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Why a Good Idea is better than a Bad Idea, and you still need a lot of Luck

My husband and I both come from a long line of “country folk.” We’ve spent our entire lives bouncing around on back roads for work and fun (mostly fun, but sometimes that’s work, too!). With the advent of on-board GPS in vehicles, it’s gotten really easy to just plug in a destination and head off, secure in the knowledge that Google or some other helpful entity has it all figured out for you. Which is what we did this weekend. In an expensive truck with less than 2,000 miles on it, on a Sunday, into the Checkerboard Rez (we couldn’t even tell for sure which “square” we were on at any given time), with nothing but a briefly mentioned short cut in mind. But, being the “country folk” we are, we

I resolve to do something different than make a list of resolutions this year

I saw a Facebook post a while back that suggested finding an empty jar and putting it in a prominent place - somewhere that you see all the time. Each week you put a note in it with something good that happened the past week. Then on New Year's Eve you read all those notes. What a great idea! It seems like you always see comments like "I'm glad this year is over, can't wait for the next one" or "This was a tough year. Maybe the next will be better" at the end of every year. And yet, when you look back closely at the year, there are always wins along with the losses, and ups along with the downs. My goal is to have a note on my calendar at the end of each week to write down all the things tha

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