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Olivia Newport Mom and Tag

Photo by Larry Mohr

The television was on and I wasn’t paying much attention. A human interest story came on, the sort that newscasters use to end a depressing report on a lighter note. A couple in their nineties got married, and it was the first time for the bride. Mom said,

“See! She used to be a nun and she got married. I could get a boyfriend! If I wanted one.”

I’m not sure my mom really wants a boyfriend, though I know she feels the loneliness of losing her life partner after more than fifty-five years of marriage. But I love the attitude that anything is possible. For the nun. For my mom. For me. For you.

• What is something you love to believe is still possible in your life?

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2 Comments

  1. Dianne on the November 11, 2011 remarked #

    That’s the sweetest story ever! For me it’s sticking with cardio exercise. I’ve started it again. Hope the habit will stick this time.

    • Olivia on the November 11, 2011 remarked #

      Dianne, when I set goals, one thing I have to remind myself of over and over is to set reasonable, achievable goals. Meet them, then rachet it up. Hope your new habit brings you joy!

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