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Friday, August 9, 2013

Nothing Like Time with Family



I had not seen my daughter for quite a while. So when she visited, she and I made sure to spend a lot of time together doing things we love. We ate our favorite dishes, shopped, went sight-seeing, had heart-to-heart talks.
 
"Mom, if you buy one more dress, I'll disown you," my daughter, who was apparently suffering from some form of deliberately self-induced amnesia, admonished me with a naughty smile.
 
She had obviously forgotten that I had absent-mindedly left my suitcase in my car at the airport in Hilo as I rushed to catch my plane to Honolulu to show her around.
 
I had a convenient excuse  for store-hopping. But I  loved the way my daughter and I reversed roles. It was all about togetherness. Joy. Love.
 
Make this weekend meaningful and precious by giving family and others you love the gift of time. You will discover that  in giving, you are blessed with so much more. 
 
Have an Aloha-filled weekend! See you next week!
 


Ariel and daughter


- ARIEL MURPHY
 

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    1. Thank you Mitchell Hegman. Enjoy your weekend.

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  2. Lovely! Haven't seen Vera for eternity. Not since she was a little girl.

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  3. Memories transcend the limitations of space and time, don't they? Great advice, Ariel!

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    1. Yes Paul. Memories are precious. Thanks for your comment.

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  4. Thanks for sharing! Great Picture!

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    1. I was hoping we'd dance the weekend together Gay Lynn. Let me know IN ADVANCE when you'll be on my side of the island again please. Hoping you are well. My love to you!

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  5. Great picture, great story. Have a wonderful weekend Ariela. Hope to see you soon.

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    1. Thanks Mary! Hope to see you soon too! Be well!

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