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What Big Eyes You Have! Looking at Life in Wonder(full)

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Gigantic glasses on a little face. Makes me smile. We can imagine this little man is looking at life differently as he peers through these bigger than life shades (and probably can’t wait to rip them off.) He’s sitting still…

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Not My Fairytale

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
I laughed when I saw this photo…then I stopped laughing when I considered how often I’d like to view life from my own little fairytale. Of course, Max Lucado’s words spun me around in double-quick time. The trip from Egypt…

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Finding Pain Out — Before It Leads Us On

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Pain tends to be the one thing in life that always gets our attention. Perhaps this is the reason that we all tend to hate pain. It forces us to deal with things we would rather ignore or avoid. Paul…

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This Too Shall Pass

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Of course, as someone who has dealt with kidney stones over the years…this photo can bring tears of laughter (and pain) to my eyes…but the point still holds true. This (whatever you’re going through) Too (in addition to whatever else…

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Please Take Responsibility, It’s What Grown-ups Do

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Ever walked into a room and felt like the energy in the place was positive and uplifting and just generally gave you good feelings? I have. On the flip side, ever walked into a room and felt like the energy…

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Your Anger is Contagious

Originally posted on Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind:
Anger is contagious. It is. If you’ve ever been around someone prone to angry outbursts (and who hasn’t?) it’s like walking on eggshells all the time. You just never know what will trigger the next outburst. Recent studies confirm what…