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The Best Unexpected Gift

I have always strongly believed that things, good or bad, happen for a reason. It has been proven many times in my life that even the biggest tragedy, somehow, brings some valuable lesson in the end. It was a usual Wednesday morning routine in September when I was driving to one of our store locations 

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Contingency Plan

Life is volatile. I often ponder how it can be so full of unexpected ups and downs. Some people are blessed with calm, stable waters and an easy sail on their journey from birth to death. Some people are faced with never ending challenges, heartaches and worries. I belong to the second group. I am 

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Life Achievement Award

It was announced today that Diana Ross is going to be honored for a lifetime achievement award at the American Music Awards. I love Diana Ross and I love her music, she is so deserving of this award.This got me thinking of how many millions of unsung heroes there are in our world that also 

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Expiration Date

A trip to the grocery store was my favorite thing to do the first decade after I arrived in America. It was a “hobby” of mine to grab what I wanted, pay and leave. Many people thought my frequent trips to the store meant I was a chef, caterer or some kind of kitchen wizard 

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Dear California

Dear California

Dear California, I have wanted to write to you for a while but life somehow keeps delaying my plan. You know me so well, I can hear you whispering in my ear “Oh, you’re just procrastinating a little, my friend” as you wink your eye. I think you are right, aging can bring all kinds 

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DMV Crossroads – Aging By the Book

I’ve always said that growing old is a major hurdle in any one’s life. We are ALL getting older everyday, every minute, every second, we don’t have to be OLD to be getting older! The majority of us, myself included, go on living life as usual, striving, hanging in there, achieving  incredible success (or not) 

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