You don’t owe your kid college…you owe her a good start in life. Assuming the two are the same thing might be more harmful than helpful to both of you.
Even the word is enough to send a flutter through the hearts of certain shoppers, who salivate in anticipation of scoring a discount off a product’s original price. Few consumers stop to think, however, that the only way they know they are getting a bargain is that the store tells them so. What if those “original prices” stores base their discounts on aren’t real?
This is the time of the year when we step back, look at the big picture, and express gratitude for all the good stuff in our lives. Nothing at all wrong with that. Gratitude is undoubtedly beneficial in our lives. But gratitude is focused inward on us as individuals. It’s a very personal feeling. Kindness is different.
It’s a day that is still crystal clear in my mind, even after all these years. I was around 10 years old, and my siblings and I wanted to treat my mom for Mother’s Day by taking her out for breakfast. We had been hoarding our little savings for a while, to treat our mom to the finest Mother’s Day breakfast we could afford—Denny’s. Yes, I said it. Denny’s, the home of the grand slam, steak & egg, and home fry breakfast.
These resolutions are a great idea, but the reality is most of us fail to commit to them for a month, let alone a year. Why do we have so much trouble making these changes in our lives? What if instead of making New Year resolutions, we make New Life resolutions?
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