Wednesday, November 23, 2016


 “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
      A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh 

There is much to think about, worry about, and focus on this year. Our world, our country, our towns, our families. As we pause on this holiday to reflect on things we are thankful for, may we all be able to find our own gratitude. May we be able to share the feelings of gratitude with friends and loved ones, and may we be able to put aside troublesome or divisive issues for a short time. 

I know for some this may be hard, even impossible. For some, it may be a quiet, reflective holiday spent in sadness or grief. To those people I send out healing thoughts with the hope that time will bring peace, repair relationships, and restore happiness and a life that provides much to be grateful for. 

Dare to Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway.

When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back.

When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going.

When times are tough, dare to be tougher.

When love hurts you, dare to love again.

When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal.

When another is lost, dare to help them find the way.

When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile.

When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too.

When the day has ended, dare to feel as you’ve done your best.

Dare to be the best you can –

At all times, Dare to be!
                                 Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free  

thanks to Goodreads, where I found these quotes.

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