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All things exist independently, yet interdependently.

Time – while the present exists in the here and the now, we can’t dismiss the shaping forces of our past, the consequences of our tomorrows.

Words – while letters are strung together to form words and sentences, they really come to life when you engage in the ideas and concepts conveyed.

Relationships – while two people in a marriage exist as two distinct individuals, these two persons will also become one.

Learning about independence and interdependence teaches me a few things:

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Have you ever had moments in your life when someone or something kindles a spark of gratitude within you and changes your perspective on life ever so subtly, or not so subtly?

I remember one instance, back when I was barely out of my teens, while attending college as a bright-eyed freshman. It was the first day of a “Psychology 101” class. Everyone in class looked around my age, except a 60-plus-years-old African American woman. I will never forget what she said as we went around a seated circle introducing ourselves.

After working hard all my life, and seeing my five children grow up, go to school and graduate from college, it is finally my turn.”

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