Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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If one can learn from criticism, life can become more pleasant

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

If one can learn from criticism, life can become more pleasant

I had tossed and turned seemingly all night. The morning’s light was a cue for me to climb out of bed, even though the light felt like sandpaper on my eyes. When I should have been asleep, I...

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Could living a life focused on anticipatory change bring joy?

Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Could living a life focused on anticipatory change bring joy?

The five of us were sitting at Good Wood in celebration. We had many things to be grateful for: friendship, shelter, good jobs, and I could go on. Our time together was going along just as planned....

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Our lives are never bankrupt when we build relationships with others

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Our lives are never bankrupt when we build relationships with others

I could feel the slight vibration of my car’s steering wheel in my hand as I drove west on state Route 199 though Rush Valley. It was approaching dusk and the light was perfect. I think it’s what...

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‘If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people’

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

‘If it is peace you want, seek to change yourself, not other people’

I was waiting for outside weather to bluster up inside the room at any moment. There was plenty of reason for the tension all around to turn into lightning.  I could feel the blood pressure of everyone ushering...

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To look beyond can help usher everyone to a brighter future

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019

To look beyond can help usher everyone to a brighter future

“It’s like trying to drive forward while only looking in the rear-view mirror!” I have said those same words hundreds of times when I speak with clients who I’m helping to establish a market value for their...

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Pumpkins were our cue for punkins to fill our hearts, fuel our memories

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Pumpkins were our cue for punkins to fill our hearts, fuel our memories

“Do you want to pick some pumpkins?” we said, while turning toward the small boy, fast asleep. Landon Johnson was sitting upright in his car seat. His eyes were closed and he was breathing heavily.  The short...

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A child’s joy shows how we can choose to love outside the lines

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

A child’s joy shows how we can choose to love outside the lines

It started out like any other Thursday morning. I drove up the hill toward the house of Derek and Angie Terry to meet with Reed Orcutt, our contractor, and to deliver a check. What I didn’t expect...

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Living by nature’s many examples offers a rewarding way to live

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Living by nature’s many examples offers a rewarding way to live

It was early in the morning and I was lying in my bed, with the blankets pulled up right to my ears. The blankets were shielding me from the cool air that had crept into our house...

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Everyone wants to be loved to be genuinely happy in life

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

Everyone wants to be loved to be genuinely happy in life

The bumper sticker on the car next to me read: “We are the people our mothers warned us about.” I slowed down and let the car move past me so I could read it again. The little...

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A fellow worker shows how to be a true guardian of important things

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019

A fellow worker shows how to be a true guardian of important things

A friend of ours had accepted a different role in our company. It was a bittersweet announcement, to be sure. We were all glad to have her use her specialized skills more effectively, but we weren’t glad to...

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