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What to do This Weekend in Northeast Ohio | November 17

Fun, family friendly events in CLE and Northeast Ohio #EatPlayLiveCLE

Look what happened last weekend in Cleveland!

Can't wait to see what happens this weekend!

Bucket List - Family Friendly Events in Northeast Ohio 
The bucket list calendar is a list of fun things we would like to do in Northeast Ohio if we had unlimited time and money. Some are free, most are not. Be sure to call any event prior to attending, just in case I have some information wrong or it was canceled. Feel free to shoot us an email to add something to the list!


Ending the year with #75Daysof Happiness

Ugh. What. A. Year.

I've been binge-watching the news at work, listen to NPR and C-Span in the car, renewed a subscription to Time, and end the day with The Daily Show.

Over the last few weeks, I had to stop and step away from current events. To fill the void, I turned to Instagram and started to post one photo a day. One photo that makes me happy or made me happy.

While there is no way to avoid the news, nor do I want to, recording these final days of 2017 makes me happy. Plus, for as long as there as Instagram, I can go back at any time to look at them.


Smile, Damn It.

You know those people who are always smiling. Those generally happy people who have a light in their eyes. Those people who can't help but smile even when the world is crumbling around their feet.

I am not that person.

I've been trying to be that person.

I made a conscious decision to smile. A genuine smile followed by a greeting of some sort to strangers. I especially like to smile at those with a scowl on their face.

Reactions to my greetings ranged from surprise to confusion. But, most have been positive when they realized I was still smiling.

One day a dingy, strung out looking man was sitting outside of the laundromat as I was unloading my car. Annoyed with his nearness, I remembered that I was going to smile at people. So, I greeted him with a smile and a cheery, "Hello! How are ya'?"

As I unloaded my car, he grabbed my hand and thanked me. Crying, he told me that I was the first person in a long time that took notice of him.

I'm trying to be that person, all of the time.
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