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Change Your Mind

The best piece of advice my mother gave me wasn't intentional. I was a freshman in college, and I had some friends home for the weekend. Unbeknown to me, she was quite depressed about her divorce from my stepfather. That meant that the homecooked meals most freshman got when they got home were nonexistent at my house. My friends and I were starving, so we went to my mom and said, "We're hungry." Without missing a beat, my mom looked up and said, "You need to change your mind."

At the time, my friends and I giggled because it seemed absurd for her to act like hunger could be negotiated without food. But as I've gotten older, I realize that while you can't change some circumstances, you CAN change the way you think about them.

Just thought I'd share. Stay tuned as I tie up some loose ends in some stories and share new ones...

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