That most wonderful time of the year

From our house to yours, enjoy the wonders of the human spirit throughout this string of holiday seasons that carry us into 2011. May your holiday spirit enjoy broad sprinklings of merriment, family, safe travels, and optimism for what lies ahead.

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Join in themes that support living in good cheer and overcoming anything the world throws at us. Favorite subjects: Family. Grandchildren. Dogs. Friendship. Excellent books. Incredible food. Cameras and photos. Espresso. Movies. Music. College sports. Baseball. Fountain pens. Cooking. Other stuff. Yours?

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Optimism and Positiveness

An optimist arises every day and says, "Good morning, Lord!"
A pessimist arises every day and says, "Good Lord, morning...." (Author unknown)

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"When you are in the valley, keep your goal firmly in view and you will get the renewed energy to continue the climb."

--Denis Waitley, founder, The Waitley Institute

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"Yesterday ended last night. Every day is a new beginning...move on."

-- Norman Vince Peale

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Swedish proverb: "Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow."

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"You see things; and you say 'Why?' But I dream things that never were, and I say 'Why not?'"

-- George Bernard Shaw

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"If you realized how powerful your thoughts are, you would never think a negative thought."

--Peace Pilgrim, American teacher and spiritual leader (1908-'81

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“He was the most optimistic man I ever met. He always saw a bright side; he always had something good to say about everybody. He was the love of my life."

- Linda Harmon, speaking of her husband of 29 years, Larry Harmon,
a.k.a., Bozo the Clown, who died on the 4th of July at age 83