Is time to clean out the fireplace and raid the woodpile, then snuggle up with a good book. My fireplace is gone now,  I’ll have to go out and buy me a electric fireplace (or two). Burr.

The temp here in Ohio is below freezing, it seems like the perfect day to curl up with a warm cup of coffee, tea or maybe some hot cocoa and a good book. Or, watch some football! Since, I don’t have a dog in the fight (our Bengals are a fold) let’s focus on the books (or magazines, etc.) – what are you reading right now?

I put South of Broad on my this weeks to do list, just as soon as I finish up Entangled (A Fredrickson Winery Novel) [Kindle Edition]. I ordered 4 more books this week, they won’t be in for awhile, but I still have a lot of winter left to muddle through. I’m missing my fireplace already.

The good things of life are not to be had singly, but come to us with a mixture. ~ Charles Lamb

that we are ultimately judged by what we give, not by what we get.

It is more blessed to give than to receive. ~ Acts 20:35

remind someone of a kindness or act of generosity you have shown him or her. Bestow a favor and then forget it.

You must give time to your fellow men – even if it’s a little thing, do something for others – something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it. ~ ALBERT SCHWEITZER

let the first thing you say brighten everyone’s day.

Happiness is contagious. Be a carrier. ~ ROBERT ORBEN

to feel sorry for yourself; just don’t let it last for more than five minutes.

What the mind dwells on, expands. ~ NORMAN VINCENT PEALE

Make it a positive one.

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things. ~ PHILIPPIANS 4:8