Tag Archives: childhood

Made Doing The Right Thing Look Cool

* http://www.shirleytemple.com/guestbook.html Shirley Temple Black died Monday and finding out today touched me more deeply than I would have imagined. She was grown and her child-star movies were old by the time I was born, but I came to know … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Virginia was the daughter of Dr. Philip O’Hanlon, a coroner’s assistant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  In answer to her question “is there really a Santa Claus” her father suggested she write to a New York City newspaper … Continue reading

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So We Don’t Forget

Like Thread Through a Needle (First posted one year ago on December 16, 2012) Even just the thought of what I am about to write makes my eyes well up. Last evening watching a performance of “The “Nutcracker” there was … Continue reading

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They Learn

I forgive the ones who during childhood showed the wrong ways I should live.  I am deeply grateful to the people who later showed compassion and love to a boy in a man’s body. I have a good life because … Continue reading

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Unrestrained Innocence

When we are children we seldom think of the future. This innocence leaves us free to enjoy ourselves as few adults can. The day we fret about the future is the day we leave our childhood behind. Patrick Rothfuss Before … Continue reading

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I Finally Got Even

Once upon a time there was a little boy. Although his family was poor, life was good and he enjoyed his life. His Mother and Father did not get along well, but he did not notice much. One day his … Continue reading

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Too Much Work and Not Enough Play

Eleven days off work has turned out to be one of the best experiences I have had in ages. Once again I am reminded that too much work and not enough play dulls my senses and washes the color from … Continue reading

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Yes, Santa Claus, There IS a Virginia

Originally Posted here one year ago on December 20, 2011 Yesterday found here was the well-known “Yes,Virginia, there is a Santa Claus” editorial from 1897.  Thank you for all the positive feedback on reprinting it on the goodmorninggratitude.com blog! Today this … Continue reading

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Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

Originally Posted here one year ago on December 19, 2011 Virginia was the daughter of Dr. Philip O’Hanlon, a coroner’s assistant on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  In answer to her question “is there really a Santa Claus” her … Continue reading

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Like Thread Through a Needle

Even just the thought of what I am about to write makes my eyes well up. Last evening watching a performance of “The “Nutcracker” there was a point I was unexpectedly moved and that feeling has grown since. Tulsa is … Continue reading

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