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The Round Up

“Tipping is good karma.” — tip jar sticker The gratuity for any service can be complex or simple. I prefer the simple method. To tell a waitress, barista, or cabbie you appreciate them, knock the right digit off the amount of … Continue reading

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Pretty Good Advice From A Sidewalk

“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.” — Mother Teresa I think the picture is right. We all have a lot for which to be thankful. Yesterday’s gift of time … One very long, … Continue reading

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You Don’t Have To Speak To Be Heard

“Everyone smiles in the same language.” — Author Unknown The language of smiles often speaks more eloquently than words. One month ago we welcomed Mariana –  a kind, quiet and ever-smiling exchange student from Madrid, Spain. Together, she and our … Continue reading

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Looking Adversity In The Eye … And Smiling

“The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.” — William Shakespeare, Othello Chatting with Arturo, you’d never know that he just closed his business. For good. As we talked last Sunday on a very large, warm Oregon sand dune, watching … Continue reading

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Smile

“Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day. ” — Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. Even if you’ve lost everything, you can still give something. … Continue reading

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