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.

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.

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)

Handwritten Message

*grounds one’s thoughts
*helps with word choice precision
*spelling matters
*hand co-ordination is noticed
*heart felt language
*when folks are gone, handwritten notes are precious

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