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May 06 2008

Posted by under Feel Good


Old Age, I decided, is a  gift.

I am now, probably for the first time in my  life, the person I have
always wanted to be.  Oh, not my body!  I sometime despair over my body,
the wrinkles, the baggy eyes, and the sagging butt.  And often I am
taken aback by that old person that lives in my mirror, but I don’t
agonize over those things for long.

I would never trade my amazing friends, my wonderful life, my loving
family for less gray hair or a flatter belly.  As I’ve aged, I’ve become
more kind to myself, and less critical of myself.  I’ve become my own

I don’t chide myself  for eating that extra cookie, or for not making
my bed, or for buying  that silly cement gecko that I didn’t need, but
looks so avant-garde on my patio.  I am entitled to a treat, to be
messy, to be  extravagant. 

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 and 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

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)



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Mar 14 2008

Posted by under Religion

The Secret

One day, one friend asked another,
‘How is it that you are always so happy?
You have so much energy,
and you never seem to get down.’

With her eyes smiling, she said,
‘I know the Secret!’
‘What secret is that?’
To which she replied,
‘I’ll tell you all about it,
but you have to promise to
share the Secret with others.’

‘The Secret is this:
I have learned there is little I can do
in my life that will make me truly happy.
I must depend on God to make
me happy and to meet my needs.
When a need arises in my life,
I have to trust God to supply
according to HIS riches.
I have learned most of the time
I don’t need half of what I think I do.
He has never let me down.
Since I learned that ‘Secret’, I am happy.’

The questioner’s first thought was,
‘That’s too simple!’
But upon reflecting over her own life
she recalled how she thought a bigger house
would make her happy, but it didn’t!
She thought a better paying job
would make her happy, but it hadn’t.
When did she realize her greatest happiness?
Sitting on the floor with her grandchildren,
playing games, eating pizza or reading a story,
a simple gift from God.

Now you know it too!
We can’t depend on people to make us happy.
Only GOD in His infinite wisdom can d o that.
Trust HIM!
And now I pass the Secret on to you!
So once you get it, what will you do?

YOU have to tell someone the Secret, too!
That GOD in His wisdom will take care of YOU!
But it’s not really a secret…
We just have to believe it and do it…
Really trust God!

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Mar 08 2008

Posted by under Feel Good

“What matters” – Charlie Brown’s Philosophy?

Charles Schultz Philosophy    

The following is the philosophy of Charles Schultz, the creator of the "Peanuts" comic strip . You don’t have to actually answer the questions . Just read the e-mail straight through, and you’ll get the point .

1 . Name the five wealthiest people in the world .

2 . Name the last five Heisman trophy winners .  

3 . Name the last five winners of the Miss America .  

4 . Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize .

5 . Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress .  

6 . Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners .

How did you do?

The point is, none of us remembers the headliners of yesterday . These are no second-rate achievers . They are the best in their fields . But the applause dies . Awards tarnish . Achievements are forgotten . Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners .

Here’s another quiz . See how you do on this one:

1 . List a few teachers who aided your journey through school .

2 . Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time .

3 . Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile .

4 . Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special .

5 . Think of five people you enjoy spending time with .


The lesson:

The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards . They are the ones that care .

Pass this on to those people who have made a difference in your life .  

"Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today . It’s already tomorrow in Australia !" (Charles Schultz)

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Feb 25 2008

Posted by under Humor,Reality


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?’

So God agreed.

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 agreed.

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 again.

On the fourth day, God created man and said:

‘Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I’ll give you
twenty years.’

But man 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.


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