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Simple Summer Pleasures

Last night, we grabbed summer’s easiest and quickest toy: the sprinkler.  They made a weapon out of it.  They made a game out of it.  They had pure simple fun for an hour.  

This morning, I logged onto CNN.com and saw men carrying children from a school.  I saw women looking for their pets.  I saw a dazed and injured man sitting in the rubble of his life-long home.

The contrasting images of life are sometimes unbearable.  I’m grateful.  I’m angry.  I fill with happiness for their simple joy.  I fill with sadness because others won’t get this joy ever again.

The people need help once again.  Dig deep into your own gratitude and donate.  

Maybe it’s time for a print sale…