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31 Lost
Sunday, August 07, 2011      4 comments

31 lost, 31 unwanted visits, 31 doors receive that dreaded knock, 31 families with shattered hearts, 31 pairs of boots lined up with rifles and dog tags and helmets, 31 comrades remembered and grieved for, 31 funeral services, 31 names on newly ... Read more
Thought for Friday
Friday, August 05, 2011      1 comments

"Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom." —Marcel Proust "If you want happiness for an hour? Take a nap. If you want happiness for a day? Go fishing. If you want ha... Read more
Thought for Monday
Monday, July 18, 2011      5 comments

"Your worst enemy cannot harm you As much as your own thoughts, unguarded. But once mastered, No one can help you as much, Not even your father or your mother." - Buddha Our thoughts (and what we tell ourselves) can be very ... Read more
YOU make a difference...even when you are not aware!
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      6 comments

One of my friends at work, Kathy, just told the story about a fellow grade school student who (she bearly remembered) came up to her at her school reunion to thank her. This schoolmate, Connie, said my friend was so kind to her in school. Kat... Read more
Young forever?
Friday, June 24, 2011      5 comments

"Would you really like to stay young forever? Then stop thinking old thoughts. Learn to revitalize your mental process. Every morning when awake, say: Today I am going to be enthusiastic, Today I am going to keenly enjoy everything I... Read more
Thought for Friday
Friday, June 17, 2011      5 comments

It's never too late to be what you might have been. -George Elliot Keep on working on it! Every little change is progress toward a more healthy life. ... Read more
Thought for Wednesday
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      3 comments

Every thought we think is creating our future. - Louise L. Hay The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude - William James Lord help me to "alter my health"! ... Read more
Thoughts on Memorial Day
Monday, May 30, 2011      3 comments

Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy. - Doc Hastings Those we love don't go a... Read more
Vitamin F
Monday, May 23, 2011      6 comments

A Friend shared this article with me and I want to share it with you. Why do I have a variety of friends who are all different in character ? Some of them can be considered marginal even ? How do I get on with them all ? I th... Read more
Thought for Wednesday
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      4 comments

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. - Elbert Hubbard "No man is defeated without until he has first been defeated within." - Eleanor Roosevelt "What a man thinks of himself, ... Read more
Happy Mother's Day
Sunday, May 08, 2011      3 comments

Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children. - William Makepeace Thackeray A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary. - Dorothy Canfield Fisher ... Read more
Thought for Tuesday
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      4 comments

Osama Bin Laden was taken out by our brave military the Navy Seals. While I know how evil he was, as a Christian I pray for his soul. "I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even a... Read more
Thought for Sunday
Sunday, May 01, 2011      3 comments

On this day, God wants you to know ... that even when you do something wrong, even when you fail, even when you make poor choices, you are loved. God is not a punitive. No doubt you will punish yourself enough for your mistakes. The questi... Read more
Thought for Thursday
Thursday, April 28, 2011      4 comments

We Learn... 10% of what we read, 20% of what we hear, 30% of what we see, 50% of what we see and hear, 70% of what we discuss, 80% of what we experience, 95% of what we teach others. - William Glasser Help me teach and learn... Read more
Thought for Tuesday
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      4 comments

On this day, God wants you to know ... that life is not a distraction from, life is an occasion for prayer. You don't need a special place or special time to pray. You don't need to be in a special mood to pray. Praying is like breathing, - cont... Read more

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