Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Just another day or so and 2015 will slip into the past. My computer and I are taking the next two days off to say good…Continue
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Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
I am planning to…Continue
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And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke
Hi everyone, I hope you had a great Christmas holiday I know we did. We dined on Christmas Eve with another family at a private club, this is a tradition for our two families that goes…Continue
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This is the message of Christmas: “We are never alone.”
My Great Grandson
Tomorrow my grandson will begin his…Continue
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The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things.
Thomas S. Monson
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The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.
Our year is almost over and at the end of this week many of us will be enjoying Christmas with family and friends. Since this is a…Continue
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“Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.”
As you know I have decided I am going to uncomplicate my life in 2016. I need to decide what I no longer can do and…Continue
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The brightest stars are those who shine for the benefit of others.
Yesterday I had breakfast with a truly special friend. My friend is the kindest person I have ever met. She has that special glow about her that…Continue
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Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Yesterday I told you that I was disappointed in the changes in my activity level over…Continue
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I am a glutton for tranquility.
I have been agonizing lately about the changes that have taken place…Continue
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It`s not how old you are, it`s how you are old.
Being more realistic than I often am I realized that it would take me 20 or so years to read all the…Continue
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Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
You have heard me worry before about the folks that only see the raincloud and never the…Continue
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In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
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Appreciation can make a day - even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary.
I have learned over these past few years as I have recovered from heart failure, numerous…Continue
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“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston S. Churchill
Reading the polls it seems like pessimism is running rampant these days. Certainly we face…Continue
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“The best words of wisdom that a parent can say to their child is "I Am proud of you".”
Yesterday our three children came by to discuss how my wife and I can plan for the next phase of our lives. We are not as spry…Continue
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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C. S. Lewis
I had an early breakfast with a friend yesterday who is recovering from the loss of a significant…Continue
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People pay the doctor for his trouble; for his kindness they still remain in his debt.
Good morning one and all. I had a hectic day yesterday chasing on-line orders and doing other semi-productive activities. Since I am…Continue
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People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.
John C. Maxwell
I honestly believe that who we are and what we become is a result of our attitude. If you…Continue
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"Joy is not in things; it is in us."
Can you believe it, December already! This is the month when we are asked to spread joy and certainly we live…Continue
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