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55-55-55 Birthday Kindness Project

08-11-2019

    It's that time of year again! My 55-55-55 Birthday Kindness Projects kicked off on Friday. Every year for the past seven years, I have been sending letters of love and kindness to strangers as a way of celebrating my birthday. The first year I did this, I wrote ...

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Nonpartisan debate fun!

07-31-2019

  I'm on vacation and the cute gal in the photo is my niece, Nikki. She's sitting in my mom's kitchen in Brookfield, Ohio. I took the photo about an hour ago, when we were all having coffee and talking about our plans for the day. Our clan had watched the Democratic debates toget...

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This girl. You.

07-19-2019

  Do you ever catch sight of yourself in the mirror or shadow and think, “Wow, this person has been with me every step of the way. This person has never left my side. She’s trusted me all my life to do the best I can for her.” I just noticed my shadow as I was rushing up th...

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There was even a ginormous potato!

07-10-2019

  A couple weeks ago, I got to spend a few days with my good friend, Maggie. It would have been great to spend time with her under any circumstances, but what made this extraordinary is that Maggie and I were beta testing an idea I've had for a long time. Maggie and I were on ...

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Look around.

06-29-2019

  Today's message is short. And simple. Think about someone in your life who is going through a hard time. Maybe you know someone who is lonely? Someone who is grieving? Recently divorced or going through a break up? Maybe someone who is ill? Maybe there is someone in your life w...

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Of course bubbles can be a gift! You doubt?

06-24-2019

I was just saying to someone that it has been way too long since my beau and I have hosted a Bubble Flash Mob. You too, right?! 😉 I'm seeing Ian later today and I want to make sure we get one scheduled this summer. In fact, we had talked once about doing one outside of a chil...

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What’s knocking at your door?

06-13-2019

Last night I was talking to my friend, Tricia, about all the years I felt like there was someone inside of me, dying to get out, but she was trapped. That was a girl who wanted to wear hats. Who wanted to dance. Who wanted to laugh out loud. A girl who wanted to scrunch her socks down in...

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Joy Jar Redux

06-08-2019

Two days ago, I told you a story about a Joy Jar Love List I made for my niece for Graduation. I wanted to share another story with you, in hopes of inspiring you to create one of your own ...!  Here's another example of a Joy Jar. This was a gift to ME from my teammates at the Burchard Gro...

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Putting Love into Action

06-06-2019

  When my beautiful niece, Nikki, graduated from the Doctor of Pharmacy program in Erie, PA a couple of weeks ago, I surprised her (and my mom) by flying into town for the graduation ceremony. You can only imagine how much fun it was for me to plan such a surprise! I didn't think...

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Join Me …

05-24-2019

  Thank you so much for all of the beautiful support I have received from you since my book, "Say it Now: 33 Creative Ways to Say I Love You to the Most Important People in Your Life” launched. I am extraordinarily grateful to those of you who have bought the book, posted Amazo...

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