Fav Quote Friday: The Very Best Gifts To Give

"Christmas gift suggestions:

 To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect."

~Oren Arnold


  1. To you I offer my gratitude..
    Happy Holidays

  2. ...you just melted my heart!
    Thanks so much Savira!
    Happy Holidays!!

  3. Savira, I wish I had thought of that! Well, let me add my gratitude, too, to you, Stephanie, for your wonderful, beautiful blog, which has given me many hours of enjoyment during 2011.

  4. MikeB - thanks you! (heart-melt again!!)
    Your kind comments and knowing I have made you happy in any way , just makes my day! Thank you for being here!

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

  5. You know, Stephanie, when I was younger I liked to ski. I have enjoyed horseback riding once in a while (I learned when I lived in Italy many years ago). In the past, I have enjoyed taking walks by the ocean. I have had great times on my travels to a handful of countries. After my grandson (now 8 years old) was born, the most pleasant, relaxing, stress free times for me were when I was with him. Throughout my life, I have been lucky enough to have many moments when I understood the gifts I had been given. So that's a beautiful quote by Wilder, which I well understand.

    And now, in the past year or two, I have become a blog reader, and that has given me many hours of pleasure. It all started when I began reading the blog written by my first cousin, Debbie Lamedman, a playwright. Her blog is at: http://www.thingsdebbieneedstosay.blogspot.com/

    I began to wonder who these other people were who were commenting on Debbie's posts. And that led me to Savira, whose name I would see in the Comments section, and Savira led me to you.

  6. hi MikeB- I love that quote too, and was happy how well it seemed to fit the occasion! (think I'll re-post it elsewhere!)
    I do know your cousin's blog, and still enjoy her sense of humor.
    I truly believe that we all 'found' each other for a reason; we were there to help each other along our personal paths. For that is exactly what has happened...each of us has helped the others, and in doing so, we all have grown, expanded, worked through and become more conscious. And I would like to believe, too, that we all have becomes a bit more content in who we are.
    It has been my sincere pleasure getting to know all of you.

  7. I am glad I found you, Stephanie. Enjoy the holidays!

  8. Wow, we have a mutual admiration society going here. And it is easy to admire you. As I reflect on my life, I have many things to be thankful for. Reading blogs is one of them. I am so happy to have found you. Oh, I better go before I get to sugary sweet. Enjoy your day.

  9. Nothing wrong with that, in my book! Thanks MikeB!
    "In the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter, and sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed." ~Khalil Gibran

  10. What a wonderful Gibran thought.