Month: November 2013

Reflections of Thankfulness

My typical Thanksgiving Day has always been crazy busy with cooking and socializing.  So much so that I probably never took the time I should have to truly reflect on the reason for the day.  Thanksgiving is a day to stop our busy lives and reflect on all the blessings we have and be truly…
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When is the RIGHT time for Christmas Decorations?

This is an often discussed topic, and can be a cause of unnecessary stress. I know that everyone has an opinion on this.  How has your opinion been formed?  Why do we put up decorations when we do? It’s what our parents did, so it’s what we do The neighbors put theirs up Decorations are…
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Peer Influences

Studies show that you become who you hang out with.  Wouldn’t it make sense to hang out with people who have the same standards, morals, and values that you do? Look around you.  Are you hanging out with who you want to be? Do you want to be a drug dealer, addict, or alcoholic?  Maybe…
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It’s almost Veteran’s Day

Nationally, we set aside November 11th to honor veterans every year. What IS a veteran? The dictionary states: A veteran is a person who has had long service or experience in a particular occupation or field. Typically, when we think of a veteran, we think of a military veteran.  So what is a military veteran? FEDERAL…
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What to do with leftover candy.

It’s November 1st.  For many of us (especially the children) it’s stomach ache day. I remember sorting through our kids’ candy when they came home from trick-or-treating, to pull out anything that was open, or we considered unsafe.  I also remember going through it, after they were asleep, to pull out the candy we wanted…
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