Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
|A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.|
|All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.|
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Yipes!! There's a monster in my sky!
|A Big Monster!|
|Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. |
E. B. White
| Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.|
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
|The earth is the mother of all people, and all people should have equal rights upon it.|
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
|A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.|
|Experience enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.|
Franklin P. Jones
|It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.|
A young monk arrives at the monastery.
He is assigned to helping the other monks
in copying the old canons and laws of the
church by hand.
He notices, however, that all of the monks
are copying from copies, not from the original
manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the
head abbot to question this, pointing out that
if someone made even a small error in the first
copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that
error would be continued in all of the subsequent
The head monk, says, 'We have been copying
from the copies for centuries, but you make
a good point, my son.'
He goes down into the dark caves underneath
the monastery where the original manuscripts
are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn't
been opened for hundreds of years. Hours go
by and nobody sees the old abbot.
So, the young monk gets worried and goes down
to look for him. He sees him banging his head
against the wall and wailing.
"We missed the R !
We missed the R !
We missed the fu%@#ing R !"
His forehead is all bruised and he is
crying uncontrollably. The young monk
asks the old abbot, 'What's wrong, father?'
With a choking voice, the old abbot replies,
'The word was...
CELEB R ATE
A good friend of mine shared this with me and I loved it and want to share it with you today.
As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend..
I have seen too many dear friends leave this world too soon; before they understood the great freedom that comes with aging.
Whose business is it if I choose to read or play on the computer until 4 AM or sleep until noon? I will dance with myself to those wonderful tunes of the 60 &70's, and if I, at the same time, wish to weep over a lost love .. I will. I will walk the beach in a swim suit that is stretched over a bulging body, and will dive into the waves with abandon if I choose to, despite the pitying glances from the jet set.
They, too, will get old.
I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And I eventually remember the important things.
Sure, over the years my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But broken hearts are what give us strength and understanding and compassion. A heart never broken is pristine and sterile and will never know the joy of being imperfect.
I am so blessed to have lived long enough to have my hair turning gray, and to have my youthful laughs be forever etched into deep grooves on my face. So many have never laughed, and so many have died before their hair could turn silver.
As you get older, it is easier to be positive. You care less about what other people think. I don't question myself anymore..
I've even earned the right to be wrong.
So, to answer your question, I like being old. It has set me free. I like the person I have become. I am not going to live forever,
but while I am still here, I will not waste time lamenting what could have been, or worrying about what will be. And I shall eat dessert every single day(if I feel like it).
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
No! Don't leave Now! And No Napping! I don't want to have to Nag you to write your Narrative for the letter N! Nothing Negative! Maybe something Neat about your Neighbors! I know you're Nervous, but grab a Newspaper and pour yourself a Night cap or we can all meet at a Night club, have some Nachos and Nuts! We can start Networking! We don't want to Neglect ABC Wednesday! Here in the Northwest it's almost Noon and I'm getting Numb from sitting at my desk, Nursing a cup of tea! Now is the time, No more Nonsense! I could go on Nonstop, but None of us has time for that. And here are my N words for the day -- all mine, sorry Lord Google! N is for Night skies, Naps and Napping Doggies, Neighbors, Nature and Natural!
Monday, April 18, 2011
| Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. |
William Arthur Ward
Sunday, April 17, 2011
|Judge each day not by the harvest you reap but by the seeds you plant.|
Robert Louis Stevenson
|If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.|
|A mind at peace, a mind centered and not focused on harming others, is stronger than any physical force in the universe.|
|Common sense is not so common.|
|Oh, no! I have to get another haircut before we move? Why? I know I'm a little messy, but it's going to be our apartment isn't it? Who am I getting a haircut for? I hate getting haircuts!!!|