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Month: December 2018

How to Ship Real Flowers

How to Ship Real Flowers

A backyard cutting garden can produce large amounts of beautiful flowers every year, and proud gardeners may want to share blooms with family and friends–even if they live far away. You can ship fresh flowers by mail and have them arrive intact on the other side of the country–if […]

The Surprise Blessings of Thank-You Notes

The Surprise Blessings of Thank-You Notes

When you have to write one, you may be stumped. But then you’ll discover that expressing gratitude is infectious. Did your mother make you write thank-you notes too? Did you labor over them, scratching your head, wondering what in the world you were going to […]

Damaged Souls Still Have Worth

Damaged Souls Still Have Worth

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“A shop owner placed a sign above his door that said: ‘Puppies For Sale.’

Signs like this always have a way of attracting young children, and to no surprise, a boy saw the sign and approached the owner; ‘How much are you going to sell the puppies for?’ he asked.

The store owner replied, ‘Anywhere from $30 to $50.’

The little boy pulled out some change from his pocket. ‘I have $2.37,’ he said. ‘Can I please look at them?’

The shop owner smiled and whistled. Out of the kennel came Lady, who ran down the aisle of his shop followed by five teeny, tiny balls of fur.

One puppy was lagging considerably behind. Immediately the little boy singled out the lagging, limping puppy and said, ‘What’s wrong with that little dog?’

The shop owner explained that the veterinarian had examined the little puppy and had discovered it didn’t have a hip socket. It would always limp. It would always be lame.

The little boy became excited. ‘That is the puppy that I want to buy.’

The shop owner said, ‘No, you don’t want to buy that little dog. If you really want him, I’ll just give him to you.’

The little boy got quite upset. He looked straight into the store owner’s eyes, pointing his finger, and said;

‘I don’t want you to give him to me. That little dog is worth every bit as much as all the other dogs and I’ll pay full price. In fact, I’ll give you $2.37 now, and 50 cents a month until I have him paid for.’

The shop owner countered, ‘You really don’t want to buy this little dog. He is never going to be able to run and jump and play with you like the other puppies.’

To his surprise, the little boy reached down and rolled up his pant leg to reveal a badly twisted, crippled left leg supported by a big metal brace. He looked up at the shop owner and softly replied, ‘Well, I don’t run so well myself, and the little puppy will need someone who understands!’”

Holiday Vegetable Side Dishes

Holiday Vegetable Side Dishes

Give your vegetables the shine they deserve with these holiday side dishes. Try your hand at a creamed kale recipe from Tyler Florence or roasted squash with crispy bulgur crumbs from F&W’s Kay Chun. We’ve also got options for lemony fingerling potatoes, honey-glazed roasted root […]

How to Make an Origami Kusudama Flower

How to Make an Origami Kusudama Flower

When learning how to fold origami flowers, you’ll definitely want to add the kusudama flower to your list of projects. This pretty flower is relatively simple to fold, but sure to impress all of your friends. Many novice paper folders make the mistake of assuming kusudama […]

Today I Learned To Never Judge A Book By Its Cover

Today I Learned To Never Judge A Book By Its Cover

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I am a 27 year old trying to go back to college after a long break from any formal schooling. I am taking a college algebra class and struggling to keep up. I sit behind a young man who upon first glance looks like a thug or overall someone I would never think would be able to help me learn algebra. I was dead wrong. Today in class we were learning linear regression which requires a lot of specific inputs on a graphing calculator. I kept getting a number that was thousands off of the correct answer.

The “thug” that sits in front of me turns around and says “I got you bro. Let me see what you got.”

After about 5 minutes I was crushing these regression formulas. Now I know to never make a judgement on someone because of how they look/dress.

TL;DR: I dismissed a classmate in my college algebra class because of their appearance and was very wrong about my initial judgement.

The Rise Of Social Media Stories – What You Need To Know

The Rise Of Social Media Stories – What You Need To Know

So, Why Do Stories Work? Stories keeps our content together in the one place. If we tried to do this on the Facebook newsfeed it would be disjointed (or perhaps we wouldn’t see it at all) but with stories you can add content to the […]

Green Solution Deliveries

Green Solution Deliveries

Sending fresh flowers in the mail is possible. It is even likely that your flowers will arrive just as fresh and beautiful as they were when they were packed. Fresh cut flowers are an ideal gift to send for any occasion, be it Mother’s Day, […]