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Through his free, daily inspirational texts,  Michael asked folks to share, what bit of wisdom would they like to share with others? Read some of the responses.  The responses give Michael faith in humanity. 

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How do you wish to be at 85?
My hunch is that you wish to be independent and healthy, right? I'm sure you don't want to be in a nursing home. So if independence is your goal, how do you need to be at 85? Or another way of looking at this is, what causes 85-year-olds to lose their independence?

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In 1866, in the wake of our Civil War, the Ladies' Memorial Association in Georgia decided that they would designate a day to throw flowers on the graves of fallen soldiers. However, they didn't want it to be an isolated event, so they asked newspapers to share the idea.

People across the South followed their lead and rested flowers on the confederate graves, but some noticed interspersed union graves left empty, so they started placing flowers on these graves as well.

Their action was a ripple that got published everywhere and led to the creation of Memorial Day in 1868.

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Yesterday, my wife and I celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary. 
On our anniversary, I like to share how we met because back in the day (aka before the internet), we met in a non-traditional way...a personal ad.

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The other day I was flipping through Atlas of the Heart by Brene Brown and discovered the mixed feeling of happiness and sadness known as bittersweet. It's how I feel today. This is my first Mother's Day without my mom, who passed from a ten-year health decline last June. 

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