Slow Down And See The Good

I feel like I’m in the middle of a tiny tornado. Or maybe it’s just a big windstorm. Either way, the world is moving quickly, and I can barely catch my breath. I thought I was the only one feeling this way until the other day. I was talking to a couple of girlfriends and…
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Water Quenches More Than Thirst

There are a lot of people who are going to be challenging themselves today. I love the way the entire F-M community embraces the Fargo Marathon. Those who can run, run. The rest of us fall into line, either helping out with race day preparations, playing music along the route or handing out water. Some…
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Secret Angels Watch Over Those Who Need Them

A woman on my street recently lost her husband. Her three kids lost their dad. I’ve never met any of them, but I find myself thinking about what I could possibly do to let them know I care about the pain they are going through. What small gesture could I do that would really mean…
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Community Support Of One Helps Others

People have bad days. For some, it seems like life just keeps throwing them curve balls. That’s how Heather from Fargo feels sometimes. Last August, her home burned to the ground. Then in December, she bought a trailer home for $3,000, only to find out that the person she gave the money to wasn’t the…
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Neighbors Repay A Lifetime Of Kindness

What if kindness were cumulative and contagious? What if everything you did your entire life to or for another person all added up to how people treat you at the end of your life? That may not be so far from the truth. Lisa (Brustad) Rygg recently went through an experience with her mother, where…
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