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Friday, April 6, 2012

IN LOVING COLOR

Well, here we are on Good Friday, the start of a beautiful holiday weekend full of family, fun, candy and eggs! It's a time to enjoy life and celebrate our families - not to mention overeat and overheat.  It's one of the few times a year that you and your ex should be able to put your differences aside and appreciate your kids - even if in the past you and your ex have tried to hire the same hit man.  Yes, that's right, today's lesson (ok, ok, 'sermon') is on peace and sharing.  Even the Middle East has had successful peace treaties from time to time so why not you? Fine... it goes for me too!

Have you ever really watched kids at an easter egg hunt? Ever notice that sometimes even when a somewhat older child finds an egg first, if they notice a younger child also eyeing it, they'll make a non-display about putting it in that little one's basket? Why can't we do that? Why do we always have to adhere to the "All eggs in one basket - MINE" philosophy? 

Think about it.  Let's say you're at Wal-Mart (I'll be there shortly) and it's the usual pre-Easter egg madness.  You're just reaching for that last box of discount easter egg dye when you notice a young mother with a couple in tow and one 'en route', about to reach for it. Your pennies are tight but obviously hers are bolted down.  What would you do? Would you extend that box or keep it? I'd like to think we'd all tap that young mother on the shoulder and say "I'm sorry, I thought it was something else".  I don't know about you but the feeling of happiness I'd feel passing that box of dye off knowing the color it would bring to more than just a carton of eggs would far outweigh the pinch of paying a little more for the more expensive box.  

Look at it like this: Doesn't everyone deserve a little bright color in their life? That's what I thought.