I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

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

(chubskulit)Gemma Wiseman

Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. John Maxwell

The mind is everything. What you think you become.  Buddha


Friday, July 12, 2013

Weekend Reflections

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. Maya Angelou

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. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sky Watch!!

The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –Buddha

Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein

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 led by Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia. 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!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.  –Robert Frost

Need a Laugh??

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.
The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a human because even though it was a very large mammal its throat was very small.

The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.

Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.

The little girl said, 'When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah'.

The teacher asked, 'What if Jonah went to hell?'

The little girl replied, 'Then you ask him'.

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, 'I'm drawing God.'

The teacher paused and said, 'But no one knows what God looks like.'

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, 'They will in a minute.'

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.

After explaining the commandment to 'honour' thy Father and thy Mother, she asked, 'Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?'

From the back, one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, 'Thou shall not kill.'

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

One Quiet Moment

I have reached a point in my life where I understand the pain and the
challenges; and my attitude is one of standing up with open arms to meet
them all.
-- Myrlie Evers

Tom's Scrotum

The best story of the year doesn't give the proper praise and credit  for this painful but understandable story as told by a loving  wife......
The pastor asked if anyone in the congregation would like to express  praise for answered prayers.
Suzy Smith stood and walked to the podium. She said, "I have a praise report.  Two months ago, my husband, Tom had a terrible bike  accident and his scrotum was completely crushed.  The pain was excruciating and the doctors didn't know if they could help him."
You could hear a muffled gasp from the men in the congregation as they  imagined the pain that poor Tom must have experienced.
"Tom was unable to hold me or the children," she went on, "and every  move caused him terrible pain.  We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation, and it turned out they were able to piece together  the crushed remnants of Tom's scrotum, and wrap wire around it to hold  it in place."
Again, the men in the congregation squirmed uncomfortably as they  imagined the horrible surgery performed on Tom.
"Now", she announced in a quivering voice, "thank the Lord, Tom is out  of hospital and the doctors say that with time his scrotum should  recover completely."
All the men sighed with unified relief.  The pastor rose and  tentatively asked if anyone else had something to say.
A man stood up and walked slowly to the podium.  He said, "I'm Tom  Smith."  The entire congregation held their breath.  "I just want to  tell my wife the word is sternum."

Monday, July 8, 2013

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!  

Well, actually my post for today is my "new" world in Portland. Things aren't completely finished, but I'm getting there!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
 Karl A. Menninger

Enjoy the Beauty Around You!!

The earth laughs in flowers.
                                                       Ralph Waldo Emerson
Have a lovely Sunday with lots of love and laughter -- and flowers!!

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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