My family at my retirement reception May, 2008
My nephew Benjamin at 1-1/2 year old Feb 2011
Lunch with my Spark Buddy Betty
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Secrets of Success
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~ IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER ~
~~Erma Bombeck~~~(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth
would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
I would have talked less and listened more.
I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less
about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day
because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment
and realized that the wonderment growing inside me
was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said,
"Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."
There would have been more "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."
But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...
look at it and really see it, live it .and never give it back. I would stop sweating the small stuff.
I wouldn't worry about who doesn't like me, who has more, or who's doing what. Instead,
I would cherish the relationships I have with those who love me.
I would think about what God HAS blessed me with, and what I am doing each day
to promote myself mentally, physically, emotionally.
After reading this, I realized how many more "I would" add to this list.
"I would" share this with my friends, because my life is pretty wonderful with them in it.
Wishing you a Blessed Day
10 hours ago
JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO
Just a note to say hello before I start my day.
Couldn't help but drop a line to my friend so far away
As I sip my cup of latté, thoughts of you have crossed my mind.
I'm sending morning greetings, and hope your day is fine!
Today is filled with sunshine, like the friendship we two share
My day will be just dandy, I'll pretend that I am there.
I have to go for now my friend as I have lots to do today
Just wanted to "Hello" to you in this comment that I send your way.
Have a Wonderful Day!
1 day ago
Hey you......yes you,
Stop being unhappy with yourself,
Stop wishing you looked like someone else
or wishing people liked you as much as they like someone else,
Stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you,
Stop hating your body, your face, your face, your quirks..
love them for without those things you wouldn't be you
and why would you want to be anyone else? Be confident
with who you are, smile..it'll draw people in.
If anyone hates you because you are happy with yourself,
then just say "screw it, my happiness will not depend on others anymore.
I'm happy because I love who I am. I love my flaws..I love my imperfections..
they make me "me" and "me" is pretty amazing"
~~Love yourself today~~
2 days ago
""To be Beautiful is the birthright of every woman""
""Being Beautiful doesn't make you happy. Being happy makes you Beautiful.""
""Being Beautiful isn't about having a pretty face. It's about having a pretty mind,
a pretty heart, but most importantly, a Beautiful soul.""
""There's a difference between pretty and Beautiful.
When someone is pretty, they have a good appearance.
But when someone is Beautiful, they shine on the inside and out.""
"If you are beautiful on the inside, you are Beautiful on the outside.
But if you are beautiful on the outside, are you really Beautiful on the inside?
Don't be afraid to be your self, because that is the true Beauty.""
""If you are confident, you are Beautiful""
""You know what's Beautiful? Read the first word again""
Have a Beautiful Day
4 days ago
(I know this is kind of long..but hope you take the time to read it. If you choose to read it, I hope you find it very truthful., as it really makes us think of how the world is today.)
THE PARADOX OF OUR TIMES
Is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers
Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints
We spend more, but we have less.
We have bigger houses, but smaller families
More conveniences, but less time.
We have more degrees, but less sense
More knowledge, but less judgement
More experts, but more problems
More medicines, but less wellness.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often
We have learnt how to make a living, but not a life.
We have added years to life, but not life to years.
We've been all the way to the moon and back
But have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour.
We've conquered outer space, but not inner space.
We,ve cleaned up the air, but polluted our soul.
We've split the atom, but not our prejudice.
We've higher incomes, but lower morals.
We've become long on quantity but short on quality.
These are the times of tall men, and short character;
Steep profits, and shallow relationships.
These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare,
More leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.
These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces;
Of fancier houses, but broken homes.
It is a time when there is much in the show window, and nothing in the stockroom.
A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
And a time when you can choose,
Either to make a difference,. or just hit, delete.
5 days ago