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Wealthy Thanksgiving

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  • Sheryl Simons
    The Simple Life By Sheryl Simons When you are content to simply be yourself and don t compare or compete, everyone will respect you.~~ Lao Tzu Many persons
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      The Simple Life
      By Sheryl Simons

      When you are content to simply be yourself and don't compare or
      compete, everyone will respect you.~~ Lao Tzu

      "Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness.
      It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to
      a worthy purpose."~~Helen Keller

      You probably have noticed, as I have, that there are some
      very rich people out there who are not happy at all. One young woman
      I know is the manager of a big business. She makes a great salary,
      drives a couple nice cars- one a cute little sports car that almost
      anyone would envy. One Sunday she wasn't at work. I asked where she
      was. "She's home sleeping". That was how she spent her days off?
      Sleeping? Her family was downstate, she wasn't married, didn't even
      have a dog! Rich- maybe. Wealthy? I don't think so. But for me
      there's always been a distinction between rich, and wealthy. Anyone
      can be wealthy, but not everyone can be rich, or would even want to

      Seems so many strive to be rich. They throw money away at
      casinos trying to get more money. Or some spend money they don't
      even have trying to look rich, while they are not. But Thanksgiving
      Day is a great chance to think about how rich/wealthy you are. Are
      you sitting around a table loaded with food -then you might be rich?
      Do you have loved ones to share that dinner with? Then you are
      wealthy. Do you have a warm house, a job, a vehicle to get you
      there? Then you are rich. Do you have kids to drop off at school and
      a happy spouse that you come home to at night? Then you are wealthy.

      That doesn't mean you can't be single and wealthy! I know
      some single people who just reek of wealth. They come into a room
      and everyone just feels it! They are loving and caring and always
      smiling. A smile has a lot to do with being wealthy. They are
      always cheering everyone else up. Now that is a wealthy person who
      has enough cheer to spread around! Grumpy people are not wealthy.
      They might be rich, but definitely not wealthy. Anyway, how can
      someone who is rich be grumpy?

      But then I know some families who struggle to put together a
      nice Thanksgiving dinner. They have been through some hard times,
      but the sun still shines in their world. They pull together. They
      gather their resources. They don't take out their fears and
      frustrations on those they love. They may be having macaroni and
      cheese for Thanksgiving Dinner, but Thanksgiving Dinner it will be!
      These families are living proof that it doesn't take riches to be
      happy. They really are wealthy. And, the only difference between
      these people and the poor people down the street? Attitude. May you
      have a wealthy Thanksgiving Day! It's up to you.

      * * *

      "We don't see things as they are. We see them as we are." ~~Anais Nin

      "Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality."
      ~~ Les Brown

      Simple Thanksgiving Sweet Potatoes

      8 average size sweet potatoes – baked, peeled and cubled - or 1 large
      can sweet potatoes
      1 t vanilla
      3-5 T brown sugar (to taste)
      1/2 stick butter or marg.
      1/4 t cinnamon to taste
      1/4 - 1t nutmeg to taste
      1/4 c orange juice to taste

      Mix all ingredients with some marshmallows and spoon into greased
      casserole pan. Bake 30-45 minutes until heated. Cover with Large
      marshmallows and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar (opt.). Return to oven
      until marshmallows are golden brown. Note – may also add ½ c crushed
      pineapple before baking.

      Keeping it Simple,


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      ideas that work for you. Email: thesimple_life@...
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