Tag Archives: Relationships

198 Days ’til 40: How We Define Family

It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons. ~ Johann Schiller

Family:  A social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space. ~Evan Esar

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.  ~Jane Howard

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. ~ George Burns Read the rest of this entry »


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202 Days ’til 40: Showing Others You Care

Have you ever noticed that sometimes the most simple gestures can be so profound?  Have you ever had a stranger brighten your day with a wave or a smile?  Recently we were driving home from shopping and our car pulled up next to a very worn down public bus.  In the window next to our car was a mother and two young girls.  The mother encouraged these adorable girls to wave to us.  We waved back, causing them to bounce up and down with delight and wave more vigorously at us.  This made our day. Read the rest of this entry »


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233 Days ’til 40: Getting Out of HOT Water!

It’s a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. ~ Franklin P. Jones

When the water starts boiling it is foolish to turn off the heat. ~ Nelson Mandela

Women are like teabags.  We don’t know our true strength until we are in hot water! ~ Eleanor Roosevelt Read the rest of this entry »


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240 Days ’til 40: DON’T Eat the Poison!

This is one of my cats.  She is the inspiration for my post tonight.  While she is incredibly sweet, I must admit (sadly) that she is not the brightest crayon in the box.  Kindness is her forte, intelligence… well…. not so much. Read the rest of this entry »


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275 Days ’til 40: Seasonal Friends vs. Life Long Friends

This post was inspired in part by a comment made by Dorothy McDonnal re: a previous post of mine.  Thank you, Dorothy for getting my brain thinking about this topic! Read the rest of this entry »


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278 Days ’til 40: Unconditional Love

Unconditional love.  Isn’t it what we all really want in life?  Yet, how often does love truly come without conditions? Read the rest of this entry »


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282 Days ’til 40: Feeling Fireworks (AKA – LUST vs. LOVE)

Explosion…. Fireworks…  Heaven and Earth colliding in that one moment where you believe all of the universe has created a symphony just for you and your new fling.  It is magic, it is hypnotic, it is addictive, it is temporary. Read the rest of this entry »


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