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My wife calls it, “My favorite day of the entire year.” The Festival of Trees is a charity event to benefit Primary Children’s Hospital. Every penny (100%) of the money raised at the event goes to the hospital.
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT – At the yearly Festival of Trees event, you’ve likely seen the enormous and extravagant backyard playhouses being auctioned. Just like with the Christmas trees, quilts, and many other items donated to this event, the playhouses have a story. One such story comes from the father-daughter team of John Sparks and...
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Lesson 1: Pay Attention Any parent can easily relate how demanding kids are for attention. My daughter will dive into a continuous chant of “daddy,” repeated perfectly every three seconds until my full, undivided attention is offered. Typically I found myself doing my best to ignore the chant, until recently. One evening, after a good...
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This weekend I let my four year old daughter play in my car while I did some yard work. Not thinking much of it, I woke up this morning in a hurry to get to work. When I got in my car, I noticed the seat-belt on the passenger side was buckled. I didn’t think anything of it, until...
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I cannot say that I am an expert on happiness – and in actuality I struggle to maintain a sense of happiness with the challenges that are currently surrounding our economy, lively hood and other external factors. But that’s just it, I am so focused on the external factors that I miss the point of how to...
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