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Gratitude and Counting your Blessings

Willowwisp Wrote: Dec 25, 2012 9:15 PM
Good article. Sobering comments. Armed security in public schools? Mentally ill children become mentally unstable adults if the right treatment modality & setting is never implemented. Schools aren't clinical treatment facilities OR quasi-correctional centers. Can we just get back to educating children? Too much is already demanded of our schools. I will be thankful when public school teachers can once again teach & our children can learn in a safe & sane environment.
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G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “here ends another day, during which I have had eyes, ears, hands and the great world around me. Tomorrow begins another day. Why am I allowed two?” The shortest way to happiness that I know is gratitude, counting your blessings.

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This country now sits around the table for Christmas, which is as good a time as any to recall our blessings. Even in this dark winter, even in bad economic times, there is so much to be grateful for that we cannot even count it.

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I know a lot of parents will be hugging their...