Traditionalist

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Some children love the tradition of family, especially family dinners where all the adults and the children sit together. They like when each has his spot and food preferences that are recognized. If the table setting looks new and different, all the better. Children grow and these are some of the important memories they establish and take into the future.

Ideas

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Ideas

“I believe that it is difficult to kill an idea because ideas are invisible and contagious, and they move fast. Ideas spring up where you do not expect them, like weeds, and are as difficult to control. I believe that repressing ideas spreads ideas.” Neil Gaiman
And so, our job is to allow time and space for our own ideas to germinate and grow.

Nail It Down

IMG_1234Secure a fine sheet of paper. Think about and record 25 things you love. Put the list aside for a few days. During the interim, notice what you really like, in art, music, people, adventures, scenery and life stories. Return to the list and revise. Repeat often and enjoy your new-found life.

Words, the Key to Thinking

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Mysteriously enchanting. To have at the ready the perfect word to describe a scene, scenario or feeling feels good to the soul. The best days are those that include learning new words.

Special Moments in Childhood

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Some moments in life are hard earned and take place with special new friends. Earning a blue ribbon for serious art work is just one example. Most days are not memorable, but some truly are.

Memories

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“Was there ever a thing as pure memory? I doubt it. Even when we convince ourselves that we’re being dispassionate, sticking to the bald facts with no self-serving decorations or omissions, pure memory remains as elusive as a bar of wet soap. Or it does me, after a lifetime of blending experience with imagination.” John Le Carre
Thanksgiving family gatherings can provide the truth of this idea.

Week-end Planning

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Everyone likes a great gig. What are you planning to do this week-end that will be fun and memorable. Find some inspiration, music and get in touch with some fun folks. Take photos as proof.

What Is Your Gift?

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“Be a good steward of your gifts, ” the poet Jane Kenyon urged.
Days can get away from us and we fail to do the one thing that is most important.
This is a wasted day. We really have no time to waste.

You’re Judged By What You Do Best

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“Do what only you can do”. This is such a simple idea, yet it often eludes us when we see what others are engaged in. Try to back up, gain perspective and purposely move forward with a clarified goal.
(painter is Jesi Pace-Berkeley)

World Class Things

“Only through focus can you do world class things, no matter how capable you are.” Bill Gates
This is a daily inspiration to me. Is there anyone who doesn’t lose focus?IMG_4140

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