Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Good Character

Ahram and Justin and a toast on their most beautiful wedding day.
Photograph courtesy of Justin and Ahram and their photographers.

A toast to bright beautiful tomorrows and a prayer for world peace

Blessing of the Hands by Victor Hugo

“These are the hands of your best friend, young and strong and full of love for you, that are holding yours on your wedding day, as you promise to love each other today, tomorrow, and forever.

These are the hands that will work alongside yours, as together you build your future.

These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, and with the slightest touch, will comfort you like no other.

These are the hands that will hold you when fear or grief fills your mind. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes; tears of sorrow, and tears of joy.

These are the hands that will tenderly hold your children.

These are the hands that will help you to hold your family as one.

These are the hands that will give you strength when you need it.

And lastly, these are the hands that even when wrinkled and aged, will still be reaching for yours, still giving you the same unspoken tenderness with just a touch.”

Scanned from an image from a Christmas card I have♥
Praying for peace on Earth
Goodwill towards men♥

♥ P ♥ E ♥ A ♥ C ♥ E ♥

Good character is:
Showing love when those around you are not lovable
Having joy when those around you are discouraged or discontent
Exuding peace when those around you are anxious
Practicing patience when those around you are hurried and frantic
Reaching out in kindness when those around you are in conflict
Shining with goodness when those around you do evil
Standing in faithfulness when those around you have no comitment
Flowing with gentleness when those around you are harsh and cruel
Demonstrating self control when those around you have none

Monday, November 29, 2010

A Prayer for World Peace by Jane Goodall

Gorgeous creation by my fabulous friend Dani
I love you Dani

Peace on Earth Goodwill towards Men.

May love conquer all the hatred and turmoil in the world
and resolve all conflicts

♥ P ♥ E ♥ A ♥ C ♥ E ♥

Thank you Lisa and family for the beautiful flowers left at our door
early this morning
Our peace candle was lit on he porch

Thank you for your lovely letter and words of encouragement
and your prayers.

Thank you everyone for your prayers and constant love and support.

We are always praying that love and peace can conquer all
When Prayers go up blessings come down.

We love you all

A Prayer for World Peace

by Jane Goodall

We pray to the great Spiritual Power in which
we live and move and have our being.
We pray that we may at all times
keep our minds open to new ideas and shun dogma;
that we may grow in our understanding of the nature of all living beings
and our connectedness with the natural world;
that we may become ever more filled with
generosity of spirit and true compassion and love for all life;
that we may strive to heal the hurts that we have inflicted on nature
and control our greed for material things, knowing that
our actions are harming our natural world and the future of our children;
that we may value each and every human being
for who he is, for who she is,
reaching to the spirit that is within,
knowing the power of each individual to change the world.

We pray for social justice,
for the alleviation of the crippling poverty
that condemns millions of people around the world
to lives of misery - hungry, sick, and utterly without hope.
We pray for the children who are starving,
who are condemned to homelessness, slave labor, and prostitution,
and especially for those forced to fight, to kill and torture
even members of their own family.
We pray for the victims of violence and war,
for those wounded in body and for those wounded in mind.
We pray for the multitudes of refugees, forced from their homes to alien places
through war or through the utter destruction of their environment.

We pray for suffering animals everywhere,
for an end to the pain caused by scientific experimentation,
intensive farming, fur farming, shooting, trapping,
training for entertainment, abusive pet owners,
and all other forms of exploitation
such as overloading and overworking pack animals,
bull fighting, badger baiting, dog and cock fighting and so many more.

We pray for an end to cruelty,
whether to humans or other animals,
for an end to bullying, and torture in all its forms.
We pray that we may learn the peace that comes with forgiving
and the strength we gain in loving;
that we may learn to take nothing for granted in this life;
that we may learn to see and understand with our hearts;
that we may learn to rejoice in our being.

We pray for these things with humility;
We pray because of the hope that is within us,
and because of a faith in the ultimate triumph of the human spirit;
We pray because of our love for Creation, and because of our trust in God.
We pray, above all, for peace throughout the world.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Praying for Wolrd Peace

I love this print

May the light of LOVE fill our hearts and homes with Peace
May it prevail all over the world

The only way to rid hatred is to create more LOVE♥

And Peace shall reign forever and ever♥

Praying for everyone in South Korea............
and all over the world for world peace
I pray for things to remain calm and at peace.

Praying for Peace on Earth
Good will towards Men♥
Peace was the first song the Angels Sang

From my dear friend Lora:
pray for peace - for South Korea - for North Korea - for the world - when I once met with a Buddhist monk, he said to pray for peace because positive energy is contagious and magnified when we pray together - THAT IS A LOT OF ♥ ENERGY! ♥ ♥ ♥


There was a blind girl who hated herself because she was blind. She
hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for
her. She told her boyfriend, 'If I could only see the world, I will
marry you.'

One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her. When the bandages
came off, she was able to see everything, including her boyfriend.

He asked her, 'Now that you can see the world, will you marry me?' The
girl looked at her boyfriend and saw that he was blind. The sight of his
closed eyelids shocked her. She hadn't expected that. The thought of
looking at them the rest of her life led her to refuse to marry him.

Her boyfriend left in tears and days later wrote a note to her
saying: 'Take good care of your eyes, my dear, for before they were yours,
they were mine.'

This is how the human brain often works when our status changes. Only a
very few remember what life was like before, and who was always by their
side in the most painful situations.

Life Is a Gift

Today, before you say an unkind word - Think of someone who can't

Before you complain about the taste of your food - Think of someone
who has nothing to eat..

Before you complain about your husband or wife - Think of someone
who's crying out to GOD for a companion.

Today, Before you complain about life - Think of someone who went
too early to heaven..

Before wWhining about the distance you drive Think of someone who
walks the same distance with their feet.

And when you are tired and complain about your job - Think of the
unemployed, the disabled, and those who wish they had your job.

And when depressing thoughts seem to get you down - Put a smile on
your face and think: you're alive and still around.

Movember where every mustache counts

So proud of you Justin for participating in this fund raiser and all those
who have done so and donated♥

The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace."
Numbers 6:24-26 NIV

Friday, November 26, 2010

This Christmas

A beautiful creaton made by my dear friend Dani
I love you Dani
Your talents amaze me and so do you♥

Advent is here. A great grace for us to use to grow in our spiritual lives. Jesus was born for us. Through Jesus we have the gift of eternal life.

"This Christmas, mend a quarrel. Seek out a forgotten
friend. Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust. Write
a letter. Give a soft answer. Encourage youth. Manifest
your loyalty in word and deed. Keep a promise. Forgo a
grudge. Forgive an enemy. Apologize. Try to understand.
Examine your demands on others. Think first of someone
else. Be kind. Be gentle. Laugh a little more. Express your
gratitude. Welcome a stranger. Gladden the heart of a child.
Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth.
Speak your love and then speak it again. Christmas is a
celebration, and there is no celebration that compares
with the realization of its true meaning-with the
sudden stirring of the heart that has extended itself
unselfishly in the things that matter most."

Howard W. Hunter, Ensign, Dec 2002

Remember darlings we don't need Christmas in our hands
we need it in our hearts♥

Montage of my Son and his Bride's honeymoon in Bali
September 2010

Five Finger Prayer

A photograph taken by me of a beautiful tree in B.C. with hearts painted all over it.

I hope all my family and friends in the United States and all those celebrating
American Thanksgiving had a good one and I am sure many of you are out shopping right now.

Remember we don't need Christmas in our hands we need it in our hearts♥

Praying for peace on Earth and goodwill towards all men.

This was sent to me by Sue
Love you Sue
Thanks for your inspiration always

Five Finger Prayer

This is beautiful - and it is surely worth making the 5 finger prayer a part of our lives.

1. Your thumb is nearest you. So begin your prayers by praying for those closest to you. They are the easiest to remember. To pray for our loved ones is, as C.S. Lewis once said, a "sweet duty."

2. The next finger is the pointing finger. Pray for those who teach, instruct and heal. This includes teachers, doctors, and ministers. They need support and wisdom in pointing others in the right direction. Keep them in your prayers.

3. The next finger is the tallest finger. It reminds us of our leaders. Pray for the president no matter how you voted, leaders in business and industry, and administrators. These people shape our nation and guide public opinion. They need God's guidance.

4. The fourth finger is our ring finger. Surprising to many is the fact that this is our weakest finger, as any piano teacher will testify. It should remind us to pray for those who are weak, in trouble or in pain. They need your prayers day and night. You cannot pray too much for them.

5. And lastly comes our little finger - the smallest finger of all which is where we should place ourselves in relation to God and others. As the Bible says, "The least shall be the greatest among you." Your pinkie should remind you to pray for yourself. By the time you have prayed for the other four groups, your own needs will be put into proper perspective and you will be able to pray for yourself more effectively.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving my Family and Friends in the USA and all those celebrating it

Our beautiful loved ones in South Korea may God protect you and keep everyone safe over there.

Let us have love, and more love, a love that melts all opposition, a love that conquers all foes, a love that sweeps away all barriers, a love that aboundeth in charity, a large-heartedness, tolerance, forgiveness, and noble striving, a love that triumphs over all obstacles.
~Abdul Baha

Another of my most beautiful and talented friend Dani's creations.
How lovely and divine.
I am always so very thankful you are a friend of mine.
I love you

My Son will gladly accept donations for this fund raiser he is participating in for
prostrate cancer.

Movember where every mustache counts

Our Father, fill our hearts, we pray,
With gratitude Thanksgiving Day;
For food and raiment Thou dost give,
That we in comfort here may live." ~Luther Cross

Hem your blessings
with thankfulness so they do not unravel.

Praying for world peace
especially between North and South Korea............

If only all hearts could remain full of love and hope and thankfulness and
What a wonderful world this would be.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone

Love and blessings and fabulous meals shared with those you love♥

Stats from the radio this morning
1 in 7 Americans is now living in poverty
Please help out those in need.

Hearts that care share.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Praying for World Peace
Especially between North and South Korea♥

God's answers your pain not with a principle but with a Person, not with a word but the Word, not a reason but a relationship

Seven Per Cent

Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!
Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.
My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."
Its estimated 93% won't forward this. If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title '7%'.
I'm in the 7%. Friends are the family that we choose.

Sent to me by my dear friend Nancy
I love you
Thanks for all your inspiration daily.
Love and hugs

I love this

Thanks Chip and thanks for your donation to Justin in the Movember
Fund Raiser for Prostrate Cancer
You are a great friend to us♥

Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Glimpses of Heaven

My Glimpses of Heaven
My Son and his beautiful Ahram on their wedding day
How happy I am to be with them both with every celebration
of this most fabulous marriage.

In our Time

The course of love is guided by the visions we exchange;
for the dreams we share light the way between the present
and all the time to come. Love gives us the courage to
imagine our future lives, and love itself is nurtured when
we dare to see beyond this day.
Robert Sexton

It's not what you do in life
Or where you go
It is who you have beside you♥

I love you both so much my darlings

My Son I am so proud he is taking part in this fabulous fund raising

Please visit and make a donation if you can
It is so important♥

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Oh Christmas tree

Our Christmas tree is up.
The Angel on the top has the colours of Hungary
Red Green and White

A Hungarian Blessing
with faith comes love,
With love, peace,
With peace blessings
With blessings God is present
With God present there is no need.

Weekend Weekend Cha Cha Cha

Our Christmas tree is up.

Tis the season to be jolly

The Three Trees

The Three Trees
Once upon a mountain top, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. The first little tree looked up at the stars and said: " I want to hold treasure. I want to be covered with gold and filled with precious stones. I'll be the most beautiful treasure chest in the world!" The second little tree looked out at the small stream trickling by on it's way to the ocean. " I want to be traveling mighty waters and carrying powerful kings. I'll be the strongest ship in the world! The third little tree looked down into the valley below where busy men and women worked in a busy town. I don't want to leave the mountain top at all. I want to grow so tall that when people stop to look at me they'll raise their eyes to heaven and think of God. I will be the tallest tree in the world.

Years, passed. The rain came, the sun shone and the little trees grew tall. One day three wood cutters climbed the mountain. The first wood cutter looked at the first tree and said, "This tree is beautiful. It is perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining ax, the first tree fell. "Now I shall make a beautiful chest, I shall hold wonderful treasure!" the first tree said.

The second wood cutter looked at the second tree and said, "This tree is strong. It's perfect for me." With a swoop of his shining ax, the second tree fell. "Now I shall sail mighty waters!" thought the second tree. " I shall be a strong ship for mighty kings!"

The third tree felt her heart sink when the last wood cutter looked her way. She stood straight and tall and pointed bravely to heaven. But the wood cutter never even looked up. "Any kind of tree will do for me." He muttered. With a swoop of his shining ax, the third tree fell.

The first tree rejoiced when the wood cutter brought her to a carpenter's shop. But the carpenter fashioned the tree into a feed box for animals. The once beautiful tree was not covered with gold, or treasure. She was coated with saw dust and filled with hay for hungry farm animals. The second tree smiled when the wood cutter took her to a shipyard, but no mighty sailing ship was made that day. Instead the once strong tree was hammered and awed into a simple fishing boat. She was too small and too weak to sail to an ocean, or even a river, instead she was taken to a little lake. The third tree was confused when the wood cutter cut her into strong beams and left her in a lumberyard. "What happened?" The once tall tree wondered. " All I ever wanted was to stay on the mountain top and point to God..."

Many days and nights passed. The three trees nearly forgot their dreams. But one night, golden starlight poured over the first tree as a young woman placed her newborn baby in the feed box. "I wish I could make a cradle for him." Her husband whispered. The mother squeezed his hand and smiled as the starlight shone on the smooth and sturdy wood. " This manger is beautiful." She said. And suddenly the first tree knew he was holding the greatest treasure in the world.

One evening a tired traveler and his friends crowded into the old fishing boat. The traveler fell asleep as the second tree quietly sailed out into the lake. Soon a thundering and a thrashing storm arose. The little tree shuddered. She new she did not have the strength to carry so many passengers safely through the wind and the rain. The tired man awoke. He stood up, stretched out his hand, and said, "Peace." The storm stopped as quickly as it had begun. And suddenly the second tree knew he was carrying the king of heaven and earth.

One Friday morning, the third tree was startled when her beams were yanked from the forgotten wood pile. She flinched as she was carried through an angry jeering crowd. She shuddered when soldiers nailed a man's hand to her. She felt ugly and harsh and cruel. But on Sunday morning, when the sun rose and the earth trembled with joy beneath her, the third tree knew that God's love had changed everything. It had made the third tree strong. And every time people thought of the third tree, they would think of God. That was better than being the tallest tree in the world.

The next time you feel down because you didn't get what you wanted, sit tight and be happy because God is thinking of something better to give you.

My fabulous friend Joe his words are an inspiration to us all
Please look at his book

It would make a most wonderful Christmas gift

Thanks Joe for all you share
and your friendship♥

Too precious not so share
My sweet friend Jennifer and her friends

Love this song

Love you Jennfifer

Friday, November 19, 2010

4 Ingredient Friday

My Son with his very first picture with Santa
Christmas 1979

I always listend to Detroit Magic 105.1 FM
and the fabulous ones there always request and share 4 ingredient Friday


Here is one I will share

Crockpot Chili Beef Sandwiches
Sprinkle some grated cheese on these delicious sandwiches; cheddar or Swiss would be wonderful.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 9 hours
Total Time: 9 hours, 15 minutesYield: 8 servings
•3 lb. boneless beef chuck roast
•1 pkg. taco seasoning mix or 2 Tbsp. Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix
•1 cup barbecue sauce
•8 kaiser rolls, split and toasted
Trim excess fat from beef and brown beef on all sides in heavy skillet over medium high heat; transfer to 4-5 quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with seasoning mix and pour sauce over; cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove beef from crockpot and shred; return to crockpot. Make sandwiches with kaiser rolls.

Recipe from this website

Thank you♥

"If you judge people, you have no time to love them."
— Mother Teresa

I love this

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Ahram and Justin married 2 months today♥

My Son and his bride have been married 2 months today♥

It's not what you do in life or where you go it is who
you have beside you♥

I love you both so very much

We love watching Detroit 187
In today's Windsor Star it states they headed over the Ambassador Bridge Tuesday night into Windsor for filming of the show.
How fabulous indeed.

For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, for love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasting garlic in the oven mellows its flavor and brings out its natural sweetness. Adding it to mashed potatoes seasoned with fresh herbs elevates an old-fashioned favorite.
6 garlic cloves, unpeeled
2 Tbs. olive oil
1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh rosemary or thyme
3 baking potatoes, about 1 1/2 lb. total, peeled
or unpeeled, cut into 2-inch chunks
4 Tbs. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1/2 cup milk
Salt and freshly ground white or black pepper,
to taste
1/4 cup snipped fresh chives (optional)
Preheat an oven to 325°F.

Place the garlic cloves in a small baking dish. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle with the rosemary. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until very soft, 35 to 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and, when cool enough to handle, squeeze the garlic from the skins into a small bowl. Mash with a fork. Strain the oil through a fine-mesh sieve held over the garlic and mix well.

Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a saucepan and add water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, until tender, about 20 minutes.

Just before the potatoes are ready, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine the butter and milk and heat until the butter is melted and the mixture is hot. Drain the potatoes, transfer to a warmed bowl, and mash well with a fork or potato masher. Alternatively, push them through a ricer or food mill placed over a warmed bowl.

Add the butter mixture to the potatoes and stir until smooth. Mix in the garlic and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the chives and serve immediately.
Serves 4 to 6.

Recipe courtesy of Williams Sonoma♥

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life

One of my favorite Christmas card scenes
I love snow globes and children and the joy of Christmas

Simple secrets to a happy life

Thanks dear Susan for sending this to me.

Much love to you all
It is a rainy Wednesday morning

November Morning
A tingling, misty marvel
Blew hither in the night,
And now the little peach-trees
Are clasped in frozen light.

Upon the apple-branches
An icy film is caught,
With trailing threads of gossamer
In pearly patterns wrought.

The autumn sun, in wonder,
Is gayly peering through
This silver-tissued network
Across the frosty blue.

The weather-vane is fire-tipped,
The honeysuckle shows
A dazzling icy splendor,
And crystal is the rose."

Evaleen Stein

I saw this on the news last night and thought of our darling Ahram

and her love of penguins and this was in South Korea

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hold my Hand

I feel my precious Mother every near me from Heaven as I did every day she was on Earth.
Always when the feeling is very strong I try and run and get my camera to capture the white shadows that always appear.

This was taken at 6:45 this morning in our side garden.

My beloved Mother treasured and adored in Heaven as she was on this earth♥

Hold my Hand by Michael Jackson

Hold My Hand Lyrics are after the jump:

This life don’t last forever (hold my hand)
So tell me what we’re waitin’ for (hold my hand)
Better off being together (hold my hand)
Than being miserable alone (hold my hand)

Cause I’ve been there before
And you’ve been there before
But together we can be alright.
Cause when it gets dark and when it gets cold
We can just hold each other till we see the sunlight

So if you just hold my hand
Baby I promise that I’ll do all I can
Things will get better if you just hold my hand
Nothing can come in between us if you just hold, hold my, hold my, hold my hand.

The nights are getting darker (hold my hand)
And there’s no peace inside (hold my hand)
So why make our lives harder (hold my hand)
By fighting love, tonight.

Cause I’ve been there before
And you’ve been there before
But together we can be alright.
Cause when it gets dark and when it gets cold
We can just hold each other till we see the sunlight

So if you just hold my hand
Baby I promise that I’ll do all I can
Things will get better if you just hold my hand
Nothing can come in between us if you just hold my hand

According to the tracklisting of the new album, there will be featurings from Akon, 50 cent and Lenny Kravitz. Out of the many collaborations that have been circulating on the net only three have been confirmed thus far: one is the track with Akon entitled “Hold My Hand,” another with 50 Cent called “Monster,” and a duet with Lenny Kravitz called “(I Can not Make It) Another Day.”
The new effort called Michael will be released on Dec. 14.

Hold my Hand

If you get a chance visit Sande Chase at her new pop up shop

It's in Lakeshore Ontario
The same plaza as the Bacio Cafe and former La Te Da shop♥
She has ultra chic gift items and her store is exquisite as is she.

Take lots of time to look at everything♥

Kindness is the highest form of wisdom.
Thank you Sande for your love always♥

Monday, November 15, 2010

Shining Stars

My beautiful friend Dani creates such marvelous masterpieces.
I love you
Wish your twin boys a most wonderful 16th birthday
Love to you all

let us be like
two falling stars in the day sky
let no one know of our sublime beauty
as we hold hands with God

Thank you Nancy for all you send

Love you♥

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Morning

Photograph of the clouds taken yesterday outside our front door.

This was posted on Lance's blog today
Jungle of Life
Too fabulous not to share

Thanks Lance you are a constant source of inspiration.

"I believe that this way of living, this focus on the present, the daily, the tangible, this intense concentration not on the news headlines but on the flowers growing in your own garden, the children growing in your own home, this way of living has the potential to open up the heavens, to yield a glittering handful of diamonds where a second ago there was coal. This way of living and noticing and building and crafting can crack through the movie sets and soundtracks that keep us waiting for our own life stories to begin, and set us free to observe the lives we have been creating all along without even realizing it"

~ “Cold Tangerines” by Shauna Niequist

Share this Chart with everyone

Apples Protects your heart prevents constipation Blocks diarrhea Improves lung capacity Cushions joints
Apricots Combats cancer Controls blood pressure Saves your eyesight Shields against Alzheimer's Slows aging process
Artichokes Aids digestion Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Guards against liver disease
Avocados Battles diabetes Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin
Bananas Protects your heart Quiets a cough Strengthens bones Controls blood pressure Blocks diarrhea
Beans Prevents constipation Helps hemorrhoids Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Stabilizes blood sugar
Beets Controls blood pressure Combats cancer Strengthens bones Protects your heart Aids weight loss
Blueberries Combats cancer Protects your heart Stabilizes blood sugar Boosts memory Prevents constipation
Broccoli Strengthens bones Saves eyesight Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure
Cabbage Combats cancer Prevents constipation Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Helps hemorrhoids
Cantaloupe Saves eyesight Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Supports immune system
Carrots Saves eyesight Protects your heart Prevents constipation Combats cancer Promotes weight loss
Cauliflower Protects against Prostate Cancer Combats Breast Cancer Strengthens bones Banishes bruises Guards against heart disease
Cherries Protects your heart Combats Cancer Ends insomnia Slows aging process Shields against Alzheimer's
Chestnuts Promotes weight loss Protects your heart Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure
Chili peppers Aids digestion Soothes sore throat Clears sinuses Combats Cancer Boosts immune system
Figs Promotes weight loss Helps stops strokes Lowers cholesterol Combats Cancer Controls blood pressure
Fish Protects your heart Boosts memory Protects your heart Combats Cancer Supports immune system
Flax Aids digestion Battles diabetes Protects your heart Improves mental health Boosts immune system
Garlic Lowers cholesterol Controls blood pressure Combats cancer kills bacteria Fights fungus
Grapefruit Protects against heart attacks Promotes Weight loss Helps stops strokes Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol
Grapes saves eyesight Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Enhances blood flow Protects your heart
Green tea Combats cancer Protects your heart Helps stops strokes Promotes Weight loss Kills bacteria
Honey Heals wounds Aids digestion Guards against ulcers Increases energy Fights allergies
Lemons Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure = Smoothes skin Stops scurvy
Limes Combats cancer Protects your heart Controls blood pressure Smoothes skin Stops scurvy
Mangoes Combats cancer Boosts memory Regulates thyroid aids digestion Shields against Alzheimer's
Mushrooms Controls blood pressure Lowers cholesterol Kills bacteria Combats cancer Strengthens bones
Oats Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer Battles diabetes prevents constipation Smoothes skin
Olive oil Protects your heart Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Battles diabetes Smoothes skin
Onions Reduce risk of heart attack Combats cancer Kills bacteria Lowers cholesterol Fights fungus
Oranges Supports immune systems Combats cancer Protects your heart Straightens respiration

Peaches prevents constipation Combats cancer Helps stops strokes aids digestion Helps hemorrhoids
Peanuts Protects against heart disease Promotes Weight loss Combats Prostate Cancer Lowers cholesterol Aggravates
Pineapple Strengthens bones Relieves colds Aids digestion Dissolves warts Blocks diarrhea
Prunes Slows aging process prevents constipation boosts memory Lowers cholesterol Protects against heart disease
Rice Protects your heart Battles diabetes Conquers kidney stones Combats cancer Helps stops strokes
Strawberries Combats cancer Protects your heart boosts memory Calms stress

Sweet potatoes Saves your eyesight Lifts mood Combats cancer Strengthens bones

Tomatoes Protects prostate Combats cancer Lowers cholesterol Protects your heart

Walnuts Lowers cholesterol Combats cancer boosts memory Lifts mood Protects against heart disease
Water Promotes Weight loss Combats cancer Conquers kidney stones Smoothes skin

Watermelon Protects prostate Promotes Weight loss Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes Controls blood pressure
Wheat germ Combats Colon Cancer prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes improves digestion
Wheat bran Combats Colon Cancer prevents constipation Lowers cholesterol Helps stops strokes improves digestion
Yogurt Guards against ulcers Strengthens bones Lowers cholesterol Supports immune systems Aids digestion

Friday, November 12, 2010

100 ways to live to One Hundred

Above photograph taken by me.

1. Enjoy yourself.
2. Stay young at heart.
3. Be honest and open.
4. Look for rainbows.
5. Walk to work.
6. Take the stairs.
7. Keep your curiosity.
8. Stop smoking.
9. Listen to your body.
10. Watch what you eat.

11. Watch what you say.
12. Make time for your children.
13. Don’t rest on your laurels.
14. Drink lots of water.
15. Have faith in others.
16. Walk in the park.
17. Forgive.
18. Be an optimist.
19. Make love.
20. Cross-country ski.

21. Discover romance.
22. Exercise regularly.
23. Do Tai Chi.
24. Try Yoga.
25. Plant a garden.
26. Eat plenty of fruit.
27. Golf.
28. Adopt a pet.
29. Laugh often.
30. Be positive.

31. Give, don’t take.
32. Marry your sweetheart.
33. Celebrate your marriage.
34. Enjoy being single.
35. Relax.
36. Eat your greens.
37. Take up lawn bowling.
38. Do nothing in excess.
39. Do everything in excess.
40. Serve chicken noodle soup.

41. Practice what you preach.
42. Look before you leap.
43. Make time for your friends.
44. Reduce your cholesterol.
45. Early to bed, early to rise.
46. Don’t mope.
47. Try new things.
48. Skinny dip.
49. Write to a friend.
50. Play tennis.

51. Commune with nature.
52. Sing in the car.
53. Write a poem.
54. Whistle while you work.
55. Read a book.
56. Take your medicine as prescribed.
57. Challenge yourself.
58. Count your blessings.
59. Indulge yourself.
60. “Carpe diem” (Seize the day).

61. Take setbacks in stride.
62. If you want to stop taking a medication, ask your doctor.
63. Cuddle.
64. Use olive oil.
65. Eat your Brussel sprouts.
66. Lighten up.
67. Choose a career you love.
68. Be active in your community.
69. Read the paper every day.
70. Sit up straight.

71. Keep your mind active.
72. Travel.
73. Soak in the tub.
74. Don’t be jealous.
75. Eat an apple a day.
76. Be generous with hugs.
77. Make time for your partner.
78. Keep in touch with family.
79. Bake a pie.
80. Eat plenty of fish.

81. Get plenty of fresh air.
82. Be yourself.
83. Swim.
84. Make time for your grandchildren.
85. Control your temper.
86. Share.
87. Take nothing for granted.
88. Ask questions when your doctor gives you new medications.
89. Power walk at the mall.
90. Don’t procrastinate.

91. Accept those things which you cannot change.
92. Don’t drink and drive.
93. Create solutions, not problems.
94. Be sociable.
95. Feed the birds.
96. Pamper yourself once a day.
97. Go fishing.
98. Smile.
99. Smell the flowers.
100. Listen to your doctor.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

November to Remember

Young students standing to honour those that have fought for our freedoms
past present and all those that have died for us.
We remember and always give thanks♥

My cousin Wayne all dressed up in his uniform
We thank you all fighting for our freedom, past present and always and we

Lest we forget

We can never obtain peace in the world if we neglect the inner world and don't make peace with ourselves. World peace must develop out of inner peace.
Dalai Lama

Pause for a silent moment to remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve our country during times of war, conflict and peace.
Words from the Windsor Star Today

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A New Day

My beautiful friend Dani creates Magic and is a most lovely friend.

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”
Albert Einstein

The Little Things

It really is the little things
That mean the most of all…
The "let me help you with that" things
That may seem very small
The "I'll be glad to do it" things
That make your cares much lighter,
The "laugh with me, it's funny" things
That make your outlook brighter…

The "never mind the trouble" things,
The "yes, I understand,"
The interest and encouragement
In everything you've planned
It really is the little things,
The friendly word or smile,
That add such happiness to life
And make it more worth while.

~ Mary Dawson Hughes

Fabulous Fashion Blog

Link sent to me by my fabulous friend Shelley.
Love you♥

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Let us Be Thankful

A Photograph my son took in New Zealand

Let us be thankful for the blessings we receive.
Let us be thoughtful of others.
Let us remember dear and close friends.
Let us have faith in tomorrow.
Let us live life as a Golden Rule
Let us find sunlight through the clouds.
Let us believe
Let us be the people we have the ability to be.
Let us have understanding.
Let us say this thanks in prayer.
To God for the gifts He has Give.

I love this

Thanks Shelagh♥

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”
Albert Einstein

Monday, November 08, 2010

A gift wrapped life

Read what this fabulous lady has in mind

This is a beautiful story worth sharing.

In September 1960, I woke up one morning with six hungry babies and just 75
cents in my pocket.

Their father was gone.

The boys ranged from three months to seven years; their sister was two.

Their Dad had never been much more than a presence they feared.

Whenever they heard his tires crunch on the gravel driveway they would
scramble to hide under their beds.

He did manage to leave $15 a week to buy groceries.

Now that he had decided to leave, there would be no more beatings, but no
food either.

If there was a welfare system in effect in southern Indiana at that time, I
certainly knew nothing about it.

I scrubbed the kids until they looked brand new and then put on my best
homemade dress, loaded them into the rusty old 51 Chevy and drove off to
find a job.

The seven of us went to every factory, store and restaurant in our small

No luck.

The kids stayed crammed into the car and tried to be quiet while I tried to
convince who ever would listen that I was willing to learn or do anything.
I had to have a job.

Still no luck. The last place we went to, just a few miles out of town, was
an old Root Beer Barrel drive-in t hat had been converted to a truck stop.

It was called the Big Wheel.

An old lady named Granny owned the place and she peeked out of the window
from time to time at all those kids.

She needed someone on the graveyard shift, 11 at night until seven in the

She paid 65 cents an hour, and I could start that night.

I raced home and called the teenager down the street that baby-sat for

I bargained with her to come and sleep on my sofa for a dollar a night.

She could arrive with her pajamas on and the kids would already be asleep

This seemed like a good arrangement to her, so we made a deal.

That night when the little ones and I knelt to say our prayers, we all
thanked God for finding Mommy a job. And so I started at the Big Wheel.

When I got home in the mornings I woke the baby-sitter up and sent her home
with one dollar of my tip money-- fully half of what I averaged every

As the weeks went by, heating bills added a strain to my meager wage.

The tires on the old Chevy had the consistency of penny balloons and began
to leak. I had to fill them with air on the way to work and again every
morning before I could go home.

One bleak fall morning, I dragged myself to the car to go home and found
four tires in the back seat. New tires!

There was no note, no nothing, just those beautiful brand new tires.

Had angels taken up residence in Indiana ? I wondered.

I made a deal with the local service station.

In exchange for his mounting the new tires, I would clean up his office.

I remember it took me a lot longer to scrub his floor than it did for him
to do the tires.

I was now working six nights instead of five and it still wasn't enough.

Christmas was coming and I knew there would be no money for toys for the

I found a can of red paint and started repairing and painting some old
toys. Then I hid them in the basement so there would be something for Santa
to deliver on Christmas morning.

Clothes were a worry too. I was sewing patches on top of patches on the
boys pants and soon they would be too far gone to repair.

On Christmas Eve the usual customers were drinking coffee in the Big Wheel.
There were the truckers, Les, Frank, and Jim, and a state trooper named

A few musicians were hanging around after a gig at the Legion and were
dropping nickels in the pinball machine.

The regulars all just sat around and talked through the wee hours of the
morning and then left to get home before the sun came up.

When it was time for me to go home at seven o'clock on Christmas morning,
to my amazement, my old battered Chevy was filled full to the top with
boxes of all shapes and sizes.

I quickly opened the driver's side door, crawled inside and kneeled in the
front facing the back seat.

Reaching back, I pulled off the lid of the top box.

Inside was whole case of little blue jeans, sizes 2-10!

I looked inside another box: It was full of shirts to go with the jeans.

Then I peeked inside some of the other boxes. There was candy and nuts and
bananas and bags of groceries. There was an enormous ham for baking, and
canned vegetables and potatoes. There was pudding and Jell-O and cookies,
pie filling and flour. There was whole bag of laundry supplies and cleaning

And there were five toy trucks and one beautiful little doll.

As I drove back through empty streets as the sun slowly rose on the most
amazing Christmas Day of my life, I was sobbing with gratitude.

And I will never forget the joy on the faces of my little ones that
precious morning.

Yes, there were angels in Indiana that long-ago December. And they all hung
out at the Big Wheel truck stop....

THE POWER OF PRAYER. I believe that God only gives three answers to prayer:

1. 'Yes!'
2. 'Not yet.'
3. 'I have something better in mind.'

God still sits on the throne, the devil is a liar.

You may be going through a tough time right now but God is getting ready to
bless you in a way that you cannot imagine.

My instructions were to pick four people that I wanted God to bless, and I
picked you.

Please pass this to at least four people you want to be blessed and a copy
back to me..

This prayer is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive.
There is no cost but a lot of rewards

Let's continue to pray for one another. Here is the prayer:....

Father, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and email buddies reading
this right now. Show them a new revelation of Your love and power..

I know I picked more than four, so can you.

Movember where every mustache counts

My son is participating in this fund raiser if you know of anyone who may be interested.

Love Jeanne

Saturday, November 06, 2010

What Time is it Mr. Wolf

Don't forget to set your clocks back this weekend.

‎'Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take nothing that you have received...…but only what you have given' ~ Saint Francis of Assisi

Life is like a train ride

Life is like a train ride, it read. We get on. We ride. We get off. We get back on and ride some more. There are accidents and there are delays. At certain stops there are surprises. Some of these will translate into great moments of joy, some will result in profound sorrow.
Slide 3 Wenn wir geboren werden und in den Zug einsteigen, treffen wir Menschen, von denen wir gauben, dass sie uns während unserer ganzen Reise begleiten werden: unsere Eltern. When we are born and we first board the train, we meet people whom we think will be with us for the entire journey. Those people are our parents!
Slide 4Sadly, this is far from the truth. Our parents are with us for as long as we absolutely need them. They too have journeys they must complete. We live on with the memories of their love, affection, friendship, guidance and their ever presence.
Slide 5There are others who board the train and who eventually become very important to us, in turn.
Slide 6These people are our brothers, sisters, friends and acquaintances, whom we will learn to love, and cherish.
Slide 7Some people consider their journey like a jaunty tour. They will just go merrily along .
Slide 8Others, will encounter many upsets, tears, losses on their journey. Others still, will linger on to offer a helping hand to anyone in need.
Slide 9Some people on the train will leave an everlasting impression when they get off…. Some will get on and get off the train so quickly, they will scarsely leave a sign that they ever travelled along with you or ever crossed your path…
Slide 10We will sometimes be upset that some passengers whom we love, will choose to sit in another compartment and leave us to travel on our own. Then again, there’s nothing that says we can’t seek them out anyway.
Slide 11Nevertheless, once sought out and found, we may not even be able to sit next to them because that seat will already be taken.
Slide 12That’s okay …everyone’s journey will be filled with hopes, dreams, challenges, setbacks and goodbyes. We must strive to make the best of it… no matter what...
Slide 13We must constantly strive to understand our travel companions and look for the best in everyone.
Slide 14Remember that at any moment during our journey, any one of our travel companions can have a weak moment and be in need of our help.
Slide 15We too may vacilate or hesitate, even trip… hopefully we can count on someone being there to be supportive and understanding…
Slide 16The bigger mystery of our journey is that we don’t know when our last stop will come. Neither do we know when our travel companions will make their last stop. Not even those sitting in the seat next to us.
Slide 17Personally, I know I’ll be sad to make my final stop…. I’m sure of it! My separation from all those friends and acquaintances I made during the train ride will be painful. Leaving all those I’m close to will be a sad thing. But then again, I’m certain that one day I’ll get to the main station only to meet up with everone else. They’ll all be carrying their baggage… most of which they didn’t have when they first got on this train.
Slide 18I’ll be glad to see them again. I’ll also be glad to have contributed to their baggage… and to have enriched their lives, just as much as they will have contributed to my baggage and enriched my life.
Slide 19We’re all on this train ride together. Above all, we should all try to strive to make the ride as pleasant and memorable as we can, right up until we each make the final stop and leave the train for the last time.
Slide 20All aboard! Safe journey!! BON VOYAGE!

Movember where every Mustache counts

If you know of anyone that would like to help Justin raise funds for Prostate cancer please pass this along

Love Jeanne

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Enthusiasm abounds in Overdrive 145

Christmas teas and coffee's in abundance everywhere.


Briskly tingling, the days have chilled.
With exhilarting crispness the air is filled.
The barren branches of the oaks
Form lacy networks of roughewn spokes,
Etched in contrast of bolder blue
Against a sky of deepest blue.

Busily engaged are the fallen leaves
In a lively dance with the autumn breeze
Noisy flocks of feathered races
Gather to travel to warmer places
While those of us they leave behind
This is the thrill that memory craves
Of refreshingly brisk November days.

From the news bulletin at the nursing home where Grandma resides
No author given to this poem above.

My dear friend Lisa's son Jayden is featured with the band he is with
on C8 Windsor Star November 4, 2010

Enthusiasm abounds in Overdrive 145
By Ted Shaw, The Windsor Star November 4, 2010 Overdrive 145 is a garden-variety, grassroots band.

One of its biggest gigs so far was in the backyard of a member's family home, and the audience came from the neighbourhood.

In August, the four teens who make up Overdrive 145 -- Jayden Turnbull, 14; Michael Campagnoni, 14; Eric Godin, 14; and Aaron Daudlin, 13 -- set up in the Turnbulls' backyard and put on a pay-as-you-go fundraiser for cancer.

Jayden even offered to have his long hair cut back to the roots and donated it to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Somewhere, some cancer patient is walking around in a wig made of Jayden's hair.

"It's kind of weird," the 14-year-old drummer said. "I'd like to meet that person."

This Sunday at 2 p.m., the boys will perform at Riverside Banquet Hall, 1286 Lauzon Rd., again to raise money for cancer research.

The genesis of the band goes back to when Jayden went to friend Matt Kozak's house to do a school project a couple of years back.

Out of the corner of his eye, Jayden spied the drum set of Matt's dad -- veteran city musician Mike Kozak, a founding member of Teaze.

"We sat (at the drums) and started messing around," said Jayden. That led eventually to lessons with Kozak and Jesse Blais.

Two years later, Jayden was ready to take the next step. He called up his guitar-playing friend Godin, and the core of Overdrive 145 was formed. Daudlin and Campagnoni joined last March.

The kids jammed at their parents' houses, switching locations from time to time. Eventually, too, the parents got to know each other.

"It's a family affair now," said Lisa Turnbull, Jayden's mom.

Their first gig was in April at the Lakeshore Discovery School. Over the summer, they also played at Belle River's Sunsplash.

"We'd like to see it go as far as it can," Jayden said one day this week after school -- he's in Grade 9 at St. Anne's high school.

The other members attend St. Anne's, Pavillion des jeunes, and L'Essor.

As for the name, Jayden said it's cool because it rhymes: "It doesn't really mean anything."

It was also inspired by their favourite bands -- Sum 41 and Blink-182.

© Copyright (c) The Windsor Star

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So proud of you all♥

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

A Love So Divine

More pictures courtesy of Ahram and Justin from their fabulous wedding day
and montage I put together for them

The Greatest Thing you will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return♥

Crowds Flock to See Mary's Tears

From Today's Windsor Star

A statue of the Virgin Mary said to weep tears of healing oil is attracting the worship of hundreds of Catholics, raising the ire of neighbours and drawing the attention of city bureaucrats.

Located in the front yard of a Garvey Crescent home, the statue is said to smile during the day and weep tears of oil at night. Homeowner Fadia Ibrahim calls the supposed happenings a "miracle," and believes the statue is delivering a message. "I think it's a work of God and she wants the people to go back to church," said Ibrahim, 48.

For the past three months, Catholics who have heard of the statue's supposed powers have been gathering at the home nightly to pray. The grass on the front lawn has been trampled into the soil by worshippers, and the street -- located in a normally quiet area -- is constantly lined with cars that have stopped, slowed or parked so residents can catch a glimpse of the Madonna.

Janet Mendez, 37, took her two young children to take a look. "We're a very faith-filled family, so we thought we would come over and look at what is taking place this evening, just for our own eyes."

She said she wasn't disappointed. "Seeing is believing, and definitely we do see her weeping -- weeping for the world, weeping because there's no love left in this world."

Pam Martin, 43, said she was in awe of the statue. "This is just incredible," she said. "I watch the news and I can't help but be saddened by what I see, but how much more for this woman? This is a woman who watched her own son die on a cross. Now she's weeping for us because we're killing this world."

Ibrahim's son, Shady, said while the statue normally seems serene or happy during the day, the statue was "weeping" all day Monday. Worshippers say "tears" are visible on the face and hands of the statue, and can often be seen dripping from the Virgin Mary's chin.

Shady speculated that the statue had begun to weep during the day Monday because worshippers hadn't gathered the previous evening -- Halloween night -- to pray at her feet.

On Monday evening, a crowd of more than 100 congregated on the front lawn of the house to say the rosary.

But, while believers are calling it a miracle, neighbours are calling it a nuisance.

One neighbour who was upset with the congestion on the street reported his concern to the city. The municipality's building department has now issued an order to the homeowners to remove the statue by Nov. 19, citing building code violations and a lack of a building permit.

The 1.5-metre statue is encased in an addition to the front of the house, complete with shingles on the roof of the enclosure and a flower garden along the base.

Ibrahim said if the city doesn't reverse its decision, she will comply with the order. "I don't have a choice but to remove the statue." If she is forced to remove the addition to her house, she said, she'd consider moving the statue of the Madonna to a church.

Ibrahim said she began receiving messages from the Virgin Mary about two years ago. She said she was at a nearby church when a cross and the letter M appeared in blood on her leg during mass. She said the Virgin has since inscribed other messages on her body and has even spoken to her, telling her that people must invigorate their faith and go to church.

After news of her supposed communication with the Virgin Mary spread in the Catholic community, supporters in Detroit donated the statue -- believed to have come from Los Angeles -- as well as the money to construct the enclosure.

While Ibrahim recounted her story in front of a handful of worshippers Monday, some in the small crowd began to gasp and point at Ibrahim's left hand, which was glistening with moisture that appeared oily. Ibrahim said her hands often secrete the healing oil, especially when she is speaking about the Virgin Mary.

As Ibrahim moved around the circle, marking a cross on the forehead of each spectator, several in the crowd began to weep. "When she touched me, I just felt overwhelmed and everything seemed to come out," said Rosanne Paquette. "I felt this warmth, and it was unbelievable."

Carmela Montilla, who prays in front of the statue every night, credits its healing powers with curing her 17-year-old granddaughter's leukemia. Montilla said after Ibrahim anointed the sick woman with oil, her blood counts immediately returned to a normal level and the girl was able to go to school again. "She just put the oil on her, prayed for her.... The doctor said her blood, everything was normal."

Worshippers said it would be "outrageous" if the Ibrahim family were forced to remove the statue. "We come, we pray, and we say goodnight everybody, and that's it. We go home," said Maria Desimini. "We're not disturbing nobody."

Montilla said the statue's supposed powers are a blessing for Windsor. "That's the best thing that can happen to Windsor," she said. "It's a miracle. We need this."

© Copyright (c) The Windsor Star

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All Souls Day

A cup of Christmas cheer from Starbuck's
Eggnog lattes and gingerbread latte's are back.

It's all Souls day today
Praying for all of our loved ones in Heaven.

Christmas has arrived at Starbucks.

Stories are gifts share them.

A man may die but his character remains.
His thoughts remain. It is the character that gives real force and power to man.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Rabbit Rabbit

I'm strong to the finish cause I eat my spinach
I'm Popeye the sailor man
and his best love Olive Oil

Our darling Ahram at Halloween
She is always boooootiful and spooktakular

Rabbit Rabbit

Happy November 1st.................

Today marks the anniversary of 20 years for my husbands beloved Mother in Heaven
and we miss everyone dearly.

Praying for all those in Heaven and here on Earth in need of prayers.

Today is all Saints Day♥

This was posted on my dear friend Laurie's blog and I agree totally.

Today is also All Saints Day ~ a time to honor all the Saints. My favorite saint is St. Therese (The Little Flower) ~ she is the patron saint for those who have lost a parent as well as those who grow flowers.

Thank you Marilyn for the lovely gift that arrivedin the mail today.
I treasure your friendship always and your love