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Three Good Things Thursday

1. High school graduations. Oh, I know, The caps and gowns don't change, the speeches are pretty similar, and we always hear "Pomp and Circumstance". But high school graduations are a right of passage that the young people realize is an awesome part of their lives. It's fun and sad and weighty and traditional and emotional. It is a one of those clear thresholds in a person's life, where you step from one very safe and secure known into a vast unknown. Hurray for grads!

2. Thunderstorms. Ya either love 'em or hate 'em. I love 'em! Grandeur and rain, noise and lightening.

3. Fresh, homemade, yeast and powdered sugar cinnamon rolls. Yum. (Even better: I didn't have to make them. They were a gift!)

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  1. I LOVE a thunderstorm and so does my husband ! I'm trying to teach my kids how to love them too.

    We live in an old neighborhood with old trees and old power lines so we frequently lose power during summer thunderstorms. I find that it is far easier to deal with a power outage in a tidy house rather than in a messy house. So, it's almost Pavlovian at this point - the thunder starts rumbling and I scurry around tidying up the house like mad !

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as you guided
your little man across that busy street.

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big man boots
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watching cars and lights.

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a Mickey Mouse hat
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your big man boots
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a spot where the asphalt broke.

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holding out a hand to
your little man.
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just making sure
he got up
on that sidewalk.

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in your big man boots,
face into a cold Michigan wind,
with the little man behind,
his hat bouncing.