Resetting gratitude

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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Some of my favorite Christmas traditions

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.

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Thoughts on Forgiveness

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.

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Fun and meaningful ways to celebrate Memorial Day

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.  

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Easter eggs

Creative ways to use eggs to celebrate Easter

My husband and I are getting ready to go out of town for Easter, to visit my grandfather for his 90th birthday.

As we prepare, I’m thinking about ways I’ve celebrated Easter in the past.  Eggs, of course, are an integral part of most Easter celebrations.  They have always been a symbol of new life and rebirth, and in the Christian tradition they are used at Easter to symbolize the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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