Thursday, May 25, 2006

Children are watching...

A message every adult should read, because children are watching you and doing as you do, not as you say.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you hang my First painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you feed a Stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make my Favorite cake for me and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you make a Meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I Learned that we all have to help take care of each other.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you give of Your time and money to help people who had nothing And I learned that those who have something should Give to those who don't.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw you take Care of our house and everyone in it and I learned We have to take care of what we are given.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw how you Handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't Feel good and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw tears come From your eyes and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I saw that you cared and I wanted to be everything that I could be.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.

When you thought I wasn't looking, I looked at you And wanted to say, "Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking."


Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Don't worry that children never listen to you. Worry that they are always watching you. ~ Robert Fulghum


Thursday, May 18, 2006

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. ~ Marcel Proust


Friday, May 12, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day is a holiday celebrated in honor of mothers and can be traced back to spring celebrations in ancient Greece honoring Rhea, Mother of Gods.

Many countries celebrate this holiday but on different dates. Since 1600's Mothering Sunday has been celebrated in England on the 4th Sunday of Lenten Season. Servants used to be encouraged to go home for the day and be with their mothers. In The United States Mother's day became an official holiday in 1915 and is celebrated on the second Sunday of May.

Children usually take on the responsibility for the chores and give presents, flowers, cards and a day off to their mothers.

~ As I Look Back ~
As I look back on my life
I find myself wondering.....
Did I remember to thank you
for all that you have done for me?
For all of the times you were by my side
to help me celebrate my successes
and accept my defeats?
Or for teaching me the value of hard work,
good judgment, courage, and honesty?
I wonder if I've ever thanked you for the simple things...
The laughter, smiles, and quiet times we've shared?
If I have forgotten to express my gratitude
For any of these things,
I am thanking you now....and I am hoping that you've known all along,
how very much you are loved and appreciated.
Author Unknown.


Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Gentle thoughts for a Wednesday...

Birds of a feather flock together and crap on your car.

When I'm feeling down, I like to whistle. It makes the neighbor's dog run to the end of his chain and gag himself.

A penny saved is a government oversight.

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right time, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.

The older you get, the tougher it is to lose weight, because by then your body and your fat have gotten to be really good friends.

The easiest way to find something lost around the house is to buy a replacement.

He who hesitates is probably right.

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are " XL."

If you think there is good in everybody, you haven't met everybody.

If you can smile when things go wrong, you have someone in mind to blame.

The sole purpose of a child's middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble.

There's always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.

Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words "The" and "IRS" together it spells "Theirs."


Monday, May 08, 2006

Monday Morning

Among life's many mysteries
I have often wondered why
we designate as 'common' sense
A trait in such short supply