1. I like this approach. I mean, it’s hard enough trying to be good; trying to be perfect is just overwhelming. But if we wake up every morning with the intention to just make today a little bit better than yesterday, to do a little more for others, a little more for the environment, a tiny bit more for the world, we will look back in 10, 20, 30 years and realize that we have gone really far after all!

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  2. Yes! We do need to take full responsibility for our lives. It’s not frightening – rather, it’s empowering. Sometimes I still want to blame someone else for the way I’m feeling – but in the end it always comes back to me.

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  3. I so agree that we are best when we take responsibility for ourselves and our actions. I sometimes feel torn when I hear about needing to be better because I agree on the one hand (learning and growing through life is so important), however for some the need to be ‘better’ is based in the belief that they are not good enough as they are. So for me striving to learn and grow is great but we need also to understand our own strengths and value first.

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    1. I agree, Kirsten, that it all starts internally. We need to recognize the power, beauty, and strength that each of us holds inside. For me, being better can on some days be as simple as offering a smile to a stranger, or picking up someone else’s abandoned trash. On other days it is about not deflecting things I have done, not making excuses, and accepting accountability. Best, Karen 🙂

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    1. I am sorry you had to endure that experience at a young age. The doctors were concerned due to his age (he’ll be 82 in June), but his recovery has been amazing thus far! Thank you for the kind thoughts. 🙂

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  4. I am a big advocate for accountability.
    And, a thank you from this nurse – it’s nice to hear good stories about how families are treated by medical professionals.

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