Deanna Littell's Charm School

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In Editor's Desk on November 10, 2009 at 10:04 am

starLet’s Thank Our Lucky Stars *

It’s November already & we’re looking towards the annual holiday season. First, Thanksgiving. The Pilgrims were thankful that they had survived their first winter in the New World & had enough food, thanks to the Indians.

We can thank our lucky stars that we seem to have survived the blackest hole & can see some ray of light on the other side.

It’s hard to be charming when watching every penny. In times past , people managed to do charming things to help during bad times. In the 1943 musical film Thank Your Lucky Stars, starring Humphrey Bogart & Bette Davis, thank starsamong many others, which was made a a WWll fundraiser, all the box office proceeds went to the war effort & participants were paid $50,000 which they donated back. More than $2,000,000 was raised.

Wish we could do such charming things today to help the homeless, the jobless & those who just have less.

  • We can, of course dress up in our most charming apron & help serve Thanksgiving dinner at your local church or synagogue.
  • We can donate a mini amount to a food charity to help. Just $30 will buy 5 Thanksgiving meals to homebound New Yorkers at  And $35 to will support 30 days of treatment for a severely malnourished child in Africa.
  • And we can “Wish Upon a Star” that things will be better tomorrow!

Here’s the wish-“Starlight, starbright, first star I see tonight, Wish I may, wish I might, have the wish I wish tonight”!

To better wish, you can buy your own star at

Or have a look at my “Lucky Star” charm with little diamonds for real sparkle.

Happy Thanksgiving and see you soon. In the meantime stop by my website at


P.S. Charm School Reading Assignment

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak- maybe it offers a clue about coping with our current crisis

Ayn Rand and the World She Made by Anne C. Heller -another possible commentary on the $ debacle

The Queen Mother by William Shawcross -Learn about the Queen Mother you never imagined.