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A different kind of Detroit Moxie's Weekend Roundup

Every week in this space I bring you fabulous things to do in Detroit. From family-friendly events to delight the kids to hipster rendezvous to the newest exhibits at our fine Detroit cultural institutions, you can always find something in the Weekend Roundup.

Today, for the first time since the summer of 2009, I’m going to break that tradition. Partly because the days on which the holiday falls. And partly because, sometimes, you need to step back and take a simpler approach.

For those reasons, I give you 5 things to do this weekend that you can do anywhere. These are things that you can—and should—do at anytime of the year but they are especially relevant around the holidays.

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1. Talk to your old people – Whether it’s your parents, grandparents or Great Aunt Betty, they won’t always be here. Spend time with them now and really get to know them. I’m betting they have amazing stories.

2. Play with your pets – It doesn’t matter how horrible your day is—take 5, 10 or 15 minutes and focus on your furball—you’ll be smiling and will have forgotten your worries before long.

3. Kiss your significant other like it was the first time – We take each other for granted way too often. Remember when you first met and the magic of that first kiss? Capture it again!

4. Take a walk in your neighborhood and really look around – We live in these places but sometimes fail to connect with our surroundings and our neighbors. Did you notice the simple—but beautiful—wreath that is hanging on the door of the house next to yours?

5. Do a good deed – There are so many to pick from here. Don’t let that unruly relative get under your skin, pay it forward, clean up an area or donate to your favorite charity. Better yet, volunteer.

So, that’s what I’m suggesting that you do this weekend. What would you add to the list?

I also like My One Holiday Wish For You from my friend Nikki Little—go read it.

Happy holidays from Detroit Moxie,


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I commented on this a few days ago and just realized it never showed up! I think these are great suggestions, and I hope you were able to accomplish most of them over the holiday weekend. And thanks much for sharing my post. Happy (almost) New Year to you and Andy!

December 27, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNikki Little

Excellent article, I reall spent a good day with my dad last year, we watched the Lions play and just talked. It's always good to have that quality time.

May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHarry

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