BECOMING BETTER

Jean Croker Petke


Category: practices

Dinner Questions

Dinner Questions

As I traveled, I was witness to many lively conversations. I jotted the questions in my notebook so I could share them with you and because they caused me to ponder: Why are there locks on the river? Doesn’t water just level itself out? How can there be a difference in height from one part […]

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The WOW report

The WOW report

As I promised, I kept a WOW journal while I traveled. Every night I jotted a few things in a tiny notebook — the best things of the day, the surprises, the joys. To be honest, I listed more than three items most days. I promised to share some of these moments with you, though […]

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How’s Your Hearing?

How’s Your Hearing?

While traveling with a friend a few years ago, she suggested I get my hearing checked. It seems¬† I often didn’t hear what she said to me, though I was unaware of the issue. Upon my return I made an appointment with the audiologist. The tests showed significant hearing loss in both ears. I was […]

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Anticipation

Anticipation

Anticipation is a curious thing. We look forward to a special time, experience, or event with hope and excitement and expectation for how it will play out. I’m thinking particularly about vacation and travel because I’ll be on a major trip when you read this. Some people enjoy the planning almost more than the trip […]

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You’re saving this because. . .

You’re saving this because. . .

I live in a community where I’m not responsible for mowing, lawn care, and most of the landscaping. However, I am responsible for my back yard. I had it landscaped a few years ago with shrubs, birdbath, flowering plants — and I love it. Though it doesn’t require much, I tidy the back yard occasionally […]

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