Every day, from morning til night, you chug-chug-chug along. Yep, you’re a busy kid with lots of ideas. You help around the house, ride your bike, play with friends, read books, dig in the dirt, throw a ball, lay in the grass. There’s always something down the track to do — until you run out of steam.
You must have rocks in your head.
For most of your life, you’ve had a good relationship with God.
You looked everywhere. Why is it that when you put something away for safekeeping, it ends up being safe — from you? Why is it that you always find whatever you’re looking for in the last possible place you’d think to look?
The bar was all of an inch in diameter, but it was perfect.
In your lifetime, you've wished upon many stars.
You'd pack your bags in a heartbeat.. Yep, if they ever come up with a commuter bus to outer space, you'll be first in line for tickets.
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They say it can't be done.. You can't teach an old dog new tricks, they say, but you've spent a good amount of time doing it successfully anyhow.
The first time you heard that song, you were stunned.. You wanted to turn around and listen to it again.
The other day, while playing outside, you spent 10 minutes watching ants.
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The package was wrapped so nicely.. The paper was festive, the colors zesty with frou-frou ribbon and a shiny bow on top.
The Christmas tree is long gone.
Happily ever after.. That's how things go at the end of a fairy tale. The handsome prince weds the beautiful princess, dragons are slain, wicked witches become dust, peasants rejoice, and they all live ... well, you know what comes next.
The song always pops up when you least expect it.
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You always wanted to be a princess.. Growing up, that's what you told people when they asked.
How many kids do you have?
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All for one, and one for all.. That could've been the motto for you and your two best friends.
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You and God had a little talk this morning.. You told Him about your day ahead: what you wished for, the people who needed Him especially today, the ideas you had and troubles you carried.
Dad said you can't have the car this weekend.. That's OK.
You only wanted a job.
Today, there was food on your table.
Your mother scared the daylights out of you last week.. She said she was going for a quick walk but when she didn't return three hours later, you went looking for her.
History is filled with half-truths, especially about our heroes.. Lincoln, for instance, wasn't the stern, humorless man that old photos lead you to believe.
So far, you've resisted.. You've resisted closing up shop, selling your business, downsizing yourself out of a job.
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You never paid close enough attention to the "part" part.. You were young (too young!) and in love when you walked down the aisle, nervous and sparkly-eyed.
Long and slow. That's how you'd describe every line you've ever stepped into.
Your friends all know better..
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You had no one to blame but yourself.
Once again, you can't find the wrapping paper.
Naughty or nice?. Yep, you've been both this year. You've been nice because it's the right thing to do, it gives you a warm-fuzzy, and you want to make the world a better place.
Nobody packs a suitcase like you do.. A weekend away? No problem.
The game, as they say, is the thing.. It's the thing at your house, that's for sure. Ever since your child's friends started playing sports at school, it's been the No. 1 topic around. He craves competition.
When you were young, you couldn't wait to escape.. Your old hometown was boring.
Your dog gets the best of care.. Before you give him toys, you make sure the squeaker isn't a choking danger.
When you're gone, you'll leave behind many important things.
It gets dark earlier now, which means you reach for the lights earlier, too.
How well did you know the kids you played with?. Back when you were young, you might've said you knew them well.
Everybody looks different, but they haven't changed a bit.. The classmates at your reunion got older, that's for sure. Some have gotten a little wider, a bit grayer, too, and more lined than they were decades ago.
It's 10 minutes after the hour, and you've done it again.
Your Mom is awfully tired of you.. She's tired of you running up and down stairs, in and out doors, from kitchen to bedroom. She's tired of your noise from video games, talky toys, TV shows and electronics.
He's had many names.
Who could resist that little urchin face?. The dog staring at you from your computer screen sure was a cutie.
You barely got a wink of sleep last night.. It started when the boss, on her way out the door, said she needed to meet with you.
There's an impressive number of friends on your Facebook page. Nearly all your high school classmates are there. You've friended everybody at your current, last and one-before jobs.All your college chums are connected with you, as are two friends of your mother's, your mother, some old boyfriends, and people you don't know well but friended anyhow.
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You were such an efficient shopper this year. You remembered everybody on your list: the kids, the spouse, Grandma and Great Aunt Judy. None of the cousins went without a gift this year. You even remembered the neighbors and your boss.
Your job is no piece of cake.. You have to work hard at it. It requires serious thought, dexterous fingers, good eyes, and fast feet. You need tact, patience, negotiating skills, and the soul of a Zen master.. Your job takes practice. Not everybody can do it.