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Thursday, December 17, 2009

Theme Thursday = History

antique time piece, googleimages.com
"Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why we call it the 'present'."
~~Eleanor Roosevelt
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"You must live in the present,
launch yourself on every wave,
find your eternity in each moment.
Fools stand on their island opportunities and
look toward another land. There is no other land,
there is no other life but this."
~ Henry David Thoreau
  • How
  • I
  • See
  • Today
  • Others may
  • Remember
  • Years from now.

33 comments:

  1. "How I see today"... what my priorities are, what my words are and how I live...I hope they make a good impression on my children and even the next generation. I hope they have good memories of them years from now!

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  2. Oh, Betsy, what an example you are..I have no doubt that you will leave a profound impression and legacy not only on your family, but on all who know you ....What a very beautiful soul you have...

    Happy TT

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  3. This took a lot of thought and I know where you are coming from. Me too!! These are the good old days!

    Happy holidays!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  4. Okay, I'm so impressed that one's going to be framed and superglued to my fridge so I can read it when I'm usually at my grumpiest, making dinner!
    Hugs,
    Dawn

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  5. It's so true, though, isn't it? We're making history every day!

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  6. I don't think this post is just a coincidence ~ I think it's perfect for such a time as this.

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  7. Clever anagram thing ma jig...as usual.

    I'm with Rebecca on the above comment completely. nothing to add to that in fact.

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  8. Thanks for these great quotes! I need these to apply to my life, to remind me of how fortunate I am in so many ways; how I've been blessed with family and friends.
    The Bach

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  9. How you see today will be remembered by those in years to come. That is the beauty of diaries and blogs. You will leave a brilliant and brave impression - have no fears.

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  10. Beautiful post Betsy!Really love what you say in the end!It's really true as well.

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  11. Yet more beautiful quotes on history. You did well with this theme.;)
    xo

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  12. oh wow...love the acrostic..we make history every day in the lives we touch...which of course requires us to be present...happy tt betsy!

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  13. Those are some wonderful and thought provoking quotes that you have shared with us. Thank you so much for doing this.

    And the History saying was awesome. Really makes one think about what we do each day.

    Happy TT.

    God bless.

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  14. I love Eleanor Roosevelt. Now, I'm off to enjoy my gift...

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  15. In reality, all we have is today.

    I'm curious. Does your side bar change each day and if so, does it happen automatically or do you have to change each item individually?

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  16. Martha ~ are you talking about the countdown? I have to add the pics manually. Although there are automatic countdowns out there that I've seen.

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  17. I love your quotes today, Betsy. So appropriate -- and also inspiring to me. They were just the "medicine" I needed on this day. Thank you.

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  18. Great thoughts to sink our teeth into!

    Cheers!

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  19. as Usual, Mr Thoreau has nailed it!Happy T.T. Betsy.

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  20. Great quotes, others & yours! :)

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  21. I'm fascinated by that image... it's interesting how it starts with December. Do you know if that timepiece operated off the solstices?

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  22. Betys, love that first quote. I'm with Dawn...print it and post it where I can see it.

    Happy TT. :)

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  23. Jeffscape ~ yes, actually! These were used during the 17th century when pocket watches were scarce and extremely expensive. They were small enough to carry with you and George Washington had one!

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  24. love your quotes this Theme Thursday, and your wordy thingie is marvelous. Happy TT

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  25. Mmm ~ acrostic... hee! a.c.r.o.s.t.i.c. and you have a great one, too! :)

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  26. That was fun! I have heard that quote many times but didn't know that Eleanor Roosevelt said it. Great acrostic too!

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  27. Spot-on, and thanks. I know you'll leave a profound impression on everyone in your life. Happy Thursday.

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  28. Ooh I love the Roosevelt Quote!

    My story wasn't rated R?? lol

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  29. Betsy, I love this acrostic. I need to make myself a plaque that says that and put it somewhere where I will see it everyday.

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  30. A piece with punch, as usual. Happy TT

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  31. The Roosevelt quote is wonderful. I think I need to put that one up on my board so I can see it every day. Thanks Betsy!

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  32. Hi! Betsy,
    Nice quote by Mrs R., Mr.HDT
    and your very thought provoking comment about the future too!
    Happy! TT
    DeeDee ;-D

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