I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Come play with us and the shadows!!
Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher

Gemma Wiseman

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
Malcolm Forbes

And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Anais Nin

Don't wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you've got to make yourself.
Alice Walker

Friday, June 8, 2012

Weekend Reflections!

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. Click on the web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us!
Hope all of you are ready for a great weekend and hopefully, some lovely weather as well!!
In conversation, humor is worth more than wit and easiness more than
George Herbert
 Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Baker

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Sky Watch Friday!!

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo
Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by  the Sky Watch team of  Sandy and I. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week!

We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
William Hazlitt
A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz
Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
Walter Scott

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Forgiveness is the final form of love.
Reinhold Niebuhr

Few delights can equal the presence of one whom we trust utterly.
George MacDonald

The fact that I can plant a seed and it becomes a flower, share a bit of knowledge and it becomes another's, smile at someone and receive a smile in return, are to me continual spiritual exercises.
Leo Buscaglia

Your Laugh for the Day -- Hope it Doesn't Happen to You!

Charlie's wife, Lucy, had been after him for several weeks to paint the seat on their toilet. Finally, he got around to doing it while Lucy was out. After finishing, he left to take care of another matter before she returned. She came in and undressed to take a shower. Before getting in the shower, she sat on the toilet. As she tried to stand up, she realized that the not-quite-dry epoxy paint had glued her to the toilet seat. About that time, Charlie got home and realized her predicament. They both pushed and pulled without any success whatsoever...... Finally, in desperation, Charlie undid the toilet seat bolts. Lucy wrapped a sheet around herself and Charlie drove her to the hospital emergency room. The ER Doctor got her into a position where he could study how to free her (Try to get a mental picture of this). Lucy tried to lighten the embarrassment of it all by saying, "Well, Doctor, I'll bet you've never seen anything like this before".

The Doctor replied, "Actually, I've seen lots of them......
I just never saw one mounted and framed."

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and beauty!

Forgiveness is a virtue of the brave.
Indira Gandhi

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans

Don't go through life, grow through life.
Eric Butterworth

I Will Be Sitting On The Front Porch!

On the first day, God created the dog and said, sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this I will give you a life span of twenty years.

The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking. How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"

And God said that it was good.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said, "Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh. For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."

The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years? That's a pretty long time to perform. How about I give you back ten like the dog did ?"

And God again said that it was good.

On the third day, God created the cow and said, "You must go into the field  with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family. For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."

The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty ?"

And God agreed it was good.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said, "Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."

But the human said, "Only twenty years ? Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back, the ten the monkey gave back, and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, Okay?"

"Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves. For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family. For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.

Life has now been explained to you.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information. I'm doing it as a public service. If you are looking for me I will be on the front porch!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Our World!!

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!
Well, no rain to speak of but gray, gray, gray!! Hope you've all had a good weekend!

Don't go through life, grow through life.
Eric Butterworth

Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
Swami Sivananda
Forgiveness is the economy of the heart... forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits.
Hannah More
A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
Jean Ingelow

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty!

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Havelock Ellis

Pets Forever!!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mumbai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get your human to click on the Post Title, that'll take them to the website where you can sign up! I'll be waiting for you!!
Hey! It's nice and cool again, so you can forget about the haircut and bath!! I'm really comfy!! 

No! I'm not coming out!!!

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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