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     “Can I give you a pointer? Put an ad in the paper and say that you capture surprise marriage proposals, then charge whatever your rate is. People love to have those memories saved. I remember being nervous thirty years ago when I proposed. We were on a boat, and she was really surprised when I asked her to marry me. When she said yes, I was shocked. It was the happiest day in my life. But then I started drinking and got involved with drugs and she left me. Actually, she didn’t leave me. I wanted her to be happy, so I told her that she’d be better off without me.”

*Lowell, MA

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     “I have a calling: to love people, to care about people, to be friends with people, to make people happy, to be nice, to say hello, to say ‘How are you?’ ‘How was your day today?’ ‘How is everything with you?’ There are too many sad faces in the world. It’s time to make them smile a little bit, to let them know they are loved. Hug somebody. Uplift somebody. People should be happy. Enjoy the day you have—it’s free. You don’t have to be rich. You don’t have to have everything. Just love life. Love people. Be you.”

*Lowell, MA

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How to Care for an Introvert

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1. Respect their need for privacy and to spend time on their own.

2. Be careful never to embarrass them in public.

3. When they are in a new situation, allow them to stand back, and watch what’s going on.

4. Allow them time to process what you’re asking or…