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How Can I Help? + What Should I Ask? + Knock Yourself Out!

How Can I Help? + What Should I Ask? + Knock Yourself Out!

Good Morning from Prince Edward Island, 

I hope all is well and you have a wee bit of time. 

Kettle on? Do you have time for a cuppa, I promise I won't be long. 

How are you doing today? Finding the time to breath?

This time of year is an exceptionally busy one with our online store. 

It has and is still a wild ride for us at the shop with zero time to think about much other than being efficient and staying kind through the stress. I want to thank all the staff and all those who have come in to help.    

"Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together."
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I will try tomorrow night to get outside and head to the North Shore area of Prince Edward Island to watch The Geminids. It almost sounds like a sitcom, but they are among the most reliable — and most active — meteor showers of the year. And the stars have aligned to make it even better than usual. Thank you, CBC. More of the story here.

When I see a shooting star zoom through the darkness of night, it reminds me of someone who has left this earth.

“The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us, 
and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us,
and we only know them when they are gone.”
—George Eliot

The night sky brings with it so many questions. Science might be the leading contender for most of those questions, but science does not have all the answers.

Reason is our soul’s left hand, Faith her right.
-John Donne

After contemplating the nature of reality, Physicist and Nobel Prize winner Niels Bohr stated, “The fact that religions through the ages have spoken in images, parables, and paradoxes means simply that there are no other ways of grasping the reality to which they refer. But that does not mean that it is not a genuine reality. And splitting this reality into an objective and a subjective side won’t get us very far.”

It is so simple.
It is important that we teach our children the importance of having respect for themselves and other people. If they are not being respectful or if someone is being disrespectful to them, real learning cannot take place. 
~Jacqui Rivait

Covid News for Prince Edward Island gives hope to families hoping to get together for Christmas dinner.

While on the subject of questions and dinner table conversations. 

What is a good question to ask at the dinner table to guarantee a great conversation?"

I am curious as to know what you think. Please let me know in the comment section. 

When asking others’ questions in a loving and caring manner and genuinely listening to them, one gives dignity and respect to the other. And heaven knows we need more of that around the dinner and decision makers tables of the world. 

Human dignity is the same for all human beings: when I trample on the dignity of another, I am trampling on my own. ~ Pope Francis

Tis’ the season…Christmas music gets a refresh by so many artists every year. 

This morning, I am listening to:  Stephan Moccio - Winter Poems

I have always loved this song, What the World Needs Now.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend with lots of time to relax or a few moments of total peace. (perhaps this is what I am thinking of trying to find for myself, LOL)

I am sending love from Prince Edward Island. 


Bruce & Mille

ps. Your Morning Smile

I asked the surgeon if I could administer my own anaesthetic.

He said, "Sure, knock yourself out!"

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Lorel Paquet - December 12, 2020

Thanks so much for taking the time to write this blog. It is inspirational and makes me think. Love the quotes.

I have asked the question, “Did someone do something in the past year that made you rethink your position on a certain topic?”

We are quarantining for the next two weeks so our daughter and her boyfriend can come into the house for Christmas. They are doing the same. Strange times.

Have a wonderful safe Christmas season.

David Jones - December 12, 2020

“What is a good question to ask at the dinner table to guarantee a great conversation?”
I heard that the reason why Canadians are such good conversationalists is that the weather is undoubtedly a good conversation starter.

I always like to ask a person who I have just met how they came to live in this area, or if at a party, how they know the host. The key is to get the other person talking – I learn so much more that way.

Well done, Bruce.


Kathleen Kovalick - December 12, 2020

Really great quotes Bruce! How do you find these?!!

Wendell Hennan - December 12, 2020

New Years day dinners with my family, I used to like asking everyone to share the best thing that happened in the past year and sometimes the worst thing as well.

Marylou Sinnott - December 12, 2020

As usual I enjoyed reading your blog – hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas

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