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Thursday, December 1, 2016

DECEMBER 2ND: CHRISTMAS CHECKLIST


Here is a beautiful quote that I want to share with you.  Pretty  much sums it all up doesn't it?     

“This Christmas mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand. Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth. Speak your love, and then speak it again."
~Howard W. Hunter~

Merry December 2nd!

Hugs,
Jane

26 comments:

  1. What a thoughtful quote, and so much that we can do each day, for ourselves, and for others.

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  2. Hi Jane, oh I do love this one! It's a very good one. Even if you only PICK ONE OR TWO THINGS from this, it can be so amazing.
    It's already the weekend already, do y'all have anything planned? We are done decorating, our shopping is complete and we are ready to tackle the presents and get them wrapped and shipped out, hopefully on time this year and not at the last minute, LOL

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    1. Hi Debbi! This weekend I have guests coming and it's the "big" Christmas celebration here in the village. Cookie walks and bazaars, that kind of stuff.

      Getting the packages shipped out is on my agenda for the end of the week, also. One of those things that I do not like about Christmas. Already seeing posters in the Post Office for "last day to ship for guaranteed Christmas delivery". Can you believe it's that time of year again?

      HUgs
      Jane

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  3. That was beautiful and inspiring!

    Thank you ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thank you dear Rainey! I could have thought those things but I could never have written them so eloquently.

      Hugs
      Jane

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  4. Thanks Jane! That could make each community a much more joyful place! Hugs, Andrea

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    1. Pretty good outline for world peace, isn't it, Andrea?

      Hugs
      Jane

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    1. Me too, Dana. That's why I wanted to share it with you. Have a wonderful day!

      Hugs
      Jane

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  6. Beautiful! What a difference this would make in our world.

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    1. It truly would, Kathy. Believe it or not, but I have few recollections of the 80s. Guess I was just too busy raising my family. Can't recall any of the fashion trends except for wearing pink high tops with a mini skirt (what I'd give to have that figure back!) and I think I had one of those ripped sweatshirts ala Flashdance. Ha!
      Hugs
      Jane

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  7. Jane, this is wonderful. I was expecting more photos of gorgeous decorations and maybe a cookie or two, but this is so more important. I especially like, be kind. :)

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    1. I'll be posting more pictures too, Toni. Have to spread them out over the course of 24 days. I live in a tiny house. Ha! Today, just a beautiful thought to ponder.

      Hugs
      Jane

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  8. What wonderful words to live by. I might print this out for a few people and then give them a hug.

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    1. That sounds like a very nice idea, Jen!
      HUgs
      Jane

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  9. You have the Christmas spirit Jane! The sweetest thing all these things are free. Have a wonderful day
    Vickie

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    1. They always are, Vickie! Got a bit of snow today. How about you?

      HUgs
      Jane

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  10. Wise words to live by everyday of the year. Thank you for sharing them Jane. I appreciate you and your gentle spirit. *Peace*

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    1. Thank you, Vickie. And peace to you, also. Today and everyday.

      Hugs
      Jane

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  11. How appropriate and what a difference it would make if everyone did some of these!

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    1. I'm in total agreement with you Shirley!

      HUgs
      Jane

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  12. Debbie in the U.P.December 2, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    I love quotes; this is a winner! Thanks for sharing. Have a fabulous night!

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  13. You're welcome,Debbie. Have a fabulous night too!

    Hugs
    Jane

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