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Putting Life In Perspective

 

A Uniquely Positive View of  Daily Life

 
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Empathy

Do you remember those early days of your relationship when life was great and you were two of the luckiest people on earth? Yeah, this...

It's Simple

Before I got to the age when I had to get injections in my knee, Paul and I played a lot of tennis. In fact, tennis is the reason I had...

A Cup of Tea

As someone who speaks in front of people or groups of people, I know how distracting it can be when even a couple of the audience members...

Two Spaces

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country." That is the first sentence I learned to type in typing class in...

Weddings

Every romance book or rom-com movie is a different version of the same set up. Basically it’s: boy meets girl. Girl doesn’t like boy;...

From Queens to the Queen City

One vivid memory keeps popping up for me. It was about 10 years ago, and I arrived at North Pacolet Church in Pacolet, SC. My uncle had...

Work Ethic

I remember being nine years old; it was Saturday night, and I was sitting in front of the TV. I had just said good-night to Julie, Doc,...

Comfort Zones

Every time Paul and I have moved or even simply rearranged a room, we find that we do not exactly follow gender stereotypes which usually...

Positive Thinking?

I struggled with what to write today. In fact, I had a complete post ready to go about tragedy and gun control and grief. My heart,...

Backsliding

I cut my teeth on Baptist preaching. We were there every time the doors opened. Sunday morning: Sunday School and preaching. Sunday...

Wild Flowers

I spent yesterday morning putting mulch in my garden. It keeps the weeds down and the moisture in. I’m very proud of the aesthetic this...

Tech Fasting

When I decided to experiment with shunning technology for the weekend, I wasn’t sure what the outcome would be. Turns out it was not...

Copy of TIME

I have been preoccupied with time lately. I haven’t been worried about being late or missing an appointment; it’s mainly been about Time...

Anticipation

I have an earworm, and although it sounds like a hygiene issue, it is actually a technical way of saying I have a song stuck in my head. ...

Mom

If you want to see a comedy of errors, you should see me teach the quadratic equation. I have been known to confuse myself so badly that...

Hula Hooping

I don’t think anyone relishes the idea of confessing to being childish, but I’ll go ahead and tell on myself. You know I have a very...

Spring Cleaning

I’ve sometimes wondered if I was switched at birth. My mom can’t sit still, and I’m really good at it. My mom has something in her that...

In the Name of Efficiency

Waste not, want not. That’s an old-time aphorism that basically means you use what you have and don’t waste it. Then when you need...

Quack Quack

I have a confession. I love memes. I read them all the time and send them to friends. I saw one once that really tickled me. It said:...

Half-Full

I know people frequently lament that the good old days are gone, and I feel that way a lot of times and about a lot of things. On the...

 

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