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Though I rarely (if ever) use profanity, a certain Halloween costume is a BITCH!

I’ll let the video speak for itself:

Regina George may think people can wear whatever they want on October 31st.

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There are many beautiful, wonderful things in life in which to find humor & joy.

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The Holocaust is NOT one of them.

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If you agree with me (and you should!), please spread this message/post anyway that you can.

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Oh, also I read a book by the German LDS General Authority F. Enzio Busche. 

It changed my life.

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  Must write about it soon.  Until then, here’s a wonderful video by him:

But back to costumes (bookending again!),

here is one of my personal favorites of my own:

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Strong women are hot, ya’ll.

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Click here for some of my other Halloween hits (literally!) and misses…

And speaking of, if somebody’s costume offends you,

don’t be afraid to stand up for yourself.

Take a tip from my friend (pictured above!) Rosie (the Riveter).

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And to sum up in one brilliant phrase my beliefs on costumes,

allow me to quote from THE greatest playwright of all time.

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“There is much truth in jest (for good and for bad)”

~William Shakespeare

Now it’s time for a little text-to-self connection (my favorite part!):

Righteous Readers: what do your Halloween Costumes say about you (for good and for bad)?

PS.  If you think the fact that there is a Picture of a Pumpkin on this Post (about Halloween!) is a coincidence, THINK AGAIN.

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The Surprise of a Lifetime!

This is Thomas:

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Thomas is a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  He attended Southern Virginia University (where he did music with my mama!), and after graduating, made the brave decision to serve a full-time LDS mission at the age of 24.  When making a quick stop in Utah to stock up on missionary gear, Thomas experienced a BIG surprise.  Check it out!

So awesome, huh?  Actually, he was one of 15 soon-to-be missionaries who got this star treatment:

Read the full article here: 

Godspeed, Thomas!  And Deseret First Credit Union, mad props.

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“The Lord answers our prayers, but it is usually through another person that he meets our needs….”

"The Lord answers our prayers, but it is usually through another person that he meets our needs....""The Lord answers our prayers, but it is usually through another person that he meets our needs...."

A few weeks ago, I called my friend Alex ( Alex is gender-neutral, and of course is not his/her real name.  But I double-checked anyways and now publish this with his/her permission).  Alex did not answer the phone, but the following text conversation ensued:

Alex:  Hey!  I’m at work.  How are you?

Katherine: Haha, I figured.  Just calling to say hi!  Call back when you can. No rush, just thought of you and wanted to let you know. 

Alex:  Katherine, I truly believe you were inspired to call me.  Thank you for following through with your thoughts even if you didn’t think anything of it.  When you called, I was in the bathroom crying having a really hard time, but your calling is an answer to my prayers. 

Katherine:  Alex, I’m so glad I could lift your spirits a little.  You lift mine.  I really do hope things get better.  Call/text/email anytime!

Alex:  Katherine, thank you.  You are amazing!

I do not relay this text exchange to brag.  I just want to remind you that you never know what role you are playing in someone’s life.

The title of this post comes from this quote by President Spencer W. Kimball.

Don’t be afraid to reach out.

READERS:  Who’s day will YOU make with a terrific text?

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Oh ya, and save your text messages!

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Rosie doesn’t like Kelly

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Rosemary is NOT digging my Kelly Clarkson highlights, I guess.

(I’m not really digging them either but I’ve learned to keep some things to myself).

The honesty of children is a double-edged sword.

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Sometimes a song is so good live that even a crappy recorded version can (almost) make you tear up….

Love the call-and response with the audience.

NATASHA I WANT TO SING WITH YOU! DEAD SERIOUS!

Could this woman be anymore talented, beautiful and kind?  That is a rhetorical question, and the literal answer is NO!

You cannot teach stage-presence like that.

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Don’t tell someone who is too sensitive that he/she is too sensitive….

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know what I mean?  You don’t have to coddle, but the world will toughen him/her up in time.

Just be niiiice. 

 

Stepping off soapbox now 🙂

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I feel like I have pretty good judgment…

(thankfully other people do too!) but every once in a while, I might be a little off.  To my knowledge I have not caused any tears, divorces, or deaths, but I have had a friend ask me to take down a picture that he/she (gender neutrality is the key to anonymity, people) didn’t feel was entirely flattering .  So yes, I will write about the people about whom I care (see what I did there?).  But I will present you in the best light, without putting you up on a pedestal, of course.  And if ever I do cross that line of propriety, just shoot me an email, and we’ll remedy it stat.  Sound good? 🙂

katherineannewilkinson@gmail.com

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