November 2009 Blog Posts (3)

The Curly Pajama Letters: What is Worth Doing and What is Worth Having?

I have loved reading and rereading this little book of letters between Mr.Curly of Curly Flat and Vasco Pajama in "The Curly Pajama Letters". Alan Sloan read some of the book to me, and Heather Simmons gave the book to Alan. I have been sick a lot this past two years. My health is now getting better. I am becoming different now. I am learning at last how to slow down and let go more. Much of my life in the past has been about making things happen. Effort, effort, effort. Now I'm interested more… Continue

Added by Mike Green on November 25, 2009 at 10:56am — 2 Comments

Conversation About Gifts

A Conversation About Gifts

Gifts as defined by John McKnight in terms of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) can be anything that we like, are at good at, or are passionate or care about. If you think about it for a minute, almost anything could be a gift. I really like the Cincinnati Bengals football team. I know a lot about coaching soccer, although I might not be a very good coach. I may just like it a lot. It could still be my gift. I enjoy running and I may really care about… Continue

Added by joe erpenbeck on November 2, 2009 at 9:09pm — No Comments


I have altered my diary-writing habits (or lack thereof, at times) into keeping a 'gratitude journal'. At the end of each day I write down what I am grateful for that day. I am not religious, so it is really good to have a way to offer thanks and express gladness. I've been doing this for a few months, and I think I wake feeling more positive because of this focus at the end of the previous day.

My mum has been quite ill recently (but now on the mend, thank goodness). It initially… Continue

Added by Linda Keys on November 2, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

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