

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The American Dream

Maybe we grew up thinking we needed …

  • the perfect schooling
  • and the certain job
  • the 2.5 kids
  • and the perfect dog
  • the beautiful spouse
  • and the perfect house (with the white picket fence)

… to find our happiness and fulfill the long sought-after American Dream.

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Happy New Year

I’m not usually much for New Year’s Resolutions. I’m not usually much for caring about the idea of a new year at all. I mean, it’s just another day. It’s just another blip in time.

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