December 14, 1967
And we can put grace notes in our life…by a twinkle in our eye, a bit of humor, warmth in our greeting and going out of our way for others. They are the personal touch, the little extras that bring delight to others and add beauty and charm to our own lives.
After a few nights of this disturbing racket, the children in the family plead to sleep in a bedroom that doesn’t face the cattleyards.
Just think, in Grandma’s day she first had to churn all the butter she used in her recipes. And I complain that Christmas baking is a lot of work today!
November 27, 1969
The curious cow remarked one
“People are a funny brand – our
His corn is wet, the mortgage’s
Even though some things go
Then spoke up the wise old cat
“That man is smart; I’ll tip my
I get around…and I have found
that people either SMILE or
Some tarnish life with discontent,
while other people’s days are
in counting all the blessings sent.
Happiness is quite an art.
– The secret is a grateful heart.”
THERE IS a Thanksgiving game that is guaranteed to be quite a revelation of the sometimes little and funny things that make our lives fuller and happier. Count your personal blessings, using the letters of the alphabet as a guide. Let your answers come brainstorming (whatever comes to mind) for example: “A” – jars of Applesauce in the basement, Anti-freeze on the car, Aunt Rachel’s fruit salad recipe, etc. “B” – babies (maybe there’s a special one), snow boots, books, etc., etc…
It’s fun and it’ll give you a thankful heart.
THE MORE you give thanks, the happier you are! Gratitude is a good feeling. But you get the greatest happiness when you say “Much obliged!” to God…
“What shall I render to the Lord for all his bounty to me?” Ps. 116:12