Monday, November 28, 2011

Some old advice, some new advice

These were some of the words of wisdom offered by George Washington Carver and they seem very Wiccanlike, very fair, I especially like the highlighted ones. Also this man was born a slave and died a doctor, wouldn't it be great if we all learned to appreciate how easy we really have it and make our dreams come true and live and let live. This makes me also want to do a peanut/sweet potato spell in his honor.
  • Be clean both inside and out.
  • Neither look up to the rich nor down on the poor.
  • Lose, if need be, without squealing.
  • Win without bragging.
  • Always be considerate of women, children, and older people.
  • Be too brave to lie.
  • Be too generous to cheat.
  • Take your share of the world and let others take theirs.
Happy thanksgiving, and remember to stay true to the spirit of Yule. Make your own cards, give practical gifts that are useful and desired, give your time and your heart, give in as many ways as you can. And if you have never given your coat away to a street person, never bought extra food at a restaurant or market for the beggar outside and feel bad you have never done so but you think it, don't feel bad, do it, they will feel so very greatful and will give you such cheer with their grattitude. A helpful tip, nothing too hard to chew, many of our neighbors that live on the street have bad teeth, no teeth, fake teeth, pained teeth, so a soft sandwich, yogurt, a gatorade, an ensure, a banana, a dollar burger with dollar fries, are all very affordable and easy to give to our less fortunate friends. Get this, did you know you can improve your health by keeping a "grattitude journal"? It's true, if you spend $1 on a notebook at Target and write a few sentences such as "I had food today, isn't that great I don't go hungry? There is a bus that takes me to where I need to go and I have enough money for it. I can speak English and was born a citizen of this country, which makes things like getting a driver's license or walking around without fear of being sent to a horrible third world country impossible and I will never have to worry about that."  Just something as simple as that was found to kill your depression and give you a substantial immune system boost! Happy Yule everywitch.

For a lot more on George Washington Carver check out this article on wikipedia.

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