Why Can't We Always Be Like This???
Everywhere you look, Haiti is in the news, as it should be. People are coming forward from many walks of life to do what they can to help, and this is also as it should be. But, why can't we think this way in less catastrophic situations? Why... Read more
How Do We Hang On To This????????
On my way home one day, I stopped to watch a Little League baseball game that was being played in a park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was. "We're behind 14 to nothi... Read more
This Was Great!!!!!
As you can probably tell by the amount of Spark People Recipes I make, I have turned into a huge fan!!! Well, last night's recipe has made me an even bigger fan (and not in size)!!!! I don't know why, but in the past I never thought to make "W... Read more
The Best Way To Show That We Care
Author and lecturer, Leo Buscaglia, once talked about a contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.
The winner was:
A four-year-old child, whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman, w... Read more
Are You Disappointed With Your Spot In Life???
Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott. Jamie was trying out for a part in the school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being in it, though she feared he would not be chosen.... Read more
We Will ALL Be There Someday......
I am so very lucky to have had my Mom in my life for so many years. The furthest we have ever lived apart was about 120 miles and that was only for a couple of years. She is beginning to fail both mentally and physically, but when I see what s... Read more
Random Acts Of Kindness......
One of my resolutions of late, is to do more for others in whatever way I think may be of help. I had an opportunity yesterday to do just that. A college roommate called me about a week ago with some devastating news. During a routine physica... Read more
Yesterday I tried another Spark People Recipe. It is still cold here and soup or chili sounded like a good idea. I have tried other recipes for White Chili before, and was less than enchanted with the results. This time I tried LYNDA'S WHITE ... Read more
This Is The First Day Of The Rest Of My Life.......
If you read my blog from yesterday, you will better understand this one, but if you didn't, you can tell by the title that I hope to become a better person in many ways. As I observed in my sister-in-law's life, the daily accomplishments didn't... Read more
Make The Most Of Every Day........
I spent the day at a funeral for my sister-in-law. She fought cancer for 9 years, going into remission twice. The third time it struck was the last. She died on the way to the hospital Tuesday morning.
She was a daughter, a sister, a wife, ... Read more
New Year's Wish For You and Yours
May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your ophthalmologist, your psychiatrist, your cardiologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your gynecologist, your podiatrist, your plumber, and the IRS.
May your hair, your teeth, your... Read more
The Month After Christmas
I received this from a friend this morning (who is also on a weight-loss journey) and thought you might get a chuckle out of it.
Twas the month after Christmas,
and all through the house,
Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse.
T... Read more
Need A Laugh??? Part 3 (and last)
It is STILL COLD and Maxine is still making me laugh, so I will share these last few jokes with you. The first one is one of my all-time favorites.......
I don't make snowmen. If I'd wanted to hang around with a cold man with slush for br... Read more
Need A Laugh??? (Part Two)
It is still so cold in the Mid-West, that I decided you might need another shot at getting some laugh-relief from Maxine's "Right on" sense of cold-related humor. Here we go......
There are really only two seasons-----"Allergy and Flu."
... Read more
Need a Laugh???
I LOVE MAXINE!!! No matter how down I am feeling, she can usually bring a smile and most of the time I laugh out loud!!!!! Here are just a few of her favorite "Winter-related Quips".
You know it's a cold day when your teeth start chatteri... Read more