Getting to know you

Today’s Lesson is from my daughter and editor, Cheryl Chancellor. There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self. Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790 Several years ago, Julia Roberts and Richard Gere reunited on the big screen for the romantic comedy Runaway Bride. Though the film wasn’t as memorable as Pretty Woman, it still contained a valuable lesson worth sharing. In this movie, Roberts played a serial bride-to-be who repeatedly got engaged only to flee each ceremony partway through. After interviewing her abandoned grooms for a news story, Gere discovered that Roberts’s character, Maggie, was a chameleon of sorts, adapting …
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Giving and getting

For it is in giving that we receive. St. Francis of Assisi c. 1181 -1226 When I was a young child, I wasn’t particularly fond of returning to school after the holidays — though not for the reason you might think. It wasn’t so much that I didn’t like school as the fact that all my friends asked the same question: “What did you get for Christmas?” I’d have to recite the items I got and then ask them what they’d received. And naturally, each of us made a mental note of who got more. We judged ourselves on how …
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On being thankful

Happiness is not a matter of good fortune or worldly possessions. It’s a mental attitude. It comes from appreciating what we have, instead of being miserable about what we don’t have. It’s so simple — yet so difficult for the human mind to comprehend. Bill P. and Lisa D. Hazelden Publishing With the holiday season rapidly approaching, it seems only appropriate to discuss the importance of reflecting on all the good things we have in life. The Pilgrim Fathers recognized the value of expressing gratitude for life’s gifts and started the tradition of setting aside a special day to give thanks for our …
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