OK – so now I’m all caught up.
November 6 ~ Forget kindergarten! Everything we really need to know is embedded in the music we listened to in our teenage years. “Surrender, surrender, but don’t give yourself away.” Cheap Trick knew the answer. How did I miss that all these years?
November 8 ~ “Courage is fear that has said it’s prayers and has decided to go forward anyways.” ~ Joyce Meyer
November 10 ~ “Every dog has it’s day; every day has it’s was of being forgotten.” ~ lyrics from What Would You Say by Dave Matthews
December 8 ~ Contrition, clemency, brutal honesty, and humility. Let’s see where this goes…
December 11 ~ Time to retreat to the relative safety of the space below the radar for awhile. Apparently some people don’t fully appreciate proactive and forthright.
December 13 ~ “The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress” ~ Joseph Joubert
December 16 ~ “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something sometime in your life.” ~ Winston Churchill
December 17 ~ “Lord remove anybody out of my life that means me no good, serves me no good purpose, and is not real and loyal. Bless me with the discernment to realize and give me the strength to let go and don’t look back.” ~ unknown
December 18 ~ “It’s no who you were; it’s who you are.” ~ lyrics from Isadore by Incubus
December 19 ~ “Change the system, and you’ll change the behaviors of the people in that system.” ~ It’s a Trap! Agile Lessons from Star Wars by Todd Sheridan (www.rallydev.com)
December 24 ~ The lines in the stores during Christmas shopping must be what livestock feel like while in line to be slaughtered.
December 25 ~ This day is not about how tall the tree is, how many nutcrackers we have, how many presents we give or receive, how perfect our dining table looks, nor even about whether we have turkey or ham for Christmas dinner. This day is about peace, hope, and joy in what a baby named Jesus brought to us. It is about the salvation He gave our souls – salvation from sin, the smallest to the largest – in the name of God.
December 26 ~ “Christmas, my child is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas.” ~ Dale Evans
December 28 ~ “The best revenge is always to just happily move on and let karma do the rest.” ~ unknown
December 29 ~ “People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest, anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do good anyway. Give the world the best you have and it may never be enough. Give your best anyway. For you see, in the end, it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway.” ~ Mother Teresa
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