Happy Feast Day of the Ass! No kidding. Animals get short shrift in religious beliefs and practice (apart from the Hindu cow, and sacrifice, of course), so I found it quite wonderful to stumble on an old tradition celebrating the biblical donkey.
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are both celebrated in Florence, and the entire two weeks (or more) surrounding Christmas and New Year's is one continuous 'festa' (party) and with everyone walking.
Focusing on what she wants, Sariah never waits -- she goes and gets it.
The CrowdRise #HolidayChallenge just ended last week, and you won't believe how much the organizations raised collectively in small donations for their nonprofits: $2,394,827, more than double last year's total for the Vets Challenge.
Skydiving is falling, technically, but it's uplifting nonetheless, and about as close as we humans can come to flying. Seems there are quite a few of us who want to experience feeling free as a bird without actually being outdoors and dealing with the weather.
One thing I know about recovery is that going through treatment is not nearly as hard as trying to stay sober once you are out. Aftercare is truly where the challenge of sobriety lies. Because I can connect with the idea so deeply, I have jumped into this project whole-heartedly.
The key to being a good flirt is to do so unapologetically, effortlessly, and in the most authentic way possible. There's no one way to flirt; in fact, the best ways incorporate your own personal quirks with some tried and true sex appeal to really get the ball rolling.
For me, it seems that to honor the holiday, I must honor the everyday.
The kids rigged the train set with wrapping paper bombs made of toile/And I think Elf On A Shelf is having an affair with the American Girl doll. "Tomorrow I'll take down the lights," said Procrastination Mommy each day at dawn as I filled the Spode holly mug I wish, too, was gone.
Pope Francis is a man who wants us to understand each other no matter what our differences may be and to do our best to help one another. And that is the core of what every religion should be.
He steered me in the direction of an end cap a few aisles away, calling out to me as I hurried off, "They changed the box and packaging a little bit, but you should be able to spot it." Spotted.
In recent weeks I've had many conversations about this very topic, the spirit of the holiday season, and I've heard many stories of those who volunteer their time during this very busy season.
Every year, Christmas disrupts our lives and shatters our routines. It breaks into our normal patterns and turns them upside down. It is not too different, I suppose, than the first Christmas.
For an increasing number of Americans, even these holidays have eroded into family gatherings that no longer connect strongly to the spiritual meaning that they have in the religious cultures in which they developed.
Christmas Day marked two months on the ice. Here's a snapshot into the first 62 days of the Scott Expedition.
The titular prophet was a big fan of giving: "All you have shall some day be given; Therefore give now, that the season of giving may be yours and not your inheritors'." And give customers did.