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Getting Gratitude

2017-08-18T13:19:58-04:00November 21st, 2007|Dare Dream Do, Personal|

I have not been able to get Anna Kerr's comment that "we are desperate and depressed because our society (media/peers) encourages us to be dissatisfied" off my mind. It was a reminder that we need to not only look up and ahead, but down and back, and that when we dare and dream, and then 'get', if we aren't grateful for 'what we get', we'll still be desperate and depressed. With a nod and a big thank you to Anna, here's a list of four things (and their respective categories) I am grateful for:

Of Corvettes and Porsches

2017-08-18T13:19:58-04:00October 16th, 2007|Dare Dream Do, Personal|

Several weeks ago, my friend Lorna shared with me that while still in her early 20's, she bought her dream car, a red Corvette. Her dad helped her finance the purchase, but I was surprised nonetheless. Though I've "wanted" a Porsche for nearly 20 years, I've never really been serious about buying one. I've never even test-driven one, unless you count the time that I drove around the block of the car dealership several times before losing my nerve. You may be thinking, of course you didn't buy it -- Porsches are a luxury and they aren't exactly kid-friendly. But, you know what?