Monday, February 28, 2011
Sunday, February 27, 2011
HOW WEIRD IS THIS
This year we will experience 4 unusual dates...
AND go figure this out...
Take the last two digits of the year you were born
plus the age you will be this year, it will equal 111......
Mitch Albom alwyays has very good articles
Saturday, February 26, 2011
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Gas is about $4.80 per gallon right now and climbing
The life I touch for good or ill will touch another life, and that in turn another, until who knows where the trembling stops or in what far place my touch will be felt."
- Frederick Buechner
Little Bit by Kykke Li
Friday, February 25, 2011
When you tell me you love me
One of my favorite songs by Diana Ross
I loved watching her on Oprah
I will never forget the times my late beloved Mom took me and my Sister to see her when she was with the Supremes
Diana Ross a young girl from Detroit that grew up in the Brewster projects.
Mom always taught us you can be anything you want in life.
She taught us all to live our dreams and make our lives our own personal fairy tales.
Every motown song is so very precious and dear to me.
Photograph taken by me last week.
God paints for us each day a magnificent masterpiece.
Be sure to give thanks.
How do geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within if only we would listen to it, that tells us certainly when to go forth into the unknown.” ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Top Ten Cities in the World to Live
Top 10 Cities in the world to live.
Vancouver British Columbia Canada
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Calgary Alberta Canada
Auckland New Zealand
Praying for all those in Christchurch New Zealand devastated by yet another earthquake.
My Son attended University there as you know.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The trees in our yards will soon be full of the beauty of spring and full of birds.
I cannot wait to fill my hummingbird feeders in May.
Nature is truly divine
God paints for us a masterpiece each day to behold and be thankful.
It was passed from one bird to another,
the whole gift of the day.
The day went from flute to flute,
went dressed in vegetation,
in flights which opened a tunnel
through the wind would pass
to where birds were breaking open
the dense blue air -
and there, night came in.
When I returned from so many journeys,
I stayed suspended and green
between sun and geography -
I saw how wings worked,
how perfumes are transmitted
by feathery telegraph,
and from above I saw the path,
the springs and the roof tiles,
the fishermen at their trades,
the trousers of the foam;
I saw it all from my green sky.
I had no more alphabet
than the swallows in their courses,
the tiny, shining water
of the small bird on fire
which dances out of the pollen.
As read on this beautiful blog
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Two Travelling Angels
This was sent to me today by a dear friend.
It has always been of my favorites and time to post it again.
Two Traveling Angels....... this one will make you think twice!!!!! ..
Keep reading to the bottom of the page -- don't
stop at the feet (You'll see).
Two traveling angels stopped to spend the night in the home of a
The family was rude and refused to let the angels stay in the
mansion's guest room.
Instead the angels were given a small space in the cold basement.
As they made their bed on the hard floor, the older angel saw a hole
in the wall and repaired it.
When the younger angel asked why, the older angel replied,
"Things aren't always what they seem"
The next night the pair came to rest at the house of a very poor, but
very hospitable farmer and his wife.
After sharing what little food they had the couple let the angels
sleep in their bed where they could have a good night's rest.
When the sun came up the next morning the angels found the farmer and his wife in tears.
Their only cow, whose milk had been their sole income, lay dead in
The younger angel was infuriated and asked the older angel how could
you have let this happen?
The first man had everything, yet you helped him, she accused.
The second family had little but was willing to share everything, and
you let the cow die..
"Things aren't always what they seem," the older angel replied.
"When we stayed in the basement of the mansion, I noticed there was
gold stored in that hole in the wall.
Since the owner was so obsessed with greed and unwilling to share his
good fortune, I sealed the wall so he wouldn't find it."
"Then last night as we slept in the farmers bed, the angel of death
came for his wife I gave him the cow instead.
Things aren't always what they seem."
Sometimes that is exactly what happens when things don't turn out
the way they should. If you have faith, you just need to trust that
every out come is always to your advantage. You just might not know it
until some time later...
Some people ( )
come into our lives ) /
and quickly go.. (_ /
( ) Some people
( become friends
_ ) and stay awhile...
leaving beautiful Oooo
footprints on our ( )
hearts... ) /
( ) and we are
_ ) quite the same
because we have
made a good
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow a mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!
I think this is special...live and savor every
moment... This is not a dress rehearsal!
( __ / )
( ()/ )
( / ) TAKE THIS LITTLE ANGEL
( / / ) AND KEEP HER CLOSE TO YOU
/ SHE IS YOUR GUARDIAN ANGEL
( ) SENT TO WATCH OVER YOU
THIS IS A SPECIAL GUARDIAN ANGEL... YOU MUST PASS THIS ON TO 5 PEOPLE
WITHIN THE HOUR OF RECEIVING HER,
IF YOU HAVE PASSED HER ON, SHE WILL WATCH OVER YOU FOREVER....
IF NOT, HER TEARS WILL FLOW
Right Now -
-somebody is thinking of you.
-somebody is caring about you.
-somebody misses you
-somebody wants to talk to you.
-somebody wants to be with you.
-somebody hopes you aren't in trouble.
-somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
-somebody wants to hold your hand.
-somebody hopes everything turns out all right.
-somebody wants you to be happy.
-somebody wants you to find him/her.
-somebody is celebrating your successes.
-somebody wants to give you a gift.
-somebody thinks that you ARE a gift.
-somebody loves you.
-somebody admires your strength.
-somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
-somebody wants to be your shoulder to cry on.
Never take away anyone's hope. That may be all they have.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Surely as cometh the Winter, I know
There are Spring violets under the snow."
~ R. H. Newell
Sunday, February 20, 2011
A beautiful story
A WONDERFUL STORY
A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did
not recognize them. She said "I don't think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have
something to eat."
"Is the man of the house home?", they asked. "No", she replied. "He's out."
"Then we cannot come in", they replied.
In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened.
"Go tell them I am home and invite them in!"
The woman went out and invited the men in"
"We do not go into a House together," they replied. "Why is that?" she asked.
One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing
to another one, "He is Success, and I am Love." Then he added, "Now go in and discuss with your husband
which one of us you want in your home."
The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. "How nice!!", he said.
"Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!"
His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?"
Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own
suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!"
"Let us heed our daughter-in-law's advice," said the husband to his wife.
"Go out and invite Love to be our guest."
The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of you is Love?
Please come in and be our guest."
Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the
lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?"
The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would've stayed out,
but since you invited Love, wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth
MY WISH FOR YOU...
Where there is pain, I wish you peace and mercy.
Where there is self-doubting, I wish you a renewed confidence in your ability to work through it.
Where there is tiredness, or exhaustion, I wish you understanding, patience, and renewed strength.
Where there is fear, I wish you love, and courage.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Ready for a Spring Fling
I am so anxious for Spring can you tell?
I am trying to be so patient to get into Mother earth and plant and fix and see my little hummingbirds at the feeders again.
Spring Fling I am more than ready for you
Friday, February 18, 2011
A Song in my Heart
There fell a silvery-silken veil of light,
With quietude, and sultriness, and slumber,
Upon the upturned faces of a thousand
Roses that grew in an enchanted garden...
~ E.A. Poe
It is like spring out there today.
Outside enjoying this fabulous weather.
Supposed to get cold again and perhaps snow on Sunday so out I go again to enjoy the sunshine.
There has been a big beautiful full moon in the sky.
Love to you all
Here in Canada most have Monday off for family day
Enjoy it with those you love♥
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Attitudes are Contagious
Heartfelt wishes that you will be blessed with all that makes you happiest.
Hearts given to me by my precious Sister♥
Your attitude is like a box of crayons that color your world. Constantly color your picture gray, and your picture will always be bleak. Try adding some bright colors to the picture by including humor, and your picture begins to lighten up.
Attitudes are contagious is yours worth catching?
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
I know most love red roses
but Pink are one of my favorites
We had them at our wedding reception for our Valentine's day themed wedding
17 years ago.
I love pink roses and white ones too.
They are from my husband for Valentine's day.
Each day shared in our love is an absolute gift from God.
Sent to me by my dear friend Chip(God's wife)
Thank you so very much
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. ~Leo Buscaglia
Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once
Talked about a contest he was asked to judge.
The purpose of the
Contest was to find the most caring child.
The winner was:
A four-year-old child, whose next door
neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his
wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old
Gentleman's' yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his mother asked him what he had
said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, 'Nothing, I just
Helped him cry.'
Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were
discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture
had a different hair color than the other members.. One of her
students suggested that he was adopted.
A little girl said, 'I know all about
Adoption, I was adopted..'
'What does it mean to be adopted?', asked
'It means', said the girl, 'that you grew
in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy!'
On my way home one day, I stopped to
watch a Little League baseball game that was being played in a
park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-
base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was
'We're behind 14 to nothing,' he answered
With a smile.
'Really,' I said... 'I have to say you
don't look very discouraged.'
'Discouraged?', the boy asked with a
Puzzled look on his face....
'Why should we be discouraged? We haven't
Been up to bat yet.'
Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot
in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott.
Jamie was trying out for a part in the
school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being
in it, though she feared he would not be chosen.
On the day the parts were awarded, I went
with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her,
eyes shining with pride and excitement.. 'Guess what, Mom,' he
shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to
me....'I've been chosen to clap and cheer.'
An eye witness account from New York
City , on a cold day in December,
some years ago: A little boy,
about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the
roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering
A lady approached the young boy and said,
'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!'
'I was asking God to give me a pair of
shoes,'was the boy's reply.
The lady took him by the hand, went into
the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks
for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water
and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.
She took the little fellow to the back
part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed
his little feet, and dried them with the towel.
By this time, the clerk had returned with
the socks.. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him
a pair of shoes..
She tied up the remaining pairs of socks
and gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, 'No
doubt, you will be more comfortable now.'
As she turned to go, the astonished kid
caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears
in his eyes, asked her.
'Are you God's wife?'
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
In my garden there is a large place for sentiment. My garden of flowers is also my garden of thoughts and dreams. The thoughts grow as freely as the flowers, and the dreams are as beautiful. ~Abram L. Urban~
I am so anxious for Spring to arrive. I can picture me tickling Mother up and up pops a bouquet of beauty to behold.
Flowers are food for our souls.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Happy Valentine's Day
Photograph courtesy of my Son
Taken in Bali
Anyone can catch your eye, but it takes someone special to catch your heart.
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone.
An Affair to Remember
I love the part where he takes her to meet his precious Grandmother♥
The first love letters are written with the eyes.
-- French Proverb
Many are the stars I see, but in my eye no star like thee.
-- Old English Saying
The History of Valentine's Day
"Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday?" The History Channel has put together this web site to help with your questions about this celebration that 'contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.' In addition to the history, you'll find Valentine trivia collected from the U. S. Census Bureau and pages on some of the popular romantics, Bess and Harry Truman, Elizabeth and Robert Browning and Rachel and Jackie Robinson. Here's a fun way to get the facts behind the day!
If you're still in search of more Valentine's History, try
Valentines Day History
BTW, Esther Howland is the woman credited with producing 'the first commercial American valentines in the 1840s, [and] sold a then mind-boggling $5,000 in cards during her first year of business.' Commercialization was the part of the celebration even in the nineteenth century!
From an email I received today from Beliefnet
In Loving Memory of Janet Werner
If I could reach and hold
a star for every time you've made me smile,
the entire evening sky would be in the palm
of my hand.
Gone Too Soon
In loving memory of Janet Werner
Dear Sister to my sweet friend Nancy
Janet began her eternal life on Saturday February 12, 2011
You will live on forever in our hearts
'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
You will lose someone you can’t live without,
and your heart will be badly broken,
and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved.
But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp."
— Anne Lamott
The End of Suffering
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Gabriel Garcia Marquez withdrew himself from public life for health reasons: lymphatic cancer.
Now, it appears, that he is more serious each time.
He sent a letter of good-bye to his friends, and thanks to Internet this letter is being diffused.
It is truly moving this short text written by one of the most brilliant Latin-American writers of his time.
If God forgot for a moment that I am a puppet and would give me a little more time, I would benefit from this time the maximum I could.
I would probably not say all that I think, but ultimately I would think all that I say.
I would give value to the things, not for their value, but for what they mean.
I would sleep little, I would dream more, I understand that by each minute that we close our eyes, we lose sixty seconds of light.
I would walk when others would stop, I would be wake when the others sleep.
If God offered a little more life to me, I would get dressed simple, I would throw myself below the sun, while leaving discovered, not only my body, but also my heart.
To men I would prove how much misled they are by thinking they cease falling in love when they will age, without knowknowing they age when they cease falling in love.
To a child I would give wings, but I would leave it all alone learning how to fly.
Old men I would teach that death does not arrive with old age, but with forgetting.
So many things I have learned from you, humans, I’ve learned that everyone wants to live on the top of the mountain, without knowing that true happiness is in the way of going up the hillside.
I have learned that when a recently born tightens with its small hand, for the first time, the finger of his/her father, he will get caught for always.
I have learned that a man has only the right to look at another from above top, to help him to get up.
So many things those which I could have learnd from you, but they will not really be of much use, because when they keep me in this bag, unfortunately I will die.
Always say what you feel and do what you think.
If I knew today is the last time that I see you sleeping, I would strongly kiss you and I would request from the Lord to be able to be the guard of your heart.
If I knew that those are the last minutes that I see you, I would say to you I love you and would assume not, stupidly, that you know already.
There is always a tomorrow and life gives us another opportunity to make things well, but if I am mistaken and today is all that remains, I would like to say to you how much I love you, and that I will never forget you.
Future is not ensured to anybody, old or young, It can today be the last time that you see those whoyou love. That is why do not wait any more, do it today, since the tomorrow will never arrive, you surely will regret the day that you have not taken time for a smile, an embrace, a kiss and that you were very occupied to grant a last desire to them.
Keep those you love close to you, tell them to the ear how much you need them, love them and treat them good, take time to tell them, sorry, forgive me, please, thank you and all the words of love which you know.
Nobody will remember you by your secret thoughts. Ask the Lord for force and wisdom to articulate them.
Another video to watch and remember
Thursday, February 10, 2011
My Grandmothers eyes are pools of love
Her love and dedication to her family like no other.
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone♥
I love cupcakes
I love you
Everyone have a fabulous Valentine's Day weekend.
How sweet it is when the entire world is wrapped in a season of love
I love this blog
And Bella Pilar Greeting cards♥
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
February the whole world celebrates love and sweetens it with chocolate and flowers and wine and all the glorious things in life.
Makes us all feel better
Thinking of you all with love and sweet wishes
For some money talks but for many chocolate sings♥
Like Saunders Hot Fudge Sauce
1 (13 ounce) can Pet milk
1 pound Kraft's caramels
1/2 pound butter
12 ounce Nestle's milk chocolate
How to make it
Combine all ingredients in the top of double boiler over simmering
water; stir until smooth. Continue to cook for 30 minutes, stirring to
Monday, February 07, 2011
Every Great Work
The snow on our home almost appears as Angels Wings♥
Counting the days until Spring
“Every great work, every great accomplishment, has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision, and often just before the big achievement comes apparent failure and discouragement”
-Florence Scovel Shinn
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Time Changes Things *Giggles*
Time changes things... read this one:
A group of 15-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Dairy Queen next to the Ocean View restaurant because they had only $6.00 among
them and Jimmy Johnson, the cute boy in Social Studies, lived on that street.
10 years later, the group of 25-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the beer was cheap, the restaurant offered free snacks, the band was good, there was no cover and there were lots of cute guys.
10 years later, the group of 35-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the cosmos were good, it was
right near the gym and, if they went late enough, there wouldn't be too many whiny little kids.
10 years later, the group of 45-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the martinis were big and the waiters had tight pants and nice buns.
10 years later, the group of 55-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the prices were reasonable, the wine list was good, the restaurant had windows that opened (in case of a hot flashes), and fish is good for cholesterol.
10 years later, the group of 65-year-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the lighting was good and the restaurant had an early bird special.
10 years later, the group of 75-years-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the food was not too spicy and the restaurant was handicapped-accessible.
10 years later, the group of 85-years-old girlfriends discussed where to meet for dinner. Finally, they agreed to meet at the Ocean View restaurant because none of them had ever been there before.
Sunday is the golden clasp that binds together the volume of the week”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Saturday, February 05, 2011
It is not where you go in life
It is who you have beside you that counts♥
I love this
She listened to her heart above all other voices♥
When your heart speaks take good notes♥
Friday, February 04, 2011
Dance Dance Dance its the start of the weekend
Soon there will be a Spring my step
I cannot wait until Spring arrives♥
So fabulous watching Jonathan Barnes dance
he is from Winston Salem North Carolina
Cha Cha Cha
At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.”
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Happy Chinese New Year the Year of the Rabbit
Happy Chinese New Year the Year of the Rabbit
One of my favorite stories
by Margery Williams
(this starts at the point when the Skin Horse and the Rabbit are talking)
The Skin Horse had lived longer in the nursery than any of the others. He was so old and most of the hairs in his tail had been pulled out to string bead necklaces. For nursery magic is very strange and wonderful, and only those playthings that are old and wise and experienced like the Skin Horse understand all about it.
"What is REAL?" asked the Rabbit one day, when they were lying side by side near the nursery fender, before Nana came to tidy the room. "Does it mean having things that buzz inside you and a stick-out handle?"
"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real."
"Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit.
"Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt."
"Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?"
"It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."
"I suppose you are real?" said the Rabbit. And then he wished he had not said it, for he thought the Skin Horse might be sensitive. But the Skin Horse only smiled.
"The Boy's Uncle made me Real," he said. "That was a great many years ago; but once you are Real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always."
The Rabbit sighed. He thought it would be a long time before this magic called Real happened to him. He longed to become Real, to know what it felt like; and yet the idea of growing shabby and losing his eyes and whiskers was rather sad. He wished that he could become it without these uncomfortable things happening to him.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
Waiting for Spring
Waiting so patiently for Spring
Photographs you may like to view
We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come
as a result of getting something we don't have but rather
of recognizing and appreciating what we do have"
Thanks Anna for this quote on your blog
The Sun God
The gray dawn reddens, and the freshening wind
Marshals the clouds across the mountain spires.
A light flames skyward where the mist has thinned
Like lifting smoke above old altar fires.
The canon pines' low murmur, and the hush
Of shifting sands amid dry desert grass,
The far-off chanting of the hermit trfrush,
The splash of waters in the rock-strewn pass.
Then the sun's rim above the kneeling hills,
The mounting splendor and melting blue;
The radiant whiteness of the desert fills
With glistening folds the far, notched mount in view.
And gloriously the golden presence thrills
The waiting earth to ecstasy anew.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
Rabbit Rabbit in the year of the Rabbit
My cousins beautiful child.
What a sweet sweet blessing children are.
Rabbit Rabbit in the year of the Rabbit
We are expecting quite a blizzard here tonight on this First Day of February.
I will be so glad to welcome Spring and all of her beauty
China tea, the scent of hyacinths, wood fires and bowls of violets that is my mental picture of an agreeable February afternoon.
February arrives cold wet and gray and her gifts disguised for only the most discerning spirits to see. Gentle in our path. Gratitude is the thread we weave into the fabric of our daily lives this month, giving thanks for our simply abuandant lives and asking for the fit of one more thing:
above context from the book Simple Abundance by Sarah Ban Breathnach
Rabbit Rabbit in this year of the rabbit
Good good luck♥