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Siri

The Selfless Good Deed Challenge

Someone asked me the other day to describe my husband and the simplest explanation I immediately thought of was, “Well, Bobby is the only person I know who says ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ to Siri.” Seriously. He does. What’s most impressive is that there is seemingly no benefit that comes from being polite to an inanimate object. But think about it, think about the small …

Want Need

Need It? or Want It?

I have always been fascinated by the subtlety of words and their meanings. Too many of us get in the habit of saying things that we don’t mean, myself included. My current reference is when we say we need something when what we really mean is that we want something. This struck me the other day when I was having a discussion with a young …

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Honoring Our Inalienables

Inalienable (adj.) Not transferable to another or not capable of being taken away or denied. We live in a time that seems as if our political climate has produced national conflict as never seen before. However, all we need to do is look through our very short history as a nation to know this is not true. Our nation has maneuvered, argued, fought (and died) …

Embrace the Suck

Embrace the Suck

I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine. His name is Coop and he happens to be my “platform” guy. He helps me with my social media and designed this website. How cool is that?! Conversation: Me: How was your day? Coop: Well, I just finished a round of golf? Me: How was it? Coop: Actually I sucked, but it was a great …

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Miss Val’s Morning Hacks for Non-Morning People

This is so exciting… I have had my first Musing request! I was asked to share how I manage to be a morning person for someone who isn’t? I can definitely speak to this as I am NOT a “morning person.” I don’t wake up feeling refreshed, regardless of how long I’ve slept. I don’t bounce out of bed with vibrancy and energy. And it …