Category Archives: It’s All Love

Marriage. Dating. Family. All of the above.

National Decency Day

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This is a day I’m sad we need.  But we SOOOOO need it.  Today is National Decency Day. What is decency?  It’s simple- be nice to people.  Specifically, people who are different than you.  Maybe their skin is a different color.  Maybe their politics are different.  Maybe their God is different.  Maybe their family looks different. This shouldn’t be hard. … Read more »

Thank you Thursday (early)

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As I wrote about last year, the 4th Thursday in April is Thank You Thursday,  It’s a pretty simple concept, but if you need a refresher you can check it out here:  http://www.beckypalmer.me/2018/04/thank-you-thursday/ This past week three people – none of whom know each other- all took the time to let me know how much they appreciated something specific I’d… Read more »

Civility is Dead

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Well, maybe not dead yet, but it’s certainly on its last legs. Here in the United States we have a president who encourages his supporters to mock his political opponents during rallies.  His wife has all but admitted he hasn’t been faithful to her.  He flat-out lies during interviews and on social media and then gets angry when he’s called… Read more »

International Day of Happiness

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Today is the International Day of Happiness. This holiday was first declared by the UN in 2013.  The theme for 2019 is “Happy Together” and quite frankly I cannot think of a year when we need more happiness and togetherness. Here is the website where you can learn more about the UN’s efforts to bring happy back   http://www.dayofhappiness.net.  But I’d… Read more »

Pink Day

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Today is Pink Day. While that would be cool, today is NOT designated to honor the pop singer Pink (who I adore).  Today is a day to take back power from bullies. This day was created to celebrate the actions of  two high school students named David Shepard and Travis Price in 2007.  They decided to help a classmate who… Read more »

National Love your Pet Day

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This is yet another very self-explanatory holiday. It could be argued that EVERY day is Love your Pet day in most homes with pets.  But go ahead and take a minute today to give yours some extra love, whether your pet has fur, feathers, scales, or anything else.  They will appreciate it AND many studies suggest that spending time with… Read more »

Baa Baa Black Sheep

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I’ve said many times that I have little in common with the folks I share DNA with.  Certainly not looks or politics.  Definitely not temperament or taste in music.  I cannot remember what my sister and I talked about before she had kids- 95% of our conversations now seem to revolve around those two goofballs.  It IS true my sister… Read more »

Remembering Jason Slama

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On January 18th one of my high school classmates passed away.  You can read Jason’s obituary here: http://obituaries.mankatofreepress.com/obituary/jason-slama-1971-2019-1072290048?fbclid=IwAR2K4ELNRef8g4WRHrkZdylfqTpWyASRYm2rAPey5O_pHZjvYsNXp4pIqNA As some of you already know, my school consolidated with another school the summer before my senior year.  Because of that I only went to school with Jason for one year.   But I did have a couple of classes with him and got… Read more »

Ditch Your Resolutions Day

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Today is Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions personally.  But a lot of folks do.  While well intended, most resolutions are far too lofty to ever be successful. If you haven’t worked out in 3 years but resolve to start going to the gym every day there’s almost a 100% chance you will fail…. Read more »