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Roy’s Sunday Letter for February 4, 2024

** Brain research confirms handwriting with pen and paper engages the brain in positive ways a keyboard does not match the criteria. So, handwriting journals, notes, and letters are exercising your brain. Hallelujah, Write on! ** From CNN’s Good Stuff: “Resist the lie that violence and destruction are inevitable, that this way is the way…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 28, 2024

** Beth made creative and beautiful Valentine cards with a friend yesterday. My marvelous and beautiful Beth has been making Valentines with friends for 35 years. Her passion is a Blessing for me. Today, I want to reflect on BEING. On Being Fearful: Yes, there is danger in the shouting, yelling, blaming, and shaming of…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 21, 2023

** Robin Sharma, a Facebook post, in her book “5 AM Club” describes how to do a 20 minute exercise…20 minutes reflection and 20 minutes of learning all complete by 6:00 a.m. What would be the 20…20…20 in your club? Consistency and routine can produce the results important to us all. ** Due to weather,…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 14, 2024

Sometimes in the Sunday Letter, I attempt something new and different. I will be adding some questions to my ponderings. My questions will be about paying attention, encouraging moments of reflection in the midst of your days and week. ** Based upon 2023 and as you now enter 2024, do you feel more engaged in…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for January 7, 2024

** 80 years ago, a white racist mob destroyed the Ft. Worth family home of Opel Lee. Her parents worked hard and long to purchase their first home on Annie Street. The angry “neighbors” threw out their furnishings, burning their home to the ground, with police nearby. Opel Lee, now 97, is the “Grandmother of…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for December 31, 2023

A troubled but determined 2023 has moved aside for the fresh eyes, heart, and blank pages of 2024. What projects, tasks, and responsibilities of 2023 have you decided to continue into 2024? Are there projects, tasks, and responsibilities you have decided, for whatever reasons, you will leave behind, not continue? At a time today, or…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for December 24, 2023

** This is a Christmas Eve morning, Sunday Letter. Perhaps you, your family and friends have attended a concert, an earlier worship service, or an evening of food and catch-up with those who flew or drove to be with you, or you with them. The weeks of Christmas ask us to pay attention, be kind…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for December 17, 2023

This mid-month Sunday Letter is intended to Encourage and provide Support for all readers as we turn the pages of 2023 to the fresh challenges and possibilities of 2024. ** It is my hope you will begin 2024 with renewed energy and belief in all that is possible for you. We do this best when…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for December 10, 2023

** We now purchase environmentally friendly clothes washing 3 X 5 sheets,160 per box. Our friends, Debbie and Charles got us on this path. Amazing how a tiny sheet can really clean your clothes. I now regret seeing the long shelves of clothes detergent in plastic tubs, each to soon be in your landfill for…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for December 3, 2023

This Sunday Letter is about Encouragement and Support to those young and those not so much so, those who know loneliness, those surrounded by family, those connected and not, and lastly, to readers who find comfort in the Sunday Letter. My life, our lives are a mix, a blend of the old and the new….

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for April 14, 2024

** Millions in the US, and around the world, viewed Monday’s Eclipse either through approved eye wear, television or other safe ways. The anticipation of the sun’s eclipse grew from cities gatherings from to the south the to north. Children, families, and seniors rose, shouted, were silent and as the four minutes of darkness passed…

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Roy’s Subday Letter for April, 7, 2024

** This week my thoughts were on those around me who seem to primarily see events and interactions with others as a transaction. I also know people who primarily see events and interactions as relational. The results can be positive by accepting the strengths of both or perhaps, help us understand when events and interactions…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 31,2024

** Today is Easter Sunday, as one writer said, “Three Days That Changed the World.” This week has been tragic: A school bus was hit by a concrete mixer causing a rollover with death and multiple injuries; Russians who came for an evening of music murdered; a cargo ship destroying a city’s lifeline and deaths…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 24, 2024

** A character in current Fiction read says, “I want to restore order and bring about harmony.” Our current elected “leaders” are loud and proud about restoring order at the Texas border. The grab for power and order results in disharmony, separation and division. If an elected official proclaimed harmony as their message what might…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 17, 2024

** March is National Women’s Month. Opel Lee’s, now 97 and grandmother of Juneteenth, has her portrait placed in National Gallery of the Smithsonian. Her portrait was prepared by Cedrick Huckaby, a Texas and nationally acclaimed artist. A high honor for women and Opel Lee. ** In my 1960’s younger days a popular song said…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 10, 2024

** Lanterns On the Trail, was held on Sunday, March 3rd. For a 1st time event, we placed 150+ Lanterns sacks to honor and remember each person we hold dear. Registrations were received from many who could not attend, coast to coast. A wonderful “Lady” Bagpipe player opened and closed this special time. Inside the…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for March 3,2024

** Today, from 5:00 to 6:30, Lanterns on the Trail, an event of remembering loved ones and those we honor will be held at Fort Worth’s newest conference and retreat center, The Keith House. Music, readings from wise women and men, lighted lantern sacks are all part of this first year event in support of…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for February 25, 2024

** Sunday afternoon, March 3, from 5:00 to 6:30 (come & go) you are invited to come by “Lanterns on the Trail,” an event to honor and remember those we hold dear. Lantern sacks, music (bag pipe, acoustic guitar, Native American flute), wisdom readings from diverse writers and cultures, and more. The Keith House is…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter for February 18,2024

** Beth provided wonderful Valentines by creating individual cards for the elders (she often says… she is one also) art group she teaches each Wednesday, staff and volunteers at Project 4031, friends in our meditation group and mailings to friends both near and far. Each Valentine made with caring hands using materials collected over 35…

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Roy’s Sunday Letter fot February 11, 2024

** In a recent Fiction read, a man in his 60’s is asked. “Are you happy?” He did not directly answer but talked of a life of purpose, of achievements and fulfillment. The man was asked a second time, “Yes, all that is good, but are you happy?” I remembered Robert Green Ingersoll’s better answer….

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