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“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
– Eckhart Tolle

“Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all.”
– William Faulkner

“Clearly, one of the major obstacles to our experience of gratitude is the habit we have of sleepwalking through life. The truth is that we are never lacking for blessings in our lives, but we are often lacking in awareness and recognition of them.”
– Rev. Diane Berke, Ph.D

“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorns have roses.”
– Alphonse Karr

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”
– A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.”
– Steve Maraboli

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.”
– John F. Kennedy

Veterans Day

“War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other’s children.”
– Jimmy Carter

“On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.”
– Dan Lipinski

“The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive the Veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.”
– President George Washington

“Our veterans accepted the responsibility to defend America and uphold our values when duty called.”
– Bill Shuster

“It’s about how we treat our veterans every single day of the year. It’s about making sure they have the care they need and the benefits that they’ve earned when they come home. It’s about serving all of you as well as you’ve served the United States of America.”
– Barack Obama

National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day – November 14

“Normal person’s weekly chore list:

1. clean kitchen.

2. clean bathroom.

3. clean entire rest of domicile.

Cleaning impaired person’s weekly chore list:

1. don’t get peanut butter on sheets.”
– Dave Barry

“My theory on housework is, if the item doesn’t multiply, smell, catch fire, or block the refrigerator door, let it be. No one else cares. Why should you?”
– Erma Bombeck

“My maid never sweeps under the bed, so I asked her to do so today. Found a pen, three pairs of shoes and the man I had lost two years ago.”
– Sanhita Baruah

“My mother really would make these dreadful concoctions. She really prided herself on something called ‘Everything Stew,’ where she would take everything in the refrigerator, all the leftovers, and put them all together.”
– Ruth Reichl

“Housework. It can’t kill you, but why take a chance?”
– Phyllis Diller

Written on a used refrigerator – “I used to be so cool.”
– Unknown

A note left in an office refrigerator – “To the person who ate my lunch: Pay no attention to the mouth sores you’ll be getting. They’re probably nothing…”
– Unknown

Young Readers’ Day – November 14

“There are many little ways to enlarge your world. Love of books is the best of all.”
– Jacqueline Kennedy

“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.”
– Margaret Fuller

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”
– Richard Steele

“To learn to read is to light a fire.”
– Victor Hugo

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