The Scale

Betty Comic Strip for September 13, 2020

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Markings of Love

Pen marks on the wall with scribbled names and dates. I was 15th at a friends house when I saw one. Her mom had markings, in assortment of colors, of every child from birth to full height with all the dates, some with hearts and smiley faces. As I started flipping houses in my late 20s, whenever I would come upon these markings, relators would apologize and things like ‘You can paint over that! and I would assure them that not only would I avoid painting over it, but i would love to find the family and cut out the piece of wood. I think this touch point of a warm, welcoming home gives children a sense of foundation, and the more they feel like they have a place to call home, the better chance they will turn out as kind compassionate humans. – Holly Williams

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Food

Food imaginatively and lovingly prepared, and eaten in good company, warms the being with something more than the mere intake of calories. I cannot conceive of cooking for friends or family, under reasonable conditions, as being a chore.”— Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

NATIONAL COOKING DAY - September 25, 2022 - National Today
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Entrepreneurs

Do you have any business advice for young entrepreneurs? One of the biggest lessons in life, love, and entrepreneurship is that there is no linear path. Our journey has been steeped in road blocks, U-turns and dead ends. Give yourself grace if you have to pause and recalculate your route. It’s your route and you’re not in competition with anyone. Run your race. Also, and this is on the more practical side – You don’t have to wait until the end of the month to pay your bills.

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Rite of Passage

No right of passage is achieved without pain. After labor, comes our collective rebirth. Don’t let up. Victory’s within the mile.

Positively PurgingI welcome your feedbacks in the comments and your likes and passing the real life wisdom on to others as I embark on this new venture of “positively purging“, as I know each of these pieces represents something…

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