JSTETSER
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Responding to Unrealistic Request
Thursday, December 28, 2017      46 comments

This letter is my personal response that I doubt I'll ever send. The fact that Laura, the Mom, is my stepdaughter, means that I'll probably keep this response to myself. ... Read more
Asking for too much
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      37 comments

Christmas was a wonderful time for food, family, and fun. In the midst of the frivolity, Brandon, our 16-year-old grandson, along with his mother, app... Read more
Warm winter welcome
Tuesday, December 26, 2017      22 comments

We had a warm winter welcome on a snowy Christmas Day, With fun and frolic in the snow along the way. I took the time to remember how it all began, Tha... Read more
Happy Holidays
Monday, December 25, 2017      23 comments

Our joy comes from within our hearts! Find that place of joy and live there! Jesus came to bring joy and peace to our hearts. Find your joy in Jesus... Read more
AA and the Prayer Medallion
Sunday, December 24, 2017      26 comments

Every year, I make the 7 mile trip up to Gibson’s Pewter in Washington, NH to get a special coin for someone special. I always find an AA Affirmation ... Read more
Reluctant to Rest
Saturday, December 23, 2017      34 comments

Today I slept in. I normally get up at 4:45 and get moving, but today I slept until almost 7. I needed the rest. It was time to listen to my body... Read more
Making Arrangements
Friday, December 22, 2017      30 comments

Every Christmas, I make the table centerpieces for my family. My Mon gets one and my daughter Laura's table gets one. My table, of course, gets a small one, and then I find a friend who I honor. Her table will also get one. ... Read more
Teaching Special People
Thursday, December 21, 2017      29 comments

I am a general education/special education teacher, and I work with students of all abilities. Some days I see more ability than other days. At Chris... Read more
My First Free Tea
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      34 comments

Today I was eating out for lunch when the woman behind the counter asked me if I wanted the Senior's Discount. I replied "What?" "How old do you have... Read more
The Misfit Gift.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017      33 comments

I had the perfect gift box and arrangement created, and I had a cute set of gifts to go in them. The only problem is that they didn't fit. What to ... Read more
The Boy Who Got No Gift
Monday, December 18, 2017      31 comments

I come from a large family. Instead of everyone buying for everyone, we draw names. Each person buys one gift in the $12-$10 range, and we all leave ... Read more
Money Can't Buy A True Christmas
Sunday, December 17, 2017      30 comments

Money cannot buy a true Christmas. It cannot buy contentment and kindness. It cannot buy patience and tolerance. It cannot buy Baby Jesus in the ... Read more
Listening to My SparkFriends
Saturday, December 16, 2017      37 comments

My one word of advice: Listen to your SparkFriends. I have grown as a person and gained much better health from listening to them. Now let me expl... Read more
Silencing the voice of temptation
Friday, December 15, 2017      26 comments

My new challenge is learning to ignore the temptation of eating too much food through the holidays. Just a few small strategies go a long way. Today ... Read more
A Merry & Affordable Christmas
Thursday, December 14, 2017      32 comments

I'm on a mission to help my family have a Merry Christmas without going broke. A meaningful Christmas does not have to involve giving until it hurts o... Read more

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