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Though we just started blogging, imagine our excitement to find out we just had our 100th WordPress follower! As you know, we like to spread the love, so we wanted to do a quick shout out to our first 100 followers. Settle in and check them out – there’s a lot of good writing out there just waiting to be read. We are beyond humbled and are so grateful to all of our readers for their support. Thank you!
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Music Monday: Get Your Gratitude in Gear


“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” – Robert Holden

November is of course the month that we celebrate Thanksgiving in the United States. Imagine that! A whole day dedicated to giving thanks! But why wait until the end of the month to express gratitude? Why not show friends and family appreciation today and every day?

Today’s Music Monday Mix is all about giving thanks to the people who matter. Here’s our list of 7 great “Thank You” songs from years gone by that are sure to remind you to shower some appreciation on those who make you feel happy, loved, and alive.  Continue reading “Music Monday: Get Your Gratitude in Gear”

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I’ll Take Then and Now for $200, Alex


“… the night dropped down until the only sounds were the crickets & the dance of our voices…” – Brian Andreas

I’m six, it’s late, and I can’t sleep.

Most nights I can’t, so this is nothing new.

Enough light from the moon shines into the room to make out the small heart-shaped flowers that adorn my wallpaper. The window is open, and I can hear the crickets singing in the night heat.

I consider going to get my mom, but I did that last night, so I wonder if my brother Kurt is up. I quietly slide out of my bed and pad down the hall toward his room. As I near his door, I see a faint yellow sliver at its base, so I push it open. He’s awake, the top of his head tenting his covers, a flashlight on underneath, no doubt a book in his hands.

Kurt,” I whisper.

He is used to this, and he pulls back the blanket by way of a yes.

I climb up next to him, really awake now, and ask if we can play a game. Jeopardy is our old stand-by. Continue reading “I’ll Take Then and Now for $200, Alex”