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Peak Of The Week- a list of things that piqued my interest this past week 11-1-17

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


Happy Peak Of The Week!!!


Happy Peak of the Week!! It is going to be ALL DOWNHILL for me. I have had a "drop to my knees" kind of start to my week. There is no doubt about it- Life is hard!!! Things have settled down for me, and I am choosing this morning to have a "drop to my knees" day in thanking God that things have turned out OK!!!

We never know what life is going to bring us each day!! I try so hard to make my days count!! When the hardships come, as we all know they will, I hope that I can accept my reality and turn to my faith without complete panic setting in!! That is a life goal!!

Here are a few things that piqued my interest this week.

Einstein Note- I love this story of the note that Einstein wrote to a bellhop stating his "theory of
happiness."

                       A calm and modest life brings more happiness than 
                    the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.

Dr. T and I watched all of the Genius series that was about Einstein's life. It seems that he really did live by this moto! In his late years, he walked to his office and tutored school children in his neighborhood. It is such a lesson to me. I want a "calm and modest" life.

Vertellis - I just ordered this game for the holidays!! Its purpose is to have more engaging and meaningful conversations with family and friends by the questions that are asked on the cards. One of the most special Thanksgivings that I can remember happened when I hosted Thanksgiving at my house in 2013. A few weeks before, I emailed everyone a template for a fill in the blank poem that I wanted everyone to fill out and have ready to read. Here is a sample of the I Am From poem. This poem template is a little different than the one my family did, but I really like it!! At first, some family members didn't really want to do it, but they all rallied for me and brought their poems. We read them over dessert after our meal. What transpired was something I'll never forget. Of course, The Suze and I cried, but I will say that everyone got a little choked up while reading theirs. I'll always cherish my parents' poems. They are so special.

All that to say--- When I saw this game, I thought it would be another great way to really connect with the people that I love so much. Order yours in time for the holidays!!!

Nurse sings to patient- This has been everywhere the past week!! Such a sweet picture of a nurse going out of her way to be there for a patient. May we all be so lucky to have someone like this with us someday!!

Have a great rest of your week!! As we approach this time of Thanksgiving, may we all find many reasons for gratitude. Sometimes I have to look for the blessings, but I know they are there!!!

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