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Archive for November, 2014

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Enjoy this incredible holiday season we are in. Why?


Five Friday Happy Bringers — 11/28/14

1.  Enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving 2014.



(Artwork by grandson Daniel)


2.  Quietly celebrating my father’s 91st birthday.




Harold Hulon “Tub” Saye Sr. and Geneva Mae (87)


3.  A sign I think I will put in my office. 


4.  The ability to smell.  (Can you imagine Thanksgiving and Christmas without it?)

5.  Incredible students.


I wish you a joyfully aromatic weekend.


Owl Be


Owl be sad if you don’t have a Happy Thanksgiving.






Thanksgiving may just be my favorite of all the holidays.  A day to celebrate the saying of “Thank You” (which we should, of course, be saying every day).

Let’s try it–quickly now, what are five things you are thankful for in your life?


1.  Hot, running water

2.  Faith

3.  A more than sufficient income

4.  A wonderful family

5.  Discovering kale   

Doesn’t that feel good?  To express your appreciation.  (Even if you don’t like kale.)

And here’s a really encouraging and enlightening article, “Boost Your Health with a Dose of Gratitude,” about the health benefits of gratitude.  I urge you to make it your Thanksgiving reading!



I hope your holiday is filled with good and thanksliving.


Fall Sidewalk

Fall Sidewalk, Fall Hidewalk





Don’t Even Try II

Okay, I can’t help myself.  You may have seen yesterday’s “Don’t Even Try” post about a turkey singing a Thanksgiving song to the tune of “You Can’t Hurry Love.”

Well, lo and behold, I found another turkey belting out yet another Thanksgiving song to the tune of “I Will Survive.”


Isn’t she talented?!

Sunday Morning Quote (11/23/14)

I LOVED yesterday’s affirmation from Louise Hay and Hay House Publications:


So true!

We ARE all one big family on this incredible Earth.

And I saw a beautiful demonstration of that oneness at yesterday’s Tri-Faith Service here in Savannah at Congregation Mickve Israel on beautiful Monterey Square (Mikve Israel, by the way, is the nation’s third oldest Jewish congregation).

Here’s a blurb about the service:

An Imam, A Minister & A Rabbi Come to Services
Saturday, November 22 at 11am

Join us for our annual Tri-faith Service. Three clergy members from different faiths will first deliver sermonettes during Saturday morning services and then lead an interfaith discussion-program extravaganza after lunch from 1:00-2:30pm.  Join us as Imam Majid Ali of the Masjid Jihad Mosque, Reverend Billy Hestor from Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church and Rabbi Haas team up for a little inspiration and fun.  The more we learn from one another, the more understanding we foster in the world.”

Rev. Billy is my pastor, so I went to support him but ended up with a much greater understanding of how we are all working toward the same goal: global well-being and individual joy … because of our gracious God.



“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
— I Corinthians 13: 13

May we cast aside judgment .. and instead offer LOVE.

Joyful Sunday!



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