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Poems from a friend

Friends who give you a book are some of the best kinds of friends—especially when it is a book you never would have read if it wasn’t a gift. One of my special friends gave me a book of poems How Beautiful the Beloved by Gregory Orr. Orr writes about appreciating the world you live […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re wishing you a day filled with love and laughter. Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate with friends and family. To eat, drink and be merry. Be thankful! “What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day when no one diets. I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving?” Erma Bombeck once said. –Joy

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Grateful for everything

I’m grateful for my friends, my family, for all of my blessings. “What if today, we were just grateful for everything?” Charlie Brown once said. –Joy

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Be thankful!

Gratitude enriches me and my life. “Gratitude is the fairest blossom,” Henry Ward Beecher once said. –Joy

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Thanks and giving

Last year, a good friend sent me a Thanksgiving card with these thoughtful words. “May your heart be filled with both—thanks and giving.” –Joy

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I am thankful

What am I thankful for? I am thankful for many things—most of all, my family and my friends. I am thankful for people in my family who are friends and family, and I also am thankful for friends who have become important members of my family of friends! “I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving […]

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My favorite day

It is true. No matter what happens, I must enjoy today. Today is a good day—today—and every day. “What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh. –Joy

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Be happier

I am making a promise to myself to be happier and more thankful and more peaceful during this holiday season. F. Scott Fitzgerald once reminded us, “Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” –Joy

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Thanks and giving

My friend Lynn sent me a note with a quote I really like. It’s appropriate for Thanksgiving—and for the entire holiday season. “May your heart be filled with both—thanks and giving!” –Joy

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Be thankful

I am thankful for pecan pie and mashed potatoes—and, most of all, I’m thankful that my daughter and her husband will be here for Thanksgiving—and my daughter and son and both of their spouses will be here for Christmas. As Shakespeare said, “O, Lord, that lends me life, lend me a heart replete with thankfulness.” […]

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