Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Everyday Thanksgiving

Everyday Thanksgiving

Even though I clutch my blanket and growl when the alarm rings, thank
You, Lord, that I can hear. There are many who are deaf.
Even though I keep my eyes closed against the morning light as long
as possible, thank You, Lord, that I can see. Many are blind.

Even though I huddle in my bed and put off rising, thank You, Lord,
that I have the strength to rise. There are many who are bedridden.

Even though the first hour of my day is hectic, thanks when socks are
lost, toast is burned, tempers are short, and my children are so
loud. Thank You, Lord, for my family. There are many who are lonely.

Even though our breakfast table never looks like the pictures in
magazines and the menu is at times unbalanced, thank You, Lord, for
the food we have. There are many who are hungry.

Even though the routine of my job is often monotonous, thank You,
Lord, for the opportunity to work. There are many who have no job.

Even though I grumble and bemoan my fate from day to day and wish my
circumstances were not so modest, thank You, Lord, for life.

–Author unknown

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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Life by William Arthur Ward

A Photograph I took in British Columbia

"The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give."
— William Arthur Ward

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A story you may like

I receive these fabulous stories on Facebook
through Roman Catholic Spirituality
I love them

A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He
held up a sign which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a
few coins in the hat.

A man was walking by. He took a few coins from his pocket and dropped
them into the hat. He then took the sign, turned it around, and wrote
some words. He put the sign back so that everyone who walked by would see
the new words.

Soon the hat began to fill up. A lot more people were giving money to the
blind boy. That afternoon the man who had changed the sign came to see
how things were. The boy recognized his footsteps and asked, "Were you
the one who changed my sign this morning? What did you write?"

The man said, "I only wrote the truth. I said what you said but in a
different way." I wrote: "Today is a beautiful day but I cannot see it."

Both signs told people that the boy was blind. But the first sign simply
said the boy was blind. The second sign told people that they were so
blessed that they were not blind. Should we be surprised that the second
sign was more effective?

Moral of the Story: Be thankful for what you have. Be creative. Be
innovative. Think differently and positively. Cultivate an attitude of

When life gives you 100 reasons to cry, show life that you have 1000
reasons to smile. Face your past without regret.

Handle your present with confidence. Prepare for the future without fear.
The most beautiful thing is to see a person smiling… And even more
beautiful, is knowing that you are the reason behind it!!!

If you appreciate this message, please share. You may touch someones heart
today and forever. Enjoy your week with a heart of gratitude...

A Poem by Jaqueline Bouvier

I loved Jacqueline Kenney

What impressed me most was her skill on being such a glorious Mother
to her children

When Jackie was ten years old she wrote a poem titled

"Sea Joy."
When I go down by the sandy shore
I can think of nothing I want more
Than to live by the booming blue sea
As the seagulls flutter round about me
I can run about when the tide is out
With the wind and the sand and the sea all about
And the seagulls are swirling and diving for fish.
Oh – to live by the sea is my only wish.

If you bungle raising children anything else you do in life
is of very little significance

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Thanks for putting a song in my heart

I love this song

Thanks for putting a song in my heart

I am so glad our relative Marilyn is healing well in the hospital.
Hurry home Marilyn we love you.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Fall

Bella Luna
When the moon hits your eye like a big Pizza Pie
That's Amore

The Moon very very early this morning
It had a rainbow hue around it

On such a day each road is planned
To lead to some enchanted land;
Each turning meets expectancy.
The signs I read on every hand.
I know by autumn's wizardry
On such a day the world can be
Only a great glad dream for me--
Only a great glad dream for me!"
- Eleanor Myers Jewett, An Autumn Day

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Photographs in this Montage courtesy of Min-Jung

Thank you darling Min-Jung for sharing your photographs with me.
How wonderful it was to meet you and share times together at the wedding at at a dinner.
You are all most wonderful and I miss you all so very much.
We shall have to meet again.

With much love

Our lives are a rich tapestry of things we have done and said
with memories of those we love
outlined in golden thread♥

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My Son and his beautiful Bride

It's so much fun to work with

My Son from the day you were born I have always been so proud
to walk beside you all your life
but I have never been so proud to stand beside you
as on the day of your marriage.

I love you and Ahram so very much
You have a great love and a great life.
It makes me so very happy.
I am so proud to be your Mom♥

My Son and Ahram had a beautiful day for their wedding.

Wedding Folklore
If you want to prevent rain on your wedding day
Hang a rosary in the tree of your yard before the wedding day.

Also whenever I see a Bride I make a Wish

There is a big full moon in the sky
Bella Luna♥

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My Slice of Heaven

Photographs courtesy of Ahram and Justin and their photographers
and a few pictures Paul took and a few scanned images from greeting cards.

Our times spent with Ahram and Justin and her family and their friends
and most especially their wedding was my absolute slice of Heaven.

How proud and happy I am for their love and their beautiful life together.

The greatest thing you will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return♥

Monday, September 20, 2010

Journey of Joy

Many wedding photographs to come

We had a fabulous journey to joy
The wedding was exquisite and my daughter in law is amazing as are her family.

My Son is loved so well as is Ahram and family.
We are truly blessed
Must take a couple of weeks to rejuvinate

Love you all
Thanks for everything♥

Perhaps it will seem to you that the sunshine is brighter and that everything has a new charm. At least, I believe this is always the result of a deep love, and it is a beautiful thing. And I believe people who think love prevents one from thinking clearly are wrong; for then one thinks very clearly and is more active than before. And love is something eternal – the aspect may change, but not the essence. There is the same difference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is burning. The lamp was there and it was a good lamp, but now it is shedding light too, and that is its real function. And love makes one calmer about many things, and in that way, one is more fit for one's work." ~ Vincent van Gogh

The Value of Happiness

"A Smile can win over friends and enemies alike. Laughter can heal from
within and spread warmth about. A friendly face is never a waste and is
always in good taste. A helping hand is someone who understands. All in
all, this is someone who has come to know, that happiness is a self-
created inward and outward glow. It is not having the best of everything,
but rather making the best of everything and anything."
Author Unknown. Pray, hope & don't worry. St Pio

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Off to see my Glimpses of Heaven and celebrate Love and Marriage

We are off this weekend to see my Glimpses of Heaven
In Asia
Justin and Ahram

Their wedding takes place in Seoul, South Korea

Wedding September 18, 2010

“What greater thing is there for human souls than to feel that they are joined for life - to be with each other in silent unspeakable memories.” - George Eliot

When Justin and Ahram wed at 6:30 PM that day September 18th, 2010

I have requested Detroit Magic 105.1 FM play
You are so Beautiful to Me
by Joe Cocker
A song Justin's Dad requested be played right after Justin was born.

I'll be back on line the end of September or there abouts.

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers as you do me.
Thank you everyone for everything♥

I love Korean Fashions

Graphic courtesy of my fabulous and talented friend Dani
I love you

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come

As I say to my precious Grandmother
See you late alligator
and she says
After while crocodile

I love you
Online again perhaps in October after I have had a good long rest from the long
long journey
Oh what stories I will share of the love
the very special love♥

Do Wah Diddy

Peace and love my darlings
I am off to celebrate LOVE♥

Everyone hop aboard the love train
I'm on my way

The Love Train

Wedding Ring Finger

Love by John Lennon