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Blue Roses

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Blue Roses

Why do I always have to be the one that starts to do laundry and there's no detergent? Well, I guess it was time for me to do my store run, which included light bulbs, paper towels, trash bags and Clorox. So off I go.

I scurried around the store, gathered up my goodies, and headed for the checkout counter only to be blocked in the narrow aisle by a young man that appeared to be about sixteen-years-old. I wasn't in a hurry, so I patiently waited for the boy to realize that I was there. This was when he waved his hands excitedly in the air and declared in a loud voice, "Mommy, I'm over here."

It was obvious now, he was mentally challenged, and also startled as he turned and saw me standing so close to him, waiting to squeeze by. His eyes widened and surprise exploded on his face as I said, "Hey Buddy, what's your name?"

"My name is Denny and I'm shopping with my mother," he responded proudly.
"Wow," I said, "that's a cool name; I wish my name was Denny, but my name is Hal."

"Hal, like Halloween?" he asked.

"Yes," I answered. "How old are you Denny?"

"How old am I now, Mommy?" he asked his mother as she slowly came over from the next aisle. "You're fifteen-years-old Denny; now be a good boy and let the man pass by."

I acknowledged her and continued to talk to Denny for several more minutes about summer, bicycles and school. I watched his brown eyes dance with excitement because he was the center of someone's attention. He then abruptly turned and headed toward the toy section.

Denny's mom had a puzzled look on her face and thanked me for taking the time to talk with her son. She told me that most people wouldn't even look at him, much less talk to him. I told her that it was my pleasure and then I said something I have no idea where it came from, other than by the prompting of the Holy Spirit.

I told her that there are plenty of red, yellow and pink roses in God's garden, however, "Blue Roses" are very rare and should be appreciated for their beauty and distinctiveness. You see, Denny is a Blue Rose and if someone doesn't stop and smell that rose with their heart and touch that rose with their kindness, then they've missed a blessing from God.

She was silent for a second, then with a tear in her eye she asked, "Who are you?"

Without thinking I said, "Oh, I'm probably just a dandelion but I sure love living in God's garden."

Please the next time you see a BLUE ROSE don't turn your head and walk off, take the time to smile and say Hello. Because by the grace of GOD this mother could be you. This could be your child, grandchild, niece, nephew.
What a difference a moment can mean to that person or their family. From an old dandelion

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.. Speak kindly.
Leave the rest to God.





  
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SNORFSNORKEL 5/18/2010 7:57PM

    Beautiful thought - Thank you! emoticon

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MONARCHCT 5/18/2010 9:12AM

    What a kind & caring person you are. And yes, but for the grace of God go I!!!

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TLGREIG 5/18/2010 6:39AM

    I teared up as I read this! Thank you and it is so very true! YOu truly touched a mother and son!

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Happy Mother's Day

Friday, May 07, 2010

Before you were conceived, I wanted you. Before you were born, I loved you. When you were born, I saw your face and knew I was in love. Before you were an hour old, I knew I would die for you. To this day, I will. With Mother's Day approaching repost this
if you have children you love more than life.

  
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MCJULIEO 5/7/2010 8:43AM

    There's one other thing that I didn't expect when I became a mother: I appreciate my own parents so much more! I always consider it astonishing that they loved me despite my being a snotty nosed little knucklehead (just like I do my own kids).
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CFMOSS 5/7/2010 6:46AM

    It is truly amazing how children open up the door to love that is beyond what I knew before. Happy Mother's Day.

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ALMAGGIE 5/7/2010 3:59AM

    Thank you and a very Happy Mother's Day to you..

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ONE6OH 5/7/2010 3:02AM

    Simply beautiful and true. Thanks for sharing. Happy Mother's Day.

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Irish Blessing

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A good friend send me this and I would like to share with all of you...

REMEMBER - An Irish Blessing

Always Remember to forget,
the things that made you sad.
But never forget to Remember,
The things that made you glad.

Always Remember to forget,
The friends that proved untrue.
But don't forget to Remember,
Those that have stuck by you.

Always Remember to forget,
The troubles that passed away.
But never forget to Remember,
The blessings that come each day.

By An Irish Poet, name unknown

  
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ALMAGGIE 5/8/2010 9:50PM

    Thanks to all you wonderful spark friend..



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GRAMMAP1 3/18/2010 12:44AM

    I really like that. And every phrase makes good sense. emoticon off to the Irish. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 3/18/2010 12:15AM

    Wonderful--thank you~~

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JENNYBETHIN 3/17/2010 10:05PM

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MORGANLAFEE 3/17/2010 9:56PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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ALMAGGIE 3/17/2010 9:48PM

    thanks

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/17/2010 9:46PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 3/17/2010 9:45PM

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us.
Blessings and hugs,
Helen

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MOMMA48 3/17/2010 9:42PM

    Thanks, my Angel with Wings emoticon for sharing this wonderful blog! How special -- just like you, my friend!

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DID YOU KNOW

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

i WAS SEND THIS BY A FRIEND..NOT SURE WHO WROTE IT..

Did you know that the three most difficult things to say are:
I love you, Sorry, and Help me.

  
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MOMMA48 3/17/2010 9:46PM

    I'm okay with the "love you" and I can always say "I'm sorry" - but the "help me" comes a bit harder for me. I tend to feel guilty if I need to ask for help sometimes -- I don't want to add things on other's "to do" list because of me. But, that's just me! emoticon

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ALMAGGIE 3/17/2010 9:38PM

    thanks to all of you and Happy Saint Patrick's Day.

Yes I have a hard time saying NO also

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LPNBARNES 3/17/2010 12:11AM

  OH SO TRUE Kammy!! I have to learn to say NO!! Mostly to my grown kids! But saying I LOVE YOU comes easy for me. I guess I say I'm sorry TOO much!LOL! emoticon

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KAMMYS_NEW_LIFE 3/16/2010 11:30PM

    I agree....asking or saying "help" is a tough one...another one I have problems with is saying "no".....I need to learn to say no to all the people/organizations that ask for help from me and put myself first more often.......they can ask for it but why can't I????

Hugs,
Kammy

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AGMURCH 3/16/2010 10:16PM

  I dont have a problem with the I love you and I am sorry, I am Woman enough for that... but boy that "I need help"..."Please help me"..."Or just plain ole help". Such a wimp on that one. emoticon

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Thought for today

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

LOT'S WIFE; The Sunday School teacher was describing how Lot 's wife looked back And turned into a pillar of salt, when little Jason interrupted, 'My Mommy looked back once while she was driving,' he announced triumphantly, 'and she turned into a telephone pole!'
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> > GOOD SAMARITAN
> > A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan. She asked the class, 'If you saw a person lying on the roadside, all wounded and bleeding, what would you do?' A thoughtful Little girl broke the hushed silence, 'I think I'd throw up.'
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> > DID NOAH FISH?
> > A Sunday school teacher asked, 'Johnny, do you think Noah did a lot of fishing when he was on the Ark ?' 'No,' replied Johnny. 'How could he, with just two worms.'
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> > HIGHER POWER
> > A Sunday school teacher said to her children, 'We have been learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a Higher Power. Can anybody tell me what it is?' One child blurted out, 'Aces!'
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> > THE LORD IS MY SHEPHERD
> > A Sunday School teacher decided to have her young class memorize one of the most quoted passages in the Bible - Psalm 23. She gave the youngsters a month to learn the chapter. Little Rick was excited about the task - but he just couldn't remember the Psalm. After much practice, he could barely get past the first line. On the day that the kids were scheduled to recite Psalm 23 in front of the congregation, Ricky was so nervous. When it was his turn, he stepped up to the microphone and said proudly, 'The Lord is my Shepherd, and that's all I need to know."
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> > BEING THANKFUL
> > A Rabbi said to a precocious six-year-old boy, 'So your mother says your prayers for you each night? That's very commendable. What does she say?' The little boy replied, 'Thank God he's in bed!'
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> > TIME TO PRAY
> > A pastor asked a little boy if he said his prayers every night. 'Yes, Sir,' the boy replied. 'And, do you always say them in the morning, too?' the pastor asked. 'No sir,' the boy replied. 'I ain't scared in the daytime.'
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> > SAY A PRAYER
> > Little Ricky and his family were having Sunday dinner at his Grandmother's house. Everyone was seated around the table as the food was being served. When Little Ricky received his plate, he started eating right away. 'Ricky! Please wait until we say our prayer.' said his mother. 'I don't need to,' the boy replied.. 'Of course, you do,' his mother insisted. 'We always say a prayer before eating at our house.' 'That's at our house,' Ricky explained. 'But this is Grandma's house and she knows how to cook!'
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GYNUWYNE 3/3/2010 11:24AM

    Thanks for making me smile this morning.

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SNORFSNORKEL 3/2/2010 11:30PM

    Art Linkletter - Kids Say the Darndest Things! emoticon

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ALMAGGIE 3/2/2010 11:04PM

    thanks emoticon

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LQUEST4754 3/2/2010 10:47PM

  lol! Thanks!

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