How to Make Someone’s Day (and Yours Too!)

Yesterday, I was cleaning out my email inbox when I saw my friend Annette’s weekly ezine. She’s the creator of Lighten Up! Weight Loss where she shares her unique perspective on diet-free living. Anyhoo, I opened her email and was greeted by a photo of her kissing her George Foreman grill! You know, the “Lean,…

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Add Some Play to Your Day!

Today I’m linking up with my friend Andrea at DreAm heART sMart ArT for her blog challenge. The prompt is “playfulness.” I don’t want to alarm you, but you seem to have lost something. No, not your keys. They’re next to your purse. And not your mind either, although some days it might feel that…

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The Perfect Question to Guide You Through Life

As Skyla and I reached the end of the walking trail, I heard it. Jeering and taunting. It sounded like teenage boys. We came up to the blue house on the corner, and I could see I was right. Two teenage boys were standing in the front lawn. An older, heavyset boy was picking up…

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How to Take a Compliment (Video)

For whatever reason, many people have trouble accepting compliments. We might get suspicious or think we’re not worthy of compliments. And by not reacting well to compliments, we make ourselves and the person who complimented us feel bad. Watch this video to learn 2 common mistakes people make when someone compliments them (and you probably…

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Being Mindful of Other Cultures

Sometimes I forget that the world doesn’t revolve around me. On Sunday, Chris and I were leaving our apartment to go out for lunch when we noticed police officers blocking off a lot of local streets with metal barriers. The sidewalks were crowded with people carrying folding chairs and coolers. What was going on? Slowly,…

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