Enduring Gratitude

“There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein Hi Terri, Without our miracle this week, we could have been down two family members this holiday season instead of just one – my stepfather, Gene. (We miss you, Gene!) Here’s what happened… My brother-in-law, Brad, was on his way to the gym Monday evening when he felt a “choking feeling.” He stopped at a …

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Gratitude Sustained

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey Hi Terri, Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you are celebrating today as a holiday or not, I hope you are finding joy, happiness and gratitude today. This is the first Thanksgiving that Scott and I have been in town for years. Not only was it hard for Scott to take the extra time off of work …

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Another Dose of Gratitude

“Happiness cannot be traveled to owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” – Denis Waitley Hi Terri, On my Facebook feed this morning, there were “memories” of Thanksgiving one year ago today. This year, Thanksgiving is as late as it can come, as, in the US, we celebrate on the fourth Thursday of November.  It’s great that we take the time to reflect on our thankfulness during the holiday …

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Gratitude Continued

“Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered.” Candace Bushnell Hi Terri, I have to admit, this quote gave me a new perspective on the first snow we received in Cleveland this week. Now mind you, it’s still WAY too early for cold and snow, and yet I have to admit, that pure white, soft fluffy …

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Gratitude Encore

Gratitude Message – tnoe@finneytown.org – Finneytown Local School District Mail “Never lose the childlike wonder. Show gratitude… Don’t complain; just work harder… Never give up.” Randy PauschHi Terri, Happy Halloween!  Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. I like it so much that I actually got married (the first time) on Halloween thirty-two years ago today. Yes, we had a costume party for our reception, and yes, I was a bride – of Frankenstein! Thinking about Halloween costumes of my past, …

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Weekly Update from Superintendent 4/27

Hello Finneytown Families, I want to start by thanking you. Thank you for volunteering for meal distribution. Thank you for all the donations you continue to make. Thank you for contacting us when you need support. Thank you for asking questions. Thank you for helping your children at home with school work. Thank you for supporting the district. Thank you for continuing to comply with the stay at home order and social distancing. Thank you for looking out for each …

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Update from Superintendent 4/20/20

Finneytown Local School Buildings will be Closed Through May 29, 2020 I normally send the weekly update in the morning, but had a feeling there may be news to share from the Governor’s broadcast today and there was. Today, April 20, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine made an announcement that school buildings are to remain closed to students through the end of this school year. Finneytown Local School Buildings will be closed through the rest of this school year. We know …

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More Gratitude

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”  Anatole France Hi Terri, Chelsey was the first cat I adopted. I got him at a flea market – and it was appropriate because he was literally covered with them. (I named him Chelsey before I discovered he was a male.) I had Chels for 16 years and I never thought any animal could replace him. He was the best cat I ever. Until Tinkerbell. Tinkerbell’s foster mom …

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Gratitude Continued

Gratitude message – tnoe@finneytown.org – Finneytown Local School District Mail “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” Semisonic Hi Terri, After a weekend of celebrating my brother’s 50th birthday last weekend in Atlanta, I had to return to Atlanta last Thursday because of the unexpected passing of my stepfather, Gene Smith. Gene’s 78th birthday would have been on Monday, and my mom and his 34th wedding anniversary would have been today.  Although I was an adult when Mom married …

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