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Posted on November 24, 2014 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Reading is an extremely important tool in promoting our children's education.  So get them some just for fun reading.

There are 30 days till Christmas and still pleanty of time to buy How Nicholas Became Santa Clause for anyone who loves to read.


Make a difference day.

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Today is Make a Difference Day

 

How can one person make a difference? With a little bit of indifference.

We are entering the season of Holidays in which many peoples are vocal about their faith or lack there of. Why not take a step toward peace by NOT caring about whether or not someone else celebrates the same things you do. It should not.

 

There is no reason to be offended by someone putting up decorations to celebrate something I do not. Instead be happy to know that someone has a belief that makes them feel grounded and gives them guidance in their life.

 

So I challenge everyone who reads this to join me in wishing a Happy _________________ and wish continued happiness in what ever you are celebrating. I thank you for sharing my joys.

 

Here are the Holidays I know of, If you celebrate them, may you have the best celebration. If you do not, PLEASE, do not hinder those who are celebrating.

 

Be Happy.

 

25 Make a Difference Day 4th Saturday

31 Halloween

More October holidays and special days

November

1 All Saint's Day

1 Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

2 Daylight Savings time ends gain 1 hour of sleep

3 All Soul's Day - usually on the 2nd

4 Election Day -please exercise your right to vote

11 Veteran's Day

13 Sadie Hawkins Day

20 Great American Smokeout - third Thursday

20 Universal Children's Day

27 Thanksgiving Day

28 Black Friday

30 Advent begins

More November holidays and special days

December

7 Pearl Harbor Day

12 Poinsettia Day

16 Chanukah lasts 8 days

21 Winter Solstice (shortest day of the year)

23 Festivus - for the rest of us!

25 Christmas

26 Boxing Day

26 Kwanzaa

27 National Fruitcake Day

31 New Year's Eve

Something to think about

Posted on October 25, 2014 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Today is Make a Difference Day How can one person make a difference? With a little bit of indifference. We are entering the season of Holidays in which many peoples are vocal about their faith or lack there of. Why not take a step toward peace by NOT caring about whether or not someone else celebrates the same things you do. It should not.

There is no reason to be offended by someone putting up decorations to celebrate something I do not. Instead be happy to know that someone has a belief that makes them feel grounded and gives them guidance in their life. So I challenge everyone who reads this to join me in wishing a Happy _________________ and wish continued happiness in what ever you are celebrating. I thank you for sharing my joys. Here are the Holidays I know of, If you celebrate them, may you have the best celebration. If you do not, PLEASE, do not hinder those who are celebrating. Be Happy.

October

25 Make a Difference Day, 4th Saturday, 31 Halloween

November

1 All Saint's Day 1 Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) 2 Daylight Savings time ends gain 1 hour of sleep 3 All Soul's Day - usually on the 2nd 4 Election Day -please exercise your right to vote 11 Veteran's Day 13 Sadie Hawkins Day 20 Great American Smokeout - third Thursday 20 Universal Children's Day 27 Thanksgiving Day 28 Black Friday 30 Advent begins More November holidays and special days

December

7 Pearl Harbor Day 12 Poinsettia Day 16 Chanukah lasts 8 days 21 Winter Solstice (shortest day of the year) 23 Festivus - for the rest of us! 25 Christmas 26 Boxing Day 26 Kwanzaa 27 National Fruitcake Day 31 New Year's Eve

Something to think about.

Posted on September 10, 2014 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I was asked recently "Why do you write your stories?"

There are many purposes for writing: to tell a story to convey an idea or opinion or to converse.

The Reason for writing is to encourage someone to share the experiences allowed when imagination is stimulated. It is the sharing that makes it with others that gives writing its value. So to all that read what is written, Thank you for sharing the experience.

Something to think about

Posted on August 15, 2014 at 10:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I am so tired of petty, petulant comments when someone asks a question or for advice.  Everyone comes upon an instant when they become flustered, and second-guess a decision often set upon in haste.

No question is Dumb, even if the answer seems obvious to everyone else. Sometimes questions are a way of verifying to ones self that, the self has come to the proper solution for the problem being addressed.

There is no need or benefit from statements directly intended to attack someone’s countenance.

I would rather have someone ask me the most mundane, obvious, everyone knows the answer to that question multiple times so that an UNDERSTANDING is possessed; than intimidate someone to NOT seek the required answer.

Please be kind to others asking questions, the reassurance sought, just might be information the questioner may use to help you in a time of need. 

Something to think about

Posted on July 23, 2014 at 1:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Something to think about.

Forgiveness is not for the person forgiven. Forgiveness means that you let go of the anger and hurt that can consume your soul. The offense need not be forgotten just let go.

Something to think about

Posted on July 11, 2014 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Why are hugs magic?

Because with one simple gesture and without words you have told the person receiving the hug many things. The hug says - hello, how are you, I'm not going to hurt you. The hug says - I'm so glad you're happy, a celebration is needed. The hug says - I care about what just happened - neither you nor I, are alone, together we cannot be broken.

Why are hugs magic? Because - the action of compassionately by impulse or intent embracing a person or animal says - in this moment you and your needs are important and someone truly cares.

Have you found your magic?

Posted on March 17, 2014 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

There is an answer in every experienced tragedy; we need only be willing to find the question. First we must put aside: anger, self-pity, doubt, public opinion, and the loss of what could have been. Once the question is found, its answer will bring strength and the ability to move forward. Faith brings hope, hope brings possibility, and possibility brings achievement. All achievements are little miracles because of the hurdles overcome to get there.

In How Nicholas Became Santa Clause, Nicholas the infant had to deal with the trials of life. Life forced the child to choose between giving in or to fight without being broken in spirit. To be successful even though the people upon whom you have depended all through life thus far are no longer present. Finding a way to triumph over seemingly overwhelming odds with a smile on your face and a laugh in your belly is truly a gift. Everyone is given this gift on a daily basis. Recognizing our triumphs as gifts is part of the magic of being Human. Have you found the gift you were given today? Have you found your magic?

Something to think about.

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 3:25 PM Comments comments (0)

In How Nicholas Became Santa Clause, Nicholas the infant had to deal with the trials of life. To make choices, to give in or fight without being broken in spirit. To be successful eventhough the people upon whom you have depended all through life thus far are no longer present. Finding a way to triumph over seemingly overwhelming odds with a smile on your face and a laugh in your belly is truly a gift. Everyone is given this gift on a daily basis. Recognizing our triumphs as gifts, is part of the magic of being Human. Have you found the gift you were given today?

I never imagined this when we were playing house as kids, did you?

As children, we are shown, but don’t often pay attention that the realities of life are determined by society, or that we must justify our choices and decisions. As children, our actions and the consequences that result are rarely considered before we pursue our course. This lesson is learned on the go, by making mistakes.

We are taught to base our decisions on our experiences and those of our grand parents, parents, siblings, those around lest we repeat history. No one would imagine that you could fall in love with someone that no one will accept, or would call a mistake. Or, that the people on whom you depend would throw you into the world with only that which you carry. But that was the plan life had for me.

I had a choice give in, or stand and prove everyone wrong by being successful as a couple and as parents. My Uncle Jack, a priest told me “There are no mistakes if you listen to the lesson that it offers. GOD, gives us every tool needed to be successful, we just require the faith to believe it to be so. You must decide to listen to the inner voice given to guide you, then when a solution is found, it must be shared.” We chose to stand and be successful.

Our first-born girl, was beautiful but had trouble breathing and passed away at four months of age. We were terrified and expecting another child, “total bed rest” until he’s born. Our children came faster than expected and long before term. All were so tiny, Darrell and I were afraid to touch or hold them.

As children, we never pretend that children can be born imperfect, so fragile it seemed if breathed on them they’d shatter or can break if you touched. As children, everyone imagines that their life, when all grown up will be like a fairy tale, no one imagines that many lives begin on hazardous ground. What can be done now? There were so many questions and doubts, so many emotions to sort through. Was it my fault that the baby was born too early? We looked at our little creations; there were tubes and wires coming from everywhere. There seemed to be more tubes and wires than baby. Thousands of questions, yet we found few answers. We were told with each birth to prepare for a death. No, that was unacceptable. We, fought for, and with them, they live.

I never imagined this when we were playing house as kids, did you? No, but I wouldn’t change a thing because it made us all strong.

Something to think about

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

There is an answer in every tragedy, we need only be willing to find the question. First we must put aside: anger, self pity, doubt, public opinion, and the loss of what could have been. Once the question is found, it's answer will bring strength and the ability to move forward. Faith brings hope, hope brings possibility, possibility brings achievement. All achievements are little miracles because of the hurdles overcome to get there.


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