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The Original Plus-One

The world continues to spin seemingly out of control from various forms of chaos and uncertainty on far too many issues to count these days and during the past several years. And the necessity for random, happy stories reaches peak level more often than not. You need it. I need it. We all need it.

This is one of those moments that will (not should, but will) bring a smile to your face.

The famed expression is, “kids say the darndest things.” Well, as the 6-year-old boy in the video shows us, kids also have the potential and power to say the nicest things.

Seeing a Fantasy = Believing Reality?

Winnie-the-Pooh’s origin story began with a war?

Reality and fantasy are opposite points of view, each clamoring for our allegiance in a myriad of situations throughout our lives. Which branch on this tree should we reach for? There are rational reasonings for leaning towards both reality and fantasy, given certain circumstances and moments.

But what if the two were interlinked?

For the British author A.A. Milne (who died on January 31, 1956), he discovered a moment in his life when he didn’t have to choose between reality and fantasy.

The second trailer for Goodbye Christopher Robin was recently released.

Goodbye Christopher Robin arrives in theaters on October 13, 2017.

It’s still surreal that A.A. Milne made the jump from the lasting effects of war to talking stuffed animals.

Surreal, yet very real.

Or, in other words: Fantastical, yet firmly rooted in reality.

I Should Have Asked for a Quill Pen for Christmas

‘Tis the perfect day to reflect on Christmas in the spirited mindset of an Oliver Twist-era poem (inspired by Barney Stinson and Ted Mosby, of course)

“To Grandma’s house we go!” the children gleefully shouted on a morning so chilly,
and fortunately for all of them, the trek wasn’t too hilly
With the sun shining bright, everyone packed their cars with gifts wrapped altogether neatly,
they knew each person would enjoy their presents completely and clearly
The food was delicious, all warm and toasty,
that the chaotic bustling was reduced to a setting quite cozy
A wine rack here, a signed book there, memories were created with tears of joy,
then the Griswolds took over with scenes of comedic madness, oh boy!
An elaborate fort was built, no parents allowed,
this made the children so happy and ecstatically proud
Once the feast was eaten, presents opened and thanks were said all around, 
we made sure not to forget about the man with the golden birthday crown
After all, it was a day to celebrate the son of G-O-D
by gazing at the stunning ornaments on our beloved Christmas tree!

I Hope Everybody Had a Merry Christmas!!

Happy Monday!

Most commercials are okay. However, there are certainly the occasional hits. Whether the spot highlights humor, heart, action or mystery, the best commercials bring a smile to our face.

I saw this Meijer commercial for the second time recently. It’s just a really nice message that should bring back memories for all of us of a moment in our youth when we had to have “that toy.” No matter the cost, we did whatever it took to get it from that glorious superhero aisle in the toy store.

Below is a testament to the inspirational and imaginative power of “The Man of Steel.”

Have a Super Week!