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Quote of the Day

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Can't We Just Skip Ahead…

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The theme of the past few weeks has been, "Can't we just skip ahead?" Before Thanksgiving, we wanted to skip past the holiday to get our hands on good deals during the big sales. My kids want to skip ahead so that they can get gifts. Some people, myself included, get the holiday blues and want to skip ahead to mid-January. It feels like the focus is on stone-skipping to speed to what's next. Touching down for a half-second to get a taste, but quick enough to move on to the next thing—add to it unrealistic expectations that if we skip ahead to the next day, month, event—the experience is sure to be more idyllic than the last.

We got our shopping done. Let's jump to the "normal" holiday. You know, the next holiday and its slew of imagined "harmonious" events and parties that seem to make it worth skipping through days—in enters writer Elizabeth Lesser's poignant article that touches on the "normal" of life and expectations. Elizabet…

Life is Full of Pleasures: Cyndi's Top 3

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Quote of the Day

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Quote of the Day

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