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Feed Your Soul With Gratitude

G.R.A.T.I.T.U.D.E.

 

Anyone who knows Two Chums, knows that we value the act of gratitude and find it to be very powerful…. Read more

Savvy Secrets – Kindness

Your Two Chums are convinced that the kinder you are, the better you will feel.   Read more

…And Continuing On From Yesterday …

… these words say it all Read more

Well Done – Choose Light And Love

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  It is the day we celebrate the life of Dr. King and honor the man who is synonymous with the American Civil Rights movement.  He is remembered with gratitude and respect for many things.  But perhaps nothing he said in all his many speeches and national and international addresses was more profound, more powerful, or more pertinent to us today, than these words about light and love. Read more

Teach Your Children Well

I have been reflecting this week on the Christmas holidays and pondering the moments our family experienced together this year.  Without question all of our children agreed that what we did Christmas night was the most meaningful indeed…as they said “It was the best part of Christmas”.   Read more

An Inspiring New Years Tradition

(Photo courtesy of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

Melinda Gates is an American businesswoman and philanthropist. She is co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  And recently we read of her very special New Years tradition that we think bears passing along to you, our chums.   Read more

Be Kind

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always, be kind! Read more

Social Etiquette – Let’s Make Sure That It’s Here to Stay!

Your Two Chums are all about “etiquette” (just another word for social rules or boundaries) and feel badly that this word conjures up a horrible feeling in a lot of people.  A feeling of, “what on earth do we need that for?”, or “I don’t know anything about the proper etiquette so let’s get rid of having to use it.” Read more

Crackers – Christmas Crackers At That!


We feel sure that at least a few of you had Christmas crackers at your table on Monday.   Read more

‘Tis The Season

As the familiar song goes, “‘Tis the season to be jolly”

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Lightbulb Moment!

Saw this from the Virtues Project and HAD to share! Read more

A Royal Christmas Celebration

                                     Sandringham, where the Queen and Prince Philip always spend Christmas

As we all know, Prince Harry asked Meghan Markle to marry him and she said “yes”! Read more

Above All, Be Kind

It seems with all of the hustle and the bustle of this time of year, things can get pretty crazy Read more

In 1874

On this day in 1874 the one and only Winston Churchill was born! Read more

A Lesson From A Little One

You may well wonder what this photo is all about.  Well, other than the obvious, some child’s toys, dolls, sitting on a table, there is actually a profound and important lesson here.   Read more

Let’s Keep This Going

Even though the official “Thanksgiving Day” has come and gone for another year, let’s keep the gratitude going. Read more

JUST. ONE. WORD.

GRATITUDE! Read more

70 Years and Counting!

Seventy years ago today, Princess Elizabeth married her prince, who became HRH Prince Philip (of Greece and Denmark), Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day.  A few short years after they were married, Elizabeth became Queen and, we feel sure, not only did her life change forever but that of her husband probably changed more! Read more

And Don’t Forget…

about that gratitude list!  Lead up to Thanksgiving Day with… Read more

Well Done – Tyler Perry

Last Wednesday evening, ABC broadcasted the annual Country Music Awards show.  As the title says, it’s an awards show, and by definition many in attendance were recognized for their achievements.  Awards were handed out to those who stood out amongst their peers.

One person though, stood head and shoulders above the others for a simple observation and a call to come together.  That man is NOT a singer sharing his thoughts through his music.  But he is a talented and Godly man who shared his words boldly to an audience who not only received his message, but gave him a standing ovation for his obvious wisdom and courage to call out what so badly needed to be called out.  His name is Tyler Perry.   Read more

Poppies and Remembering

Yes, that is the “Queen Mum” with several red poppies on her shoulder. Read more

Food Matters

Anyone who has been around Two Chums for any length of time probably knows that we love good food.  We think good food really matters, but for more than the obvious reason. Read more

Worth Repeating!

We found these thirteen traits of people with integrity on awarenessact.com and felt compelled to share… Read more

Wel Done – Yu Darvish

                                                            (Photo curtesy of Associated Press)
You may not recognize this face or his name.  But read on.   Read more

Buckingham Palace. Is That A Fact?

Buckingham Palace has become a household name and yes, indeed, it is the London home of Queen Elizabeth.  We found some interesting things about “Buck House” as we like to call it. Read more

Jumping The Broom

A sweet couple we know was married on Saturday and like so many before them, Jazmine and Cormac chose to conclude their ceremony and solidify their marriage vows with the lovely long-standing African American tradition of “jumping the broom”. Read more

What’s In A Ring?

Everyone’s engagement ring is the most beautiful one in the world to the person having received it.  But, there is one engagement ring that is known by many more people than just the young lady who received it. Read more

Well Done! Do What You Have To Do!

Northern California has been experiencing some awful, in some cases fatal, wildfires in the past week and, according to Fox News, people are “doing what they have to do” to make things happen. Read more

Tell It!

If you like an outfit that you see on a person walking along the sidewalk, tell her! Read more

Well Done!

The B5 Motors dealership in Gilbert, Arizona, took to Facebook last Wednesday to ask the public for help to track down former Marine, Taylor Winston.  You see, Taylor Winston had done a great thing. Read more

A Happy Birthday Surprise!

What a wonderful moment when you get the opportunity to celebrate a wonderful person on her birthday.  There is just such a joy for all, the moment the “birthday girl” enters the room to the collective shout “SURPRISE!”   Read more

The “Academy” of Pooh

Winnie The Pooh has become known to, we dare say, ALL children on all parts of the globe.  Quite a story, to be sure. Read more

Words To Live By

Let there be peace on earth. . .

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Happy Face


If you want to know how a child is feeling, have that child make a mask.  It will tell you a lot.   Read more

Adding One More Thing

Adding one more what?   Read more

“Well done”, we say, “Well done!”

These two people, Brittany and Clayton Cook, had just said their vows and become husband and wife. Read more

Cabbage?

Yes, cabbage! Read more

Mind My p’s and q’s?

P’s and Q’s …..what on EARTH? Read more

Royals Marrying “Commoners”

With all this talk about Prince Harry “about to propose” to Meghan Markle, we thought we would take a look at what it takes for a “Royal” to marry a “Commoner”. Read more

What

…is on your gratitude list today? Read more

Why White?

In the late-1830’s, most brides wore colored wedding dresses but Queen Victoria had another idea in mind. Read more

“Use” Love

As you know, your Two Chums are all about more love, more joy, more abundant living! Read more

The Best Story You Never Heard

Today marks the 16th anniversary of one the greatest American tragedies in history.  Much has been written and reported about that terrible day 16 years ago, but there is a story that happened that we think maybe few have heard.  We had not until now, but thought today especially, it is well worth sharing with our chums. Read more

Candle In The Wind

It was 20 years ago today that the people of London gathered in the streets along the route of Diana’s coffin to celebrate her life. Read more

Ac-centuate The Positive!

Be sure you do! Read more

Twenty Years Ago Today

It is hard to believe that twenty years ago today, Lady Diana Spencer, later, Diana, Princess of Wales, was killed in a car crash in Paris. Read more

You Can Help


It is so heart wrenching to see the images, and hear the interviews, of people who have been ravaged by Hurricane Harvey.  It is now known as Tropical Storm Harvey.  But no matter what you call it, in Texas today, there are hundreds of thousands of victims of its power and destruction.  It is terrible seeing the devastation and watching the rescue of little ones, and the elderly, and single mothers with children, and people with their beloved pets, from flooded homes and from cars trapped in flooded streets.  It can surely make anyone watching feel helpless.  But the truth is we aren’t helpless.   Read more

Well Done – A Coffee Break

Today could be a special day…for you…for someone you don’t see eye to eye with…for the country, because today could be the day we start talking to each other again. Read more

Let’s Hear It For Gratitude!

It is a known fact that expressing gratitude, whether verbally or just in our thinking, makes us happier, healthier and generally more fun to be with. Read more

Hope Can Change The World

In these difficult days, this is a message for everyone regardless of your social, economic, ethnic or political status.  A good word indeed! Read more

This Definitely Needs To Be Said!

We were scrolling through Facebook and this wonderful piece popped up which had been reprinted by Randy, Randy Northrup.  We know all of our chums will appreciate reading this. Read more

On Being A Gentleman

The world is full of boys and men.  Gentlemen of any age are in shorter supply.   Read more

Stand Out!

Why fit in when you were born to stand out? Read more

This Tooth Fairy is Very Clever!

“One mom in Waco, Texas, came up with a creative and constructive response when her son asked the tooth fairy for more money. . .” Read more

F.W. What?

                                                                                              Getty Images

To a lot of our readers, the two initials can only mean one thing:  F.W. Woolworth or the 5 and dime store! Read more

Do What You Love

Is it possible to always do what you love? Read more

We Say, “Well Done”!

“It was late on a Friday night and Nicholas Tate was nearing the end of his shift at Walmart when the line at his checkout counter started grow. . . ” Read more

Tennis Anyone?

        Venus Williams of the United States returns to Britain’s Johanna Konta, during their Women’s Singles semifinal match on day nine at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London Thursday, July 13, 2017.         (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

We could not help but stop and read this wonderful article by Francis Bridges, a Forbes Contributor and then…. just HAD to share it!

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The Epitome of Humility

When on a recent official trip to Poland with her family, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was told that she “looked perfect”. Read more

A Romantic, For Sure!

According to People, Prince Harry acquired this very romantic piece (pieces) of artwork… Read more

…He Wears The Trousers

Queen Elizabeth II holds the record of being the monarch of the United Kingdom who has been married for the longest time.  She wears the crown BUT “her husband wears the trousers”, according to biographer, Gyles Brandreth.. Read more

The Most Important Ingredient

Don’t forget the most important ingredient whenever you are making something. Read more

A Film Great

On this day in 2003, Katherine Hepburn left us at the wonderful age of 96.  She left us physically but left us with a golden legacy!  When she died, the lights on Broadway were dimmed for an hour to mark the passing of one of entertainment’s brightest stars. Read more

Lead By Example

This is an entry from a very popular site on Instagram, called AussieDave.  Each day there is a new inspiration or devotional taken from the Bible, that relates so beautifully to real life and the situations we all find ourselves in on a regular basis.  Following is an excerpt from the entry that accompanied this photo.  We think is outstanding and wanted to share it with you our chums.   Read more

Trooping of the Colour

Last Saturday was a very special day in England…… Read more

The Final Bow

The death of Diana, Princess of Wales, saddened the world and brought with it great emotion. Read more

Tear Down The Wall

On June 12, 1987, President Ronald Reagan visited West Berlin to deliver a speech.

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Prince Phillip Looks Proudly On

If that isn’t the look of a proud husband, we don’t know what is! Read more

A Shower And A Blower

For those of you who are wondering what on earth this post is about, it is NOT a shower that you get wet in and a hair blower! Read more

A Mamma’s Heart is Ferocious!

We had to share this wonderful true story of a Mother’s love. Read more

Some Gave All

On this Memorial we want to take a moment to remember the brave me and women of the armed forces who have made that ultimate sacrifice, giving their very lives, to defend our freedom.  They have gone into dark and dangerous places so that we, and our children and our children’s children might be safe.  For that we are a grateful nation and we honor those who have fallen today.  Several years ago on November 13, 2010 Lt General John Kelly USMC, delivered a speech about the dedication and valor of our young men and women who step forward each and every day to protect us.  Having lost his own son, Lt. Robert Kelly, USMC, just 4 days earlier, General Kelly spoke from his heart.

He closed the speech with the moving account of the last six seconds in the lives of two young Marines who died with rifles blazing to protect their brother Marines.  During the speech, he never mentioned the loss of his own son. Read more

You Can Bloom

We all find ourselves in difficult places at one time or another.  We came across a lovely encouragement that we could all use from time to time.   Read more

Here Comes The Bride!

Tomorrow is a big day for the Middleton clan!  Their Bucklebury home is full to the brim with activity as they get last minute details secured and roll into a huge party after the marriage of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews. Read more

Teacher Appreciation

The end of the school year is fast approaching.  Children will say goodbye to their classmates and their teachers. Telling those teachers “thank you” and letting them know how very appreciated they are for all they have done should never be overlooked.  Your words and small tokens of appreciation can mean more than you might realize to those women and men who help to shape our children’s world and even their futures.  But sometimes finding the right words or small gift to give as a token of your appreciation can be hard.  So today we have a few suggestions for you 🙂 Read more

Lessons From Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney was a television star, writer and humorist.  Here are a few profound things he shared with us. Read more

A Royal Promise for Mummy

We had to share this excerpt from an article we read in Bazaar. Read more

A Flurry Of Activity

There was a flurry of activity at Buckingham Palace last Thursday evening and everyone was all abuzz! Read more

It’s Been Six Years!

                                                                                 AP Photo – Matt Dunham

Catherine Middleton and  Prince William certainly have packed a lot into the last six years!  In some ways, it seems that they have always been together but, of course, we are reminded always that they have not always been together and, in fact, Catherine was a “commoner” Read more

Happiness is ….

What is happiness?   Read more

Simple Reminders

In almost every home there are articles that have emotional attachments associated with them. Read more

Respect

According to royal etiquette, ladies must curtsy and gentlemen must bow from the neck when they see royalty for the first time in any given day. Read more

Making The Ordinary Matter

Recently we came across an admonition regarding appreciating the ordinary. We thought it so extraordinary that we wanted to share it with you, our chums.   Read more

No Ordinary Egg

The Imperial Coronation Egg,one of the most famous and iconic of Faberge eggs.

What is the story behind these very beautiful Faberge eggs? Read more

Easter Fun

Leading up to this blessed day of Easter, we wanted to share a few fun facts. Read more

Sixty-Four Years Later

                                                                               Courtesy of Anna Harris

Always wanting to share the good, we are passing on a story that struck us as wonderful originally shared by Elisa Murphy of GMA. Read more

A Lesson For All Of Us From The Mouth of a Babe

Jihan Forbes of Yahoo shared this inspiring story with us.

Brandi Benner describes how an otherwise uneventful excursion to buy her daughter a doll took an unexpected turn once her family got to the register.  Read more

Use Both Hands!

There she goes again!  Both hands! Read more

Find The Good

Just a gentle reminder… Read more

A Few More Laughs!

Well, we feel that a wonderful medicine is laughter and so, with the help of many fine people, thought we would provide you with some…

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Well Done! No one Sits Alone!

We read, with joy, this article, The Power of Humanity by Taylor Pittman and just HAD to share it with all of you! Read more

Sweet Words From The Princes, William and Harry

Some of you may have read these sweet words (written by Brittney Stephens) recently but they are too touching not to spread! Read more

More Deeply Resonating Quotes

And again, thanks to Encurious, here are some more inspirational quotes which, hopefully, will help your days go wonderfully well. Read more

“The Cherry At The Top”

Paul Burrell was quoted in an interview with the Mirror as saying, “Buckingham Palace is a village, a world of its own.  The cherry on the cake is Her Majesty at the top of it all.” Read more

For Children Of All Ages

We feel sure you will hold onto these wonderful quotes which were shared by Encurious.

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Tally-Ho! There Goes HRM!

And there she goes.  At 90 years old, HRM Queen Elizabeth II, is still riding and loving it! Read more

Well Done – Portraits Of Courage

When people retire, going from being very engaged and busy with an active full life, to suddenly having no where you have to be and nothing you have to do can be a big shock.  So retired people often travel, play golf, spend time with grandchildren, or take up a hobby.  Taking up a “hobby” is precisely what the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush, has done…he has taken up painting portraits.  And not just any portraits either.   Read more

Not Decided Yet?

Yes, Lent has indeed started but we came across a wonderful list that we just HAD to share. Read more

When Charles Becomes King

Charles and Camilla on their wedding day in April, 2005

The wife of the King is always known as “Queen Consort,” usually abbreviated to ‘Queen’. Read more

Words, words!

Who doesn’t love and need inspiration?  We know we do! Read more

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