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Connecting the World One Postcard at a Time

A few months ago, I joined www.postcrossing.com. I heard about it through one of my favorite Facebook groups (Bullet Journal Junkies). In short, postcrossing is a way to connect with other people all around the world through good old-fashioned snail mail. Some people do it because they collect postcards or stamps. Some people do it because they like to get real mail. I signed up because I thought it would be a great way to see how small the world is, although getting real mail is nice too. What is Postcrossing? The basics of postcrossing are, first, you sign up Read More

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Giving Without Expectations, Receiving Without Guilt

The gift giving season will soon be upon us. It can be filled with happiness and joy and/or fraught with disappointment and unfulfilled expectations.  We have often heard that it is better to give than to receive. I don’t believe that is always the case. Being giver or receiver can bring us hurt feeling and warm feelings. It is up to us to learn how to be a happy and gracious giver as well as a willing and thankful receiver.     Giving Without Expectations Don’t we sometimes give a gift with an expectation attached? It happens all the time. Read More

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Simple Pleasures to Be Grateful For

Simple pleasures are often the best. It is easy to get distracted by the big, flashy things in life, but when it comes right down to it, it’s the little things and moments that add the biggest value to our days.  Day eight of my 30 Day Gratitude Challenge  asks the question: “What simple pleasure did I or can I enjoy today?” Including simple pleasures in our daily routines can give us moments of calm, happiness, peace, and joy. We all need to stop and smell the proverbial roses in our lives.  They are usually little things that don’t cost much Read More

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My Favorites Things – Holiday Edition

Is it okay to start talking about the holidays yet? Sorry, but it’s my favorite time of the year, probably because many of my favorite things happen in the next two months. I figure once Halloween has past and November has arrived that I can start thinking about Thanksgiving and Christmas and all the craziness that will take place between now and New Year’s Day. Maybe you celebrate other holidays either instead of or along with the ones my family celebrates. Either way, life gets pretty busy between now and the end of the year. I was in a very Read More