Holiday Intentions

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I figured out that the magicย is all in my mindset. With everything really, but here I’m talking the holiday season. I used to take the holiday season sooooo seriously. We celebrate Christmas and Yule in our home.ย  Everything had to be perfection. We went into debt buying gifts (which made the new year super stressful). When company came over I would stress myself out and be exhausted trying to make everything perfect, to the point I forgot to enjoy the moments with the company that came to see us. So this year I am setting some Holiday intentions to keep myself present and maybe, just maybe I will be lessย stressed and enjoy the season I love so much, even more!

Slow down and savor the moments.

Take time for self care.

Give back.

Have gratitude even in small things.

Take time to log off

Take time and reflect on the past year and what I want different in the new year.

Create a new year bullet list of intentions, visions and goals.

Have a weekly date night with my hubby.

Create a new holiday tradition with my hubby. In Iceland they exchange books in the days before Christmas and spend Christmas Eve reading them and eating chocolate.

Set an example to others.

Make Amends. Apologize. And Forgive.

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๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’”๐’–๐’‘๐’‘๐’๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’†๐’“, ๐’๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’„๐’†๐’๐’†๐’ƒ๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”, ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’Ž๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’”๐’”, ๐’“๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•? ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’•, ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’š ๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’†, ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’”๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’• ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’”๐’‚๐’…๐’๐’†๐’”๐’”. ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐’•๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ƒ๐’๐’†๐’”, ๐’…๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’‡๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’š ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’‘๐’”, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’…๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’๐’Ž๐’š ๐’†๐’๐’†๐’“๐’ˆ๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’“๐’š ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’˜๐’†๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’‚๐’„๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’…๐’†๐’„๐’๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’” ๐’”๐’‚๐’…๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’…๐’†๐’”๐’‘๐’‚๐’Š๐’“; ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’‘๐’‚๐’”๐’• ๐’๐’“ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’‘๐’” ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’“๐’…๐’†๐’ ๐’…๐’–๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š๐’”.

๐‘ต๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‰ ๐’Š๐’”๐’”๐’–๐’†๐’”, ๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’˜๐’†๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’š๐’๐’–, ๐’•๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’š๐’๐’–. ๐‘ฐ๐’• ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’• ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’–๐’๐’ˆ๐’†, ๐’๐’“ ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’…๐’†๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’‚๐’„๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’†๐’Ž๐’‘๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’.

๐‘จ๐’๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’•, ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’š ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’”๐’โ€™๐’• ๐’†๐’๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’…๐’ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’š๐’๐’–โ€™๐’“๐’† ๐’”๐’–๐’‘๐’‘๐’๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’…๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š๐’”. ๐‘ฐ๐’• ๐’†๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’”๐’ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’„๐’‰ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’ ๐’๐’๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’“ ๐’‚ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’š ๐’…๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’“. ๐‘ฐโ€™๐’… ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’—๐’Š๐’—๐’‚๐’ ๐’•๐’Š๐’‘๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’.

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    ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’†ย  ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’ย ๐’‰๐’š๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’†.ย  ๐‘ซ๐’†๐’๐’Ž๐’‚๐’“๐’Œ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’๐’•๐’๐’š ๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’Œ๐’†๐’… #1 ๐’‡๐’๐’“ย ๐’‰๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’”๐’”ย ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’๐’….ย  ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’†๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Š๐’“ ๐’‘๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’๐’‡ย ๐’‰๐’š๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’†ย ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘๐’”.ย  ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Š๐’”ย ๐’‰๐’š๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’†ย (๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’๐’๐’–๐’๐’„๐’†๐’… ๐‘ฏ๐‘ถ๐‘ถ-๐’ˆ๐’‚)?ย  ๐‘ฐ๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’•๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’”๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’” ๐’Ž๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ โ€œ๐’„๐’๐’›๐’šโ€ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’‡ย ๐’‰๐’š๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’†ย ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’๐’–๐’…๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’Ž ๐’ƒ๐’๐’‚๐’๐’Œ๐’†๐’•๐’”, ๐’”๐’๐’‡๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’Ž ๐’”๐’๐’„๐’Œ๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’˜๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’”, ๐’‰๐’๐’• ๐’…๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’Œ๐’” ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’•๐’†๐’‚, ๐’„๐’๐’„๐’๐’‚, ๐’˜๐’‚๐’”๐’”๐’‚๐’Š๐’, ๐’†๐’•๐’„… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’›๐’š ๐’‡๐’Š๐’“๐’†๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’‡๐’Š๐’“๐’†๐’”.ย  ๐‘ฐ๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆย ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’„๐’šย ๐’„๐’๐’๐’”๐’„๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’”๐’๐’š ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’“๐’…๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’†.ย  ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’” ๐’”๐’๐’๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’‘๐’‚๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…, ๐’„๐’–๐’“๐’ ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’… ๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’Œ, ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’Ž๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’‹๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’”๐’‚๐’˜ ๐’‘๐’–๐’›๐’›๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’š ๐’๐’“ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’Œ๐’”. ๐‘ฐ๐’• ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’š ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚ ๐’Ž๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’„๐’–๐’‘ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’†๐’‚ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š๐’๐’๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’” ๐’–๐’‘. ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’„๐’๐’–๐’…๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’๐’†๐’”, ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’“ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’„๐’“๐’‚๐’‡๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ. ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’•ย  ๐’Ž๐’๐’”๐’•๐’๐’š ๐’Š๐’•’๐’” ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐’•๐’๐’ ๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’…ย ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’“ ๐’„๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’†.๐‘ถ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’, ๐’‰๐’š๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’†; ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’ ๐’„๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’, ๐’‹๐’–๐’…๐’ˆ๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡. ๐‘ฐ๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‚๐’„๐’š ๐’Š๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’“๐’†๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’†๐’” ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‹๐’๐’š.ย ๐‘ฐ๐’ ๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’Ž๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’…ย ๐’‰๐’š๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’†, ๐’‰๐’š๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’„๐’๐’–๐’“๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†๐’” ๐’–๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’—๐’†๐’”, ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’—๐’†๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‹๐’๐’š ๐’๐’‡ ๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ.ย ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’–๐’๐’๐’–๐’” ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’”๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’”, ๐’๐’“ . ๐‘ฐ๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’”๐’ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’„๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’Ž ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’–๐’“๐’Š๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’”๐’๐’–๐’‘ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’˜. ๐‘บ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’…๐’๐’˜๐’, ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’™, ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚ ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’Œ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ย ๐’‚๐’…๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‰๐’š๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’Š๐’‡๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’!
  • ๐‘พ๐’‚๐’”๐’‰ ๐’€๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘ฏ๐’‚๐’๐’…๐’”
    ๐‘ถ๐’‡๐’•๐’†๐’! ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’†๐’†๐’Ž ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’‚ “๐’๐’-๐’ƒ๐’“๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’“,” ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’‚๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’š ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’๐’๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’†๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐’Š๐’๐’‡๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’… ๐’๐’“ ๐’‡๐’๐’–. ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’–๐’”๐’–๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‚๐’…๐’…๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’Œ๐’†๐’†๐’‘ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’Š๐’•๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–’๐’“๐’† ๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’˜๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“. ๐‘ท๐’“๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’Œ๐’†๐’š!
  • ๐‘ฎ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’€๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘ฎ๐’Š๐’‡๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ฏ๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‰
    ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’‘๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’†๐’™๐’„๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“. ๐‘ฉ๐’–๐’• ๐’†๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’Š๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’–๐’•, ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’…๐’… ๐’–๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’‘๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’๐’Š๐’๐’†. ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’˜ ๐’…๐’Š๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’ ๐‘ฑ๐’‚๐’๐’–๐’‚๐’“๐’š 2๐’๐’… ๐’๐’‚๐’”๐’• ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“? ๐‘ฐ๐’‡ ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’†๐’™๐’•๐’“๐’‚ ๐’”๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’“ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’‚๐’• ๐’‡๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’” ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’…๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’”๐’•๐’–๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’–๐’†๐’…, ๐’…๐’๐’โ€™๐’• ๐’๐’†๐’• ๐’Š๐’• ๐’‰๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’ ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’Š๐’. ๐‘น๐’†๐’”๐’๐’๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’š๐’†๐’•, ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’†๐’“๐’ˆ๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’—๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š. ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’†๐’˜ ๐’”๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’‘๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’๐’†๐’™๐’• ๐’‡๐’†๐’˜ ๐’˜๐’†๐’†๐’Œ๐’” ๐’๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’•! ๐‘ฎ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’๐’๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’‡๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’‰ ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’˜๐’‚๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’…๐’Š๐’†๐’•, ๐’๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’ ๐’‰๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’๐’…๐’š ๐’๐’–๐’•๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’–๐’‘๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’๐’†๐’†๐’… –
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*๐‘จ๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’”, ๐’Š๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’‚ ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’„๐’Œ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’…๐’๐’„๐’•๐’๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚ ๐’๐’†๐’˜ ๐’”๐’–๐’‘๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•, ๐’†๐’”๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’Š๐’‡ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’Ž๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’๐’“ ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’Ž๐’†๐’…๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’.

  • ๐‘ฌ๐’™๐’†๐’“๐’„๐’Š๐’”๐’†ย 
    ๐‘พ๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’”, ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‚๐’๐’๐’๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’”๐’š ๐’”๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’…๐’–๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’Œ๐’๐’–๐’•. ๐‘ฌ๐’™๐’†๐’“๐’„๐’Š๐’”๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’‘ ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’†๐’—๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”.
  • ๐‘ฒ๐’†๐’†๐’‘ ๐‘ฐ๐’• ๐‘บ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’†
    ๐‘ฐ ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’„๐’‰ , ๐’Š๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐‘ฐ’๐’Ž ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’•๐’๐’† ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’…. ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ƒ๐’Š๐’ˆ, ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’‡๐’†๐’„๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’”๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’š. ๐‘ฐ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’”๐’’๐’–๐’†๐’†๐’›๐’† ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š๐’”. ๐‘บ๐’ ๐’Ž๐’–๐’„๐’‰ ๐’”๐’ ๐‘ฐ ๐’”๐’–๐’‡๐’‡๐’๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’Ž๐’š๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐‘จ๐‘ต๐‘ซ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฐ’๐’Ž ๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’–๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’…๐’. ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’š ๐’š๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” โ€“ ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š, ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’š ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’‘๐’• ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’Œ๐’”๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’Š๐’-๐’๐’‚๐’˜๐’” โ€“ ๐’ƒ๐’–๐’• ๐’…๐’๐’โ€™๐’• ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’‚๐’„๐’„๐’†๐’‘๐’• ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’Š๐’๐’—๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’†๐’Š๐’—๐’†. ๐‘จ๐’”๐’Œ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’š ๐’Ž๐’†๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’˜๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’”๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ ๐’๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’‡๐’•๐’” ๐’๐’“ ๐’‘๐’๐’‚๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’–๐’‘๐’†๐’“ ๐’”๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•-๐’•๐’๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’๐’๐’“๐’Ž๐’๐’–๐’” ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’“. ๐’€๐’๐’– ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐’‡๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’‚๐’” ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’†๐’… ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’‚๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’”๐’–๐’ˆ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’“.
  • ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’• ๐’€๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐‘บ๐’‰๐’๐’‘๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ซ๐’๐’๐’† ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’š
    ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’• ๐’Š๐’• ๐’…๐’๐’๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’‡๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’• ๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’„๐’“๐’‚๐’›๐’š. ๐‘ฐ ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’‘ ๐’‚๐’๐’Ž๐’๐’”๐’• ๐’†๐’™๐’„๐’๐’–๐’”๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’๐’š ๐’๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’๐’๐’˜. ๐‘ฐ ๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’‘๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’’๐’–๐’Š๐’“๐’Œ๐’š ๐’”๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’š ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’‘๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐‘ฐ ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’‚๐’ ๐’‚๐’…๐’… ๐’๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’‡๐’•. ๐‘ถ๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐‘ฐ ๐’ˆ๐’†๐’• ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’…๐’๐’๐’† ๐’๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’†, ๐‘ฐ ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’†๐’๐’‹๐’๐’š ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‡๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’–๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’‘.
  • ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’‡๐’–๐’๐’๐’š
    ๐‘ฌ๐’‚๐’• ๐’–๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’”๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’”๐’‡๐’Š๐’†๐’…, ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’”๐’•๐’–๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’…. ๐‘บ๐’‚๐’—๐’๐’“ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’—๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’”.
    8-๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’‘๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ
  • ๐‘ฉ๐’† ๐‘ท๐’“๐’†๐’‘๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’…
    ๐’‚๐’๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’†๐’™๐’•๐’“๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’• ๐’’๐’–๐’Š๐’„๐’Œ๐’๐’š ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’–๐’๐’†๐’™๐’‘๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’†๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’–๐’†๐’”๐’•๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’๐’† ๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’†๐’™ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’‡๐’• ๐’˜๐’“๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’š ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’†.
  • ๐‘ฏ2๐‘ถ
    ๐‘ป๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’š๐’…๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’†; ๐’…๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’๐’•๐’š ๐’๐’‡ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’“.
  • ๐‘น๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’†๐’“ – ๐‘บ๐’–๐’‡๐’‡๐’†๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’•๐’†๐’๐’š ๐’๐’‘๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’‚๐’
    ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’•๐’˜๐’ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’ – ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’‹๐’๐’š ๐’๐’“ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’”๐’†๐’“๐’š. ๐‘ฐ๐’•โ€™๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’„๐’‰๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’†. ๐‘ญ๐’†๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’”๐’†๐’…, ๐’‚๐’๐’ˆ๐’“๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’… ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š, ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’š ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’–โ€™๐’—๐’† ๐’‚๐’•๐’•๐’‚๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’… ๐’•๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‡๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’š, ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’„๐’Š๐’“๐’„๐’–๐’Ž๐’”๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’„๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’… ๐’–๐’‘ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’„๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’“.
  • ๐‘ท๐’“๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’„๐’† ๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’‚๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’
    ๐‘ญ๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’ ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’†๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’†๐’“ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’Š๐’†๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’š ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’˜๐’†๐’Š๐’“๐’… ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’˜๐’Œ๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’…. ๐‘ฐ๐’…๐’†๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’š ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’–โ€™๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’๐’ˆ๐’๐’Š๐’›๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‰๐’–๐’Ž๐’‚๐’, ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’”๐’๐’Ž๐’† ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’‚๐’”๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’? ๐‘ฐ๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’•’๐’” ๐’”๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’…๐’Š๐’‡๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’–๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’Œ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…. ๐‘พ๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’˜๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’”๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’ ๐’‰๐’Š๐’Ž ๐’๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†๐’” ๐’๐’Š๐’Œ๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’”?
  • ๐‘ด๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’
    ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’• ๐’“๐’Š๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐’๐’“ ๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’”๐’†๐’• โ€“ ๐’Ž๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’• ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’•๐’“๐’‚ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’.
  • ๐‘ฝ๐’๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’†๐’†๐’“
    ๐‘ฐ๐’• ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’‰๐’–๐’Ž๐’ƒ๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’—๐’๐’๐’–๐’๐’•๐’†๐’†๐’“ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†, ๐’Ž๐’๐’๐’†๐’š, ๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‚๐’๐’†๐’๐’•๐’”. ๐‘ฎ๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’Š๐’” ๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’“๐’†๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’๐’†๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’•๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’‘๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’†.

 

3 Quick Holiday Tips

 

๐‘ฐ ๐’Œ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ, ๐’”๐’ ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’Ž๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’…๐’†๐’†๐’‘ ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰ ๐’Š๐’, ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’… ๐’Š๐’•, ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’†๐’™๐’‰๐’‚๐’๐’†. ๐‘น๐’†๐’‘๐’†๐’‚๐’• 3 ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’†๐’”. ๐‘น๐’†๐’๐’‚๐’™ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’†๐’“๐’”, ๐’–๐’-๐’„๐’๐’†๐’๐’„๐’‰ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‹๐’‚๐’˜ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’“๐’†๐’‚๐’•๐’‰๐’†.

  1. ย ๐‘ฎ๐’†๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’‘๐’‘๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’…๐’๐’๐’† ๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’š ๐’”๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’‹๐’–๐’”๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’•๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’“๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’•๐’†๐’‚๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐’˜๐’๐’“๐’“๐’š๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’๐’•๐’”
  2. ๐‘ป๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’‚ ๐’Ž๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ. ๐‘ซ๐’๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’‡๐’๐’๐’…, ๐’„๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’๐’“ ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“ ๐’Š๐’•๐’†๐’Ž๐’”. ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’๐’–๐’‘ ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’•๐’„๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’‚๐’ ๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’“ ๐’”๐’ ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’Š๐’Ž๐’† ๐’‚๐’•. ๐‘ญ๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’‚ ๐’˜๐’‚๐’š ๐’•๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’˜๐’‰๐’ ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’๐’• ๐’‡๐’‚๐’Ž๐’Š๐’๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…๐’”. ๐‘น๐’†๐’‚๐’„๐’‰ ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’Ž๐’–๐’๐’Š๐’•๐’š ๐’Š๐’ ๐’๐’†๐’†๐’…. ๐‘ฎ๐’Š๐’—๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’•๐’ ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’๐’‘๐’†๐’๐’” ๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’‰๐’†๐’‚๐’“๐’• ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’–๐’” ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‘๐’“๐’†๐’”๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’Ž๐’๐’Ž๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’•๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’ˆ๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’†๐’‡๐’–๐’ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’˜๐’† ๐’‰๐’‚๐’—๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’˜๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’˜๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’‚๐’„๐’Œ.
  3. ๐‘ป๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’€๐‘ถ๐‘ผ! ๐‘บ๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’” ๐’‚ ๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡๐’๐’†๐’”๐’” ๐’‚๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’. ๐‘ฉ๐’†๐’„๐’‚๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’˜๐’‰๐’†๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’‡๐’†๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’ˆ๐’๐’๐’…, ๐’Š๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’…๐’† ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’๐’–๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’•๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’•๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’”๐’† ๐’‚๐’“๐’๐’–๐’๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’–. ๐‘บ๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’„๐’‚๐’“๐’† ๐’Š๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’‡๐’• ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’„๐’‚๐’ ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’—๐’†. ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’”๐’‰๐’๐’˜๐’” ๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’“๐’” ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’˜๐’‚๐’๐’• ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’ƒ๐’†๐’”๐’• ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“๐’”๐’†๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’•๐’‰๐’†๐’Ž. ๐‘ท๐’‚๐’”๐’” ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’” ๐’ˆ๐’Š๐’‡๐’• ๐’๐’!

๐’‘๐’”… ๐‘ฐ ๐’…๐’๐’’๐’• ๐’–๐’”๐’–๐’‚๐’๐’๐’š ๐’…๐’ ๐’—๐’Š๐’…๐’†๐’๐’” (ย ๐’”๐’‰๐’š ๐’‚๐’๐’… ๐’‚๐’˜๐’Œ๐’˜๐’‚๐’“๐’… ๐’Œ๐’Š๐’๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‘๐’†๐’“๐’”๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐‘ฐ ๐’‚๐’Žย ), ๐’”๐’ ๐’†๐’™๐’„๐’–๐’”๐’† ๐’Ž๐’š ๐’๐’†๐’“๐’—๐’๐’–๐’” ๐’‚๐’๐’™๐’Š๐’†๐’•๐’š .ย 

๐’‚๐’“๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’๐’† ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’„๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’

 


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๐‘ฎ๐’Š๐’—๐’† ๐’Ž๐’๐’“๐’†, ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’“. ๐‘ฌ๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“ ๐’•๐’ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’ ๐’‚ ๐’„๐’๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’†๐’•๐’† ๐’”๐’†๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘จ๐’“๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’๐’†’๐’” 2019 ๐’‰๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐’‘๐’“๐’๐’…๐’–๐’„๐’•๐’”. ๐‘ญ๐’“๐’๐’Ž ๐’๐’๐’˜ ๐’–๐’๐’•๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’… ๐’๐’‡ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’š๐’†๐’‚๐’“, ๐’‡๐’๐’“ ๐’†๐’—๐’†๐’“๐’š ๐’…๐’๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’– ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’•๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘จ๐’“๐’ƒ๐’๐’๐’๐’† ๐‘ช๐’‰๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’•๐’‚๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐‘ญ๐’๐’–๐’๐’…๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’, ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’‚๐’Ž๐’† ๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’ƒ๐’† ๐’†๐’๐’•๐’†๐’“๐’†๐’… ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’ ๐’‚ ๐‘ด๐’๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’๐’š ๐‘ซ๐’“๐’‚๐’˜๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ. ๐‘บ๐’Š๐’Ž๐’‘๐’๐’š ๐’‚๐’…๐’… ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’…๐’๐’๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ ๐’•๐’ ๐’š๐’๐’–๐’“ ๐’๐’๐’๐’Š๐’๐’† ๐’๐’“๐’…๐’†๐’“.

 

 


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๐‘ฏ๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ 2019 ๐‘ฉ๐’๐’๐’Œ๐’๐’†๐’•
๐‘ช๐’†๐’๐’†๐’ƒ๐’“๐’‚๐’•๐’† ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’”๐’†๐’‚๐’”๐’๐’ ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐‘ฏ๐’๐’๐’Š๐’…๐’‚๐’š ๐‘ช๐’๐’๐’๐’†๐’„๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’ 2019!

 

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Matcha cranberry Christmas smoothie bowl

Merry (almost) Christmas, beautiful humans. As excitement levels are increasing these days waiting for Santa, with many of us reuniting with families and loved ones, enjoying our little feasts, lauโ€ฆ

Source: Matcha cranberry Christmas smoothie bowl

Chestnut soup with Brie and Thyme

What a wonderful soup for the season!

A creamy chestnut soup with brie and thyme that will warm your soul. It’s full of fiber, nutrients, and antioxidants. It’s gluten free and vegan friendly!

You can find the recipe @Nutrizonia

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Christmas Story: For the Man Who Hated Christmas

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Christmas Story:
For the Man Who Hated Christmas
By Nancy W. Gavin

Itโ€™s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years.

It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas. Oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of itโ€”overspending and the frantic running around at the last minute to get a tie for Uncle Harry and the dusting powder for Grandmaโ€”the gifts given in desperation because you couldnโ€™t think of anything else.

Knowing he felt this way, I decided one year to bypass the usual shirts, sweaters, ties and so forth. I reached for something special just for Mike. The inspiration came in an unusual way.

Our son Kevin, who was 12 that year, was on the wrestling team at the school he attended. Shortly before Christmas, there was a non-league match against a team sponsored by an inner-city church. These youngsters, dressed in sneakers so ragged that shoestrings seemed to be the only thing holding them together, presented a sharp contrast to our boys in their spiffy blue and gold uniforms and sparkling new wrestling shoes.

As the match began, I was alarmed to see that the other team was wrestling without headgear, a kind of light helmet designed to protect a wrestlerโ€™s ears. It was a luxury the ragtag team obviously could not afford.

Well, we ended up walloping them. We took every weight class. Mike, seated beside me, shook his head sadly, โ€œI wish just one of them could have won,โ€ he said. โ€œThey have a lot of potential, but losing like this could take the heart right out of them.โ€ Mike loved kidsโ€”all kids. He so enjoyed coaching little league football, baseball and lacrosse. Thatโ€™s when the idea for his present came.

That afternoon, I went to a local sporting goods store and bought an assortment of wrestling headgear and shoes, and sent them anonymously to the inner-city church. On Christmas Eve, I placed a small, white envelope on the tree, the note inside telling Mike what I had done, and that this was his gift from me.

Mikeโ€™s smile was the brightest thing about Christmas that year. And that same bright smile lit up succeeding years. For each Christmas, I followed the traditionโ€”one year sending a group of mentally handicapped youngsters to a hockey game, another year a check to a pair of elderly brothers whose home had burned to the ground the week before Christmas, and on and on.

The white envelope became the highlight of our Christmas. It was always the last thing opened on Christmas morning, and our childrenโ€”ignoring their new toysโ€”would stand with wide-eyed anticipation as their dad lifted the envelope from the tree to reveal its contents. As the children grew, the toys gave way to more practical presents, but the small, white envelope never lost its allure.

The story doesnโ€™t end there. You see, we lost Mike last year due to dreaded cancer. When Christmas rolled around, I was still so wrapped in grief that I barely got the tree up. But Christmas Eve found me placing an envelope on the tree. And the next morning, I found it was magically joined by three more. Unbeknownst to the others, each of our three children had for the first time placed a white envelope on the tree for their dad. The tradition has grown and someday will expand even further with our grandchildren standing to take down that special envelope.

Mikeโ€™s spirit, like the Christmas spirit will always be with us.

Source:ย Woman’s Day 2009

Sharing A Delicious Dish – Baked apples for Christmas

From Cooking without Limits, this dish not only looks amazing, but can you just imagine the way the kitchen will smell when you make this? Heavenly! I can’t wait to try this out. I’ll actually be making it next month because I get off easy and am not the cook this yearย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Apples, cinnamon, honey and walnuts. This is the smell of Christmas in the kitchen. Pure heaven. Recipe can be found here…ย Baked apples for Christmas