Holidays

36 Truths from 36 Years – Positivity Article

Today I turn 36! Age is just a number, they say, and the older I get, the more I realize the truth in that statement. With every year, I feel both changed and exactly the same. There are parts of me that will always be and there are parts that will shift over time. One thing I know for certain is that, the older I get, the less I know. I gain wisdom, yes, but I also gain the realization…

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7 Ways To Celebrate Father’s Day When You Have Daddy Issues – Self Improvement Article

You don’t have to spend this Sunday crying alone in your bedroom. You can have a nice weekend, even if you’re not going to be spending any time with your parents. If you’re not one of the lucky ones who has a good relationship with their father, then here are a few different ways you can celebrate Father’s Day: 1. Buy yourself a drink. Instead of celebrating your father, celebrate yourself. Celebrate everything you have accomplished without him. Celebrate how…

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10 Books To Devour This Memorial Day Weekend – Self Improvement Article

Memorial Day weekend is the perfect time to sit back, relax, and dig into the pile of unread books you’ve been meaning to get to — or, you know, to buy a whole new book to devour instead. Here are our page-turning picks to keep you preoccupied all weekend long. Amazon Alex is the son of the POTUS (the first woman president in this alternate timeline, thank you very much) who’s required to live a life of diplomacy, which also…

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13 Veterans Day Facts | Thought Catalog

Falling on November 11 and commemorating an event that occurred on November 11, 1918 at 11AM, Veterans Day is one of 11 national holidays. Here are 13 facts you probably didn’t know about this day that was set aside to honor all those who’ve served in the US military, living and dead. 1. It was originally called “Armistice Day” and was first celebrated a year after the end of World War I. Armistice Day celebrations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 11…

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A Yearly Challenge: How to Deal with Post-Holiday Clutter? Here Are My Seven Tips.

I love the holidays! It’s a fun, festive, family- and friend-filled time. It’s also a messy, overwhelming, clutter-creating time. Over the years, I’ve developed some strategies to help deal with post-holiday clutter, and this year I added a few new ones. 1. Each Christmas, my family spends a week in Kansas City with my parents. If possible, I try to do a round of clutter-clearing with each family member before we go. That way, we make room for any new…

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The Best Gift Doesn’t Come In a Box… – The Zen Mama’s Blog

“And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled ’till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before. What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” ~Dr. Seuss So what’s the gift you…

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