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We live in an incredibly negative and competitive society. The result has been a serious decline in the number of attaways. So much so that in most environs, attaways are on the endangered species list. This is a serious problem because marriages, families, and workplaces are severely compromised in their effectiveness, joy, and productivity because of the decline in attaways.
But even with attaways being in such short supply, some folks seem to be able to find them. My wife Donna is one of those people. She is an incredible scavenger for attaways. She seems to be able to find them when many other folks cannot. In fact, I learned the importance of attaways from her. Even though a few had been given to me when I was a kid in sports, it took a loving wife and fantastic first grade teacher to help me really understand how important attaways are. Shes even helped me learn to find them.
What in the world is an attaway? You may be asking by now. Im sure youve seen one given. Hopefully youve received more than a few yourself. In fact, I bet youve even given a few attaways in your time.
Attaway to go! You really did a good job on that project!Youve may have even heard the related species of affirmations attaboy or attagirl.
Attaway to be, youre wonderful!
|Gods words to his Son were the most powerful example of an attaway I had ever found!|
Sorry about that Satan, but Ive got that one nailed down. Im his beloved Son who gives him pleasure. He just told me. Jesus could have confidently told him. A similar thing happens just before his final trip to Jerusalem. This is my Son, whom I love... Jesus goes into his most important and heartbreaking battle with a divine attaway from his Father!
So if first graders need an attaway finding teacher to learn to read, and if Jesus needed an attaway giving Father before he faced his greatest trials, then our loved ones and coworkers need them too, dont you think!
Attaway to go, youve got it! So now that you know what an attaway is, why not start looking for them so you can share them! Incredibly, this nearly extinct species reproduces fastest in an environment where they are frequently passed on!
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