My favorite quotes from books

Dear Fellow Journalers,

The following excerpts are from 4 of my favorite books of 2015. Please send me yours before the end of the month to include them in an interactive blog post!

“Help comes in all kinds of packages.”  The 13th Gift

 

“Forgiveness – mercy seems to me the most beautiful thing on earth.”

  Against Wind and Tide

 

“Truth stands outside of time.”  The Chance

 

” You are creative, and making art is how you think, plan and explore your emotions.”  Inner Hero, Create Art Journal

 

”   it is not by knowledge that we make our journeys but by hope and faith: hope that our walk will be worthy of our steps and faith that we are going somewhere. And only when we come to the end of our journey do we truly understand that every step of the way we were walking on water.”             Walking on Water

The Month of Generosity

Dear Fellow Journalers,

December is the month of Generosity. The true spirit of the season lies in the giving of our time, talents and treasure. It is also a time of festivity and fun. When thinking of how to give of ourselves, there are examples all around us. Here are some that I have witnessed myself:

  1. A couple I know was downsizing their home of 40+ years. They had accumulated boxes of business supplies (copy paper, pens, staples, paper clips) They packed everything up and called an elementary school not far from their hometown and donated everything.

  2. The owner of a florist shop donates her time teaching flower arranging to seniors at her local  senior center. The crafters then take their creations and sell them at their annual holiday fair. One year the proceeds helped a member who had just lost her home to a fire.

  3. Several women pack lunches for a “Midnight Run” to feed the homeless in a nearby city. Incidentally, they do this all the time, not just at Christmas.

  4. Local teens read to youngsters at the library.

  5. The owner of a small business donates his money (without fanfare) to help build a home for a disabled veteran.

The list goes on and I am sure you can add to it.  In case you want to get in the spirit of generosity, here are some books to get you started:

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Great book about generosity and scrapbooking

Great book about generosity and scrapbooking

 

Let’s all try to live lives of Generosity this month!

P.S. “The Bridge” will be broadcast on Dec. 6th at 8pm on the Hallmark Channel. If it is as good as the book, it will be a winner!

~Sallie

 

 

 

~Sallie

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