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Thoughts for Wednesday 9/17/14

Wednesday, September 17, 2014







  
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MARITIMER3 9/19/2014 11:41AM

    Good reminders for all of us. Thank you.

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SPARKASAURUS 9/18/2014 6:34PM

    Nice!! Thanks for posting all these!!

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LITTLEWIND53 9/18/2014 6:11AM

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1CRAZYDOG 9/17/2014 5:18PM

    For sure, sometimes extending forgiveness does take lots of strength. But ultimately it's worth the personal peace, when you can do it!

HUGS

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Thoughts for Tuesday 9/16/14

Tuesday, September 16, 2014







  
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WALLAHALLA 9/17/2014 3:31PM

    spot on emoticon

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MISSDAISY23 9/17/2014 12:20PM

    emoticon for sharing!


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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/17/2014 9:09AM

    Thank YOU !

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LITTLEWIND53 9/17/2014 1:35AM

    Right on !

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BUTEAFULL 9/16/2014 11:12PM

    good thoughts

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JAMBABY0 9/16/2014 8:58PM

    Thanks for sharing

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HEAITHYMOMMA 9/16/2014 8:57PM

    Some great things to reflect on for me a mother. Thank you for posting.

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Thoughts for Monday 9/15/14

Monday, September 15, 2014







  
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LITTLEWIND53 9/15/2014 11:15PM

    Very nice. Thank you for sharing....

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HEAITHYMOMMA 9/15/2014 9:44PM

    emoticon For the inspiring quotes. emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/15/2014 6:20PM

   
"Never make someone a priority in your life
who makes you an option in theirs"

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VEG954 9/15/2014 3:30PM

  Now is all we have.
Use it wisely.

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WALLAHALLA 9/15/2014 2:11PM

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ALICIA214 9/15/2014 1:49PM

 


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1CRAZYDOG 9/15/2014 1:37PM

    Yes . . . now is the best time!

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SUNSHINE99999 9/15/2014 12:55PM

  I have one in my youngest sister and today is her birthday. Enjoy your day! emoticon

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Funnies for 9/14/14

Sunday, September 14, 2014







  
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4ANEWME2DAY 9/15/2014 12:37PM

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/14/2014 7:55PM

    Thanks for the CHUCKLES !!!

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WALLAHALLA 9/14/2014 4:34PM

    emoticon thanks for the grins

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VEG954 9/14/2014 3:34PM

  Way too funny!
Where do you come up with these things?
Please keep em coming.

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MARYJOANNA 9/14/2014 3:12PM

  Hysterical!!

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Thoughts for Friday 9/12/14

Friday, September 12, 2014

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.
Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.

One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old man's sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this 'anonymous' poem winging across the Internet.

Cranky Old Man

What do you see nurses? . . .. . .What do you see?
What are you thinking .. . when you're looking at me?
A cranky old man, . . . . . .not very wise,
Uncertain of habit .. . . . . . . .. with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food .. . ... . . and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice . .'I do wish you'd try!'
Who seems not to notice . . .the things that you do.
And forever is losing . . . . . .. . . A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not . . . ... lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding . . . .The long day to fill?
Is that what you're thinking?. .Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse .you're not looking at me.
I'll tell you who I am . . . . .. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, .. . . . as I eat at your will.
I'm a small child of Ten . .with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters .. . . .. . who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen . . . .. with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now . . .. . . a lover he'll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty . . . ..my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows .. .. .that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now . . . . .I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide . . . And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty . .. . . . . My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other . . .. With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons .. .have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me . . to see I don't mourn.
At Fifty, once more, .. ...Babies play 'round my knee,
Again, we know children . . . . My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me . . . . My wife is now dead.
I look at the future ... . . . . I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing .. . . young of their own.
And I think of the years . . . And the love that I've known.
I'm now an old man . . . . . . .. and nature is cruel.
It's jest to make old age . . . . . . . look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles .. .. . grace and vigor, depart.
There is now a stone . . . where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass . A young man still dwells,
And now and again . . . . . my battered heart swells
I remember the joys . . . . .. . I remember the pain.
And I'm loving and living . . . . . . . life over again.
I think of the years, all too few . . .. gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact . . . that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people .. . . . .. . . open and see.
Not a cranky old man .
Look closer . . . . see .. .. . .. .... . ME!!

Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within. We will all, one day, be there, too!

  
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4ANEWME2DAY 9/15/2014 12:41PM

    Very moving poem. emoticon

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 9/13/2014 2:55PM

    Thanks for sharing.

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VEG954 9/13/2014 8:50AM

  This is a prime example of not judging a book by its cover!
All of us, young or old, healthy or ill have our story to tell.
There is beauty within all of us!
We all must keep our eyes open as well as our hearts to everyone.
Stop and listen to their hearts!
All of us are someone's son or daughter.

Thanks for sharing such a beautiful legacy with us all.

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LITTLEWIND53 9/13/2014 12:34AM

    Such an incredible and moving poem.....

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WALLAHALLA 9/12/2014 11:08PM

    so beautiful

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1CRAZYDOG 9/12/2014 9:34PM

    Oh my. Need a Kleenex (more like a box!) reading this. Thank you!

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RONGUILLORY 9/12/2014 9:20PM

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