You Have a Right to Complain
November 21, 2018
  Eric msg 1  
       message torito keoni 11-25       

Our most precious gift from Spirit is Free Will.
In the space of your own mind, you can really think
whatever you want to think,
and believe whatever you have come to believe,
even if your belief is shared by no one else,
and is completely contradicted by proven facts.
Flat-earthers, take note!
You can complain about your circumstances
all the day long.
That is a right that no one can take away from you.
Sometimes, complaining to the right person(s)
can actually improve your situation.
Just watch out for the tendency
to make complaining a way of life.
You don’t want to be a kvetch (a nice Yiddish word
meaning a person who complains all the time).
And you definitely don’t want to become a BITTER kvetch!
The antidote to kvetching is gratitude.
Instead of always looking for something to complain about,
try looking for something to be grateful for.
After all, it could always be worse!
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone.

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Sunday, November 25 - Guest Speaker: Practitioner Torito Keoni LeBord
Our own Sheila Blackwell is our guest musician

Meditation at 10:00 am / Children's Program opens at 9:50
Celebration service at 10:30 - potluck brunch follows

Please be respectful of neighbors' driveways when parking
Torito Keoni will host a discussion about his talk at 12:30

Our online auction is up and running - check it out here
Great values - lots of items and services,
from jewelry stocking stuffers to 7-night resort stays.
Some you can buy right now, some you can bid on,
and there's also an option to donate to Amazing Grace.
Watching the Christmas ships at a houseboat party on Lake Union,
jewelry and gifts, Practitioner sessions and coaching,
home organizing, a catered dinner, and more.
 Closes December 6, in time for holiday giving.
Just click on "register" to the left of the items for easy sign-up.

123RF holiday decorations 2TONIGHT! Holiday Decorating Party 6:30-9 pm
      Help decorate our Sanctuary for the holidays - Holiday music, hot cider
      Bring a treat to share and wear your favorite holiday bling

                          Tomorrow and Saturday!
         Thursday, November 22 - Thanksgiving potluck and movieWALL-E 2
     Saturday, November 24 - post-Thanksgiving potluck and movie
Please RSVP so we know how many to expect!
  •   Our sixth year for this festive event - guests welcome!
  •   Potluck dinner 4 pm, "WALL-E" showing 5:00-6:30 pm
  •   Bring side dishes, breads, desserts to share
  •   If you can bring a prepared turkey or ham, please "reply" to tell us
  •   Please click "reply" to let us know if you're coming, and bringing friends
  •   AND come on down even if you didn't RSVP - the more the merrier
  •   If you can help with setup or cleanup, please also reply to let us know
December Gift of the Month Club:
Wellspring Family Services - gifts for homeless children & youth

Gift cards to Amazon, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Target
Infants: teething/learning toys, toddler toys, board books
Ages 5-12: dolls, cars, arts & crafts, games, Lego/K’Nex
Ages 13-18: MP3 players, headphones, watches, wallets
All ages: Personal care products, clothing
Bring gift cards/unwrapped gifts to us by Dec. 17 (new gifts)
You can donate for gift cards here  - write "Holiday gifts" in the memo field
You can also buy gifts at Amazon and they'll be delivered directly

Save these dates in December:
Monday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Candlelighting Service 7 pm
with Spirit of the Sound Choir, carols, candlelighting, and cookie buffet
Monday, December 31 - New Year's Eve
4-5 am World Healing Meditation at Amazing Grace, with CSL-Seattle
5:30-9 pm Vision Board making party ($10)
9:30 pm - 12:05 am: Gina Sala World Chants - tickets $30 here or $35 at door

Listening Heart Group meets first and third Sundays at 12:30 pm
Our Practitioners offer this group twice monthly, 1st and 3rd Sundays.
Whatever is on your heart is welcome here - loss, chronic illness, grief, life challenges.
Join us for compassionate conversation and support (meet in Eric's office).

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Sunday service at 10:30 am - prelude music 10 minutes before service
Silent meditation 10:00-10:20
Children's program for ages 2-12 - opens at 9:50
Potluck brunch after service - please bring a dish to share

Street parking   -   Access by stairs only
Service dogs only, please

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Rev. Eric O'del  206.402.2633                                  2007 NW 61st St  Seattle WA 98107
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