Appreciation Day! Some personal history.

Appreciation Day (Book Cover)

Val and I were kids growing up under the frightening shadow of the Cuban Missile Crisis in the early 1960’s. The air raid siren atop our elementary school blared on an almost daily basis as it prepared for the real thing (nuclear war!). We, like many other children, saw fear in our parents’ faces. Our dreams were rarely absent of nightmares.

The relentless unease and worry turned that period of our childhood away from play, fun and happiness. The world became bleak in our eyes. We had no control over any of it, so enthusiasm dripped away and left us sad. Yes, the threat was temporary, but we didn’t know that, and no one thought about much else. Appreciation Day is a reminder to children that just one positive emotion, one happy thought, has tremendous power. Not only does it bring relief, it renews their relationship with play, fun and happiness.

But don’t let it come and go, kids. Hold that thought!

Larry & Val.

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3 thoughts on “Appreciation Day! Some personal history.”

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    1. Hi RoyalCBD. I haven’t looked for the kind of widget you’re asking about because we don’t use Twitter. I wonder if Twitter’s FAQ’s or help rooms might lead you to it, but I’m sure you’ve tried that. Sorry to be of no help whatsoever! I’ll ask our site designer. If he has any suggestions I’ll pass them along to you soon as I can. …So kind of you to say you’ve enjoyed the blog. I’ll write more soon. Val & I have been jammed up with a move. Not much extra attention span when you’re in the middle of that. But things will settle down soon, then aside from the blog we have another book to get ready (for a December release). Thanks again! Take care, Larry.

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