The Gift ~

It didn't matter what it was ~ jewelry, a book, a teddy bear, or a simple little dish that was picked up at the flea market.  This price tag, whether high or low, just didn't matter. It was the manner in how the gift box was presented that made the difference.  Mom cared.  Regardless of its content, …

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An Unspoken Promise ~

Ralph Waldo Emerson stated:  "It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them."   ~~~ and that's definitely how it began... It’s amazing how quickly it all fell together, literally.  The best part of my eighth-grade year took place in the summer leading into it.  You know, …

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I’m Giving Up…

It begins today... the sacrifice, or in the end it may be defined ~ madness! Having grown up Catholic, I was always challenged to give up something very near and dear to me, during the days of Lent.  This practice started for me when I was in grade school.  You see, I attended a Catholic …

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Better Late Than Never ~

Oops ~ Seriously, major oops! While cleaning off my desk, and getting my papers and mind into a somewhat organized fashion, I found it; the item that caused me to utter, "oops!"  Underneath the countless forms to be filled out, turned in, or filed away ~ there it was... the list of thank-you's that had not …

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