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this article about dressing nicely out of gratitude and respect for the situation. Jen Fulwiler is right; too often we don't take into account how lucky we are to be able to do something. Dressing up doesn't have to mean "Sunday best"; just wearing something nice enough to demonstrate your respect for the situation. This had been percolating in the back of my mind for a few months, but after reading this article, I decided to make an effort to put together some nice, coordinated outfits for church, going out to dinner, etc, to help make sure that Emily and Erin grow up with this idea of dressing respectfully. Especially where we live, I think it can be easy to dress casually and still fit in (a West Coast thing, I suppose), so I'd like to work on this myself to be a good example. My first goal every morning when I get up is to make sure I get at least one cup of coffee - without it, I can barely remember my own name! I posted on this, and I had so much to say that there will definitely be a couple more posts on "the new normal".
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