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Tip # 25 – 28 Days of Random Acts of Kindness

Tip # 25 – Invite someone who might been feeling alone over for dinner


I remember when my husband was in the US Navy and would be gone for months on deployment, I hated eating dinner by myself.  I simply loved it when someone would invite me and later my kids to join them for dinner.



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No Me Monday – – the best advice I ever got..

Happy Monday!

I thought today’s edition of Not Me Monday could involve a little audience participation.  With it being graduation season, I wanted to share with you a couple of the best bits of advice I have gotten in my life.

  • A couple of days before I got married,  a friend of my mom’s said to  me:  “Have an interest or activity that you do as a couple and have an interest or activity that you do by yourself.”
  • My dad said this as part of a toast at my high school graduation party: “Never stop asking questions.”
  • My company commander while in boot camp for the Navy put this spin on it: “They can call you Bitch all they want, as long as they spell it with a capital ‘B‘.”
  • After getting fired from a job I had in college where just the month previous, I had been employee of the month, (I’ll tell you the story someday) – after about a week, I heard my position had been filled and all was going on like I had never worked there…. I told myself: “Don’t get too cocky….everyone is irreplaceable.
  • Right after my son was born and I was complaining about how tired I was, my mom told me…and while this isn’t really advice per say – it did put it into perspective:  “You’re going to be tired for the next eighteen years.

So now it is your turn – what is the best little bit of advice have you received?

Happy Monday!


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