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Thank you for being you!

Posted on 26 Nov 2009 | Author Stefanie | Comments 13 comments | Tags

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Wishing you a beautiful Thanksgiving whether you are enjoying it with friends and family or taking a relaxing time out for yourself.  How wonderful it is that we have a whole day devoted to thanking others and thinking about what we are grateful for.

I just wanted you to know that I am so grateful to have you in my life!  You are amazing.  You are valued and appreciated.  What you do and are meant to do on this planet is important – for yourself and others.

Together we will create the tomorrow you deserve and will enjoy and love.  That future is the reason of our partnership and purpose.

I thank you for all your support.  By taking my programs and allowing me to work with you, while I help you, you are in turn enabling me to live my purpose…helping others become who they are meant to be.   I am honored to be part of your journey and share this important job.

Funny Thanksgiving Joke that I received from Joe Polish and though you would enjoy it too!

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift.  The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.  Every word out of the bird’s mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.  John tried and tried to change the bird’s attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to “clean up” the bird’s vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot.  The parrot yelled back.  John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even ruder.  John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer.  For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed.  Then suddenly there was total quiet.  Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he’d hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.  The parrot calmly stepped out onto John’s outstretched arms and said “I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions.  I’m sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior.”  John was stunned at the change in the bird’s attitude.  As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird continued, “May I ask what the turkey did?”

Recipe for “Mayflower Cookies” sent from Judith Wilcox, these cookies were favored by those on the Mayflower Voyage baked at home, with family initials to provide a bond with distant relatives. No matter how long the journey they would remain moist due to the abundance of Rum.   Let me know how they taste if you make them!

Mayflower Cookies Recipe:
(from Jacquie Lawson Cards & Judith Wilcox)
Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Preheat your oven to 350F (180C).

½ cup (125 ml) unsalted butter
1 cup (250 ml) brown sugar
2 eggs
 1 ¼ cup (300 ml) pumpkin puree
2 cups (500 ml) cake or plain flour
1 tbs (15 ml) baking powder
1 tsp (5ml) cinnamon
 ¼ tsp (1ml) ground nutmeg
 ¼ tsp (1ml) salt
2/3 cup (150 ml) currants (or raisons)
Optional: couple of splashes of Rum

Take a large bowl and cream together butter & sugar.
Add the eggs and pumpkin puree (and rum): mix well.

Blend in flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and currants.

Drop spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.

Cool on wire rack.

Peace and Prosperity,
Stefanie

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