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2017 Note to Self...

2017 Note to Self...

Dear Bruce, 

Before you charge off into 2017, I want to remind you of your age. You have been driving it hard for 30 plus years so, in light of this fact, might I remind you to work smarter, not harder.

There are many areas of your life that I wish to speak to, so I have made a list for you to consider. I want to be gentle but firm in my recommendations. 

1. If you don't prioritize your life, someone else will. Think about it and set them!

2. You know what you want for your health...just do it. Stop procrastinating. 

3. Love more, give your time and consideration to others in need. 

4. Breathe...smell the roses, take in more of what nature offers. You know you love it!!

5. Fill your heart with gratitude; it fills your body with happiness.

6. Forgive yourself and forgive others.

7. Remember you can't be a friend to others if you are not a friend to yourself. 

Bruce, I want you to have a great year, and at the end of 2017, I hope that you have honoured the list above by having lived it fully and intentionally. 

Take care, 


ps. The beginning and end of everything is love. Guard your heart, out of it flows your thoughts words and actions. 



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Jane Ewing - January 2, 2017

Wanted to let you know, a little late, sorry, received the quitar planter in perfect condition. Happy New YEAR !!!

Kathy - January 2, 2017

Good list Bruce, you do work very hard .
The wonderful PEI Preserve Company is testimony to you and Shirley’s hospitality.
Maybe you could just stay at the front door in your kilts and be greeters. Take it easier. Best Tourism hosts in PEI.

Betty Lou Livingston - January 2, 2017

Thank you, Bruce for this very inspiring message.

Kay Adkins - January 2, 2017

I remember reading about you in Victoria magazine decades ago. Having your tea and jam during a later visit to PEI was a MUST. Hard to believe it’s been 30 years!

Kathy - January 2, 2017

Well said, and I look forward to seeing you next spring and summer when we spend time at our cottage and visit your store and restaurant often. Happy and Healthy New Year to you and everyone we’ve met there through the years.

Kathy Dickson - January 1, 2017

Great advice Bruce! Seems to me u told a few years ago about retiring! Slow down at least for sure as I have done the last couple of years and love it! Happy New Year to u and urs!

Julie - January 1, 2017
I love your note to self. If only we could remember through the year our New year wishes. ?Happy New Year, wishing you and yours the best in 2017!
Carole Buchanan - January 1, 2017
Bruce, your list of seven are words to live by and thank you for expressing them so well. You have always been a very hard worker, and a very kind soul! It is always a joy to come to PEI especially to visit PEI preserves. Used the last of your Raspberry /Champagne jam this morning on dear friends toast so will have to make another trip and stock up. wishing you and your dear wife and family a wonderful year in 2017!
Jerry and Carol Johnston - December 31, 2016

Great advice Bruce! You and your good wife have created an amazing business here in New Glasgow and it truly fits your personalities. Wishing you all the best for 2017 and God’s blessing on you both.

Susan E-J - December 31, 2016

Good advice, Bruce…. ! I plan to try using some of it myself in the New Year. Thank you :)
Happy New Year to you and Shirley.

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