Monday, June 27, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
When words didn’t work, Luther used his own life as an example to teach us:
- Save for a rainy day.
- Family is everything.
- To pour pee out of a boot, read the directions on the heel.
- A job worth doing is worth doing well.
- Be prepared.
- Say your prayers.
- You can never have too many flashlights.
- Have your car serviced in the Spring and Fall whether it needs it or not.
- If you have a choice whether or not to throw something away - keep it, you never know when you might need it.
- Memories are what will ease your fears in your last days - make good ones.
- Be proud to be an American; respect the flag.
- To get over the loss of a favored pet, go right out and get another one.
- Turn out the lights, shut the door ... were you born in a barn?
- Measure twice, cut once.
- Guns don’t kill, people do.
- To the person standing in front of the TV -You make a better door than a window
- When it comes to exercise - just say no.
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
"A wedding anniversary is the celebration oflove, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity.The order varies for any given year."Paul Sweeney
- I'm grateful for the law of physics that says "Opposites attract"
- I'm grateful for a living room that is almost put together, that the bookcases fit in the den, albeit a little tight, and, in the words of Goldilocks the desk moved to its 3rd location, looks "just right."
- I'm grateful for some "signs" that are just too woowoo to write about.
- And I'm jump up and down excited about my family tree (to be continued).
Monday, June 13, 2011
This quote came across my email today. It hit home for me. Thought I'd share"
"Grieving is not something to ‘get over’ as much as it is to get into. If we rush grief, it just piles up in some distant place and waits to reapproach. If we dwell too long in grief, we color everything with it and can be consumed by it. If we try to skip over grief, we find it impossible. If we try to minimize our grieving, the unacknowledged parts reassemble and reappear later when we thought it was all finished. If we hate our grief, it will maneuver for our love ... If we allow our grieving, and pracitice sitting still or lying down and welcoming it in the slightest way, it can shift, change and transform.”
Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change Into Gift and Opportunity
Today I'm grateful for rain. And I'm grateful the storm that brought the rain and fire causing lightening, and roof ripping winds did not come into my neighborhood.
I'm also grateful for being on room closer to being finished with the re-painting of "this old house".
I'm grateful for a conversation I had with a man in an air conditioning store that reminded me that caring for my parents was a blessing, for me as well as for them. It's easy to forget.
I'm grateful for new friends who already feel like old friends.
I'm grateful for a letter from France that helps me to know what it feels like to have a dream and to MAKE that dream come true.
Wishing for you moments of "glad no matter what"