Carpe Diem, Stop and Smell the Roses, Et. Al

One good adage deserves another, right?

So why are these quaint phrases fraternizing today? Because they have a message for us.

Sunday is Good Neighbor Day. What have you done to celebrate? Today, my 3 kids and I took a handmade 40th-anniversary card, a mere gesture, across the street to a sweet couple who never had kids of their own. They’ve looked at my kids and others in the neighborhood as their family. In the card, we put a picture we had taken of the couple and my kids. You might have thought we gave them the world.

Perhaps, for them, we did.

I’d like to stop and smell the roses in the calendar of life, to really invest myself and my family in celebrating or commemorating these holidays. And I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with my kids.

So carpe diem, and join me as I invest in our culture and my family, as I teach my little ones to embrace these adages. And in true House Honcho style, we’ll take this journey together and I’ll share a little about my experiences from time to time.

Take a look at your calendars. Start planning. And don’t forget, the early bird gets the worm!

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