I’ve created and sold Christmas cards for the past three years. It’s a fun way for me to make a little extra cash during the holidays. To save a large amount of time and money, I purchase packs of blank cards already cut and scored with envelopes included. Here are my cards from this year:
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Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year, particularly because I love giving gifts. It’s my way of showing my loved ones how important they are to me and thanking them for the time and effort they put into my life. If you’re anything like me, you stress every year about giving the perfect gift! Check out my gift giving guide to help you buy a Christmas present for everyone in your lives, including your furry family members.
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The big question of the day is: Are you happy? I complied a list of questions to help you answer this. After reading the inquiry only you can determine weather you have truly lived at all. Look no further and discover the pure meaning behind an authentic, happy, life.
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For this months book I decided to read a genre I’ve never read before, christian fiction. After researching a few Christian authors, I chose Karen Kingsbury. I didn’t have a specific title in mind, but I knew Ollie’s Bargain Outlet sells books really cheap. I wanted to check out their selection first, before looking anywhere else. It was my lucky day! I was able to find several Kingsbury novels. At first glance, I spotted Chasing Sunsets. I read a summary on the back page, and learned it was book two from a three part series. After searching through several stacks of books for over fifteen minutes, I eventually found book three, Brush of Wings. Both hardcovers for $3.99 each! I was unable to locate the first book in the series, Angels Walking, but no problem. I found a copy on E-bay.
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I was lying in bed a few nights ago, when a random idea managed to make its way through my tunnel of thoughts. My mind wanders a lot before bedtime. Sometimes of memories, books I’ve read, shows I’ve watched, or what I want to eat the next day. I seem to always formulate my best concepts during the early hours of the morning. I’m a night owl.
That particular night I was disappointed at my myself for disposing a poem I wrote a few years ago. I thought it was lousily written, so I crumbled it, and tossed it away, over a year ago. I sat in bed, staring at the wall, desperately trying to remember what I had written. All I managed to recall was that it was about breathing with new lungs. I sighed heavily, thinking, Oh well, I can write a new poem. Then, suddenly I came up with the title, my lungs are made for breathing. Anyone who suffers from cystic fibrosis knows our lungs simply suck at being lungs. Our lungs are definitely not made for breathing well, but new transplanted lungs is a different story.
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Conclusion from The Gift of Sound: Part 1
The Start of Something New
Fast forward to October 31, 2008. It had been over a year since I had my transplants. I was doing well. I wasn’t suffering from any complications. Living happily and healthy as could be. I was finally able to schedule an appointment and qualification testing for cochlear implant surgery. Five years before, this surgery was not an option, because I was too sick to undergo anesthesia.
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The Gift of Sound is dedicated to my dad, who’s love shines brighter than the sun.
During this time of year everyone has their minds on cooler weather, fall festivals, pumpkin spice, horror movies, haunted houses, and halloween parties. While I enjoy some of these as well, I always reminisce about the year 2008. October 31 to be exact, and no, not because of Halloween. I lost my sense of sound and became deaf when I was just eleven years old. I gained it back five years later. This is my journey.
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