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Real Giving during the Giving Season

Are you scratching your head too? I can’t figure out where the year went. Every year seems to go by faster than the last. I could swear time is actually speeding up.

That said, I didn’t get half the things done this year that I’d hoped. Life got hectic (even more so), and sometimes my brain rebelled. I’m sure many of you feel as I do—that you’re being pulled in way too many directions and it’s hard to concentrate. On the other hand, if I look at all I accomplished in the past twelve months, it’s pretty substantial. So I have a choice: I can either be hard on myself and push myself harder, or I can stop and appreciate all the things I got done.

That appreciation, to me, needs to encompass more than just big things, like books published or hitting a best-seller list or making bank one month on book sales. We tend to focus on the big things and value them more than the little things (that really aren’t “little”). Continue Reading…