Recommended Reading…

A LIFE INTERCEPTED by Charles Martin: “A star quarterback’s life is derailed by accusations of a heinous crime, and even his wife is convinced of his guilt. How can he ever fix things and get his life back?” “A touching tale of love, loss, and redemption.”  (~ Booklist)…I am NOT a football fan by any means, but Martin takes his readers to the nth degree on the trip of a star quarterback’s wrongly accused life beyond the field,  and his struggle to prove himself innocent, all while teaching a high school senior to fulfill his own struggles to likewise become a star quarterback in his own right. I highly recommend this book to readers, whether football fans or not, because it has more to do with a man’s efforts to redeem himself than the game of football itself.

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Recommended Reading…

THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER by Jenny Colgan: “The prospect is daunting. A meek, book-loving librarian who lost her job decides to buy an unruly van and transform it into a mobile bookshop in the wilds of Scotland. This adventure will require skills and courage she never knew she possessed and lead to places she couldn’t imagine. A wry charmer of a tale, filled with wit, romance, and [most importantly] lots of good books.” “Cheery and heartwarming escapism.” ~Sunday Mirror (UK)  [With the loss of Borders and the closing of many B&N locations here in California, the discontinuance of “printed books” seems to be inevitable, which will be a painful adjustment to those of us who still prefer the pleasure of reading and turning each page, the “welcoming smell” of a bookstore when you first enter, and the sight of the vast array of books that awaits people who enjoy the unending pleasure of touching, feeling, and reading the soon-to-be “old-fashioned way.” Sadly, this is known as “progress” when in reality, it’s a travesty.]

 

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Attention: Netflix Subscribers!

Do you like to laugh? Do you like Kevin James? If yes to both questions then, boy oh boy, do I have a recommendation for you! I just finished streaming…KEVIN JAMES: NEVER DON’T GIVE UP…filmed this year as a Netflix special. Put simply: FUNNY! FUNNY! FUNNY! It lasts a little over an hour…one of the funniest hours I’ve had in a long time! So, do yourself a favor and watch it…you will NOT be sorry!

 

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“PUNCTUATION IS POWERFUL

An English professor wrote the words…’A woman without her man is nothing’…on the whiteboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly. All of the males in the class wrote: ‘A woman, without her man, is nothing.’ All the females in the class wrote: ‘A woman: without her, man is nothing.’ Punctuation is powerful.”

( ~ David Avocado Wolfe )

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“As long as the grass shall grow…

…and the rivers flow, we will put others’ needs before greed; we will show love in the face of hatred and disdain; we will stand firm as the mountains and flow like the living waters; and, we will protect this beautiful Mother Earth for ALL our relations.”

( ~ Hippee Peace Freaks )

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“10 Things Money Can’t Buy:

  1. Manners. 2. Morals. 3. Respect. 4. Character. 5. Common Sense. 6. Trust. 7. Patience. 8. Class. 9. Integrity. 10. Love.” ( ~ sungazing.com )
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“Simple Formula For Living…

Live beneath your means. Return everything you borrow. Stop blaming other people. Admit it when you make a mistake. Give clothes not worn to charity. Do something nice, and try not to get caught. Listen more; talk less. Every day take a 30-minute walk. Strive for excellence, not perfection. Be on time. Don’t make excuses. Don’t argue. Get organized. Be kind to unkind people. Let someone cut ahead of you in line. Take time to be alone. Cultivate good manners. Be humble. Realize and accept that life isn’t fair. Know when to keep your mouth shut. Go an entire day without criticizing anyone. Learn from the past; plan for the future. Live in the present. Don’t sweat the small stuff. It’s all small stuff.”

( ~ Author Unknown )

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( ~ Smiling Colours )

“I’m stronger because I had to be. I’m smarter because of my mistakes. I’m happier because I’ve overcome the sadness I’ve known; and I’m wiser because I have learned from my life.”

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“It’s a Journey…

No one is ahead of you or behind you. You are not more ‘advanced’ or less enlightened. You are exactly where you need to be. It’s not a contest…it’s life. We are ALL teachers, and we are ALL students.” ( ~ Impossible to Possible )

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Acceptance

“Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room*.” ( ~ I Love You More )

*Emphasis added

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