Archives for December, 2011

Book Lists

A Small, Good Resolution: Stop Lying (Even the “White” Lies)

[On Saturdays my topic of focus is A Small, Good Thing, inspired by one of my favorite Raymond Carver stories.]

A big part of my identity is rooted in thinking of myself as a kind, caring, gentle and optimistic person...one who says supportive, positive things...a Tigger, not an Eeyore.

I'm uncomfortable saying anything that might come across as negative or unnice.  I hate the thought of hurting someone's feelings or having them get angry at me.
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The Easiest Way to Spread Holiday Cheer

[On Saturdays my topic of focus is A Small, Good Thing, inspired by one of my favorite Raymond Carver stories.]

My career as a tutor takes me from one house to another, and at this time of year I'm availed of the special treat of seeing so many folks' holiday decorations.

I've learned to always stop and take a moment to enjoy and admire and comment. People put so much work into decorating, and those ornaments and displays often carry deep meaning for their proud owners.
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