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  The other night, I was putting my boys to bed and we went through our regular routine: bedtime story time, bedtime prayers, bedtime song then bedtime sleepy time. When we were at sleepy time stage, I asked the bigger one, “Do you want kisses?” He said no. “Do you want cuddles?” He said no. “Then what do you want?” I asked. He said something like. “Bike”. I said, “What?” He repeated and said, “Bike” and lay there with excited expectation. Then it clicked and I said, “Do you want a bite?” He started giggling and said, “Yes mommy!” I...

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Have you ever taken a step back into your own life and looked around and asked: What am I really doing with my life? What have I really accomplished so far that will have lasting value when I'm gone? Where am I really going with this? I used to say that every day that is not spent living in my purpose is a completely lost day. The more that I live out life, the closer I'm getting to my deadline and the end my useful 'shelf life'. I don't mean that in a morbid way, but just to put perspective...

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The ugly side of anger. Sometimes I feel like I suffer alone with many things that I don't think anyone else can understand, appreciate or not misjudge me for. I feel like some things are better left unsaid or unwritten lest they cause more strife than relief. I remember reading how Maya Angelou never spoke for five years, after disclosing to her uncle who attacked her and her uncle then murdered him. She went instantly silent because in her mind she felt that her words had brought about his death. She never spoke again until the age of thirteen. My...

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There is a meme that was circulating on social media that went like this:         It is very sad when members of the         same family do not talk with each         other. The children suffer for the         adult ego. Cousins miss the wonderful        opportunity to be together, and all due        to a bruised adult ego. Stop getting         offended. Reunite with your family        members. One day your imaginary         conflict will all come to an end…...

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A couple weeks ago, I was giving myself a real treat doing something that I hardly get the luxury of doing very often: painting my nails. I did a pretty good job on my toes and got the left hand done okay then doing my right hand posed a real challenge. I got it done in the end but since I'm not left-handed, my left hand didn't do a great job. As I looked at my sparsely, dilapiddly-painted right hand, I could feel nothing but pity for it - the wrinkles, the dryness, the cuts and scrapes topped off with...

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