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Dear Noah,
It seems like every time I come home, something else is moved.
First, that blue armchair at the other end of the living room was moved to block you from getting to the glass cabinet.
Then they started putting the dining room chairs in front of the stairs to keep you from going up by yourself.
But apparently that wasn’t enough; the chairs are too easy for you to move.
Now the coffee table is blocking the stairs…
And the living room just looks lame.
WHY MUST YOU KEEP REARRANGING MY LIFE?!?
I just want to set the record straight.
This is NOT your house.
You know, I’ve said that to you a few times already this week…
But I guess you didn’t hear me because you were too busy getting people to rearrange the furniture for you.
Seriously, if all this rearranging is practice because you want to be an interior decorator, that’s fine.
Just go practice across the street at your house.
Thanks.
See ya around.
Love, Auntie TJ

Dear Noah,

It seems like every time I come home, something else is moved.

First, that blue armchair at the other end of the living room was moved to block you from getting to the glass cabinet.

Then they started putting the dining room chairs in front of the stairs to keep you from going up by yourself.

But apparently that wasn’t enough; the chairs are too easy for you to move.

Now the coffee table is blocking the stairs…

And the living room just looks lame.

WHY MUST YOU KEEP REARRANGING MY LIFE?!?

I just want to set the record straight.

This is NOT your house.

You know, I’ve said that to you a few times already this week…

But I guess you didn’t hear me because you were too busy getting people to rearrange the furniture for you.

Seriously, if all this rearranging is practice because you want to be an interior decorator, that’s fine.

Just go practice across the street at your house.

Thanks.

See ya around.

Love,
Auntie TJ

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Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.
Dale Carnegie (via instila)

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Baffling Balloon Behavior

Not only does Destin have one of the best YouTube channels on this fair planet, but he is also a wizard. 

Just kidding, he just has an eye for science in everyday life. In the latest Smarter Every Day, Destin and his two adorable assistants make a helium-filled balloon do something very, very strange inside their accelerating minivan. So strange, in fact, that you might feel like his family car is a secret portal to a land where physics is broken.

Here’s an idea: After Destin shows you the trick, pause the video for a few minutes and see if you can figure out what’s going on. Then, if you don’t understand or agree with his explanation, head on over to Reddit to continue the discussion!

I thoroughly enjoyed this video.

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Spoken word.
Take it as a piece of poetry; it’s cool.
Regard it as a short story; it’s interesting.
Recognize it as the truth; it’s life-changing.

That’s my story, anyway.  =)  Happy Easter!

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After some 30 years of [analyzing teaching], I have concluded that classroom teaching—particularly at the elementary and secondary levels—is perhaps the most complex, most challenging, and most demanding, subtle, nuanced, and frightening activity that our species has ever invented. In fact, when I compared the complexity of teaching with that much more highly rewarded profession, “doing medicine,” I concluded that the only time medicine even approaches the complexity of an average day of classroom teaching is in an emergency room during a natural disaster. When 30 patients want your attention at the same time, only then do you approach the complexity of the average classroom on an average day.
The wisdom of practice: essays on teaching, learning and learning to teach Lee S. Shulman (via luckyseventeen)

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I learned how to hard boil an egg today. Egg Russian Roulette is on tomorrow! =)

I learned how to hard boil an egg today. Egg Russian Roulette is on tomorrow! =)

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Easter Quotes for Inspiration

You could be doing all the right things, and life still won’t be perfect.

"You can be right smack in the middle of God’s will and still get crucified."  —Rich Wilkerson Jr. (via Brad Cooper)

But know this:

"Life is not futile.  Failure is not fatal.  Death is not final."  —Robyn Wilkerson (via Rich Wilkerson Jr.)

"On Friday Jesus seemed powerless!
On Saturday He seemed silent!
On Sunday He made His power and supremacy obvious!
Hold on!!!”  —Perry Noble

Things aren’t always what they seem to be.  Your circumstances won’t always be the same.  Hang on to hope and press on.  You’ll make it through. =)

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Finished (PBC Remix)

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It is finished.

The work that was required to save you is done.

The price for your freedom has been paid.

The chains of sin, sickness, poverty, and death have been broken.

It is finished.

No longer should you feel guilty and condemned.

No longer should you live in despair.

No longer should you be without hope.

It is finished.

Joy can be yours.

Peace can be yours.

Grace and mercy can be yours.

It is finished.

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Happy Friday, everyone!