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RECIPE FOR A GOOD LIFE

Take a passel of friends and family. Add a lot of love, laughter and caring. Mix well.

Stir in a few hard times to help you appreciate the good times.

Shake well to distribute all ingredients evenly.

Season with memories and traditional events. Expose to sun, wind, rain and snow by hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, singing, loving.

Add new memories as needed.

This recipe stretches to serve as many as needed. Keep it in a warm place in your heart and you will never go hungry.

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The most important 6 words: “I admit I made a mistake.”

The most important 5 words: “I am proud of you.”

The most important 4 words: “What is your opinion?”

The most important 3 words: “If you please.”

The most important 2 words: “Thank you.”

The most important word: “We.”

The least important word: “I.”

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You might be from the Northwest if…

You know the state flower (mildew)

You feel guilty throwing aluminum cans or paper in the trash

Use the statement ‘sun break’ and know what it means

Know more than ten ways to order coffee

Know more people who own boats than air conditioners

Feel overdressed wearing a suit to a nice restaurant

Stand on a deserted corner in the rain waiting for the ‘walk’signal

Consider that if it has no snow or has not recently erupted, it is not a real mountain

Can taste the difference between Starbucks, Seattle’s Best and Stumptown

Know the difference between Chinook, Coho, and Sockeye salmon

To be continued…

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I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. – Maya Angelou

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Oprah Winfrey’s advice to girls:

“Relax. Find your flow, that’s yours and yours alone, and ride the wave that is your life. Everybody has their own current and their own flow, and your job is to figure out where is yours.”

Seems like that advice would be good for us all.

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Grace without perfection is more preferred than perfection without grace.

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Today’s the day! Let the library Trustees know where you’d like to see the new Ridgefield library located: the View Ridge site, or the property to the north of the post office.

Come to the monthly Trustees meeting at Three Creeks library today at 4:00 and you’ll get a chance to make your ideas known. If you have two or three reasons for your choice it would add to the strength of your argument.

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Darkness can not drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.  Dr. Martin Luther King

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“Our freedoms are vanishing. If you do not get active to take a stand now against all that is wrong while we still can, then maybe one of your children may elect to do so in the future, when it will be far more riskier — and much, much harder.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

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“Do the unexpected. Take 20 minutes out of your day, do what young people all over the world are dying to do: vote.”   ― Rick Mercer

Info about Rick Mercer from Wikipedia:

Whatever’s making headlines in this country [Canada]; you can be sure Rick Mercer has something to say about it.

So, where did Rick get his start? Born and raised on The Rock – St. John’s, Newfoundland, Rick grew up with a love of performing. As a teenager, he co-founded a comedy troupe called ‘Corey and Wade’s Playhouse.’ And a couple of years later, dropped out of high school to join a clown troupe. By 1990, he was discovered by producer Gerald Lunz. Together, they created Rick’s first one-man play, called ‘Show Me the Button, I’ll Push It.’ They’ve been working together ever since.

A short time later, Rick joined Mary Walsh, Cathy Jones and Greg Thomey in launching ‘This Hour Has 22 Minutes.’ ’22 Minutes’ made Rick famous. But Rick’s 2001 comedy special ‘Talking to Americans’ made him a superstar. The show drew 2.7 million viewers, and convinced the CBC he could carry his very own show.

‘The Mercer Report’ is now mixing parody and politics like no one else in Canada.

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With Mr. Trump threatening to spend billions to build a wall on our southern border, we should remember the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty:

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

Our country was built on immigrants – my grandparents came from Germany to build a better life, and probably your ancestors were from another country too. These immigrants made our country strong and diverse. Let’s concentrate on positive ways to improve, rather than building a wall to keep people out.

If we have enough money to build a wall, I suggest taking those same billions and using them to strengthen our society in positive ways, through better schools, healthcare, jobs, etc.

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A manifesto for a simple life:

Eat less, move more.

Buy less, make more.

Sttrive less, laugh more.

Feel blessed, love more.

Find a quiet spot every day and BREATHE