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Snippets #57, Thursday, 01.Jan.2004     (ISSN 1530-9622)


______S N I P P e T S

_______________from James S. Huggins' Refrigerator Door

_________________________Happy New Year

___________________________________#57, Thursday, 01.Jan.2004

_____________________________________________ISSN 1530-9622



__________0. CONTeNTS

_____1. Happy New Year

_____2. A New Year Wish

_____3. Electronic Cards - Meet the Artist

_____4. An Unbelievable Human Disaster

_____5. Another Christmas Season Doodad: Snow Globe



__________1. HAPPY NEW YEAR

In very many ways, this past year has elapsed faster than I would have thought possible. As this new year begins, let me wish to each of you all the new dreams, possibilities and opportunities that you can desire, and joyful surprises you do not even anticipate.

My holiday will continue through this week and weekend. Like many on vacation at this time, I'm making what we sometimes call "resolutions". I prefer to call them "choices" and "commitments". As each of you reflects on the year and years past and contemplates this new year and new beginnings, let me encourage you to also reflect on yourselves, on what you might truly want if you were willing to let yourself want, and to make choices and commitments to yourselves.



__________2. A NEW YEAR WISH

A New Year Wish

May your wishes be granted. May your dreams come true. May your friendships grow stronger. May your thoughts turn into reality. May the sun shine on everyone you love. May there still be hope for peace on earth. May your enmities turn into friendships. May your every flight lead to happy landing. May every journey take you to your destination. May your new year be full of joy, happiness and success for you.

--- author unknown




In my Christmas edition, I sent you an electronic Christmas Card.

In this edition, I wanted to encourage you to visit the website of the card's artist: Jacquie Lawson.

Jacquie has been creating these cards and offers a VERY reasonable membership to be able to send as many as you would like. I don't get anything if you decide to join. I'm not an "affiliate". But I'm very impressed with her work and just wanted to encourage you to check it out.


The Christmas Card

Jacquie Lawson's Website

The Card Collection




Financially speaking, last year was not the best possible year for me. Judging from the email I receive, many others are in similar circumstances. Many did not receive a raise at their job, some took pay cuts. Many lost a job and some are still unemployed. Many who found work are "underemployed", either working part-time instead of full-time or working in a job which is "less" than they are capable of.

Yet, despite all this, as I read about the disaster of the earthquake in Iran, I cannot help but count my many blessings.

Numbers are still coming in. I've linked below to an article from last Sunday with horrendous estimates of the human tragedy.

I encourage you to read the article, and then, as we start this new year with our own personal hardships, to remember these others who are much, much, much worse off. In whatever way is appropriate for you, through your church or favorite charity or the Red Cross, I encourage you to begin this year by making a difference for others. Whether for others in Iran or for others across your street, as you and I make our resolutions to have this year be better for ourselves, let us begin by helping this year be better for others.

An Unbelievable Human Disaster Has Occurred




I received many of these this year. Here is a "snow globe". Like many others, it takes a while on dial up and requires Flash. It also works best with your sound ON. And, don't forget to shake it.

Snow Globe With Sound


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