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The Author
Brian Haggard

My Dyslexia

Having the skill to write, spell, and punctuate has never been my strong suit. Growing up as a young child I was always nurtured to be creative and artistic which came naturally to me but I could never quite grasp written language. I now know that it's a learning disabilty with a name: DYSLEXIA.

I write from the heart and I make my best effort to get the words on the page properly but as you'll see I don't always succeed. I ask you to enjoy what I write and post but to be understanding and kind. Brian

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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Twas The Week before Christmas

 Twas the week before Christmas and all kinds of things afoot: present wrapping, candy making, friends meeting and the last minute things we all have to do to make it all seem so effortless in front of the people you host and the people you go to see. But you have to ask yourself, if we can put this much effort into making Christmas on this one day then why can't we do this all year long? What is wrong with us as a people? We make the effort to be the people we want to be at this holiday time but after the new year we go back to being the same lackadaisical people that we were before it began. If this for one moment has struck a chord in your mind then do as I am doing and give it a little effort to make this your solemn vow to greet people you see with a warm hello and a smile and thank people for what they bring to your life.

I received a text the other day thanking me for being a great friend out of the blue and it made me realize people are the one thing that make this life we live somthing worth holding on to.  They are the people that make getting up and greeting the day with a smile on our face and a happy thought in our heart.   This is dedicated to a dear friend, Jane Haganman, for opening my eyes and making me realize what it is that I have to be thankfiul for this holiday season and every day of the year. So DAMN it go out there and make someone's year.

Kisses from Brian and keep stitchin'.
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Pamela Kellogg said...

A lovely post Brian! Pam

Pat Winter Gatherings said...

I second that my friend! Happy Holidays to you and Kevin, I hope your Christmas magic continues throughout the year.
Warm hugs,

Bron said...

Have just come to your Blog via the Quilt Show.loved the show and I am inspired.Haven't really got into crazy quilting but love the colours you use. How did the retreat go..I just love getting away and it twice a year if I am lucky and there are friends I meet at these retreats I don't have the opportunity to see other times in the year.Really appreciated what you had to say about the effort we make at Christmas.Reminds me of a couple of sayings."Life is not a rehearsal" ,and the other two I can't remember properly *something about Life being a gift that's why we call it the present and strangers being people who are not yet friends. anyway good reminder.
We are in the middle of summer over here in Australia so long sunny days and time to be with friends. all the very best for 2013.Bronwyn

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