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Month: November 2018

Last Words From My Dad

Last Words From My Dad

My Dad died in November. He was an ER doc, a Stephen Minister, a street art/graffiti artist, a college professor, a cancer researcher, a bee keeper, and a cookbook author. He was a former US Marine, a book club leader, a community organizer, and even […]

The Star Fish Story

The Star Fish Story

An old man walked across the beach until he came across a young boy throwing something into the breaking waves. Upon closer inspection, the old man could see that the boy was tossing stranded starfish from the sandy beach, back into the ocean. “What are […]

The Obstacle In Our Path

The Obstacle In Our Path

In ancient times, a king had his men place a boulder on a roadway. He then hid in the bushes, and watched to see if anyone would move the boulder out of the way. Some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers passed by and simply walked around it.

Many people blamed the King for not keeping the roads clear, but none of them did anything about getting the stone removed.

One day, a peasant came along carrying vegetables. Upon approaching the boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to push the stone out of the way. After much pushing and straining, he finally managed.

After the peasant went back to pick up his vegetables, he noticed a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold coins and note from the King explain that the gold was for the person who removed the boulder from the road.

Moral of the story: Every obstacle that we come across gives us an opportunity to improve our circumstances, and while the lazy complain, others are creating opportunities through their kind hearts, generosity, and willingness to get things done.

 

Amazing Friends

Amazing Friends

I know a few people and they say that people with disabilities cant do the things we do or that you cant really make a friendship with them. i look at them straight in the face and say your wrong. i met so many young […]

Real Food Travels: 3 tips for taking home cooked meals on the road

Real Food Travels: 3 tips for taking home cooked meals on the road

But we also wanted to travel. Must figure out a way to cut expenses….eating out  was so expensive….home cooked meals were so much cheaper! What if we took our food with us? There were logistics to work out, I had to get to know my […]

THE BEST FALL CANDLES TO BUY RIGHT NOW

THE BEST FALL CANDLES TO BUY RIGHT NOW

PUMPKIN CHAI

$64, Pumpkin Chai Candle, NEST via Bloomingdale’s
fall candles

There’s nothing better than a luxurious three-wick candle that’ll fill your home with a comforting blend of wild pumpkin and spicy masala chai. Plus, it has a burn time of between 80 – 100 hours.

fall candles

INCENSE & EMBERS

$67, Incense & Embers Candle, Jo Malone London via Nordstrom

Jo Malone London has a cult following for a reason. This 45-hour candle from the brand features a smoky scent with a touch of silver fir, white pepper, nappa leather, vetiver and golden amber.

13 Uses For Leftover Halloween Candy

13 Uses For Leftover Halloween Candy

1. Give the really good stuff to your favorite tax pro just because. Nontax consequences: Everybody loves a gift, including tax geeks. Just be sure to pony up Reese’s peanut butter cups and Milky Way bars—don’t try to sneak in your butterscotch stragglers. Tax consequences: None. If you’re handing […]

The Group Of Frogs

The Group Of Frogs

A group of frogs were traveling through the forest when two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them. However, the two frogs ignored their comrades […]