Is the long weekend really over? Well, I’m glad I missed all the traffic this weekend by waiting until non-jam hours. I think everyone in Minnesota skipped town on Thursday after work instead of Friday. The weekend was rainy off and on, and left puddles in the fields in and over the state border but at least I got to spend time with Mom and Dad. I also was able to deliver belated birthday and Mother’s Day cards.

Good old mom and dad gave us belated little Easter bags with a few dollars in an Easter Egg with bunny ears. Yes, we are grown adults but we still love the treats. Especially when the egg contains a little bit of money instead of things that make us fat.

Wouldn’t that be great if some of the ideas that we think about as writers could become reality? I’m talking about having Easter Baskets for adults, or money trees that bloomed real money. I know there’s times when we wouldn’t mind a gift basket filled with money instead of edibles because there’s more to life than graduation and childhood birthdays.

How about a dollar dance that doesn’t include anything shady, and is more like the ones at weddings instead of being X rated for times when you need to pay for repairs on the car or house? Well, that’s still on my some day aisle list even though I would like it to be a reality right now. There’s been times when I would like to not worry about next month’s bills or when I wanted to help a friend/family member for no reason at all.

In fact, there’s been many times when I wanted to give without a reason attached. I believe in the whole random act of kindness for people you do know and for strangers. Being a philanthropist is still on my list because I remember the times when I could have used a random act of kindness from a stranger. Yes, I’ve been one of those people who’s added money to old parking meters, or left extra money for the next person in line. It’s not a question of whether or not they deserve it, it’s about making someone’s day.

So, remember those times when someone helped you – it doesn’t have to be monetary and pay it forward. Forget your pen for a second and just be kind this week even when life challenges you.

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~Yoon Ju

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I’m an author in Minnesota who started out writing and illustrating Children’s books. I’ve published poetry and adult Romance Novels. I created my website and social media to reach out to other writers because the process can be lonely. I wanted to reach out to readers, writers, and those with a dream of finishing “that” novel. I share the advice of other writers and the tools I use to create my stories.

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