Sunday, May 20, 2012
Life's Lessons 101
There once was a bunch of tiny frogs ...
who arranged a running competition.
The goal was to reach the top of a VERY high tower.
A big crowd had gathered around the tower to see the race
and to cheer on the contestants ...
The race began ... Honestly ...
no one in the crowd really believed that the tiny frogs
would reach the top of the tower.
You heard statements such as:
"Oh, WAY too difficult!!"
"They will NEVER make it to the top."
"Not a chance that they will succeed. The tower is too high!"
The tiny frogs began collapsing. One by one ...
except for those who, in a fresh tempo,
were climbing higher and higher.
The crowd, however, continued to yell,
"It is too difficult!!! No one will make it!"
More tiny frogs got tired and gave up ...
But ONE of them continued higher and higher and higher ...
This one wouldn't give up!
At the end, everyone else had given up climbing the tower,
except for the one tiny frog who, after a big effort,
was the only one who reached the top!
THEN all of the other tiny frogs, naturally,
wanted to know how this ONE frog managed to do it??
A contestant asked another tiny frog
how the one who succeeded had found
the strength to reach the goal?
It turned out
that the winner was DEAF!!!!
...The Wisdom of This Story Is...
Never listen to other people's tendencies
to be negative or pessimistic
because they can take your most wonderful dreams and wishes
away from you ... the ones you have in your heart!
Always think of the power that words have,
because everything you hear and read will affect your actions!
Be DEAF when people tell YOU that
YOU can not fulfill YOUR dreams!
And always keep thinking: I CAN DO THIS!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO PLAN TO BE GREAT MOMS,
THOSE OF YOU, WHO ARE GREAT MOMS,
THOSE WHO HAVE GREAT MOMS,
AND THOSE OF YOU WHO HAD GREAT MOMS...
Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have
time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
are probably in the sandbox.
Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy
ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't
come out of shag carpets.
Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum
just sucked up.
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?' and get
their answer when a little
voice says, 'Because I love you best.'
Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not
measured by height or
years or grade... It is marked by the
progression of Mama to Mom to
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know
14 YEARS OF AGE - Naturally, Mother doesn't know
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's hopelessly
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little
bit about it.
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have
thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she
wears, the figure that she
carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen
from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to
her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a
facial mole, but true
beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she
lovingly gives, the passion that she shows, and
the beauty of a woman with
passing years only grows!
Hope your Mother's Day is just as Wonderful as you are!!!
Sunday, May 06, 2012
GENTLY WITH THE FLOW
If the sky above seems cloudy, and you are left out in the rain,
If you are searching for a rainbow, but the colors bring you pain,
If your world is not revolving, and there is no end in sight,
If you are looking for the sunshine, but all you see is night,
If all around are smiling, but all you can do is frown,
If you are tired of all this living, when life just brings you down,
Then look beyond your teardrops, at the wonders of this land,
The beauty of a flower, like velvet in your hand.
Feel the air around you, the smell of new mown hay,
Laughing children in the park, the innocence there at play,
Imagine floating with a butterfly, as she flutters between the trees,
Or the whispers of the ocean, on warm hot summer's breeze,
Think of the taste of candy floss, as it melts upon your tongue,
Or the melody of morning birds, as they greet each day with song,
Remember words of beauty, told in your mother's embrace,
Feel the gentleness of her touch, as she softly kissed your face,
Seek the good within you, cast the clouds from your sky,
Don't look toward the pavement, but hold your head up high,
Think not what life owes you, but of all you have to give,
Forget about tomorrow, then you can start to live.
So bless this age you are living in, with the gifts you can bestow,
Don't disregard the stream of life,
Go gently with the flow.
~ © Shawnee Kellie
Saturday, April 28, 2012
that we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.
that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every
once in a while and you must forgive
them for that.
that true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.
that it's taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.
that you should always leave loved ones
with loving words. It may be the last
time you see them.
that you can keep going
long after you can't.
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.
that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.
that regardless of how hot and
steamy a relationship is at first,
the passion fades and there had
better be something else to take
that heroes are the people
who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.
that sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down,
will be the ones to help you get back up.
that sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me
the right to be cruel.
that just because someone doesn't love
you the way you want them to doesn't
mean they don't love you with all they have.
that maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them
and less to do with how many
birthdays you've celebrated.
that it isn't always enough to be
forgiven by others. Sometimes you
have to learn to forgive yourself.
that no matter how bad your heart is broken
the world doesn't stop for your grief.
that our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.
that just because two people argue,
it doesn't mean they don't love each other
And just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do.
that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a
secret. It could change your life forever.
that two people can look at the exact
same thing and see something totally.
that your life can be changed in a matter of
hours by people who don't even know you.
that even when you think you have no more
to give, when a friend cries out to you
you will find the strength to help.
that credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.
that the people you care about most in life
are taken from you too soon.
Sunday, April 08, 2012
The Flow of Life
If the sky above seems cloudy,
And you are left out in the rain,
If you are searching for a rainbow,
But the colors bring you pain,
If your world is not revolving,
And there is no end in sight,
If you are looking for the sunshine,
But all you see is night,
If all around are smiling,
But all you can do is frown,
If you are tired of all this living,
When life just brings you down,
Then look beyond your teardrops,
At the wonders of this land,
The beauty of a flower,
Like velvet in your hand.
Feel the air around you,
The smell of new mown hay,
Laughing children in the park,
The innocence there at play,
Imagine floating with a butterfly,
As she flutters between the trees,
Or the whispers of the ocean,
On warm hot summer's breeze,
Think of the taste of candy floss,
As it melts upon your tongue,
Or the melody of morning birds,
As they greet each day with song,
Remember words of beauty,
Told in your mother's embrace,
Feel the gentleness of her touch,
As she softly kissed your face,
Seek the good within you,
Cast the clouds from your sky,
Don't look toward the pavement,
But hold your head up high,
Think not what life owes you,
But of all you have to give,
Forget about tomorrow,
Then you can start to live.
So Bless this age your are living in,
With the gifts you can bestow,
Don't disregard the stream of life,
Go gently with the flow.
~ Author - Unknown ~
I just got the confirmation......so am now passing this on.......
I am having my band removed on April 23rd after serveral recomendations from doctors due to the health issues i now have ....
had i known about this before i had the band i would have had that aspect of my medical problems resolved before i had the band put in.....
alas it is too late for that and so this is where i find myself right now.........
it has been a long and difficult journey for me at times with so many twists and turns which are still not over yet.......
my daughter was given a trip to Mexico (from her work) with all expenses paid.She asked me to join her,so we will be leaving April 12th and will be back home after my surgery around the 25th of April.
Due to the probability of difficulties with internet i will perhaps not be here much...
thanks again and again for all everyone's help and support with my journey....
blessings and hugs.........lita
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