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Assets in Action: It's small things that make a difference

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By Bernadette Lauritzen

It is the little things that make the difference, because you never know what is going on in someone’s life.
I’ll give you an example that I hesitate to share, because the purpose isn’t to evoke an “awwww” from you the next time I see you, but for you to see something a little differently.
The last six months of 2013 really sucked, to be honest with you.
Don’t get me wrong, there were some pretty awesome things that happened too, but every month from July through December, something difficult in the Lauritzen family took place.
The things ranged from major family medical issues, to a vehicle accident and really, just more than you could imagine.
While I won’t get into details here, suffice it to say that each month got harder and harder to the point where we didn’t always share what was taking place.
It wasn’t because we didn’t want people to know, or didn’t want to share; it was the simple fact that it was difficult thing after difficult thing that eventually seemed unreal, making me feel like a drama queen or at the least, Debbie Downer, from “Saturday Night Live.”
Our close friends were great, being kind, making dinners from time to time and mainly listening to the occasional vent.


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