Why do we have such trouble telling our loved ones that we love them? Do you have that kind of communication issue with your loved ones?

We’re pretty open with the love talk in our family. I can’t really say I understand why people have a hard time telling people they love them – what do we have to lose? The way I see it, the worse option is not telling them until it’s too late. There’s nothing quite as painful as that kind of regret.

Above question inspired by this short, poignant blog post:  https://mitchteemley.com/2019/10/10/love-before-its-too-late-2/ 

Decorations for holidays? Spirit lifters or pain in the butt? Or a mix?  

I’m only good at decorating for Christmas. The brutal truth is it’s pain in the butt until it’s done, but every year I manage to remember how uplifting it is once finished. It’s just enough to get me through to the other side, but Christmas is the only holiday I’ll do it for.

Do you donate to charities? Of your time, do you feel money is the only true gift, or other? (nod to Rory for this idea)

I’ll admit to being a little confused by the second part of this question but I’ll do my best. Yes, we donate to charities. People need money to do important work, and when we cannot be in those places then we financially support the ones who can. With that being said I believe time is an equally powerful gift. The list of groups that require volunteer help is endless: schools, the Red Cross, organizations like Walk to End Alzheimer’s, Boy/Girl Scouts, shelters, youth sports, community artists, hospice, Meals on Wheels – it goes on and on. Yes, they need money, but nothing would ever get done without volunteers stepping forward to give their time. Both are necessary gifts.

Are you too superstitious or have you ever played with a Ouija Board?

If American movies are to be believed no teenage girl escapes her slumber party years without dabbling on a Ouija board. I have no memory of doing this, though, so I guess I bucked the trend.

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