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Angry Stranger’s Gift

She was sure lazy employees hadn’t stocked the shelves. She insisted on seeing the manager, who wasn’t there. She. Wouldn’t. Leave. Continue reading

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Leaving Little Love Letters

A simple note is a tangible expression unlike any other. Continue reading

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Delight-Driven Willpower

Willpower is easier when we rely on it for positives rather than use it to erase negative habits. Here’s to cultivating delights you want to welcome into your life. Continue reading

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Politeness Recovery In Progress

Politeness is the dodo bird of our times. No one is quite sure what killed off civility but it’s obvious that two-year-olds aren’t growing out of tantrums or a sense of entitlement. Instead they just get bigger, becoming toddler adults. Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: A Holiday To Prevent War

Thanksgiving, proclaimed a national holiday in hopes of unifying country. Continue reading

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You’re Having A Perfect Day

Why is this a perfect day? Continue reading

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Engage The Window Box Effect

What reverses urban decay can work in your life too. Really. Continue reading

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