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The Basket Lady
Another year is almost here and as soon as one ends another begins and usually folks are making plans to lose weight, exercise more, worry less and make more money.
Basket Lady isn’t opposed to any of those things as good health, prosperity, and peace of mind are our God-given birth rights.
An individual that I have long admired, the true master of martial arts, Bruce Lee, lived his life this way -- “the key to immortality is first living a life worth remembering.”
In the River Valley, the following every day kindness angels have abundantly blessed others by living a life worth remembering in their daily service and in their support of the Basket Lady projects:
Dr. Robert and Joyce Saisi, Stephens High School Alumni Association, Lori Grassette, Barbara “Jean” Smith, Virginia Burgess Stickney, Carolynne Nash, Linda French, Donna and Greg Trundy, Sue Ellen Richardson, Barbara Morse, Barbara Lane, Jeanne Gaccetta, Judy Pelletier, Jennifer Kreckel, Anne, Joe S., and Betty Wood, Carrie Rinaldo, Louise Stickney, Carlo Puiia, Norman and Joann Robichaud, Donnie Brann, Wayne Sevigny, Lem and Marge Cissel, RVHCC, Irene Haynes, and the Rumford Falls Times.
This New Year friend, instead of falling into the rituals trap known as making resolutions, do these instead; promise yourself that you will be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet. To think only of the best, to work only for the best, and expect only the best.
To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
To make all of your friends feel that there is something in them.
To dare go forth with a purpose. Make that promise to yourself.
“Happy New Year, friends!”
We miss your kindness every day, Dot Sanchas!
Until then, smile and live in the present.