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Passionate Learning, Passionate Giving and Passionate Living

Passionate Learning, Passionate Giving and Passionate Living

Merry Christmas and Good Morning from Prince Edward Island

I hope this message finds you moving into your weekend with an easily handled list of to do’s.

On the Island this week was the official wrap up of the annual CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) Feed a Family program. Over 1700 turkeys and counting. More on the story here.

Even after a tough season our potato farmers still step up and join in the, "Feed a Family" efforts. More on their season here.

It fills the heart to see the community come together at a time and show the spirit of passionate giving.

This time of year can be not only financially tough for many, but emotionally tough, as well. Current or past life experiences can bring the most seemingly put together person into a valley of hurt and pain.

I have learned one can upgrade to a higher view on the mountain by moving head thinking to heart thinking.

We can always find someone in more difficult circumstances than ourselves.  I have learned where and when possible be intentional with non-reciprocal, anonymous giving to others is one way to move up and out of the head thinking.

One has to ask themselves is the negative thinking bondage or just baggage that could be bundled up and left at the curb, or at the foot of the cross, not for recycling, reusing but for refuse, to be done and dealt with.

My license plate says, “let it go.”, which has become a large part of my life’s lexicon. (I’ll tell you a funny story about a policeman and my license plate sometime.)

In trying to decide what to write about this morning, had me thinking a bit of the past season and a bit about next. But I choose to stay here and now in “today.”

So, off to the farmers market shortly for wonderful bread and purchase different regional cheeses, and perhaps stop and chat to some of the “bump intos” fortunate enough to come home from school, travels or professions for the holidays.  

If you have 20 minutes now or this weekend, I hope you have a chance to watch this video called, "The Life Long Learner". Shirey and I laughed and cried. Such a beautiful example of human passion, both by the storyteller and to whom the story is about. 


Since early this morning, I have been listening to a wonderful playlist called, Classical Christmas.  Listen to a sample here

Words I am thinking about this weekend. 

"Empower someone you know to keep going despite the hardships that seem to follow them. If you never give up, you never fail."

Taking care of business. Locals still have time to order baked goods including the Raspberry Pie, here. Maritime deliveries for items other than our pie can still be achieved, and it is nip and tuck now as to whether items can be delivered on time to the farther reaches of North America. 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend with love from Prince Edward Island! 




A lady went into the grocery and asked for fifty gallons of milk. The clerk, amazed, asked her what she was going to do with that much milk.

"I have a skin problem and the doctor prescribed a milk bath."

The clerk asked, "Pasteurized?"

She replied, "No, just up to my chin."


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colette lawson - January 11, 2019

hi I read your blog, but haven’t seen one for a while, I hope nothing has happened.

Lorraine Kingate - December 15, 2018

ooops, we wish you, Shirley and the girls a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2019.


Cheryl Gingras - December 15, 2018

Merry Christmas to you and yours, can’t wait for the plate story! 😉

Betty Plucinski - December 15, 2018

Great Saturday written words, Bruce, and quite frankly I can’t wait to read about your license plate “Let it Go” and the policeman story. Waiting in anxious anticipation. Merry Christmas to one and all on PEI from an upstate New Yorker. Take care.

Brenda Macleod Raham - December 15, 2018

Charles Schultz had it correct….. Good grief Charlie Brown
Merry Christmas , Peace On Earth

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