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Erin Go Bragh!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Faith and Begorah!

The top o’ the mornin’ to you!

Wouldn’t you be knowin’ ‘Tis a great day for the wearin’ of the green

An Irish Blessing:

May the road rise up to meet your feet
May the sun shine always on your face
May the wind be always at your back
Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand and
May you be in heaven for an hour before the Devil knows you’re dead

Erin Go Bragh! Ireland Forever!

  
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SIGLED 3/17/2010 10:21AM

    Thanks for that Irish Blessing!

Here's a portion of St Patrick's prayer:

Christ be with me, Christ within me,
Christ behind me, Christ before me,
Christ beside me, Christ to win me,
Christ to comfort and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me,
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger,
Christ in hearts of all that love me,
Christ in mouth of friend and stranger.

(This prayer is public domain. The whole prayer can be found at: http://prayerfoundation.org/st_patr
icks_breastplate_prayer.htm) emoticon

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I am responsible.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I am responsible.

Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life.
Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.

I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.

Walter Anderson

  


Live For Today!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Yet another week to do with as I will. Seven days, 1440 hours each, sixty minutes each, sixty seconds each. Seconds are too small to count, even though they do. Minutes pass quickly, hours are easier to track. It is my intention not to spend the time I have available to me this week but rather to invest that time. Every minute spent in a worthwhile endeavor is an investment in the future.

Much is written on the value of delaying gratification. This is an ongoing debate, whether to grab for the gusto now or to wait until later. Unless there is a compelling reason to wait, you should take advantage of the opportunities as they present themselves. What good does it do to put off enjoying the fruits of your labors when tomorrow is promised to no one. I read a story about a boy who lived in a town where the circus passed through town twice each year. Each year his father told him they could only afford to go to the circus once that year and he had to choose whether to go in the spring or thye fall. he always chose the spring and somehow his father always found the money to go in the fall too.

I have a friend whose daughter wanted him to bring her to an Elvis Presley concert in the spring of 1977. He had to work or something that night but he promised he would bring her the next time Elvis came through tow\n. Elvis died in August of that year and he never got to take his daughter to the concert.

Live For Today!

  
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TERFREE 3/15/2010 10:23AM

    Here, Here! well put

yesterday is history tomorrow is a mystery today is a gift thats why they call it the present

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A Short Sunday

Sunday, March 14, 2010

We had a birthday party for all the March birthdays in the family yesterday afternoon/evening/night then they stole an hour from the night. The basketball tournament had to be watched and it was mani-pedi day. Not much time left for other stuff. Worked in some exercise and didn't have time to eat very much.. All in all a good day

  


Do the Dance of Joy!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

When things are going good, Snoopy does the Dance of Joy to show how happy he is. We are always willing to mope around when things are going not quite so good but we don't express ourselves when things are good. This is a basic error. Attitudes are contagious and counter-effect each other. Suppose some good stuff happens and you take a Ho-Hum attitude about it and your pleasure meter reads about zero or maybe even plus one. then something bad happens, maybe even a minus eight type of event. You are now somewhere between minus eight and minus seven. Suppose however that when the good stuff was happening, instead of being Ho Hum and sitting at plus one, you let your self go and were at plus five which is where you really belong. Now when the minus eight happens you are at minus three which is a lot easier to recover from than a minus eight.

When good stuff happens, revel in it!

Do the Dance of Joy!

  


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