Recycling birthdays: A ‘gift’ that keeps giving

I forgot to give my husband his birthday card this year. I didn’t forget his birthday. That would be unforgivable. I just forgot the card.
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‘Me first’ people: Get over yourselves

We all start out in life as self-centered beings. It’s a necessity to survival. Problem is, in our current culture we too often fail to grow out of this sense of entitlement. If we want it we should have it. We believe the world owes us.
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Life without A/a is well… awful

All was admirable and acceptable — advantageous even — that a.m. I arrived at my work area early, adhered to my agenda and had accomplished an abundance of article assembly by afternoon.
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Being rich goes beyond traditional definition

We all want to be rich. I know I do and I’ll be the first to admit it. But I’m not sure my definition of “rich” fits with traditional thinking.
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Get off my banana

They nearly literally come from nothing — or so it seems. And then they multiply. You might start the week with just a few and end it with a proverbial swarm.
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A happy place defined

We all need a happy place, or at the very least can benefit from one — or a dozen, take your pick. You don’t have to limit yourself to just one happy place. Go ahead; grab a few. They’re free!
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There are heroes amongst us

You might find them wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. They can be dressed in Sunday’s best.
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A dead tree just keeps on growing

It was dead, or nearly so. A massive maple tree that had marked the seasons and passing of time for twice as long as most humans grace the earth.
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To weed the garden… or not

My garden needs weeding. Oh, does it need it. It happens about this time every year. I start out strong, but then summer gets away from me and the weeds are miracle growing like they’ve been fertilized from the heavens.
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Returning home

My husband and I recently indulged in a couple days away as a couple to celebrate our anniversary. When we partake on such expeditions (which isn’t often) we both understand the significance of the outcome. That is, the outcome upon returning home — to a house inhabited by our three sons, some official adults, some nearly so.
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