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Thoughts For A Snowy Sunday – November 28th 2010

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Today, I picked up another book from my pile of ‘browse before listing’ books, and thought that these words would be suitable as my thought for the day.

I am going to limit my thoughts for today, to SEVEN single words, which when said aloud, either individually, or as a whole, conjur up for me, a vivid image of how I would like to be living my life:

The words come from the book, “Bushido: The Classic Portrait Of Samurai Martial Culture” by Inazo Nitobe. They are the seven precepts of Bushido and are listed, in the same order of importance, as which they were originally written, although having read them several times, I am not sure that I would personally elect this as the order of importance.


  • Justice
  • Courage
  • Benevolence
  • Politeness
  • Sincerity
  • Honour
  • Loyalty

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I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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Written by Yvonne