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Columbus Day!

Monday, October 08, 2012

Columbus sailed the ocean blue
In fourteen hundred ninety-two
For many weeks he was at sea
His sailing ships they numbered three

Yo Ho Yo Ho
Yo Ho my lads Yo Ho

There! There is some value is something I learned in first grade. But

When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all. But my lack of education hasn't hurt me, I can read the writing on the wall!

  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/8/2012 11:04AM

    Oh LOVED that song by Simon and Garfunkel!

Happy Columbus Day.

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The Weekend!

Saturday, October 06, 2012

Fun-filled weekend coming up. Football and cheerleading today and then the cheer-off competition tomorrow. The problem with the cheer-off is that my son spaced his daughters so that their competitions are at 9:00, 1:00 and 4:00. I guess I will be spending my day at the arena. The cost of making memories is dear but a bargain.

Make this a great weekend!

  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/6/2012 9:36AM

    Have a great weekend!

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MACMOM57 10/6/2012 9:31AM

    Enjoy your day with you granddaughters. emoticon emoticon

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Mistakes!

Friday, October 05, 2012

We learn the most not by doing everything perfectly, but making mistakes and figuring out what to do next.

  
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BRENDA_G50 10/9/2012 8:53AM

    I like your one liner comments. emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 10/5/2012 3:44PM

    Some times in life the learning curve is steeper than others! But . . . the point is to try!

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MISSB8604 10/5/2012 1:48PM

    Indeed!

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JUNA89 10/5/2012 11:59AM

    So True! emoticon

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Happiness!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Remember, happiness doesn’t depend on who you are or what you have; it depends solely on what you think.
~Dale Carnegie

Happiness is not the destination, it is the journey.
~Wayne Dyer

Happiness is in the tip of the cat's tail. If he stops chasing it, it will follow him wherever he goes.
~Leo Buscaglia

  
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HANSBRINK 10/4/2012 12:06PM

  Yes, its the journey and not the destination. I wasted too many years putting off happiness waiting until I reached some sort of destination.

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1CRAZYDOG 10/4/2012 10:31AM

    Love Leo!

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ELAYNE39 10/4/2012 8:29AM

    Thanks! These are so true!

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Mistakes and Risk

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

When we embrace our mistakes, we embrace living.


To laugh is to risk appearing the fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for others is to risk getting involved.
To show your feelings is to expose your humanity.
To place your ideas and dreams before the crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To hope is to risk pain, and to try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
The person who risks nothing has nothing and is nothing.
He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn, feel, change, grow, live or love.
Chained by his certitudes, or his addiction, he’s a slave.
He has forfeited his greatest trait, and that is his individual freedom.
Only the person who risks is free.

  
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1CRAZYDOG 10/3/2012 6:23PM

    Oh my . . . that ever present comfort zone! Sometimes you really DO have to break out of it to move ahead. Breat reminder.

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HANSBRINK 10/3/2012 11:51AM

  Thanks! Good reminders on why I should step out of my comfort zone.

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TIREDMOM79 10/3/2012 10:39AM

    so very true thanks for sharing this!

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JILLITA55 10/3/2012 10:11AM

    thanks for sharing. like it!

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