Planning Your Outdoor Wedding ReceptionWritten by Randy Wilson
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Even when sky is beautiful, any open space is subject to being hit by gusts of wind. Assume that anything able to blow around, will. Some things to keep in mind are tablecloths, napkins, disposable cups and plates, centerpieces, seating arrangement cards, and SCENTS from trash cans, neighboring pig farms, etc.
Supply bug spray and sunblock for your less-prepared guests. Perhaps a small booth off to one corner of lot could be dedicated to this task. Citronella candles around perimeter can also be quite effective in this regard.
Distribute a large number of trash receptacles throughout outdoor wedding reception area. Guests are more likely to pick up a fluttering plate or napkin when they are near a place to discard it. You will also want hire an attendent whose sole job is to patrol site and keep things stocked up and litter-free.
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Finding Your SoulmateWritten by Kenneth A. Sprang and Carol Sprang, MA, RNC, LCPC
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I would like to suggest that there are two criteria for a soulmate. First, a soulmate is one who shares your vision and attitude about life and views world “through same glasses” as you do. Second, a soulmate is as concerned about your happiness and your pursuit of your life’s dreams, as he/she is about his/her own. As I worked through pain, grief, and inevitable self-discovery following end of my first marriage of over 25 years, I begin to realize that my first wife—a fine person with whom I continue to enjoy a valued relationship—and I viewed world from a completely different perspective. I often told story of being with our two children on Mt. Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont. One can drive to peak of mountain, but then it must be explored on foot. One of natural attractions is “Nose,” a rock formation that requires some modest agility to climb. My daughter—10 or 12 at time, promptly scampered up to crest of nose. I followed as far as I could go before my fear of heights stopped me. When we climbed down, her mother asked “Why on earth would you climb up there?” My daughter Heidi promptly answered “Because its there.” I understand exactly what Heidi meant, though her mother did not. When I met my wife Carol I discovered that she was always first one up mountain—“because its there.” I invite you to think about your vision of life and its purposes. Where is your life leading you? What is your purpose in life? What to you want to be, do, and have in life? Give some time to forming your vision or world view. Then armed with your vision be alert to a partner who brings a similar vision to life. Then be aware of whether this partner is as genuinely concerned about encouraging you to follow your dreams and pursue your life vision, as he or she is about pursuing his own. If you find all that, chances are you have found your soulmate.
Kenneth and Carol Sprang, direct Bethesda-Chevy Chase Counseling & Consulting in Bethesda, providing Imago Relationship Therapy, relationship and executive coaching, individual and couples counseling, and business consulting. (301) 907-3377. firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.singlestosoulmates.com