When a gift is not what it seems

the gift

This morning, as I was sorting through a box of “treasures,” I found them again.  They are faded and stained, they were imperfectly made, and quite frankly, they aren’t exactly my style. But they are a treasure.

They were a gift from an elderly relative, one I was reluctant to receive because they were useless and unwanted. But the real gift… was the story. [Read more…]

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Five Minute Friday – Encouragement

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It’s Five Minute Friday!  My favorite writing time of the week.

Last time the word was SEE.

Today’s writing prompt is… ENCOURAGEMENT. [Read more…]

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My Kids Make Me Laugh – The Philosophy of Towels

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See?  I promised I’d share funny stories from my kids even after I ended the weekly feature titled “My Kids Make Me Laugh.”

Recently, my second grade son said something so outrageous I had to stop EVERYTHING to text my husband and share it with him.  It was over towels… and philosophy… and love.

(Because I knew hubby would want to share in the moment, right in the middle of his important business meeting.  I’m thoughtful that way.  Hubby loves my texting habits.) [Read more…]

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