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We visited the Dr. Seuss Museum in Springfield, Mass. a few weeks ago. I knew I liked Dr. Seuss. Since at least 1958, he knew what is important:

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I was listening on Audible to The World According to Mr. Rogers. If you haven’t been learning more about him in light of the recent documentary, now is a good time to do so. One of my favorite things he shared in his book was this thought:

He was discussing how it can be difficult when we see so many terrible things happening in our world. We see it and hear it everywhere. TV, radio, email, social media, real conversations. We learn about all the terrible things that people can do. Mr. Rogers’ advice, which was given to him by his mother, is TO LOOK FOR THE HELPERS. Every terrible thing is followed by someone rising up to help. Focus on the HELPERS. Focus on what they do to help. Decide to be a HELPER yourself.

Thank you, Mr. Rogers. That is excellent advice.

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Tal.Sherry.BDay.Owl

Friends at The Owl, New Preston, CT

I saw a quote today on the pages of my Gratitude Journal. (As an aside, I really recommend a gratitude journal to help you increase your gratitude for the good things in life, especially in light of not-so-good experiences that we all inevitably have.) I like the quote, so I’m sharing with you.

“Gratitude among friends is like credit among tradesmen: it keeps business up, and maintains commerce. And we pay not because it is just to discharge our debts, but that we might the more easily find lenders on another occasion.”

–Francois, Duc de la Rochefoucauld (1613-1680), French writer, moralist

I am grateful for my friends and try to tell them. For whom are you grateful?

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be kind

Art @ Washington Primary School 

On this Independence Day, when we celebrate our rights and freedoms, all of which were hard fought and won (thank you to those who fought for our freedom), I’d like to propose that we use our rights to free speech, to free assembly, to free association to spread kindness. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself. Be kind to animals. Be kind to the earth. Be independent. Be free. Be kind.

 

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