Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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In stressful times, focus on the benefits and not the struggle

Tuesday, June 20th, 2017

In stressful times, focus on the benefits and not the struggle

I was participating in a routine meeting when one statement changed everything. “Why would you take the benefit of an increase in salary and turn it into a detriment?” Brook Hales asked. His simple question began to turn...

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For a more positive future, don’t let shortcomings block the view

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

For a more positive future, don’t let shortcomings block the view

“I’m really tired of living in an apartment,” Jacob said to me as we were leaving a home he and his wife Madeline had just made an offer to buy. “But she isn’t tired of it. She...

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Adding a little sweetness can make bad things go better

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

Adding a little sweetness can make bad things go better

There was a ringing. It went on and on. Then just as it suddenly began, it stopped, for a moment. The ringing started again. I rolled over in bed, hoping it would just stop. I remember muttering...

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Always believe your best is yet to come and it will come

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Always believe your best is yet to come and it will come

“I’m just disappointed in myself!” I heard the voice on the phone say to me. I was listening carefully. My heart began to hurt at that moment. I know what it’s like to stand in front of...

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Let your internal commitment help you achieve your goals

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Let your internal commitment help you achieve your goals

One of my close friends has been working for many years to accomplish a long-term goal. He’s close to success by almost all measures — except for one. His wife called me this week to ask for...

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May simple wave from your car lead to more friendliness

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

May simple wave from your car lead to more friendliness

It happened as I was driving down a quiet country road. I didn’t know a soul. It was all right, because I felt insulated inside my car. There was an approaching car just ahead. I looked straight...

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Answering the call is a chance to be a conduit of goodness

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

Answering the call is a chance to be a conduit of goodness

My telephone alerted me to an incoming call. I looked down to see who it was and felt a warm rush through my chest as soon as the name flashed on the screen. Because of my relationship...

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Make time to take an account of the progress you’ve made

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

Make time to take an account of the progress you’ve made

It was hard to see. So, he pushed his large, fuzzy, black head between the fence slats for a better look. “Oh, you came to say ‘hello?’” I said as I walked over to rub its protruding...

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Let’s not waste our lives being chased by feared imaginations

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Let’s not waste our lives being chased by feared imaginations

Merlin, my Welsh Corgi, and I were walking toward the barn on a cool, quiet morning on our way to feed. The cows were hungry; I could tell as soon as we approached, and they began to...

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Trust in a relationship can boil down to consistency and timing

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Trust in a relationship can boil down to consistency and timing

The grass all around me was dark green, thick and tall. It should have been. It was spring and the weather had provided an almost perfect pallet for ardent growth. Some of that weather was now raining...

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