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The Help of Others

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others.
The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” —
Alfred North Whitehead

I really like this quotation.  In a world where many seem to believe they not only can but do achieve everything on their own,  we need to be reminded of this important truth.

What better time that the fist day of the new year to remember those who have helped us along life’s way and be grateful.

Today I am grateful for the members of the church where I grew up.  Many are gone now, but they are still alive in my heart and I am forever grateful for their guidance, support and friendship.

Thought for Today

“To educate yourself for the feeling of gratitude
means to take nothing for granted,
but to always seek out and value
the kind that will stand behind the action.
Nothing that is done for you is a matter of course.
Everything originates in a will for the good,
which is directed at you.
Train yourself never to put off
the word or action for the expression of gratitude.”

Albert Schweitzer

Thought for Today

Crane migration in central Nebraska Copyright 2010 by R.O. & R.A. Robbins
Crane migration in central Nebraska
Copyright 2010 by R.O. & R.A. Robbins

“I am grateful for what I am and have.
My thanksgiving is perpetual…
O how I laugh when I think of my vague indefinite riches.
No run on my bank can drain it
for my wealth is not possession but enjoyment.”

Henry David Thoreau

Thought for Today

English: Sunrise over the Bristol Channel take...
English: Sunrise over the Bristol Channel taken from the shore near the coastal town of Minehead in the county of Somerset,England. Sun rose at 05:30, and peeked above the clouds at 05:37, this photo was taken 05:39 BST on 27/07/2008, by Sean Hattersley. (The image has not been adjusted in any way.) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

As each day comes to us refreshed and anew, so does my gratitude renew itself daily. The breaking of the sun over the horizon is my grateful heart dawning upon a blessed world. ~Terri Guillemets

Thought for Today

English: Photograph of American author Thornto...
English: Photograph of American author Thornton Wilder as a child at the Wilder family cottage at Maple Bluff, Wisconsin, four miles from the family home at Madison. Pictured are Thornton Wilder’s father Amos (standing) with Charlotte, Thornton and Madison, the three eldest Wilder children. Image courtesy of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University.http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/dl_crosscollex/brbldl/oneITEM.asp?pid=2037304&iid=1131828&srchtype=ITEM (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures. ~Thornton Wilder

Celebrate Homemade Bread Day!

Sourdough bread.
Sourdough bread. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I love to cook.  But what I love most are the stories of cooking in the family kitchen, eating at the family table, and sharing food with friends and strangers.

Bob says the smell of fresh baked bread makes a house a home.  When his mother made bread it was served with hot cocoa to dip chunks of fresh bread in.

My mom made the best hot rolls.  We always knew fresh rolls would be at the table for holidays and other family celebrations.

Now when I make bread it is gluten free.  I have a couple of recipes that are quite tasty but not as much fun to make.  You don’t get to punch and push around gluten free dough like you do wheat dough, but that’s another story.

Do you have a favorite bread story?  Did your mom or grandma make bread?  Do you?  Tell us about it.