“Things that make us alike are finer and stronger than the things that make us different.”~Jane Addams American settlement activist, reformer, social worker, sociologist, public administrator, and author Jane Addams was born on this day in 1860.
Word of the week: Apples. Lots and lots of apples. Best Riding Friend has two mature apple trees in the backyard, and this year, they were bountiful. A wind storm blew through a couple of weeks ago and filled the yard with apples, most of which were not quite ripe. First Reader and I spent … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 49
“Growth is the process of responding positively to change.”~Paul Harvey American radio broadcaster Paul Harvey was born on this day in 1918.
“I've found that people who look at things as they are, and not as they wish them to be, are the ones who succeed.”~Sarah Orne Jewett American novelist, short story writer, and poet Sarah Orne Jewett was born on this day in 1849.
“The simple act of paying attention can take you a long way.”~Keanu Reeves Canadian actor Keanu Reeves was born n this day in 1964.
“Learn to enjoy your own company. You are the one person you can count on living with for the rest of your life.”~Ann Richards American politician and former governor of Texas Ann Richards was born on this day in 1933.
“Your purpose is about discovering and nurturing who you truly are, to know and love yourself at the deepest level and to guide yourself back home when you lose your way. That's it. Everything else is your burning passion, your inspired mission, your job, your love-fueled hobby, etc. Those things are powerful and essential, but … Continue reading Random Quote for August 31, 2021
“I believe that ignorance is the root of all evil. And that no one knows the truth.”~Molly Ivins American newspaper columnist, author, political commentator, and humorist Molly Ivins was born on this day in 1944.
Time seems to crawl along, yet before we know it, a week has passed with seemingly little progress. We did have one event of note this week. We talked to our sales team and picked the colors for our new home. Other than that, our week was filled with friends and family visiting from distant … Continue reading Rebuilding the Dream, Pt 48
“If we really want to be full and generous in spirit, we have no choice but to trust at some level.”~Rita Dove American poet and essayist Rita Dove was born n this day in 1952.