20 thoughts on “Life and Living

      1. Yes, while many factors can affect success or failure, having a secure base in early life–and then to lean back onto–provides one with a good foundation with which to manage life’s ups and downs.

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    1. These are those who step out, assured that in failure there is support, in success, stability, and in love, unconditionally. Thank you commenting.


  1. Hi Mr. Mel! I have nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! I have decided to approach my nominations a bit differently this time. I am focusing on the first beautiful individuals that followed Growing Self. I just wanted to say thank you for taking a risk and hitting the follow button. I so appreciate you! You bring me sunshine daily! Love and Hugs, Roda
    If you don’t participate in the award process, no worries! Just keep writing!!
    Note:The post is scheduled for Monday.

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    1. My dear Roda, you were one of the first bloggers I followed because, I read your post and feel a part of you family. I read the joy that you express regarding wifey and I smile at the depth of your love. I read about your children and I sense your pride. But nothing compare to your words nominating me for this award. This is truly heartwarming. I would love to accept but must respectfully decline. I am but a scribe, fortunate to be given these word that you find your daily sunshine. I do, with all my heart thank for this wonderful honor.


      1. Awww…this made me teary in a good way! Thank you so much for your beautiful words. I knew you did not participate in the award process, but I wanted to still let you know how much I appreciate you and your gift!! Have a beautiful evening!!

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