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Do Your Kids a Favor: Deprive Them.

My grandmother had a big black shoe. I can’t recall which foot it was on, but it was custom-made with an extra-large sole. Even with this special shoe, she limped and teetered when she walked. Eventually she steadied her imbalanced figure with a walker. When she was young, she had been diagnosed with polio. I didn’t quite get it, but I also never thought of her as handicapped until I later realized that she was. The prominent, and most obvious thing to me about my grandmother was her full spirit. She was filled up and capped off with gratitude. Every. Single. Day. She never kept a gratitude journal. She didn’t read any books on how to nurture gratitude in a self-absorbed culture. She didn't

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