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Top 10 Father to Son Life Lessons

Life Lessons for Boys and Sports.

I’m cleaning my office and I saw the small book with its cover already faded yellow titled “Father to Son. Life Lessons on Raising a Boy.”, and then all the happy and sad memories came back on raising Tim.  Yes, my Tim… Timmy… Timothy… Timber… as I called him is now a young man with a good character and promising career, and daring to make it to the world. As for me, I think I did a good job as a Dad with the love and support of my wife, family, and friends. 

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Confession of a Young Woman

confession of a young woman

I was 25 when I discovered that my life ahead will not be more than my career, marriage and kids. It will be a long and difficult journey. All my life, I had dreamt of nothing but being better than the others. I wanted to build a strong career for myself but the life pulled me back from all that. This was what I thought of and lived for.

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Health/Survivor
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The Best Life Advice from a Major League Baseball Player to Anyone

John Costello

It's picture-perfect --- John Reilly Costello with a kid at the Cardinal Baseball Fantasy camp Jupiter, Florida last January 2015.

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Success/Role Model
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10 Simple Christian Ways to Build Up Your Marriage

10 simple ways to build up marriage

It’s the 3rd Saturday of the month, and as usual Rose and I have to attend the Couples For Christ Family Assembly.  It’s February and the snow was still fresh on the ground.  The weather was very cold, but the teaching for the day was warm enough to melt the couple’s one heart to cultivate their marriage with love and fidelity as promised on the wedding day until death do they part.

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Faith
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Lesson Learned from the Most Inspiring Cinderella Sports Story

2006 George Mason Patriots

"No matter how many times the experts try, you can't predict it. It's one shot." – Jim Larranaga

They don’t call the NCAA Tournament “March Madness” for nothing. Every young basketball player dreams of making a run in the college basketball tournament to etch their own name in the history of their school and college basketball as a whole. Every year, we hear of Cinderella stories in sports, but the most inspiring of them all might just be the 2006 George Mason Patriots’ basketball team.

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Success/Sports
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How I found the courage to pursue my dreams

swim out to your goals

More often than not, we get the inspiration to pursue our dreams from the most unexpected places. We are all endowed with different sets of natural skills and abilities which; sometimes without our knowing so, are closely linked with our passions/dreams.

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Life of my grandfather

My Grandfather taught me how to live my life

When I knew him my grandfather was a tall, kindly old gentleman with white hair, and he never had a bad word for anybody. He had been a salesman for his entire adult life, and he worked at the same paper manufacturing company for 50 years. He always had a smile and a joke, and he could put anyone at ease. 

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Family/Grandparents
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The thing which can’t be bought; Health

Survivor... Mind, Body, Spirit ...Strong

During the fall of 1998, I had just turned 45 and was at the height of my legal profession. But I suddenly found myself getting totally exhausted each weekend. I was of no use to my wife and my kids.

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How Fitness Put Me on the Path to Success

Fitness Put Me on the Path to Success

Many thank a certain life change for putting them on the right path but fitness really did change my life. My story began soon after I finished school. Since I had the time I decided to start living a healthier life. I was always thin but my diet was terrible and I never exercised.

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Learning to Love

Learning to Love

We are all products of our childhood and I am no exception.  All the seemingly small memories and experiences combine to form our personalities, our beliefs, and to teach us how to love. 

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Family/Growing Up
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Kiss Normal Goodbye

Healthy Baby

I will never forget my son Aidan's 9 month check up. It was something I had dreaded for a while. You see Aidan had me worried.

My first daughter, Maya, had always done things by the book. She met every milestone early, was brilliantly intelligent, and never had given me cause for concern. Then, there was Aidan.

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Family/Kids
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Best Sermons Are Lived, Not Preached

best sermons are lived, storiestoliveby.com

This article has 13 very short stories that will give you a reason to celebrate life. It was forwarded and then forwarded via email from an Anonymous writer. It is worth a permanent page in storiestoliveby.com for everyone to share and be inspired.

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Faith
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Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Mother Theresa - Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

She lost her hearing and vision at age 18 months…
Helen Keller – Author / Humanitarian

He was thrown from a horse and broke two ribs. Two days later he broke a world record…
Chuck Yeager – Test Pilot

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Success/Role Model
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The Most Important Word in the Vocabulary

Your name is the most important word in the vocabulary

My 10-year old Theresa and I were grocery shopping on Saturday noontime. As usual it was busy, everyone was in a rush, and people’s faces were stressed and some looked hungry. The checkout lady was no different and she was tired.  After she bagged our items, and I paid. I’m ready to rush out, then all of a sudden:

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Random
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The Truth about Money for Young People and their Parents

Wealth Building for Young People

It dawned on me that I was not educated very well on how to deal with money when I was young.  I can’t remember from elementary to high school that I was taught about money. In college I was a computer science major and I took some basic accounting where I learned about credit and debit. That's about it.

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Money/Student
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