Learning to Embrace Strangers is One of Marriage’s Best Lessons

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Sometimes the person who needs you the most is the one you haven’t met yet. (Photo by Neil Moralee, Flickr)

When you’re married for nineteen years, you tend to learn a thing or two from your spouse. Anyone who knows us will readily tell you that Heather is the demonstrative one in our relationship. She’s widely known for just grabbing people and giving them a hug, even if they’re a complete stranger. Although I know this now, I didn’t always, and the concept of doing this in public used to unsettle me. I’ll give you an example. Read more of this post

Paying It Forward One Canine At A Time

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Jathan and his Little Brother visit the local animal shelter to give the residents there a little TLC. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Today my new Little Brother and I went out on our first outing, and one of the things we definitely have in common is our love for animals. Although he doesn’t have a dog of his own yet, he told me he loves poodles and chihuahuas, and likes petting and playing with the pets his grandparents and neighbors have. So a visit to my favorite local animal shelter seemed like a great way to get the ball rolling in our relationship. Read more of this post