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Archive for January, 2014

Sunday Morning Quote (1/26/14)

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”

— U.S. Declaration of Independence

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Five Friday Happy Bringers (1/24/14)

It’s COLD in Savannah this morning! (Okay, I know it’s colder in Minnesota.)  But I’m trying to be happy.  Five reasons why:

1.  Cabbage “steaks” I enjoyed this week.

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2.  Always having enough to eat and a place to sleep.

3.  Acorns

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4.  Green beauty on Factors Row near the river in Savannah

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5.  The number two–2

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Warm weekend to you all! 

Let Us

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“Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                            —Nikos Kazantzakis                                                                                                                                                                                                                             *

“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
— Mother Teresa
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“Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
— Mark Twain
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“Let us not bankrupt our todays by paying interest on the regrets of yesterday and by borrowing in advance the troubles of tomorrow.”
— Ralph W. Sockman
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Breaking News — New, Easy Way to Be Happy!

I had a 9:00 massage therapist appointment this morning but got to the Sandfly location far too early. I found myself with about thirty minutes to kill. What to do?

Well, if I had been closer to the mall, I would have burned some calories mall-walking. Then it hit me–Walmart is close by! So I headed into the superstore to Walkmart a while. Lo and behold, I was immediately accosted by a huge Duck Dynasty cutout figure hawking eyeglass frames. That gave me a brilliant idea–I’ll combine my weight loss Walkmarting with going around to various Duck Dynasty merchandise displays [slingshots, bandages, hats, clothing, flashlights, lip balm, condoms (well, I wouldn’t be surprised)] and messily rearranging/hiding all the DD items to make it difficult for customers to find that stuff.  Really, who would think to look under the 300-count sheets for camouflaged lip balm packages?

About ten minutes into my nefarious (but needed) mission, karma paid me back for my bad behavior when I bumped into a brand new display in the middle of an aisle, a display which makes my happiness blog obsolete.

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It seems that all you need to Be Happy now is new underwear.

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After placing a couple dozen Duck Dynasty toenail clippers behind some of the joyful underwear, I went on, a bit downcast, to my massage, trying to think about what I could blog on now.

Happy MLK Day

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Happy Martin Luther King Day 2014

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And Imagine.

Compline: Singing Goodnight to God

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One of the GREAT joys of living smack dab in the middle of downtown Savannah, GA–the nation’s largest National Historic Landmark District, with more than twenty beautiful city squares filled with museums, churches, mansions, monuments and famous forts of the Revolutionary & Civil War eras–is access to so many INCREDIBLE ongoing events.  (My square is Washington Square.)

Soon after my arrival, I discovered Compline, a weekly Sunday night 9 pm candlelight service sung by the Compline Choir of Christ Church (Anglican) at Independent Presbyterian Church on Bull Street in Savannah.

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What a beautifully, calming way to end the week.  Saying “goodnight” to God.

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Goodnight to all of you–and to God.

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