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My definition of a pot stirrer is: Noun - 1) a person who uses a kitchen utensil to mix food in a heatable container. 2) a person who can influence another person or a group of people into having either an uncomfortable conversation or an undesirable experience.
It is much easier to buy gifts for someone who is celebrating than it is for someone who is grieving. Birthdays, a new baby, anniversaries. Those occasions are pretty easy to shop for because those are fun gifts to buy. It's super awkward and hard to comfort someone who has lost a loved one. Besides the stores at local funeral homes, there aren't many venues that carry a variety of thoughtful pinches to give to someone who is grieving.
I'll always remember years ago when we lived on Hollywood Beach in Florida, we had to evacuate and took refuge inland. We hunkered down at my friend Paige's house and braced ourselves for the worst.
My kids go to a school where the students are so nice that it could almost be a curse. Students are polite and well-mannered. Why would I complain about that?
You're going to think I'm crazy but I almost declined an invitation to the Super Bowl. I'm not lying when I tell you that the very first thing that went thru my mind, as soon as one of my besties asked me to go with her to Super Bowl 52, was how would I ever find a thoughtful pinch to say thank you?
For as long as I can remember, I prayed for things like: winning big in Vegas or passing a test even though I didn't study for it or not getting a speeding ticket as I sped past a cop that I didn't see until it was too late.
When I think about the things I am NOT grateful for, like losing my dad the day after my 31st birthday, it's tough.
After the dismal Vikings vs. Eagles NFC Championship Game I was grateful to receive texts, emails and calls from friends and family.
National Thank a Mail Carrier Day is always observed on February 4th but ironically, this year it falls on a Sunday. I hope mail carriers are NOT working on Sundays.