Saturday, January 24, 2009
I thought this would be a perfect time to give back a little. I know it seems as though all we hear is doom and gloom !!! Well I say enough already !!! I am going to do something that might bring a little light into our lives for a change. Yay !!! I am going to do a drawing for three FREE PRIZES!!! One will be one of my bears and there will be two other gifts. All I ask is that you send a comment stating that you would like to be added to the list for free prizes. I will be posting the prizes on Fri. Feb. the 6th and I will draw names on Thurs. the 12th just in time for Valentines Day !!! The deadline to enter will be Feb. the 10th.
GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE !!!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I don't know about everyone else but there are days that I tend to grumble a bit. :( OUCH!!! ok I said it....Not always something we want to admit.
I received this email the other day and it was one that I opened and read. It really makes one stop and think.
Anyway I thought I would share with my friends...
A 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud man, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o'clock, with his hair fashionably combed and shaved perfectly, even though he is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. His wife of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, he smiled sweetly when told his room was ready. As he maneuvered his walker to the elevator, I provided a visual description of his tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on his window. I love it,' he stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy. Mr. Jones, you haven't seen the room; just wait.' 'That doesn't have anything to do with it,' he replied. Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn't depend on how the furniture is arranged ... it's how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. 'It's a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open, I'll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I've stored away. Just for this time in my life. Old age is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories! Thank you for your part in filling my Memory Bank. I am still depositing. Remember the five simple rules to be happy: 1. Free your heart from hatred. 2. Free your mind from worries. 3. Live simply. 4. Give more. 5. Expect less.
All I can say is How very true...
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
This little guy showed up at my moms house this last summer while my mom was pulling some weeds and started snarling at her. Well mom was not sure what to think, she could tell that he was just a pup. She started talking to him in a soft voice as she keep pulling weeds not paying to much attention to him. All of a sudden he was at her side licking her arm. Well we all know what happened next she took him inside to find him something to eat!!! And then she noticed he was just full of ticks!!! She worked and worked trying to get as many of those nasty critters off of this poor little pup. She did what she could and the next day took him to the vet to have the vet check him out and get the rest of the ticks off.
I remember my mom telling me earlier when I spoke to her on the phone that if she was to have another dog the Lord would have to bring one to her !!! Well as I always have said "be careful what you ask for" :)
I must say that when I was back to Mo. to visit her in Nov. of 2008 that this little fellow was just what she needed. I guess one never knows what might stroll into our lives. :)
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Saturday, January 3, 2009
Well I don't know about anyone else but I am really glad this year is over. WOW what a year !!! I don't know where it went but here we are again and it's Jan. All I can say is, my mother always told me "the older you get the faster time flys". That is one thing I have to say she was right about. :)
Most of you know that do check out my BLOG from time to time that winter is not my fondest month of the year. Moving to Idaho from California was a little bit of a shock in many ways. :) So when I found this photo in a magazine I just had to put it on my Blog...It is so me !!!!
I do hope that each and everyone of you will have a wonderful year filled with hope, health and happiness !!! I know it is a very tough time for many around the world. I only hope that in my own way I can make a difference in someones life along the way.