Can you believe that Father’s day is just around the corner?
Perhaps, like many of us, it’s snuck up on you, in which case let this serve as your friendly reminder :).
I often feel like dads get a bum deal when it comes to celebratory holidays in their honor. On mother’s day, moms get showered with cards, flowers, chocolate, breakfast in bed, and sometimes even expensive jewelry. But dads? What do they get? Maybe a couple of cards and well-wishes, if they’re lucky?
Mother’s day is in just a few days! Have you gotten a gift for your mother yet?
If the answer is no, here are some inexpensive but meaningful ideas that will make your momma’s heart swell with love:
Happy Star Wars day! Today is the day where fans around the world will don their wookie costumes, princess Leia bikinis, or stormtrooper outfit and publicly declare their undying love for the Star Wars dynasty.
There are a few things that this time of year always makes me think of.
The flowers remind me of South Korea and the beautiful cherry blossoms that blanketed my city in the spring.
The fresh strawberries make me nostalgic for the day trips we used to make to self-pick strawberries in my elementary and middle school days.
And the coming of Easter always makes me think with anticipation of my family’s traditional celebration of Passover.
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Valentine’s day is coming up, and I’ve been thinking about gifts I’ve given or received in the past from significant others.
I was born in Pennsylvania, a state with significantly more annual snowfall than my current residence of Georgia.
When I was little, my dad used to climb on the roof on Christmas eve. He always made a point to bang around and make lots of noise. The next day, he’d bring me and my older brother outside to see the footprints on the rooftop, as “proof” that Santa had been there the previous night.
It’s a silly little story, but one that makes me smile every time I recount it.
When I was growing up, my parents had an advent wreath that they brought out every year around this time. Every December, I would wait expectantly for dinner every night so that we could light the candles and prepare our hearts for Christmas.
I went to a marriage retreat at Berry College a few weeks ago. I’m not really sure what exactly I was expecting…but whatever my expectations, they were completely blown out of the water.
As I was writing about the importance of thanksgiving, I realized that a lot of those same principles could also be applied to forgiveness.
Like thankfulness, we all know that forgiveness is important, but don’t practice it at much as we should. Like thankfulness, forgiveness is sometimes incredibly hard to put into practice. And just like thankfulness, forgiveness is also critically important for our own personal well-being.
Memorial day is just a few days away!
Many people spend the day grilling out and spending time with friends and family. But there are plenty of other ways to occupy the day, as well! I’ve compiled a list of activities that you can do with your family to celebrate the holiday together.