1. I sometimes add fuel to the fire when I am arguing with my husband. I try not to.
    Since my mother passed away I have a different perspective on life. She was my rock and my safety net. I had a very hard time dealing with her loss. I am much better now. After cleaning out her house when she passed I began to care less about material things. I am working on my relationship with my husband. Things are getting better.

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      Jamie, I’m glad things are getting better with your husband. It’s hard to lose a mom, isn’t it? Especially when you’re close. I miss my mom, too. I cleared out my parents house with my sister (my dad died a year after my mom) and it really struck me that you can’t take all those “things” with you. It’s good to care less about material things and more about relationships. Hang in there, friend.

  2. Don’t you think that competitive spirit is also a little addictive? That’s what I don’t like about video games. I like puzzles, but never have anywhere to leave one until I finish. I might play Scrabble with you, I would probably get out of your way on the slopes. ( Not planning to ski. ) People have lost that quiet, thinking type fun haven’t they? And sometimes, I think people just don’t get me or think I’m showing off because I’m a wordy. Some people are Wheel of Fortune and some are Jeopardy. Have a great a day!

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      I do enjoy a game of Scrabble. I used to play with my grandparents a lot when I was little. Once I was playing with my great aunt. I accidently dropped the dictionary in the middle of the board – and she was winning. She was most upset with me. I don’t think she saw the funny side of it.

  3. Well said, Rachel. You demonstrate a great deal of insightfulness into who you are. I think one of our challenges is failing to observe the relationship including ourselves in it and what that looks like, sounds like. Thanks for these great reminders.

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      Yes, Pam, one of the challenges is seeing how we come across to the other person in our relationships. It’s especially challenging with texting, emails, etc.

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