1124 13th Street Aurora, NE. 68818 family@hamilton.net 308-624-0386

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Helen Keller’s encouragement to use our senses. Star Quotes. (October 2021)

Susan’s Thursday morning note October 7, 2021 Twinkle Twinkle Little Star – Helen Keller’s encouragement to use our senses.  Star Quotes. Good morning!  Morning sunlight shines behind my angel as she is peering through curtains […]

Read More →

Looking at ourselves in mirror. Analyzing self. “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” (August 2021)

Susan’s Thursday morning note August 26, 2021 Hope. Looking at ourselves in mirror. Analyzing self. “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden” by Hannah Green Good  morning!  Still.  Hot.  Dark.  Early morning with purring and […]

Read More →

“A singing bird will come…” Quotes by Hafez and Quotes on Faith (February 2021)

Susan’s Thursday morning note February 18, 2021 “A singing bird will come…” Quotes by Hafez and quotes on faith Good morning.  Sound of silence and purring mixed.  Smells of coffee.  Thoughts trying to make their […]

Read More →

Christmas. Bess Streeter Aldrich. Keeping beauty in perspective regardless of present circumstances. (Dec. 2020)

Susan’s Thursday morning note December 17,2020 Bess Streeter Aldrich “The Drum Goes Dead”  Keeping beauty in perspective regardless of present circumstances Good morning!  Silence.  Cold.  Snow.  Coffee.  The gift of a new morning again gently handed […]

Read More →

Morning Prayer. Trust. Hope. Responsibility to Life. Love. (October 2020)

Susan’s Thursday morning note October 29, 2020 Morning Prayer.  Trust.  Hope.  Responsibility to Life.  Love. Good morning!   So dark this morning.  No moon.  No stars.  Just the “infinite expectation of dawn, which does not forsake […]

Read More →

Alice Herz-Sommer. World’s oldest living holocaust survivor on finding beauty in life. (September 2020)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note September 17, 2020 Lessons from the Life of Alice Herz-Sommer, World’s Oldest Living Holocaust Survivor at time of writing… Life is Beautiful. Quotes on Music Good morning!!  The quietness of the […]

Read More →

I can’t go on.  I go on.  When Breath Becomes Air by Surgeon Paul Kalanithi. (October 2019)

Susan’s Thursday morning note October 10, 2019 “I can’t go on.  I go on.”   Good morning!  Silence broken by downpour.  My angel is peering through my window with bright eyes reflecting light from my […]

Read More →

Finding beauty during times of grief. (Rumer Godden) Description of comfort in graveyard. (Oct. 2019)

Susan’s Thursday morning note October 3, 2019 Finding beauty during times of grief.  Description of comfort in a graveyard.  China Court by Rumer Godden Good morning. Good morning.  Complete silence.  Stars peering over my angel of […]

Read More →

“My Daily Prayer” Poem with various quotes on kindness (August 2019)

Susan’s Thursday morning note August 29, 2019 Prayer by Lillenas on Kindness Quotes on Kindness   Good morning. Coffee steaming.  My angel of dawn peering through the darkness.  Dawn. Silence. Morning angel.  All three showing […]

Read More →

Poetry from One Thousand Inspirational Things compiled 1948 (July 2019)

Susan’s Thursday morning note July 11, 2019 Poetry from One Thousand Inspirational Things compiled 1948 Good morning!  Cicadas have exited nature’s stage to the early show performance of morning songbirds.  Songbirds irritated with the little […]

Read More →

St. Francis of Assisi song at the end of his life & St. Francis de Sales Prayer and Quotes (Nov 2018)

Susan’s Thursday morning note November 15, 2018 St. Francis of Assisi song at the end of his life & St. Francis de Sales Prayer and Quotes Good morning!   Perfect hot coffee. The angel of dawn […]

Read More →

Finding meaning in our lives regardless of circumstances. (Mans Search for Meaning by Victor Frankl.) October 2018

Susan’s Thursday morning note October 18, 2018 Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl (Surgeon & WW2 Concentration Camp Survivor) Finding meaning in our lives regardless of circumstances. Good morning!  Stars and dawn all mixed […]

Read More →

Helen Keller’s writing on her teacher’s beauty.  Fear of life after teacher’s death. Gift of senses. (Sept. 2018)

Susan’s Thursday morning note September 20, 2018 Helen Keller’s writing on her teacher’s beauty.  Fear of life after teacher’s death. Essay on what she would do if given the gift of three days of sight and […]

Read More →

Waiting for cactus to blossom.  Anticipation.  Astonishment.  God compared to a cactus. (February 2018)

Susan’s Thursday morning note February 22, 2018 Waiting for cactus to blossom.  Anticipation.  Astonishment.  God compared to a cactus. Good freezing cold morning.  Fingers stiff missing each key from the cold.  Coffee cup steaming.  My […]

Read More →

Music bestowed to a child at birth.  “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Alborn (January 2018)

Susan’s Thursday morning note January 18, 2018 Music bestowed to a child at birth.  “The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto” by Mitch Alborn Good morning.  Silence broken from clicking of keys.  Warm coffee.  Frosted windows.  […]

Read More →

“We are Seven” Child’s View of of siblings buried by William Wordsworth from 1798 (Sept. 2017)

Susan’s Thursday morning note September 22,  2017 Child’s view of siblings buried by William Wordsworth (1798) Good morning! Complete stillness excepting a little spider thinking I wouldn’t notice him that just met his demise. Silence […]

Read More →

Giving entire life to others “Babette’s Feast” was gift to self. Being a great “artist”. “Ah, how you will enchant the angels!” by Isak Dinesen (August 2017)

Susan’s Thursday morning note August 31, 2017 Anecdotes of Destiny and Ehrengard by Isak Dinesen Babette’s Feast – Woman spent entire life as an “artist” being a great chef for others.  Giving to herself.  “Ah, […]

Read More →

Fully living regardless of losses Keeping eternal perspective. “The Delaney Sisters” 104 & 107 Years Old (July 2017)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note July 20, 2017 The Delaney Sisters – 104 & 107 year old sisters Fully live the days given to us regardless of our losses. Keeping eternal perspective. Good morning! Stillness outside. […]

Read More →

Agatha Christie’s Memories. Thoughts on her life being part of an unknown play. Quotes on memory and soul. (April 2017)

Susan’s Thursday morning note April 27, 2017 Agatha Christie’s Memories. Thoughts on her life being part of an unknown play. Quotes on memory.  Good morning!  Bright sunlight is playing it’s last April game with winter’s […]

Read More →

A Night Prayer by Erasmus (1469-1536). Nighttime Psalms. Celtic Night Prayer (March 2017)

Susan’s Thursday morning note March 30, 2017 A Night Prayer by Erasmus (1469-1536). Nighttime Psalms. Celtic Night Prayer Good morning.  All my little bird friends are tucked into places I can only imagine this morning.  […]

Read More →

Intangible gifts from a friend of joy. Courage. Peace. Heaven. Fra Giovanni 1433-1515 (March 2017)

March 8, 2008  Susan’s Thursday Morning Note Intangible gifts from a friend of joy, courage, peace, heaven.  Fra Giovanni 1433-1515 Good morning!  Hot coffee helping my brain get my fingertips ready to type my thoughts.  […]

Read More →

Christmas” by Vladimir Navokov (1925) Miracle moment after death of a small child at Christmas. (December 2015)

Susan’s Thursday morning note December 17, 2015 Christmas” by Vladimir Navokov (1925) Miracle moment after death of a small child at Christmas. Good morning!  Beautiful silence.  Our Christmas angel of dawn has arrived with the […]

Read More →

Quotes on Self-Respect. Knowing yourself. Handling criticism, Trusting yourself “The Joy Luck Club” by Amy Tan. (October 2015)

Susan’s Thursday morning note October 29, 2015 Knowing yourself, trusting yourself, encouraging yourself, handling criticism. Good morning!!  Absolute darkness and stillness until I look up and focus my eyes into the darkness.  Bright stars beside […]

Read More →

Mark Twain – Epitaph on Daughter’s Stone and Misc. Twain Quotes (Sept. 2015)

Susan’s Thursday morning note September 3, 2015 Mark Twain – Epitaph on Daughter’s Stone and Misc. Twain Quotes Good morning!  Coffee is beginning to make it’s way to my fingertips to try to get my […]

Read More →

Pain from death of our mothers. Letters from Motherless Daughters edited by Hope Edelman (June 2015)

Susan’s Thursday morning note June 18, 2015 Selections from “Letters from Motherless Daughters” Edited by Hope Edelman Good morning!  Pouring rain.  Darkness mixed with morning light depending on which window I choose to look out.  […]

Read More →

Children being our living poems – by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (May 2015)

Susan’s Thursday morning note May 28, 2015 Poem on children being our living poems by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Good morning!  Strong coffee needed this morning.  Little fly joining me pacing up and down the windowpane […]

Read More →

Auschwitz Liberation. Holocaust Writings. Elie Wiesel Prayer. Maximilian Kolbe Priest and Martyr. Etty Hillesum prisoner journal entries. Presence of God in the midst of suffering. (Jan. 2015)

Susan’s Thursday Morning Note January 29, 2015 Auschwitz Liberation.  Holocaust Writings.  Elie Wiesel Prayer. Maximilian Kolbe Priest and Martyr. Etty Hillesum prisoner journal entries.  Presence of God in the midst of suffering.  Good morning!  No […]

Read More →