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Game night

The question was “If you could drop anything off the Empire State Building, what would it be?”

I write down water balloon, remembering the times we had fights on the school bus the last day.

Dirk writes down watermelon, probably because he is thinking about the pumpkins we have outside that he is going to shoot tomorrow.

Kaylie writes cat, apologizes for her morbid curiosity to see if they can really land on their feet after all that flying.

My mother, who has been holding onto her answer and snickering then lays hers down and says “go big or go home”. Her answer- Elephant.

After the laughter settled down we decided that she won the round but a giraffe would have been funnier. Legs and neck whipping about are more comical that a rolling mass.

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When did that change

I have been researching what an empath is and what that could mean to me. I have learned so much but still have a lot of questions as to how to protect myself in a more spiritual way and not worldly.

In my wondering I looked up the definition of friend and was surprised to find that it had become very worldly. Let me show you.

Here are some of the nouns of friend

1. a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard

2. a person who gives assistance; patron; supporter: friends of the Boston Symphony

3. a person who is on good terms with another: a person who is not hostile: Who goes there? Friend or foe?

4. a person associated with another as a contact on a social media website: We’ve never met, but we’re Facebook friends.

I was very shocked by these acceptable accounts of friends. Half of these definitions I would only consider an acquaintance. Because the world put such monitory and statuses on simple words that we have to change their meaning? No wonder the English language is so hard to understand.

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So true

I have two major pet peeves – customer service and passwords. One has to to do with others lack of curtesy and the other has to do with the lack of memory. Dealing with others is frustrating but learning to deal with myself is beyond comprehension sometimes. It’s just a password, why should I make it difficult to remember?