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The Creative Fight: Create Your Best Work and Live the Life You Imagine by Chris Orwig

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Chapter Forty. Gratitude

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When the shark sank its teeth into Mike’s leg, he spun around in shock. What had started out as another perfect day turned into a gory scene. Mike was a senior in high school and had woken up early to go surfing with his buddies at one of their favorite local spots. He grew up on the north shore of Kauai and had been surfing his whole life. His family lived on a few acres that overlooked the sea. Pineapples grew in the garden; mangoes, papayas, and coconuts grew on the trees. Mike’s family was warm, loving, and kind. It wasn’t just paradise in a picturesque way—it was paradise in the true sense of the word. Mike’s cares ...

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