Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving List A - Z

A- aunties, autumn, angels, air conditioning, adoption
B- babies, beaches, Bible, bathes, baseball,
C- car, Costco, clearance racks, cousins, cell phone, camera, church, cuddling
D- dresses, doggies, dishwasher, doctors, dentists, dancing
E- email, exercise, ebay, eyes
F- family, friends, freedom, flip flops, facebook, flowers, feet
G- garlic fries, Goodwill, gum
H- house, hope, hugs, hands, happiness, heat
I- ice cream, imagination, Imitrex,
J- jammies, jokes, jewelry, joy
K- kids, koolaid, kisses, knitting
L- laptop, light, lollypops, laughter, lip gloss, love
M- music, microwaves, mercy, make-up, movies
N- neighbors, nieces & nephews, nail polish
O- onion rings, ocean, oatmeal cookies
P- parents, pumpkin pie, prayer, purses, pepto
Q- quiet, quality time, quotes, Q-tips, quilts
R- rain boots, remote control, romance, relaxing, raspberries, Ryan Reynolds (hehe, jk)
S- sisters, Splenda, slippers, soccer, sunshine, silliness, Starbucks, soldiers,
T- texting, tea, thrift stores, teeth, toys, tacos, toilets
U- umbrella's, USA, unity
V- vitamins, vacation, veggies, vacuum, vanilla
W- washer machine, wisdom, water, weekends
X- Xanax
Y- yogurt, yard sales, yoga
Z- ziplock baggies, zoo

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Value of Time

To realize
The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone
Who doesn't have one.

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident.

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:


Thursday, January 6, 2011

The Whale

In case you missed a recent front page story of the San Francisco Chronicle, you would have read about a female humpback whale who had become entangled in a spider web of crab traps and lines. She was weighted down by hundreds of pounds of traps that caused her to struggle to stay afloat. She also had hundreds of yards of line rope wrapped around her body, her tail, her torso, a line tugging in her mouth. A fisherman spotted her just east of the Farallon Islands (outside the Golden Gate ) and radioed an environmental group for help. Within a few hours, the rescue team arrived and determined that she was so bad off, the only way to save her was to dive in and untangle her. They worked for hours with curved knives and eventually freed her. When she was free, the divers say she swam in what seemed like joyous circles. She then came back to each and every diver, one at a time, and nudged them, pushed them gently around as she was thanking them. Some said it was the most incredibly beautiful experience of their lives. The guy who cut the rope out of her mouth said her eyes were following him the whole time, and he will never be the same.

May you, and all those you love, be so blessed and fortunate to be surrounded by people who will help you get untangled from the things that are binding you.
And, may you always know the joy of giving and receiving gratitude.