10 Gratitude Quotes: Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

by @AnnieDaylon

In honor of Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, I am sharing some of my favorite quotes about gratitude. (Other than the the two Shutterstock images marked, the photos are my own.) Enjoy!


Nature's Beauty


Cicero Thankful heart

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Willie Nelson Gratitude


Massieu Gratitude


Gibran gratitude


Colman Gratitude


Tolle Gratitude


Proust Gratitude


Nietzsche gratitude

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Shakespeare Gratitude

My hubby  took this last pic. That’s yours truly, perched on a picnic table on Pender Island in British Columbia, doing what I love best…communing with the sea. 🙂

Happy Thanksgiving, Canada!

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Some Favorite Lines for Valentines

by @AnnieDaylon

Be My Valentine
My Valentine and I have been married for eons. During that time, all of our vows– to laugh with you in joy, to grieve with you in sorrow, to share with you in love, through sickness and in health– have come into play. A roller coaster, at times, as are all relationships, but we are still standing, strong.

Here are some of my favorite lines for Valentines:

    • A heart well worth winning, and well won. A heart that, once won, goes through fire and water for the winner, and never changes, and is never daunted. ~ Charles Dickens, Our Mutual Friend

    • You are my heart, my life, my one and only thought. ~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The White Company

    • He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking. ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

    • To love or have loved, that is enough. Ask nothing further. There is no other pearl to be found in the dark folds of life. ~Victor Hugo, Les Miserables

    • A thing of beauty is a joy forever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness. ~ John Keats, A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever

    • He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest. ~ W.H. Auden, Stop All the Clocks

    • I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love. ~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

    • Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be. ~ Robert Browning, Rabbi Ben Ezra

    • Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. ~ Lao Tzu

    • The problems of your past are your business; the problems of your future are my privilege. ~ John Watson to Mary Watson in Sherlock


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The Business of Writing: Posters & Quotes

Post V: Posters and Quotes


POSTERS:  Making an event poster and need some ideas about content? This Reality Byte will help…

My husband, David, has taught marketing. He and I were discussing content for an Annie Daylon/Michael Hiebert Double Book Launch poster.  David listened while I meandered through my ideas. Then he said,  “Need. Product. Source. Time. Price.” He added the following explanation: “It’s Marketing 101. Check every TV commercial. That’s what they do. That’s what you want on your poster.”

In a nutshell…
NEED:         What does the public want?
PRODUCT:  What is the solution?
SOURCE:    You. Your Product.
TIME:           When and where?
PRICE:        Cost + any extras (e.g. refreshments provided)

After that, I met with my launch partner, Michael Hiebert, and we combined David’s marketing savvy,  Michael’s tech wizardry, and my decorating flair to come up with a poster for our Double Book Launch.
Next? We had to locate a printer. We wanted to do this on a budget.

QUOTES:  Marketing 101 again. Always get three quotes. Michael and I did and were amazed at the differences in pricing. Our choice: Sunrise Printing Inc in Chilliwack, BC. Michael uploaded the design for the poster (we had bookmarks made, too.) Sunrise Printing not only offered rock bottom prices but also produced a superb product. The turnover time? A mere two days. Since Sunrise is a local company, there were no shipping costs. Bonus!

There, you have it. Posters and Quotes.

We are thrilled with our poster! What do you think about it?

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My best to you,

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