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Sometimes it's easy to write something in this space to share something that is on my mind. I never want to focus on one thing too much and I do my best to keep things interesting. I could talk about Twitter's ongoing mess or the depressing news bombarding us, but that is less than fun to read.

Instead, I'm doing a lightning round of The Little Things that I've come across that make a big difference.

First up is a fabric shaver. Sounds boring right? I was at the Lidl supermarket a few weeks ago browsing their "Asile of Shame". Ends up they had these handy devices for $6. For me, it was an "I really could use that" moment because I have a few pieces of clothing that have pilled. This small device has made a huge difference.

Along those same lines, I picked up some giant (50oz) bottles of flavored syrup for my daily coffee. It was these that I've grown accustomed to putting in my coffee and wow what a treat! The mocha flavor is quite good. A quick tip: Always check TJ Maxx / Marshalls for them first. You'll always find them there at a discount.

Warranties were clutch for me last week. A repair I had done on my car two years ago crept up again. Yes, it took time for me to bring my car to the shop but it was $0 when I walked out four hours later. I know warranties generally don't cover much or expire long before the time something will truly break. However, leaving a mechanic's shop without paying a cent felt great.

Finally, I'm quite enjoying the quality and vast amount of content that Apple has been producing for their Fitness+ service. Where it could've been thought of as a Peloton clone, I'm finding it to be a lot better. It doesn't feel like you're joining a cult and their yoga classes require zero props. Compare this to Peloton yoga which suggests you have: two blocks, a blanket, water, straps, three feet of chains from Home Depot, weights, cats, beach sand, and six incense sticks.

It is tough at times to find The One Thing which is a theme for the week. Lately, it does feel good to have small, incremental wins come in to make some creature comforts possible.

I hope you have a great week.


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