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The daily cast is a three coin cast. Every day (well, almost every day) I randomly pick one oracle coin from the pouch. Than I take the two structural coins (Axis Mundi, the green one and the Sirius coin, the red one) and cast the coins. My interpretation of the result is presented here. 

Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1013: Balance Found

The call for structure and protection that we encountered yesterday is answered today by a solution. When we combine the Daily Cast from yesterday with the one we have today we get the message that in order to find balance in our life we have to find balance in our thoughts. This is a message that has been around for century's in one form or another. Take for example the Latin phrase 'Mens sana in corpore sano' (a healthy mind in a healthy body). These words stem from a poem of the roman poet Juvenal (see Wikipedia) and are now widely used in popular culture. So the message is not new, but we need to listen to it with new ears; take care of your mind to take care of your body and vice versa. Thus we become our own protectors.

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1012: Protect Me

The people we turn to in our need of protection are failing, or at least, we feel that they're failing. We want structure, fair boundaries and safety but what we get is arbitrariness and chaos. If nobody else is protecting us, we have only ourselves to rely on and that is a lonely place to be in. Knowing that this issue is at hand makes it easier to deal with. So let's find a place or a friendship in which safety is given and received, and nourish that.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1011: Clarity of Mind

Nature needs the sun to facilitate growth. Likewise we need inspiration and warmth in order to grow and to have fertile thoughts. That is what the Sun in the Raven Coins Oracle represents, especially in constellation with Zenith and the Ally. Today we have a clarity of mind that might lead to golden ideas and sudden insights. Be open to inspiration!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1010: Free Your Mind

If we allow our mind to roam free we open ourselves up to new ideas. It is a day to break with conventional thinking and old patterns. Let's be the canvas on which new patterns and colors can come to life!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1009: Sweet Dreams

Over the last couple of weeks we keep getting the Cave coin, indicating a need for solitude and the healing powers of rest and sleep. Today we see the Moon, and she too, in this constellation with Nadir and the Ally, is associated with sleep and dreams even more so than the cave. On the whole the coins seem to reflect a longing for hibernation, for a complete withdrawal of the hustle and bustle of daily life and a deep yearning for solitude. As if we need to prepare for something that is going to test us. I can't put my finger on it, but let us rest, and dream, and gather strength for whatever is to come. 

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1008: Walk Away

We know we have to end a situation but we are hesitant to do so. We fear the loss and do not know what will come in it's place. However, this cast is not about how we feel about loss, this cast is about how we are going to walk away, how we are going to enter the process of ending this situation. It is easier to start something then to end it! It can feel difficult and stressful to let something go. We need to pull ourselves together and do what is necessary. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1007: Remember, Sleep!

A couple of days ago we had the same cast as we have today. It indicates sleep-issues and makes us aware that we need to put some time and effort in managing our sleep patterns. The original advice still stands: we have to find balance in our sleep habits. Find a pattern in which we sleep enough, but in which we do not overdo it.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1006: Enjoy the Health you've got

We never know how precious our health is until it is threatened. So let us take some time today to celebrate the health we have got, for whatever our base-line is - weather we are the pinnacle of well-being or challenged by a condition - today has the makings of a good day. So let's enjoy what is granted to us, for it is ours and needs to be loved. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1005: Make Your Advice Worthwhile

Our knowledge is sought after and we are asked to make an informed decision about something. It is important that we take that question seriously and that we make time to weight the pro's and cons of any given solution. The coins are warning us that we might want to be to fast, to sloppy in our verdict and that will eventually come back to us! It is better to lose a little bit of time in the decision-making process, than to lose a lot of time rectifying mistakes further down the line!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1004: Sleep Enough!

This combination of coins indicates issues with our sleeping habits. Either we do not sleep enough or we are sleeping too much. So we need to take an honest look at our sleep pattern and figure out if it is healthy or not. Do we sleep regularly and do we invest enough hours in an undisturbed sleep without letting our energy drain away by staying in bed indefinitely? A healthy lifestyle is build upon regular sleep, regular meals and regular exercise. Somehow the sleep-component tends to be overlooked in our fast-paced society. Let's be wise and make sure we take enough time to rest!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1003: We Are Good...

Like the Cat that, sitting on it's high place, looks down on the world in the realization that she is a superior being, we're good and we know it. Even the most humble and shy person in the world has moments in which they experience a certain feline smugness. Let us celebrate those moments. Let us take a moment to think about all the things we are actually good at, and for which we do not need help or input from others. We're okay on our own and we are allowed to revel in that. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1002: Broaden Your Horizons

It can be very comfortable to withdraw in our own little bubble, to read only the opinions of people that agree with us and to seek solace by like minded souls. Even the algorithms of popular social media platforms are helping us to retreat in our own head by feeding us with more of the same. But every now and again we need to broaden our horizons or we get stuck and become boring. So let's take heed of the ideas of someone we do not necessarily agree with at first, let us try to find a new insight, a challenging idea to toy with. Let's shake our convictions up a bit!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 1001: Reasons for Concern

A friend or family member gives us reason for concern. They might be in poor health, in which case we need to realize that they might get worst over the next couple of days, or the issue has got to do with them leaving for a longer period of time, or we are on the verge of ending our relationship with them. Whichever is the case, today's cast is about decline, about the beginning of the end, not on a large, world-encompassing plane, but on an intimate, personal scale. Let's be prepared for the inevitable, even if we don't really want to see it. 

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Raven Coin Daily Cast - 1000: Guard Your Boundaries!

To ensure our safety we need to strengthen en guard our boundaries. We don't have to be aggressive about it; it is possible to be firm and protective in a respectful and even loving way. We are allowed to say 'no' and stick to it, even if it means we have to say 'no'to our loved ones. Once we make clear what our boundaries are, it is the one trying to cross them that is at fault; we have the right to defend our boundaries.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 999: Hone Your Skills

Whatever the challenges are that are facing us this week; it might be a good idea to do a skill-check. Do we have the experience needed to bring this task to a successful end? It would be a shame to mess it up just because our pride is preventing us from hiring the best person for the job... It is not always us that need to take the lead! So let's assess what is needed and either hire or acquire the necessary skills. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 998: Don't Forget to Rest

Yesterday the Cave was about retreating and contemplation. Today the same oracle coin in a different constellation is telling us that we also need to physically retreat, meaning that should not neglect our sleep patterns. Let's make sure we sleep enough during the night and take enough rest during the day. Nothing good can be achieved when we're too tired!

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 997: Introspection

The Cave beckons us to retreat inside. We can find rest, healing and insight through introspective methods like meditation. Every once in a while we need  a period of seclusion to widen our view. All the answers we are looking for are already inside of us; we just have to decide to find them. So let's find a peaceful place within ourselves and spend  some time in contemplation.

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 996: Preparation is Everything

All the hope we nurture for the near future may very well come to pass, provided that we make the right preparations. Every task we want to fulfill and every goal we want to achieve are lying within our reach. So let us prepare for the good times ahead!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 995: A Fresh Start

Curious and creative the Fairy is always keen to explore new pastures, to paint its flowers and enjoy the sunshine. Every day is a fresh start for her; an opportunity to shed the troubles from yesterday and to enjoy the beauty of today. Let's strive for a little bit of her zest for life and explore our world as if we see it for the first time!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 994: (Midlife) Crisis

Somebody in our circle of friends or family is going through a crisis of some sort. He (f/m/nb) is wanting to be a role model, wanting to teach others, but falling short in skills and knowledge. This is frustrating and can potentially lead to unwise behavior. This can include overspending, picking fights with loved ones and breaking off commitments. Very annoying but let's cut them some slack: they are suffering the hardest themselves. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 993: Responsibility

The Lady is not just a worldly queen, she is also the high priestess of the old religion; a spiritual leader for her people. She teaches us about the responsibility we have for our own lives, as well as for the world around us. By understanding our place in the big scheme of things we can take care of our world, not as a burden, but as a joyful act of reverence. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 992: Be a Role-Model

The Wise Man, with his long experience in life, does not doubt his identity or his worth. He knows what he is and he is content with it. Knowing what we are and accepting our flaws together with our strength gives us a great freedom of mind. No longer do we have to prove ourselves to anybody. A multitude of experiences have contributed to who we are today, and it is within our power to decide which of these experiences we allow to define us. By quietly and confidently going about our business we might inspire some people around us to strive for the same frame of mind. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 991: We've Got This

There is a task that needs to be done and we are the perfect person for it. We've got the skills, we've got the insight, we've got this! So no need to wait around for friends, family or co-workers to lend a hand, we might as well just go on and get it done. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 990: Free Spirited

The world is a wonderful place, full of possibilities. All its opportunities are limited only by the limits of our imagination. The fairy is here to encourage us to open our eyes and our hearts to new ideas.  We owe it to the inquisitive nature of our spirit to let it roam free from time to time. That we may become filled with wonder and awe!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 989: Who Deserves Our Allegiance?

We encounter the exact same cast as we did last Wednesday, so I repeat the message here: 'All kinds of claims are being thrown at us by the leaders of our society but we feel unable to follow them since we cannot ascertain the validity of those claims. Times are complicated, the problems the world is facing are many and we are confused about the solutions we should put in place. Therefore we need to be extra careful in deciding were our allegiance lies' 

If we get yet again this cast within another couple of days, I will adjust the angle from which we look at these coins. Sometimes we need to dig deeper. 

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 988: Seeking the Light

What to think of all that is happening around us? We find it difficult to form an educated opinion about the affairs of the world and are seeking for something or somebody to enlighten us. This is not an easy task! Let us think about it as an heroic quest, knowing that our challenges are here for us to overcome. We will find the answers we are looking for, even if it is not today.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 987: Get Some Sleep

Somebody didn't sleep enough lately and that might very well be us. So let's not be overly enthusiastic this new years day and let us try to work a little rest into our schedule. Just a nap in the afternoon might be enough to get us through the day. Followed by an early night, and tomorrow we'll be as good as new. 

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Hella Raven

ps: I wish you all a very happy new year!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 986: Know Your Worth

The Wise Man, with his long experience in life, does not doubt his identity or his worth. He knows what he is and he is content with it. Knowing what we you are and accepting our flaws together with our strength gives us a great freedom of mind. No longer do we have to prove ourselves to anybody. A multitude of experiences have contributed to who we are today, but it is within our power to decide which of these experiences we allow to define us. A perfect frame of mind to enter the new year with!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 985: Reminiscing

It is said that the only constant thing in our life is change and we feel that especially at the end of a cycle. Like now, when we move towards the end of the year. We seem to have some difficulties with parting from some of the concepts we hold dear; things we thought we would do in 2021 that have not come to pass, projects we had to abandon, convictions we had to let go. This should not weight us down, on the contrary, we should spend this time of the year reminiscing all the good that happened to us last year and strengthen our resolve to make the new year even better. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 984: Whom Do We Trust?

Sometimes we just do not know whom to trust. All kinds of claims are being thrown at us by the leaders of our society but we feel unable to follow them since we cannot ascertain the validity of those claims. Times are complicated, the problems the world is facing are many and we are confused about the solutions we should put in place. Therefore we need to be extra careful in deciding were our allegiance lies. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 983: The End Is Near

The end of the year is near and we spend the last days of it reminiscing. Thinking of all the things we need to leave behind and all the things we were not able to accomplish can be a sad affair. The challenge of today is to look back with mildness and understanding. We cannot change the old year but we can change the new one!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 982: Grant Some Space

We have a lot of responsibilities in the world and we feel obligated to support and nourish just about everybody and their uncle. It is time to realize that half of the duties we feel are ours, are actually not ours to bear at all. If we want the people around us to grow up and become strong and independent, we need to acknowledge their autonomy. So let's back off and grant our loved ones some space to make their own decisions and make their own mistakes. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 981: Stay Healthy!

With all the festivities that most of us have in store we need to take some extra precautions in order to stay healthy. Let's take our vitamins, do our exercises and make sure we get enough sleep. By taking good care of our overall health we are better prepared for the battle against most common illnesses. Especially in times of increased probability of social encounters it pays to mind our health.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 980: Good Company

The Honeybee keeps coming back to us, this time flanked by Nadir which indicates a practical interpretation of the coins. We can potentially be in good company today. We are part of a group that nourishes our need for friendship and as a result we feel appreciated and maybe even loved. Our role in this community is beneficial to both ourselves and the community as a whole. Even with all the restrictions of the pandemic in mind we can still work and play as a group and that is exactly what we aim for today. Have fun!

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Hella Raven

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 979: Family First

For the second time this week we cast the Honeybee together with Zenith and the Ally: a sure sign that the family and friend groups we belong to are on our mind. Negotiating the needs and wants of all our different social groups can be a bit of a challenge during the holiday season, but with an open hart and a little effort we can accomplish a lot. Let's keep our friends close and our family closer -to paraphrase an old saying- and we will have a great time. And remember: to keep people close we do not actually have to be physically close to them; social distancing is still a thing we need to take into account. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 978: Exciting News

We are invited to start something new and exciting. It might be a new project, we might get a new job or maybe we plan a trip to destinations we've never been before. An opportunity will be presented to us today so let's make sure we are ready to accept it. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 977: Hodgepodge

In western society there is so much information available that we need to make sure we won't be overwhelmed by it. Although it is a good thing to be well-informed and to gather enough information to make a decision about something, don't overdo it. If we try to synthesize to many ideas at once we end up with a hodgepodge of half-cooked convictions the internet is prolific at, and before we know it we're wrapped up in shady conspiracy theories and pseudo-academic nonsense. So let's keep our common sense and let us not just believe everything that is thrown at us.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 976: Stay Involved

It is easy to distance ourselves from the conventions and restrictions of everyday life by claiming the moral high-ground. It is however not advisable to retreat on a hilltop and view things from a distance. We need to stay involved in the challenges we encounter in order to be part of the solution. So let's stay connected and creative and we'll be able to help each-other.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 975: The Joy of Community

The concept of community is one that, in the western world, gets extra special attention during the winter-months. We view the social groups that we belong to, like our family and friends, in a positive light and we are actively cultivating feelings of warmth and security through songs, movies and hot chocolate. The daily cast of today stresses the importance of maintaining positive relationships with your whole community and in relation to the time of year I would say: it's a reminder that this weekend is really the last opportunity to write your seasonal greeting cards! So let's make sure that we do not forget anybody in our community and let us put in the effort to make everybody feel included and safe in our social group.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 974: Bite Your Tongue

Our leadership might be questioned by somebody who has the power to take it away. We might even be told to just shut up and do as we're instructed. Not the position we want to be in but this is not the best day to rebel against it. Sometimes it is better to bite our tongue and bide our time. This is just temporary, we will come back!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 973: Be Inspired

Nature needs the sun to facilitate growth. Likewise we need inspiration and warmth in order to grow and to have fertile thoughts. That is what the Sun in the Raven Coins Oracle represents, especially in constellation with Zenith and the Ally. Today we have a clarity of mind that might lead to golden ideas and sudden insights. Be open to inspiration!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 972: Find Your Path

The Wise Woman, flanked by Zenith and the Ally, is about forming your own opinions and finding you own path. No longer do we have to listen to everybody else's opinion about he best way to go about our business; we are perfectly capable to do it our own way. Like the Wise Woman, who has found her wisdom over years of practice, we can tap into our own experiences to find out what it is we need to do. Break free of conventions and dance to your own rhythm.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 971: Dare To Dream

Recently I came across a quote from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf*: 'If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough', and that quote really resonated with me. And of course it is not just about daring to dream, it is about finding the courage to act upon your dreams, to make them into goals and work diligently towards achieving them. The Daily Cast of today is exactly about that visionary quality we all possess. It encourages us to dream and to dream big. For nothing has been put into reality that hasn't started as an idea. Use your vision of the future as if it were a recipe and take the steps to fulfill your dreams!

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*Ellen Johnson Sirleaf; This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa’s First Woman President, Harper 2009

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 970: Sleep Well

In our ambition driven society we tend to value waking hours over the hours we spend sleeping. At the same time anybody who has ever involuntarily spend a night lying awake in bed knows the value of a good and undisturbed sleep. We know that sleeping disorders lead to all kinds of problems, both to our physical as well as to our mental health. Therefore the message of today's cast is of vital importance; take time to sleep! Sleep long, sleep well, sleep unencumbered. No matter what we encounter in life, sleep is our best friend to face it. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 969: Finish What You Started

Always longing for greener pastures the Elf represents the wild, the feral, the indomitable life-force within ourselves. Therefore he can be a great ally when we need to start something new in our lives. However, we are warned for the drawback of this energetic approach to the world: starting something is easy, but staying with it and bring it to fruition is something entirely different! We need to carry our initiatives through and finish them properly before embarking on a new journey. So, let's finish what we started.

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 968: Spread Love, Not Fear!

We worry about our wellness, particularly about our health. There is a certain feeling of discomfort in the air. At one hand we have the preparations for the Christmas celebrations in most of the Western world, at the other hand there is a shadow looming over the festivities since Covid might go on a rampage if we do not take all the necessary precautions to contain infections. And what these necessary precautions are is still up for debate. Uncertainty and fear are leading to schisms in families and bad blood between friends. So yes, we worry; these are troublesome times. Let's not allow it to dampen our spirits. Let's spread the love and understanding we like to receive: if we all do that, the world is a better place to live in. 

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 967: Live Today

Usually it is considered a good thing to plan ahead. We are taught to make plans for the future, to save up some money for a rainy day, to invest in a strong house and a good pension, all in order to make our future life comfortable. The cast of today is here to remind us that in the midst of all this planning we should not forget to live the life that is unfolding at this very moment. If we are not careful we miss out on the life we are so carefully planning. So, let's not forget to live today!

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Raven Coins Daily Cast - 966; Not Even Our Boss...

Yesterday we celebrated our new found freedom but today we run the risk of this joy being tempered by the interference of a person in power. This might be our boss at work or any other authoritative figure trying to keep us down. Don't let them! Stay with the uplifting message of yesterday. Not even our boss can rain on our parade!

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There is a time to start a project and take aboard new responsibilities and there is a time when we are done with them. Although it can be a bit difficult to put an end to something, especially when we have put our time an energy in it, sometimes it just is the right thing to do. So let us not cling to stuff of which we know that we should let it go. 

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Hella Raven