I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Some Wisdom and Beauty for the Day!!

Everybody can be great... because everybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated to love. -Martin Luther King Jr.

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I don't live in either my past or my future. I'm interested only in the present. If you can concentrate always on the present, you'll be a happy man. Life will be a party for you, a grand festival, because life is the moment we we're  living now. -PLaulo Coelho

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of weather. -Jon Ruskin

Have a beautiful weekend!

A Retired Person's Perspective

  1. I'm not saying, "Let's go kill all the stupid people." I'm just saying, Let's remove all the warning labels and let the problem work itself out.
  2. I changed my car horn to gunshot sounds.  People move out the way much faster now.
  3. You can tell a lot about a woman's mood just by her hands.  If they are holding a gun, she's probably very angry.
  4. Gone are the days when girls cooked like their mothers.  Now they drink like their fathers. 
  5. You know that tingly little feeling you get when you really like someone you've just met?  That's common sense leaving your body.
  6. I don't like making plans for the day ... Because then the word "premeditated" gets thrown around in the courtroom.
  7. I didn't make it to the gym today. That makes 1,508 days in a row.
  8. I decided to change calling the bathroom "the John" and renamed it "the Jim".  I feel so much better saying, "I went to the Jim this morning."
  9. Dear paranoid people who check behind shower curtains for murderers:  If you find one, what's your plan?
10. Politicians should have two terms ~ one in office and one in prison.
11. Just remember, there is a major difference between intelligence and stupidity: intelligence has its limits.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Sky Watch!!

Welcome to Sky Watch!! A fun opportunity to share the beauty of your skies and enjoy the beauty of skies from all over the world!!
It’s a busy time for all with Christmas almost here!!! But let us take a little time to share and enjoy the beautiful skies today!!

May you have the gladness of Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which is peace;
The heart of Christmas which is love.
  Ada V. Hendricks 

Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
-- David Seabury

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
-- Martha Washington

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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