Category "Thought for the week"

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Thoughts for the Week for February 16, 2015

We live in a busy and in many ways a pressure filled world. At this time as at other times, there are plenty of events going on around us and, if permitted, they converge upon us, locally, nationally and internationally. […]

Thoughts for the Week for February 9, 2015

Valentine’s Day is for children, lovers and romantics. Well, essentially, yes, but when it comes to affairs of the heart, everyone can be included. Valentines need not be expensive. A happy note written in your own handwriting . . . […]

Thoughts for the Week for February 2, 2015

February marks the birthdays of two of the world’s great figures; George Washington, who gave us our nation, and Abraham Lincoln, who preserved it for posterity. Let us remember that they captured the imagination of the world by their characters, […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 26, 2015

An eighteenth-century German philosopher, Johann Schiller, once stated, “He who neglects the present moment throws away all he has.” Too often we live today with our minds so tied to our tomorrows . . . and even yesterdays . . […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 19, 2015

Andrew Carnegie once said, “The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 12, 2015

A wise saying by Confucius states: “Without knowing the force of words, it is impossible to know men.” Today it seems that we are being constantly inundated with words . . . Some very meaningful; some pure ‘hog-wash’; some misleading, […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 5, 2015

Why do we urge one to consider advance planning or preplanning of your funeral? Planning your funeral in advance gives you the control to make your wishes known. With advanced planning it also permits you to consider the feelings of […]

Thoughts for the Week for December 29, 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR . . . What kind of a year will 2015 be? We at Grimes Funeral Chapels hope that the coming year will be a well-endowed with supplies of faith, courage and determination–a sufficient supply for everyone–for private […]

Thoughts for the Week for December 22, 2014

It’s Christmas, time to greet a friend, wrap a gift, help the needy. It’s Christmas, time to sing a carol, light a candle, trim a tree. It’s Christmas, time to send out cards, surprise a neighbor, delight a child. It’s […]

Thoughts for the Week for December 15, 2014

We are all fortified by traditions. They play an important part in our lives. Traditions provide patterns on which we can depend on and they give us security, a sense of belonging. A tradition is more than just something that […]