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Why Should I Wear a Fascinator on the Right?

A number of kind readers have been asking Miss Meredith Sweetpea lately why a fascinator is traditionally worn on the right-hand side of the head. 434 more words

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How to Signal to the Waitstaff That You are Done Eating

Miss Meredith Sweetpea had the rare pleasure of dining out this past weekend with a dear friend. We went to a local Italian restaurant, of the mid-range variety, nothing fancy. 462 more words

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From Scarlet to White as Snow

Waking up to a beautiful snowy morning, ice glistens off the trees, and it is very peaceful. As I reflect, I am reminded that because of Jesus, the ugliness and darkness of my sin has been made as beautiful and pure as a snowy morning…forever! 81 more words

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The Real Test of Good Manners | Meredith Sweetpea | Manners Quotes

“The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.”

–Khalil Gibran

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Life's Little Instructions

This wonderful list of William Snell’s “Life’s Little Instructions” was written when William was 95 years old, and shared in 1993.  Almost 25 years later, these instructions still ring true. 333 more words

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Lose That Weight

They aren’t your responsibility. No, really.

So stop thinking about what ‘they’ did or didn’t do, what ‘they’ said or didn’t say, and definitely stop hoping to goodness that ‘they’ hear this sermon, because ‘they’ could really use it. 718 more words

The Art of Taking Offense

Oh, yes. It is an art. Twisted and surreal, like Picasso, but an art.

Everywhere you look, someone is either giving or taking offense. Honestly, even without this presidential race, Americans have a knack for being put off and making it loudly known, on any one of our 5 social media accounts.* Yet I rarely feel better after I’ve told-it-like-it-is or held onto an offense long enough to explicate in gruesome detail. 551 more words

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