Tuesday, December 31, 2013
"To practice five things under all circumstances constitutes perfect virtue; these five are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness, and kindness."
" A tree is known by its fruits; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship and he who plants kindness gathers love.
" No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted."
Monday, December 30, 2013
|The Old North Church, Boston|
Friday, December 27, 2013
When you grow up in a family of five children, and you are the youngest, and your birthday is two days after Christmas, your special day might get overlooked from year to year. That is unless you are the cute, nice, sweet one whom everyone dotes on, of course. That would be my youngest brother whose birthday is today. Although I am not able to see him often, we keep in touch through photos and email. I sent him a gift today through Facebook for all the world to see! Happy Birthday, little brother. Hope to get together in 2014!
Thursday, December 26, 2013
There are so many options when it comes to buying anything these days. The ease of Internet shopping makes it very attractive to the consumer, and, I admit, it is often preferable to avoid the crowds and travel concerns surrounding a visit to the stores by just clicking the mouse a few times. Voila! Your purchase is on its way. Today, however, we headed to a local ski shop to check out some boots. From the minute we walked through the door, we were welcomed and provided with information by the friendly employees. I made sure to tell the owner how impressed I was with her staff, and complimented her on her business. She thanked us for the support . Remember to shop at these community enterprises. Their success depends on our patronage.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Monday, December 23, 2013
I believe that basic rules of politeness require a person entering a door to hold it open for those closely following behind. It simply seems a courteous thing to do. Today I had to go to the mall for some last minute shopping as did thousands of other people. We all looked slightly frantic; although, there still remains tomorrow for the true procrastinators. As I entered the building, I saw three women who were approaching the exit, so I held the door for them . What a pleasant exchange of thank you and Merry Christmas, I got. They were so grateful for this small gesture. Later, when I was leaving, I again held the door for a woman with a cane, and she stopped to tell me what a nice thing I had done by waiting for her to slowly enter the store. I am amazed that this little action brought such smiles and holiday wishes. It really doesn't take much to brighten someone's day.