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    The Lost Art of Taking Gentle Care

    I’m a firm believer that simple joys make life worth living. The small moments. The sly smile from a friend that you’d miss if you blink, a perfectly broken in pair of chucks, the evolution of a rain drop to a thunderstorm, and the gift of a cup of coffee all bring me pure happiness. The kind of happiness that starts in your chest, radiates through your body and erupts as a giggle past your lips. But sometimes life gets in…

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    10 Classic Novels Everyone Should Read

      With all the books that are easily available now, it can be hard to find the time to dedicate to the classics. But there’s a reason they’re classics. In fact, a study from…

    September 3, 2015
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    Things are sweeter when they’re lost. I know — because once I wanted something and got it. It was the only think I ever wanted badly. And when I got it, it turned to…

    July 31, 2015
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    The Quietest of All Quiet Places

    Dear Mark Twain, You don’t know me — how could you? You’ve been dead for over a century, yet we have walked the same streets, explored the same river paths, and I’ve visited the…

    July 15, 2015
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    The Small Fry

    When I build a fire under a person in it, I do not do it merely because of the enjoyment I get out of seeing him fry, but because he is worth the trouble.…

    July 14, 2015
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    Prize Watermelon

    I know how a prize watermelon looks when it is sunning its fat rotundity among pumpkin vines and ‘simblins;’ I know how to tell when its ripe without ‘plugging’ it; I know how inviting…

    July 2, 2015
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    Favorite Find of the Day

    …and I’ve looked up at you and found you already looking at me, and you roll your eyes and smile.   Give me the opportunity to be super honest here: I didn’t even find this magical little word…

    September 12, 2014
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    The 5 Books You Should Read Right Now

    WARNING: This list includes NOTHING written by Kristen Hannah. No self-respecting article titled “5 Books That You Should Read Right Now” should ever include a book written by Kristen Hannah. Period. I’m sure many…

    September 9, 2014
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    Fall or Fly

            Because we all have the ability to soar.…

    September 4, 2014