Do you have fond memories of 7th grade? Maybe you were one of the cool kids or you had at least one loyal friendship to see you through those tumultuous, often cringe-worthy days, so the memories evoked by The Wonder Years—or similar coming of age shows—were not too painful. But the scene pictured above hit […]

Who says you need a turkey and all the traditional sides or every loved one around your table to have a great day filled with laughter and gratitude? Who says you need to meet on the fourth Thursday in November?

Not the out-of-the-box Burlesons. No sirreee, not this year!

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Tradition.  To be honest, I’m not one to stand on it.  Turkey at Thanksgiving?  Not necessarily.  One year I served homemade lasagna — and my family loved it!  But some ideas are worth adopting and turning into traditions, lived out year after year, like Noticing Your Necessary People, by Karen Ehman.  And some virtues, like the ones noted in this Country Music Award Song of 2016  Continue reading

I bet you there is a celebration going on somewhere in our world RIGHT NOW. Whenever you read this post. Complete with big smiles, lots of laughter, loud cheering and maybe even a balloon parade! Continue reading