Thursday, September 28, 2006

Steve Irwin

There has not been a greater loss to mankind since the deaths of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa. All three lived passionately and did great things.

There are too many evil and distructive people in our world. They manage to grow old, by hiding. THEY claim to be great people. People like Steve Irwin never make such claims of greatness, never run and hide. They live life to the fullest, doing what they love.

With all of the different cable and satalite channels, there are very few family shows. Steve Irwin's show was one of the few. His life was dedicated to the animals. I'm glad to see his wife, Terry on Barbara Walters last night say that she and the kids will take over as the 'Wildlife Warriors'. I would love to get to go to Australia and see their zoo. Maybe someday I will!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

"Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!"
Dr. Seuss

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
Leo Buscaglia

"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Herm Albright
Raising teenagers is alot like nailing jello to a tree!

Grandchildren are the reward for not strangling your teenager!

Moms are alot like buttons...they hold things together!

Love

Love is not a matter of counting the years, but of making the years count.

I think my husband needs glasses, he still doesn't see things my way!

Marriage...Is finding that special someone you want to annoy the rest of your life!!

Book lovers never go to bed alone.
"Life is not the way it's suppose to be. It's the way it is. The you cope with it is what makes the difference."

Virginia Satir


"A #2 pencil and a dream can take you anywhere."

Joyce A. Myers

"All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt!"

Lucy Van Pelt

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Sing as though no one can hear you.
Love as though you have never been hurt before.
Dance as though no one is watching you.
Live as though heaven is on earth.

Summer

"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing and the lawn mower is broken!"
James Dent

"Come forth into the light of things. Let nature be your teacher."
Wordsworth

A thousand mile journey begins with one step.
Chinese Proverb

"Laughter is an instant vacation."
Milton Berle

"The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway."
Henry Boye

To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me, let me go-
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be thankful for our many beautiful years.

I gave to you my love. You can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown
But now it's time I traveled on alone.

So grieve awhile for me, if grieve you must, then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a time that we must part, so bless the memories within your heart.

I won't be far away, for life goes on, so if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear
All my love around you, soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say-"Welcome Home!"

Read at my Grandmother's graveside service

On Silver Wings

I have a premonition
That soars on silver wings.
It's a dream of your accomplishment
Of many wondrous things.

I do not know beneath which sky
Or where you'll challenge fate.
I only know it will be high!
I only know it will be great!

Anonymous
For every burden that we bear,
For every sorrow, every care,
There's a reason.

For every grief that bows the head,
For every tear-drop that is shed,
There's a reason.

For every hurt, for every plight,
For every lonely painracked night,
There's a reason.

But if we trust God as we should,
All must work out for our good,
He knows the reason.

Even Eagles Need A Push

The eagle gently coaxed her offspring toward the edge of the nest. Her heart quivered with conflicting emotions as she felt their resistance to her persistent nudging.

"Why does the thrill of soaring have to begin with the fear of falling?" she thought. This ageless question is still unanswered for her.

As in the tradition of the species, her nest was located on the shelf of a sheer rock face. Below there was nothing but air to support the wings of each child. "It is possible that this time it will not work!" she thought. Despite her fear, the eagle knew it was time. Her parental mission was all but complete. There remained one final task-the push.

The eagle drew courage from an innate wisdom. Until her children discovered their wings, there was no purpose in their lives.

"Until they learned how to SOAR they would fail to understand the privilege it was to have been born an eagle."

The PUSH was the greatest gift she had to offer. It was her supreme act of love. So one by one she pushed them, and they flew!

Like the eagle, we don't know where the push will send us, but without it we wouldn't have the opportunity to grow and soar!

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Mother Teresa

People are often unreasonable and self-centered,
FORGIVE THEM ANYWAY!
If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives,
BE KIND ANYWAY!
If you are honest, people may cheat you,
BE HONEST ANYWAY!
If you find happiness, people may be jealous,
BE HAPPY ANYWAY!
The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow,
DO GOOD ANYWAY!
Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough,
GIVE YOUR BEST ANYWAY!
For you see, in the end, it is between you and God,
IT NEVER WAS BETWEEN YOU & THEM ANYWAY!

Happiness

"We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same."
Carlos Casteneda

"Happiness is not an accident. Nor is it something you wish for. Happiness is something you design."
Jim Rohn

"Doing good is the only certainly happy action of a man's life."
Sir Phillip Sidney

My Comfort Zone

I used to have a comfort zone where I knew I wouldn't fail.
The same four walls and busywork were really more like jail.
I longed so much to do the things I'd never done before,
But stayed inside my comfort zone and paced the same old floor.

I couldn't let my life go by just watching others win.
I held by breath; I stepped outside and let the change begin.
I took a step and with new strength I'd never felt before,
I kissed my comfort zone goodbye and closed and locked the door.

If you're in a comfort zone, afraid to venture out,
Remember that all winners were at one time filled with doubt.
A step or two and words of praise can make your dreams come true.
Reach for your future with a smile; success is there for you!
Unknown
"Spring is when you feel like whistling, even with a shoe full of slush."
Doug Larson
"A person who has never made a mistake, has never tried anything new."
Albert Einstein

"The greatest failure is not to try."
Matthew Kelly

You have not lived until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.
Unknown

A thousand mile journey begins with one step.
Chinese Proverb
"Be the change you want to see in the world."
Gandhi

"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you've imagined."
Henry David Thoreau

"The most important trip you may take in life, is meeting people halfway."
Henry Boye

"Laughter is an instant vacation."
Milton Berle
"Lifestyle is the art of discovering ways to live uniquely!"
Jim Rohn

"People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily."
Zig Ziglar

"Whoever is happy, will make others happy, too."
Anne Frank

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
Eleanor Roosevelt
Everything I need to know about life, I learned from Noah's Ark:

1. Don't miss the boat!
2. Remember that we are all in the same boat!
3. Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark!
4. Stay fit. When you're 600 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big!
5. Don't listen to the critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done!
6. Build your future on high ground!
7. For safety's sake, travel in pairs!
8. Speed isn't always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
9. When you're stressed, float awhile!
10. Remember, the ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals!
11. No matter the storm, when you are with God, there's always a rainbow waiting!
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."
Walt Disney