gratitude

Be Satisfied AND Want More: There’s Room for Both

Be Satisfied AND Want More: There's Room for Both

Every time I think of “wanting it all”, I think of the petulant, spoiled-to-the-core brat of Willie Wonka fame, Veruca Salt. She’s an extreme example of wanting. Spoiled, recklessly self-absorbed, and we all know what happens to her. She faces her unfortunate demise when she falls down the […]

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Relatives. Related. Relating. Relate.

Relatives. Related. Relating. Relate.

I was homesick and I didn’t even know it. It had been a few years since I’d visited my hometown of Chicago. My fiancé had never been, and I longed to see my family, to introduce my dad to my future and final husband. It was time. […]

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What My Mother Taught Me

What My Mother Taught Me

It was 1981. My mother had spent days, weeks maybe, countless hours, creating her own unique pieces of Barbie furniture. Unlike the pink plastic and fake looking furniture sold by Mattel, these creations were so realistic… the couches had wooden frames and fabric cushions, and throw pillows […]

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