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Making a Difference

starfish3I saw a photo of how cattle react to threatening conditions by clustering together and facing toward the center, away from the threat. While this may work for cattle, it makes me think of humans who choose to avert their eyes or to not put them in places where something can be seen or experienced which causes discomfort.  As the saying goes, there are none so blind as those who will not see…

In thinking about this I am reminded of the story and image of the child throwing starfish back into the ocean, saving a life with each toss. The person observing this inquires as to how this can make a difference and the child tosses one back and says “it made a difference to that one.”

In today’s world, we are surrounded by lots of information and plenty of selfishness (“it’s all about me”).  Changing the world may seem overwhelming, but we have the opportunity to change ourselves and make changes one at a time in the lives of people we meet.

Life affords us the opportunity to be observant, kind, and present to the situations and needs of others. It could be a neighbor, a member of a family we are serving, a co-worker, a server in a restaurant, or someone on the other side of the world (e.g. The Heifer Project). My observation is those who routinely and genuinely aim their hearts and minds toward others are those who seem to live the richest and fullest lives.

Best wishes for a wonderful summer.

All my best,
John J. Horan

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At Horan & McConaty, we are eternally indebted to our military veterans who courageously serve our nation and protect our freedom. We honor our veterans by assisting them with obtaining all veterans benefits, Social Security benefits and life insurance benefits. There are many misconceptions regarding what benefits are available to veterans.

To learn more about what your actual benefits may be, please join us for a complementary lunch or dinner and this FREE seminar.  Be sure to bring your honorable discharge (DD-214) along, so we can make copies of it for you to distribute family members.  Please RSVP at 303.743.8804 to reserve your space at one of these valuable sessions TODAY!

Monday, July 20
11150 East Dartmouth Avenue, Aurora
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3101 South Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood
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Wednesday, July 22
9998 Grant Street, Thornton
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Thursday, July 23
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