Tuesday’s Thoughts!

Happy Tuesday! How is your December starting out? I hope well! Our tree is up and once again I get to sit in the ambience of the lights at night when the house is still. I love just sitting and looking at the tree and thinking. Or reading from my Kindle by the lights of the tree. We hope to go to a Christmas Village a night this week to see amazing lights. There is just something about lights that brings me peace when looking at them.Β  I hope your heart can be at Peace throughout this season and into 2019!

 

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40 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Thoughts!

  1. If only No.6 could be the mantra for the world!
    As noted in earlier dialogues, I have never ever seen a gravestone that acknowledges what a person had materially. All the epitaphs were about what they did and/or who they were. So many people are driven for bigger, better, faster etc. etc., and will never be remembered for any of it. If only they spent some of their time giving of themselves, or contributing to a humane cause, the rewards would probably surprise them.
    We should all take a good look at ourselves … compare our lifestyle with that of others around us and in other countries … and then decide whether we can help others in any small way, or do we continue to self-indulge.
    For every home that is covered in Christmas lights; has a tree which will be surrounded by gifts, and a very special dinner expected and shared with family at Christmas … there is a single parent who cannot afford to celebrate Christmas, and does not know how to explain it to her child. So many homes will have no pretty lights; no Christmas tree; no presents and no Christmas dinner.
    If this bothers you (dear reader), then please make some inquiries through your local churches, shelters, or community service agencies. They will love to hear from you.

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    • Thank you Colin for your words. I do agree that the quote would make a wonderful mantra for our world, we would definitely see changes in the world, if everyone lived that way.
      You are so right about how Christmas isn’t a joyous occasion for many, but a very hard time. Over the years we have surprised different families (that for one reason or another are facing very hard times) at Christmas time, and its always been a blessing not only to them, but back to us, by what it does for our hearts. Knowing that you helped spread joy to someone and gave them a reason to smile has to be one of the best feelings that there is.

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  2. Tuesday’s Thoughts, if memory serves me correctly and that is not always the case, was on December 5th last year. A memorable day for several reasons, not the least of which is that it is your birthday! As I do recall telling you, it is also Walt Disney’s birthday. While you have indeed, as always, presented many worthy quotes that are filled with truth and inspiration…you need a Disney one : “First, think. Second, dream. Third, believe. And finally, dare.” Today is noteworthy, in and of itself, for being National Cookie Day. Another not to be missed or overlooked occasion. Prompting, of course, a quote from the wisdom of Cookie Monster : “Sometimes me think, ‘What is friend?’, and then me say, ‘Friend is someone to share the last cookie with’.” Share your cookies today. Happy Birthday, albeit a day early! Thank-you!

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    • You warmed my heart Ellen! Thank you very much for the early bday wish and if I could have as good of memory as you, that would be an awesome birthday present! LOL! I am impressed that you remembered my birthday and that it was on a Tuesday! I do remember now about you sharing how it was Walt Disney’s birthday too. A privilege to share my birthday with him. πŸ™‚
      A great Disney quote and I always enjoyed the Cookie Monster’s quote. If you come see me, I will gladly share my cookies with you! πŸ™‚
      Your comments always make me smile! Hope that you are doing well and sweet Benjamin!

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      • Remembering your birthday required little effort on my part. I always remember Walt Disney’s birthday and by association, I now remember yours too. I also remember which quote that I shared, it is my favorite one by him. Now, I will also reach into that memory of mine and surprise you with another remembered Tuesday’s Thoughts of last year and I can even give you the date it was posted. It was posted on November 28th, that was easy as I remember that it was the week before your birthday and you had written that your tree was up. You mentioned today that your Christmas tree is up and that prompted the memory of my last year’s dissertation on proper Christmas tree etiquette. My propensity for loquacity was in overdrive! If memory serves me correctly, in the end we found a wee bit of common ground amidst our harmonious discord. I was not going to mention this past lapse of good manners on my part, but I thought it might bring another smile. If I brought a smile, I’m gratified…”A smile is a curve that sets everything straight” – Phyllis Diller. If I brought laughter, I am even more gratified…”A day without laughter is a day wasted.” – Charlie Chaplin. May your birthday be overflowing with smiles and laughter!

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        • Oh Ellen I wish I could give you a hug! You did make me laugh! Love the quotes. I do remember that and so glad that we can still be in harmony even if we are split over when you set up the tree. πŸ™‚

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      • We usually store ours in the tree box as well, makes sense. But last year I couldn’t get it closed with it in there and didn’t feel like fooling with the box, so just put it in another box. This year it will be put in the tree box! πŸ™‚ Good luck with the search!

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      • My tree is so old that it doesn’t just fold down like modern artificial trees, but has to be completely taken apart at the end of the season; but at least there’s no problem getting the pieces back into the box. Although it is getting a bit shabby, I’ll hate to replace it because it has been well loved like the Velveteen Rabbit. We put it up last week.

        My favorites today are #2 (well, because it’s rowing) and #8 is a good reminder that there’s always something to find no matter what the circumstances.

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  3. Happy Birthday or I missed it yesterday, nonetheless, happy birthday! πŸ™‚
    I too love to sit and watch the lights on the tree in the dark. It’s beautiful and peaceful! When I was a little girl I would always sneak out of bed and take my blanket and pillow downstairs and fall asleep by the tree watching the lights. This past weekend my husband and I went to the Lights Festival. We watched the parade and the lighting of the tree. I took lots of pictures that I need to sort through that I want to share in a blog post. πŸ™‚

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