Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Today, I WON'T be thinking about the tragedy of 9/11, I won't think about where I was when I heard or remember the visions of people jumping to thier death. Today, I will remember what happened AFTER 9/11. I will remember our Congress men & women standing on the steps singing, "GOD Bless America"! I will remember that for a moment, ALL people in this nation LOVED one another! It didn't matter if you were Republican, Democrat or Independant, your color, sex, heritage or religion. Families, friends & enemies ALL stopped fighting! Because that days & few to follow, we were what our founding fathers dreamed we would be: ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE! We were not States, cities, districts, towns or counties....we were the UNITED States. How I pray that we can be like that again, without needing a tragedy, shooting, fire or terrorist attack....just because of LOVE!
Friday, March 23, 2012
OKAY!!! Now that ALL trades are done & everything is over. May I spend just a moment of your time & explain WHY I am a fan of the man, not the team? Last year SUCKED for me, my house was flooded, a man I LOVED beyond compare moved to Heaven & I lost not 1, but 2 jobs. During all of this I ment Tim Tebow...I won't go into THAT, but it was amazing. After loosing my 2nd job in 6 months, that day, I read Tim's book. I must admit...that is what kept me going!!! I didn't know HOW I was going to tell my boys. I felt like a disappointment!! But, his words gave me hope! They drew me back to were I needed to be...God! And his words, " I don't know what the future holds for me, but I know WHO holds my future" got me thru. Those words get me thru every day!! So, yes, in a way, I owe SO much to this young man...who knows more in his 24 years than I have learned in 48!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
8:30 am: I decide I need a glass of ice water, so I go down stairs to the kitchen & get a glass of water, set it on the counter & get distracted.
10:00 am: decide a cup of coffee sounds good. I go down to warm up a cup of coffee, see the glass of water on the counter & giggle, because I forgot about it.
11:30: go to the kitchen to get a snack of nuts, see the glass of water, take a sip & think that I will take it up with me. Forget the glass of water
1:30: finish my workout & realize, I really need that glass of water, go down, take a sip, bring the glass up stairs, but I get distracted, set down the glass of water on the book shelf.
1:45: remember the glass of water, get up to get it, but AGAIN get distracted & walk BY the glass of water & forget about it.
1:55: reach for the glass of water...but, remember it is STILL in the hallway! Finally, get up & get the glass of water.
2:10: finish the glass of water!
Thank God I can laugh about this, otherwise, it would just be SAD!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Okay, for some reason I woke up this morning with a serious pain in my neck, back & upper right arm. What caused it? hmmm...maybe sleeping on too many pillows, wait, I sleep on all of those pillows all of the time. Working on the computer all day yesterday, nope, nothing new. Stress? maybe, I actually had bad dreams about the fact that my insurance has lapsed because I didn't have enough money to get my bill caught up, pretty pathetic for someone who works in the insurance field! and the dream....ugggg! What could go wrong, did! I really need to get that caught up ASAP!
Anyway, I really don't know what caused it, but really, does that matter, I HAVE a pain in my neck, which has spread to my head, back & arm! grrrr!
Then, I had to fight with Xfinity/comcast who loves to turn off my service right after I pay my bill! What is that about Comcast? Oh well, I survived the interruption of tv, phone & internet. We won't even talk about the fit I thru that would put any 2 year old to shame!lol
Back to the pain in my NECK!( poor me, sob, sob) I really am blogging about the lesson I have learned. You know when you ask God a really innocent question or you say stupid things like "God, give me more patience" (warning NEVER say this to God! He will try your patience in every way possible, not only to give you more patience, but God really does have a huge sense of humor, He invented it, after all) Okay, I'm rambling, I Hate that when people do that! I'm always the one who yells "get to the point, after all!" Now, what was I saying?
Oh, yea. The pain in my neck. sigh, both of my parents have terrible back problems & have for years. Which is part of the reason I want to get into shape, I don't want to need a walker when I'm 70! But, the thing is, I am not programed as the most sympathetic person! Seriously, my son once got hit in the head with a baseball bat, my response was "what were you thinking? we don't have health insurance!" infact, now that I think about it, I didn't even leave work when his brother called me & told me about it....I told him to ice it! (mental note: appologize to my baby next time I talk to him) He was fine! Really, I'm not abusive. And there was the time my oldest son stepped on a toothpick...I did pull it out, but had to leave the room because I was laughing so hard (the noise it made when I pulled it out WAS a little funny, okay?). I DID appologize to him recently about that one....when I was working out &....stepped on a toothpick! And imagine this....he wasn't even sympathetic to my pain! brat.
Anyway! Back to my pain in the neck! (have I mentioned that I have adult ADD? turning 48 isn't bad enough?) I was talking to God today about this PIN, ofcourse, the words "why me?" came out of my mouth (after all, why not the jerk that fired me so that I have to live beneith my means & cause me to worry about paying my bills?) Suddenly! God hit me upside the head ( yes, God does that, especially, when you are as stuborn as me) and said, "Hey, guess what. Your parents LIVE with this kind of pain every day of their lives! Not just in their neck, but in their backs! And where is your patience with them? How many times have you rolled your eyes when they mention being in pain? How many times have you felt their pain was an inconvenience to YOU? You have a small muscle spasm because you slept with too many pillows! Your pain will be gone tomorrow or at worse in a couple of days! These 2 people who you love, gave you life & supported you live in pain every day! You wonder why they will try anything, including medication & operations. But, after a couple of hours you were wondering if there is a shot to help you! I didn't give you this pain in your neck. But, I am going to make sure you learn a lesson from it! The next time your parents complain about their backs or you wonder why your dad is tired of being in his body, remember this pain in your neck! I'm not asking you to be sympathetic, that's not who you are, but be understanding & patient of people who don't feel well! Oh, and by the way, I appreciate the fact that you thanked Me when you almost died on the highway this morning because your neck hurt & you didn't shoulder check! But, next time, make sure you aren't on the phone with your mother...screaming 'OMG, I almost Died' didn't help her heart much! I'm not ready for her to come to Heaven! And, please, clean you house! You have a death fear of cockroaches, so I keep them away, but really there is just SO much I can do!"
Monday, August 01, 2011
Okay, again, I was planning on writing about something else, but this was on my FB page this morning & it hit home, so I really wanted to share:
If you're not being treated with love and respect, check your price tag. Perhaps you have marked yourself down. It's YOU who tell people what you're worth by what you accept. Get off the clearance rack & get on the top rack where they keep the valuables! LEARN to value yourself first! If you don't, no one else will!
I'm going to start this month & my 48th year of life by finally, removing myself from the clearance rack. No more allowing other's to treat me like the K-Mart Blue light special! I'm moving myself to a Boutique @ the Broadmoor! (that is a VERY, expensive & exclusive resort/hotel in Colorado Springs, if you didn't know)
So, let's all get off of the clearance rack!
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