Kindesty

Are you an honest person?  Do you consider yourself to be kind?  Do you claim to be both? Give me a break. Being an honest, kind person is an oxymoron, isn’t it? Hear me out:SITUATION: Your friend shows up with the worst haircut you’ve ever seen.Kind response:  "Oh! Your new style is SOO cute!" Honest…
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I Don’t Get It…

I have a gal pal who always teases me about "not getting it."  For some cruel reason, she finds humor in my constant state of confusion. There have been three voicemails I’ve received from her in the last week that have made me stop and wonder how does this person possibly come up with material…
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Marriage

The statistics are disheartening: fifty percent of marriages end in divorce.  Wow!  What are we doing wrong? Rather than having a mindset of what used to be a lifelong commitment, perhaps we’ve adapted a "lets-give-it-a-go" attitude towards marriage.    As a person who has never been married (or come even remotely close), I’ve been trying to…
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Just Let Go

My dog taught me another life lesson this week. After deciding to play a game of tennis, someone had the brainstorm to bring a ball retriever with us — my 1-year-old lab puppy. We loaded her up in the back of — yes, the Geo — and were on our way. The first ball was hit, and she…
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Lemonade Stands

Even though the current weather has left us feeling used and confused, we can rest assure that summer will make its grand entrance one of these days.  While there are far too many enjoyable things about summer to list, one that really stirs up memories are the lemonade stands.  It’s not something you see every…
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