To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others. -Tony Robbins
I am thankful for people who can accept the differences, attempt to understand and exhibit kindness.
I am thankful for a news story like this… TREE OF HOPE FAIR “Thousands of Christmas decorations, everything from tabletop displays to trees to lights, were free for those who could use them to help brighten the Christmas season. The purpose was to lend a friendly helping hand to those who lost their Christmas decorations to flooding earlier this year and were facing a less than decorative holiday season.”
That perfect tranquility of life, which is nowhere to be found but in retreat, a faithful friend and a good library. -Aphra Behn
Lucy Van Pelt: Look, Charlie, let’s face it. We all know that Christmas is a big commercial racket. It’s run by a big eastern syndicate, you know.
I am thankful to get started on the annual youth Christmas Program. Just call me ‘Charlie Brown, director’!
The loneliest people
Were the ones who always spoke the truth
The ones who made a difference
By withstanding the indifference”
Misread by Kings of Convenience
“Sometimes the most productive thing one can do is to sleep.” Anon
I am thankful that in the midst of a busy day I can enjoy a nap when the feeling hits!
I am thankful for this author…as a child “A Child’s Garden of Verses” , with photos and poems, was a favorite of mine.
Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet and travel writer, was born Nov. 13, 1850 (d. 1894, probable cause a cerebral hemorrhage).
Stevenson was long considered a children’s author and a genre hack, but lately critics have re-assessed his work as that of a major 19th century novelist. Books such as Treasure Island, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped and Catriona are not only thrilling adventure stories but stylistically well-wrought works of fiction, often containing surprisingly critical views on colonial history.
Robert Louis Stevenson’s own life was nearly as colourful as his novels, culminating with his 3 long sea voyages in the Pacific and his ultimate settlement in Samoa.
Stevenson usually looks great-eyed and hollow-cheeked in pictures, and indeed was a lifelong sufferer of some chest-ailment - whether tuberculosis or bronchitis or another disease is unknown…
“Everyone should always have two books with him, one to read and one to write in.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson
Industry need not wish.
Benjamin Franklin (aka-Mr. Practical and Rational!!)
So, has anyone’s “11/11/11 wish” come true yet? I am thankful I really didn’t have anything to wish for…I am blessed by the things that really matter.
(I am amazed at how few good bird quotes there are…)
I am thankful for the beauty of the cardinal at my feeder today and the sound of hundreds of leaves as they fell and fluttered to the ground of the woods.
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