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Woman Discovers Key to Happiness

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  • Prayer Vigil for Michael Brown in Huntersville

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  • Cornelius Community Pleas for Sidewalk

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    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:55 PM EDT2014-08-20 02:55:31 GMT
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Judy Flowers just turned 60 years old. The words faith, love and hope are mounted on her living room wall. They accurately represent the journey she’s been through over the years.

“Always look for the positive because as bad as it seems, there’s a ray of sunshine out there. As long as you have hope, tomorrow will be better,” she said.

But tomorrow wasn’t always guaranteed. She reflects on her younger years filled with loneliness and isolation. After getting divorced from her first divorce, she stayed single for twenty years. Flowers began to suffer from mental depression.

“I was in so much pain the first time I was married, and when he left, I felt my life was over,” she said.

Flowers turned to medication to keep her sane. With thoughts of suicide, she attempted to kill herself.

“I just wanted the pain to stop. It was with pharmaceuticals. I took a lot of pills,” she said.

Luckily, her family found her and took her to the hospital, where she received a second chance at life. She’s now happily married and has found that the key to happiness having hope.

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  • A New Spot For Breakfast and Lunch in Myers Park

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    Friday, August 22 2014 4:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 20:59:50 GMT
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