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Christmas Shopping

A woman that I knew when I was working, is one of the most positive people I have ever met — she could probably make lemonade with no lemons.  She attributed a large part...

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Roommates

A woman with a sad face told me that she and her husband were like roommates.  She said that they had settled into such a standard routine after so many years together, their relationship...

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Refestooning

When I was first married, my husband and I lived in a very small town not unlike the one where I had grown up. Each year, weather took a toll on the community’s holiday...

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Tangible Gifting

We cut a beautiful Christmas tree yesterday and when I went inside and paid for it, the woman at the cash register handed me a dollar.  She told me that the orchard gives a...

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You Got Some ‘Splainin’ To Do

I’ve had so many positive results from acupuncture over the years that I recently encouraged my husband to try it and wasn’t surprised when it worked well for him too.  I also wasn’t surprised...

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Margaret

My husband’s mother died six weeks ago.  She lived to be a hundred years old and endured severe dementia for many years, though her attitude remained positive — she was almost always smiling.  Last...

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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda

One of my objectives is attempting to eradicate words of regret from my vocabulary.  Coulda, shoulda, woulda? On their way to being erased, I hope. I haven’t yet quite succeeded and I’m trying to...

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Charity

  I used to pass the Salvation Army red kettle collection sites and smile, wish the bell ringers a happy holiday and continue on my way.  Theirs was not my religion.  Thirty years ago...

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Making Lists

I am an unabashed list maker.  If you classify me as OCD, that’s okay — I love the pleasure I get from crossing things off when I accomplish them.  I make lists for:  Things...

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Thanksgiving

In the 1980’s when we lived in Texas and our children were young, we drove to Padre Island for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We camped in the dunes and boiled shrimp on the beach for...

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