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"C'mon, Mom, you can break the law! There are no cars for miles."

My 11-year-old son cajoled me to run the red light as we waited at a deserted intersection.

I'm reading more and dusting less.

I'm reading more and dusting less. I'm sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden.

The Hummingbird

There was a hummingbird trying to get out of my garage through a closed window. This bird was going berserk trying to get out.

Keep Them Close

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away.

The Faith of a Little Child

A little girl, Tess, went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet. She poured the change out onto the floor and counted it carefully.

Be Thankful

Be thankful that you don't already have everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be to look forward to?
Be thankful when you don't know something,

Friends vs. West Virginia Friends

FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
WEST VIRGINIA FRIENDS: Always bring the food.

FRIENDS: Will say 'hello'.
WEST VIRGINIA FRIENDS: Will give you a big hug and a kiss.

Age is a funny thing.

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

Life is a Do-It-Yourself Project

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire.

Believe in yourself

There may be days when you get up in the morning and things aren't the way you had hoped they would be.

That's when you have to tell yourself that things will get better.

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