Tuesday’s post: A Tempting request for more prayers. “Ain’t too proud to beg….”
December 18th, 2012
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  CAN’T STOP GIVING UPDATE: Last week, many of you generously responded when I asked you to give my wonderful friend Brenda Box the fastest, easiest and least expensive gift a loving soul can offer: A prayer. She’d been hospitalized a few days earlier with a fever at Johns Hopkins hospital after three years of [...]

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Can’t Stop Giving Tour, Day 12: A surprise call from Trayvon’s mom
December 14th, 2012
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Yesterday, I got an amazing gift: A phone call from Sybrina Fulton, mother of slain teenager Trayvon Martin. Last week, I asked  readers to send holiday cards as comfort to Sybrina during what surely will be a painful first Christmas without her son. I’d explained to her attorney Benjamin Crump that I had long wanted [...]

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Can’t Stop Giving Tour, Day 11: Tips on life and Pilates from a 90-year-old seer
December 13th, 2012
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TECATE, MEXICO: Visitors to the pioneering Mexican fitness spa where I’m spending the week have given themselves the most amazing of gifts: Paradise, in the form of Rancho La Puerta. The co-founder of this slice of perfection at the base of a sacred Baja California mountain may not be God, but she’s surely one of [...]

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Can’t-Stop-Giving Tour, Day 10: Give the Inestimable Gift of Prayer
December 12th, 2012
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  The most common barrier to mindful giving is what keeps us from almost any worthy goal: We can’t find the time for it. But there’s an important gift you can offer this second, without leaving home or your office, picking up a phone, or moving a muscle: Prayer. Prayer is the silent ammunition we [...]

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Can’t-Stop-Giving Tour, Day 7: The Hardest Gift
December 8th, 2012
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This was a day in which the Universe offered me an array of unexpected gifts: Waking at 6 a.m. to my son’s announcement that his throat “hurt like heck” and he should see a doctor. Discovering mouse droppings in a kitchen cabinet. Recalling the repairman who’d told me the night before that the busted heater [...]

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