Reflecting on the Annunciation: How Saying ‘Yes’ Can Make All the Difference

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We make hundreds of yes or no decisions daily, even if just to ourselves — no, I won’t stay in bed even though I kind of want to; yes, I’ll invite a new neighbor over for coffee — and good reasons for both our yeses and our nos can lead to wholeness and holiness. But looking back on my life, I see that a few yeses, which, like Mary’s, came in the face of uncertainty and even bafflement, have led to a life that I love. 

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Intergenerational Friendships: 3 Tips for Stepping Outside Your Age Bracket When Making Friends

Busted Halo

Intergenerational friendships, which allow us to learn from people who have experienced more of life than us, and others who are seeing the world with fresh eyes, make life richer for all parties involved. Taking time to engage in activities, practices and conversations that promote the sharing of wisdom across ages benefits our individual lives, our communities and our world.

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Good Hospitality: It’s an attitude, not a rule book

Amendo

Good hospitality, rather than being an end in itself, is a vehicle for connection and a tool we can use to show family, friends, acquaintances, and even strangers love and respect. There certainly isn’t a formula for it, but there are concrete actions we can take that make those abstract ideas of openness, warmth and attention a reality. 

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