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Happy Son's Day

  I’m back with some words of wisdom for National Son's Day. Admittedly, I have no idea what I would want to know if I were entering manhood, so I could miss the mark on this one.   Nonetheless, I have a few truth nuggets that might prove to be worth sharing from mother to son.   1.       1. Life is hard.   I shared this one with your sister yesterday, and I haven’t changed my mind. Probably never will.   But it’s the truth.   Life is hard, but it’s also wonderful and beautiful, fun and frightful. I hope you have enough hard to keep you humble, enough success to keep you inspired, and enough adventure to keep your heart alive.   Most importantly, I hope you find joy in every season and in spite of every circumstance you face.   2.       2. Dream Big.   You’ll hear that a lot, but I want to add something that I wish someone had told me. Dream big, but don’t be afraid to change that dream.   People change and so can your dreams.   This is not failure.   Not at all. It means y

Happy Daughter's Day

I saw on Facebook yesterday that it was National Daughter's Day.  I think we can all agree that in spite of the negativity around social media, these little made up holidays are kind of nice. I was thinking about my caption, I realized that I had much more to say than could possibly fit into a social media post.  So here, I sit a day late, pecking away at this keyword that I have once again left neglected for far too long.  I think the greatest gift I could give my daughter are some words of hard earned wisdom. 1. Life is really hard. But it's also wonderful and exciting, and confusing, and delightful, and absolutely, undeniably worth living.  So just let go, take a deep breath, and enjoy the ride.  2.Everyone has a story.  Everyone.  And if you're really lucky, they'll tell you about it.  Always take time to listen because in between the highs and the lows of their journey is life, and wisdom, and something worth sharing.  You will have more in