Matthew Frederick | Seattle Writer/Blogger

Inspirational Perspective on Life, Love, and Self Mastery

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Celebrate the Success of Others

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Celebrate the Personal Success

of Your Family and Friends

My last post was a showing of love for my friends and family. 

This is something that has been at the forefront lately.

So much so, I decided that Sunday’s post:

Love, Creative Disciplines, Support, and Perfection

Would be part 1 of a 2 part post. This post being part 2.

I knew this before I hit the publish button last Sunday afternoon .

How did I know this?
It’s simple:

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Politics and party hats

Photo Courtesy of Emily Tjaden

I thought I’d start the day by jumping in on the political opinion-party. I see all of you sporting those smooth party hats as you post your thoughts on Facebook — while you may or may not know, I am a party hat collector and self-assigned critic.


I cannot sit in silence any longer – give me one of those sweet party hats.

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How often do you check-in with yourself?

Hey, how are you feeling today?

How many times have you been asked this question? If you’re like most people when you encounter this quick, passing-by, hello to a colleague or friend, this is the default conversation we’re all familiar with:

“Hey! Good morning! How are you?”
“Hey! I’m good, how are you?”
“Not too bad, thanks!”
“That’s great…Well, have a good day!”
“Hey, thanks — you too!”

Heard that exchange before? Yeah, me too.

Of course, the dialogue may differ slightly depending on who you’re talking to but the overall theme is the same. It’s a quick exchange of information that really doesn’t hold much substance but, we do it to acknowledge each other’s presence.

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Ate the Aches and Reigns

Day 8. Tonight’s post will have a feel to it. I have spent the last 4 hours working on some upcoming material and, to be completely honest with you, my brain feels like french toast…with butter and syrup.

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