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Thoughts for the Week for February 13, 2017

Old virtues such as duty, patriotism and service to one’s country sometimes meet with a certain amount of criticism. So it’s good to remember the birthday of George Washington . . . “First in war, first in peace and first […]

Thoughts for the Week for February 6, 2017

It has been said that Lincoln was a failure in almost everything he tried–except the things that counted most . . . He failed in business, 1831-32; elected to state lesislature, 1834; defeated for speaker, 1838; defeated for elector, 1840; […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 30, 2017

One of the best quotes on happiness we have come across is one by J. Walter Sylvester . . . “Happiness comes not from without but from within. It comes not from the power of possession but from the power […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 23, 2017

Of all God’s gifts to man, laughter is one of the most subtle and is one of the most precious. It has neither nationality nor religion. As an equalizer, it has no equal. Even science which can do so many […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 16, 2017

SOME THOUGHTS TO THINK ABOUT TODAY: A handful of common sense is sometimes worth a bushel of learning. The secret of happiness is not doing what you like–but liking what you do. The greatest of all mistakes is to do […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 9, 2017

Time is your most precious possession. Once tomorrow comes, today will be forever gone. There is no substitute, no replacement. The clock clicks from one quick second to another. No fancy figuring is required to know all of us are […]

Thoughts for the Week for January 2, 2017

I read this post by Ben Carson and after reading it, I thought I should share this with my readers. It went like this: “While much of America seems to be getting more and more divisive, I’m going to be […]

Thoughts for the Week for December 26, 2016

As our 2016 year comes to a close, I want to share a Christmas gift that our dear friend George F. Newell of San Antonio, sent to us many years ago–a beautiful Christmas card. George has been dead for many […]

Thoughts for the Week for December 19, 2016

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 12, 2016

Every Christmas we look forward to receiving some special cards and messages from people who always lift our spirits and say what has to be said. From one of our readers comes this happy holiday list–an ageless, anonymously compiled list, […]