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Believe There is GOOD in the World     

photocredit: springfieldop.org BY: RACHEL WUMKES As we celebrate World Kindness Day today, it’s heartwarming to scroll through my social media feed and see all the loving, kind posts.  It helps me to believe there is actually some good left in the world. Because honestly, it’s been a struggle to feel the love recently. Between the election and the ever-going...
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National Send a Card to a Friend Day

photocredit: www.awarenessdays.com BY: RACHEL SMITH   For decades, people have used greeting cards to say the things they wanted to say, but couldn’t.  To cheer up the sick and grieving, to celebrate happy milestones in one’s life, or maybe just to say ‘Hey, I’m thinking about you!’ I have friends all over the country.  Old friends, new friends, high...
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Choose the Holiday Preview over Procrastination!

photocredit: lisasuttora.com BY: RACHEL SMITH Every year I make the same plan, have the same grand idea or scheme that my Christmas preparation and shopping will be done by the beginning of December. And every year, disappointment prevails. You’d think I would learn, really.  At some point between now and Christmas, I’ll be about in tears trying to get...
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