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Congratulations

Make Someone’s Day!

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Have you ever been elated about an achievement and deflated when the people in your life seemed to have missed the point?

The sweet, hand-printed note above demonstrates that one young man has learned, at a very tender age, how to keep a sibling relationship solid and healthy; his congratulatory note to his big sister reads:

Well done to win a cup on the piano Claire I think you are very clever to win a cup!

Love from Philip

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Although most of the time he’s probably the bratty little brother many of us endured, Philip would certainly have earned a gold star for his response to his sister’s piano recital – from none other than the esteemed, Continue reading » Make Someone’s Day!

Mourning

Healing Kindness

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A part of kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.

— Joseph Joubert

Where I grew up, a good old fashioned Catholic wake was the norm.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the tradition, a wake usually consisted of the presence of the casket in a viewing room; a kneeler in front of the casket so prayers could be said, a short conversation of condolence with family members and a Rosary led by a priest.  If the person hadn’t died in an awful accident leaving them unfit to be seen, the casket was open.

I’m sure that this tradition probably evolved from the older tradition of Continue reading » Healing Kindness

LIFE SHOULD NEVER FEEL SMALL.

Lost in the Small Stuff

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originally published March 24, 2010 and includes these comments


Don’t be yourself, be someone a little nicer.

— Mignon McLaughlin

One of the things that Ellie and I do to improve and expand this blog is to wander (others surf, we wander) the internet searching for people and ideas that we can introduce to you. This weekend, I found an article with a different view of the “small stuff” of life. The author is a wife, mother, blogger and psychology student. She was reflecting on her weekend and the oft quoted, “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the Continue reading » Lost in the Small Stuff

Phone girl

Is Today the Day?

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Is today the day you reach out?

If someone you know is weighing on your mind and needs a friend on the end of that other line, don’t hesitate.  What you say may seem so small but who knows, they might be glad you called.  So make the call.

— Lyrics from The Call
by Matt Kennon, Jeremy Campbell and Noah Gordon

Early Friday morning, despite a very tight and demanding schedule I squeezed in a quick trip to an estate sale.  Even as I tried to talk myself out of it, I drove across town to see if the furniture I’d seen in the Craigslist.org ad might be something I’d like and could afford.  And because of this side trip that I shouldn’t have been making, I had a serendipity encounter that I later realized was probably a Continue reading » Is Today the Day?

Lost in the Small Stuff

LIFE SHOULD NEVER FEEL SMALL.
Creative Commons License photo credit: Niffty..

Don’t be yourself, be someone a little nicer.

— Mignon McLaughlin

One of the things that Ellie and I do to improve and expand this blog is to wander (others surf, we wander) the internet searching for people and ideas that we can introduce to you.  This weekend, I found an article with a different view of the “small stuff” of life.  The author is a wife, mother, blogger and psychology student.  She was reflecting on her weekend and the oft quoted, “Rule number one is, don’t sweat the Continue reading » Lost in the Small Stuff

Cup o’ Inspiration

cup with steam swirl

Take a short break and consider the following:

“To say ‘well done’ to any bit of good work is to take hold of the powers which have made the effort and strengthen them beyond our knowledge.”

Phillip Brooks

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