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There's just something magical about a brand new box of crayons.  Remember? Think about opening that box for the first time.  Remember how it smelled?   How it felt?  Think about the variety of colors all sharpened to a beautiful even point.  Magic.   It's magic because, really, it's a box of  possibilities. When my husband was growing up there were never coloring books in the house.  But there was a drawer full of blank paper and a big box of crayons.   We did the same thing when our kids came along and now the tradition continues for our grandkids. Picasso said that "All kids are artists.  The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up." ...

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Unexpected Joy

I was awake at 4:30 this morning.  I don't know why.  I didn't want to be.  But then, I heard a bird start to sing.  I was fascinated.  It was still dark.  How did she know morning was coming?  As I lay pondering over this phenomenon, more and more birds started singing. Soon there was a chorus of birds, making  me glad i was awake, and providing me a beautiful start to my day. We recently sat in our back yard and counted eight or more different varieties of birds we regularly see.  Spring is here and we have feeders out in the back and in the front along with birdbaths.  We even put our hummingbird feeders out just in...

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