year around this time, I try to dig into the archives and mention
a couple of essays...
Christmas… and I mean that"
Harry Chapin be proud?"
I do it as a bit of a reminder... a bit of a nudge... a bit of
a reality check. We have reached a time of the year when there
is a raised awareness of others, and I like to believe in the
quality of man to be kind, as we extend greetings and wishes (and,
hopefully, actions) that deliver hope, inspiration and community.
a look around, and see if there is something you can do to help.
Reach out to friends you may not have contacted in a bit and add
a note to a Christmas card for them.
if you can, a donation of money... a donation of goods... a donation
of time. Smile a bit more, make eye contact with folks, and offer
a simple hello while holding a door open.
all have the ability to make a difference, and sometimes the biggest
and best changes begin with small efforts. You may never know
how much they will mean to those around you.
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is going to be a chaotic and strange month. Postings will be whenever
I can... new material will be whenever it's done... and... well...
all part of lining up what should be a very busy 2019, while at
the same time addressing a few projects currently in progress
and making some time to connect with family and friends.
all of us here at In My Backpack...
Christmas and Happy New Year!
hope the next few weeks (and beyond) find you, your family and
your friends happy, healthy and safe. May you enjoy the celebrations
in exactly the places you wish you could be.
your world... do something to smile each day... and create a bit
of excitement along the way.
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ten of Bob's published titles are available in paperback and Kindle
editions. And... right now... every title is available for Kindle
and the Kindle app at a price of 99-cents.
side note... all of Bob's books are also part of the Kindle Unlimited
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more information about Bob and his published works, check out
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Friends for Local Business
month the Local Friends challenge is...
holidays are often a time of travel... to see family and friends
and grandmothers (or so the song goes). And while the horse may
know the way, that doesn't mean all of us always see some of the
sights, treats and special locations along the way.
making your rounds this month -- out and about, and not along
the local streets surrounding your home -- the challenge this
month is to look at a few of the treasures you might find while
making trips and along the travels.
it's a meal you enjoy while out shopping with friends...
it's a great hotel or bed & breakfast you visit while visiting
be a specialty shop thet features unique gift items...
main idea is to look around when you aren't driving or walking
along the same streets you visit day after day.
Over the river
December 1st - 31st
the December Local
Friends for Local Business...
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