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The next time you hear a knock at your door, it might be a bleeding young woman. If it’s the same one who came to my door, she’ll be standing there, apparently in anguish, with bright-red droplets plopping from her face onto your porch.
As a true crime junkie, I knew well enough not to let the woman inside. Her gang of bandits hiding in the bushes would have taken that opportunity, of course, to barge in with semi-automatic weapons and steal my favorite lamp.
I instead offered the woman a paper towel to stanch the bleeding and more water for her empty water bottle.
It turns out she had not been beaten, raped or thrown in a wash and left for dead. She was suffering a nosebleed, which happens when she’s under a lot of stress. And, boy, was she under stress. [Read more…] about Knock, Knock … Who’s there? Yet another person who wants to sell you something
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watch the bee twitch to
see his two front legs
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from the cup
I had smushed
through his middle I
felt bad – for an instant – as
I crushed his bee head
with a rock – that
says not to
kill things & I
shall very well go
to hell but it was
such a human
reaction when his
fuzzy bee bottom
lip as I took a
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Spruce up your fridge or turn your file cabinet into a mini gallery with cool and colorful inspirational magnets! The Four Agreements are one of the themes features in these hand-painted beauties, giving you an easy way to remember the guidelines for happy living outlined in the book of the same name.
The agreements are:
Be impeccable with your word.
Never take anything personally.
Don’t make assumptions.
Always do your best.
Even if you’ve never read “The Four Agreements, ” these fine reminders help keep you serene in a world rife with negativity and chaos.
Each magnet measures 6 to 8 inches long by 4 to 8 inches wide, depending on the style. Each magnet is made out of sheet metal, includes filed edges for safety’s sake, and has at least two, heavy duty magnets glued to the back.
Can easily hold your To Do lists, reminder slips, greeting cards, illustrations or all that other fun stuff you like to stick on your fridge.
Buy each individually or get a deal when you buy the set of four Four Agreements! This listing is for the set of four magnets. Magnets sell at $29 each or you can buy the set of four for $99. Shipping is $7.50 on singles or set.
The original set sold – yaay! – but subsequent orders will be created to duplicate magnets pictured.
Unless otherwise specified, magnets will follow the shape and colors pictured – but you can always go for the shape, colors, size, and quote of your choice.
The magnets are hand-painted cut metal, with filed edges for safety and two sturdy, durable magnets glued to the back with heavy duty glue. Don’t worry, I use those thick button magnets that can actually hold things without sliding to the floor.
Order yours today! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for custom options.
Makes a great stocking stuffer or personalized gift.
Buy now on Etsy or choose selection below.
|Set or Singles|