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Happy Galantine’s!

Valentine’s Day is for celebrating the special person you love—and also all of the special people you love—family and friends. That’s why I like Galantine’s Day—celebrating women friends. “Friends are the siblings God didn’t give you,”  someone once said. –Joy

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A snappy new day

“I think I’ll make a snappy new day,” Mr. Rogers once said. That’s good advice. It’s rainy in Dallas, and I am feeling the after-the-holiday blues. The quote is one of the many quotes on my new Mr. Rogers mug, one of my favorite Christmas presents. A photo of Mr. Rogers in his dark coat […]

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Goodness, justice and peace

On December 29, 2019, Bernice King wrote, “Don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Determine what kind of everyday human you want to be. And decide if that human will be for goodness, justice, peace and love.  “And envision if that human has dreams that will lift humanity. Then, the moments, years and minutes will matter.”  Bernice King […]

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Peace and goodwill

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas,” Calvin Coolidge once said. Calvin Coolidge? Yes, Calvin Coolidge advised us to cherish peace and goodwill.

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The spirit of Christmas

Christmas is over! New Year’s Day is past. It’s time to return to our normal routines. I am going to remember, though, in the coming days the spirit of Christmas. Love and peace and hope. As Scrooge said in Charles Dickens’ “The Christmas Carol,” “I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep […]

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The magic of beginnings

“And suddenly you know. It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings,” Meister Eckhart once said. Happy New Year!

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A little Latin

Amor Omnia Vincit. My friend Charlie says that this phrase means: “Love conquers all.” –Joy

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Goodwill toward all people

If there is to be peace on earth and good will toward man (all men and all women, I would add), we must finally believe in the ultimate morality of the universe and believe all reality hinges on moral foundations,” Martin Luther King once said. –Joy

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Peace on earth

“Let there be peace on earth—and let it begin with me.” That’s from a song I’ve sung many times at church. –Joy

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Mountains of peace

“Over all the mountain tops is peace,” Goethe once said.

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