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Vanity Insanity by
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Prompted By Hair

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I have down-to-there hair. It has almost always been shoulder length or longer. Once, as I was getting into my car, a guy driving by leaned out his window and shouted, “Don’t ever cut your hair!” It’s the first thing people notice about me and, if meeting me for the first time, almost always comment on. I…
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My Daily D.O.S.E. by
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Prompted By Brain Games

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The reason brain games are so satisfying is purely scientific: chemicals. We get a DOSE of them when we succeed...
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Back to the Garden by
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Prompted By The Garden

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The minute I saw the prompt, I heard Joni Mitchel singing...
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Found by
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Prompted By Lost and Found

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Two men walk along my street, a red string catches one’s eye. He picks it up, admires what he has found, and lovingly presents it to the other.
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Lost by
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Prompted By Lost and Found

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She said yes to the dress and off I went.
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Instant Gratification by
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Prompted By Fame

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This is a good morning; sometimes we’re both in the single digits.
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It’s About Time by
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Prompted By Yard Sales

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Ric was a seasoned picker. He taught me to keep an eye out for those special items that spoke to me.
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The Watchers by
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Prompted By I Swore I'd Never

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“So Mom, guess what happened today?” She’s washing, I’m drying. The house is finally quiet, everyone is settling down, and it’s the first time we’ve been alone together all day. “Oh, Barb, just tell me, I don’t have time to play games.” I know exactly what she’s thinking. This happens every single night. “Remember I…
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Pecking Order by
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Prompted By Birth Order

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I was one of five children growing up. Larry was about four years older than I was, Ricky four years younger, and Keith and Kevin six years younger. So in our family hierarchy, Ricky and I shared billing as middle children.
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The Forgiven by
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Prompted By Forgiveness

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I’ve had my fair share of opportunities to forgive if not forget. (If I do forget, which happens, it’s because I’m forgetful, not because I decide to. You can’t decide to forget…you just do.) I’ve felt varying degrees of anger, hurt, or a mixture of the two by slights and outright betrayal. But in most…
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