Tuesday, December 22, 2015
- Play the gratitude game around the table before a meal. Choose a Christmas related word and assign each member of the family one letter. Each person names one thing for which they are grateful that begins with their letter. (C is for Christmas cookies; H is for home, etc.)
- Involve your children in charitable giving. Shortlist a few charities, and talk with your child about their work. Let them help you select the one to which you will make a donation. Encourage them to contribute from their piggy bank.
- If you are buying a gift for a person in need, let your children help select the gift.
- Avoid the free-for all approach to opening gifts. Take turns. Look at everyone’s gifts, not only your own. Say thank you to those present, and follow up with a phone call or card to those not present.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
|graffiti scrawled on the back of a sign|
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Saturday, October 31, 2015
|Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto|
|Gold and emerald necklace from Pompeii|
Eaton Tomb photo: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3AMount_Pleasant_Cemetery%2C_Eaton%2C_Toronto_3121.JPG
By Deansfa (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Gold and Emerald Necklace photo;
Royal Ontario Museum Facebook page
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
|image courtesy of khunaspix at freedigitalphotos.net|
Friday, October 2, 2015
|Image courtesy of nenetus at freedigital photos.net|
This staycation deepened my definition of hospitality
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
|Rembrandt: Woman Taken in Adultery|
National Gallery, London
Our ancient story teaches that sin is not excused, but forgiven. Moral slip ups are not a cause for condemnation. They are an opportunity for tweaking a wobbly moral compass and getting back on track.
Compass image: courtesy of FreeDigitalPhotos.net