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What are the Essentials to a Good Life?

“Gathering…It inspires us to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful, in a word, more alive.” ~ Alice Walker

Remember back when…

  • The general store used to be a place of community gathering?
  • Dry goods were in the same market as the hardware and groceries?
  • People told yarns around the wood stove.
  • Shopping took a long time… not because there were so many choices but because people took time to visit.
  • A evening of playing a game of chess or cards was a weekly occurrence.
  • Going to church was as routine as doing the weekly laundry.
  • Square dances were the best entertainment in town.
  • Winning the cake walk was the best prize of all!
  • People shared their music out on the front porch for those passing by.
  • You knew the farmer who raised your Tom Turkey for Thanksgiving
  • The egg lady came every week, as did the milkman.
  • The doctor made house calls.

Are those days long gone? Or are there certain aspects of a more simple life

we can rekindle again? 

“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit, a violin. What else does man need to be happy?

~ Albert Einstein

Looking for an award-winning book that family can share together at Thanksgiving for some table talk? Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected is a “feel good book” about when life was lived more simply!

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