Thought for the Week

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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Thought for the Week

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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Thought for the Week

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

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Thought for the Week

“January is the quietest month in the garden.  But just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean that nothing is happening.  The soil, open to the sky, absorbs the pure rainfall while microorganisms convert tilled-under fodder into usable nutrients for the next crop of plants.  The feasting earth worms tunnel along, aerating the soil and preparing it to welcome the seeds and bare roots to come.”
–  Rosalie Muller Wright, Editor of Sunset Magazine, 1/99

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Take a minute or two in this last rush toward Christmas to think of all it really means to you.

Call someone you haven’t talked to in a while and wish them a Merry Christmas.

Give your kids a hug.

Do something special and unexpected for a friend or acquaintance.

Get out and get some fresh air.

Merry Christmas!

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against-the-wind

‘[Against the Wind’ by Kathy Winters

First Snow – a Poem byMatsuo Basho

First snow
falling
on the half-finished bridge.

Translated by Robert Hass