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    Children's gifts come with a wise reminder

    Our girls give us random gifts multiple times a week. All cost next to nothing - typically free stickers from the grocery store, or mashups of paper and toys.

    This one (pictured) was made with leftover envelopes from one of my recent projects for a client.

    Although most end up thrown away, I hold on to mine as best I can. Many are tacked to my cork board, burying the Audi S5 and other long-forgotten "vision board" images under multiple layers of crayon and construction paper. A few are tucked, folded and wrinkled, into the hidden pocket of my iPad cover.

    My girls and their little presents remind me that we come into the world inherently kind, creative, joyful, and loving. For me, that reminder is the best part of being a parent.
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