By Jackie Madden Haugh
As a bit woman, Jackie Madden Haugh used to be taught through her mom and dad that there have been sorts of heartbeats: person who served because the lifestyles strength in the actual body, sending blood and oxygen to all components of the physique, and one other that resided within the spirit, a magical pulse that nourished the soul. yet, it wasn't until eventually Jackie grew to become a caregiver to either her mom and dad of their declining years, and suffered via a divorce, that she chanced on the real solution to feed the soul was once via residing a existence in consistent gratitude. Being grateful for all of the wonders in lifestyles is simple, that takes no attempt. yet, whilst we are appreciative for the demanding situations and heartbreaks thrown our manner, for these are our classes, we are lead down the winding street to our nice changing into; who we have been born to be. 75 Beats to a cheerful Heart are common inspirational, humorous, and smooth brief tales from Jackie's column within the Los Altos city Crier. by means of searching for pleasure within the minutia of her days; these special...
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