Sunday, November 12, 2006

Interesting Stuff

It's time to post something new! So, yes, I am about to inundate you with all the interesting stuff I've been getting lately in my mailbox. Here goes:

  • How to fall in love without losing herself,
  • How to quit a job, break up with a lover and confront a friend without ruining the friendship,
  • When to try harder...and when to walk away
  • That she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents
  • That her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over
  • What she would and wouldn't do for love or more
  • How to live alone...even if she doesn't like it
  • Whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally
  • Where to it to her best friend's kitchen table...or a charming inn in the woods...when her soul needs soothing
  • What she can and can't accomplish in a day...a month......and in a year.
Mid-life has hit you when......
  • You stand naked in front of a mirror and can see your rear end without turning around.
  • Carrots are good for your eyes, yet all you see are many dead rabbits on the highway
  • You realize you get to choose from just two people for president and 50 for Miss America
  • You begin to notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes, and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well
  • Having a smoking section in a restaurant is rather like having a peeing section in a swimming pool
  • You realize that most nudists are people you really don't want to see naked anyway

The next time you feel like complaining remember: Your garbage disposal probably eats better than thirty percent of the people in this world.

Every time you walk into a singles bar remember Mom's wise words: "Don't pick that up, you don't know where it's been."

THIS IS SOME GOOD ADVICE! If a dog was the teacher you would learn stuff like:

  • When loved ones come home, always run to greet them.
  • Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride.
  • Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy.
  • When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
  • Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
  • Take naps. Stretch before rising. Run, romp, and play daily.
  • Thrive on attention and let people touch you.
  • Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.
  • On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.
  • On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.
  • When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.
  • No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing and pout..! run right back and make friends.
  • Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
  • Eat with gusto and enthusiasm.
  • Stop when you have had enough.
  • Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.
  • If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
  • When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle them gently.

1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.
2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.
3. No one expects you to run into a burning building.
4. People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?"
5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.
6. There's nothing left to learn the hard way.
7. Things you buy now won't wear out.
8. You can eat dinner at 4:00 p.m.
9. You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.
10. You get into a heated argument about pension claims.
11. You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.
12. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.
13. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.
14. You sing along with the elevator music.
15. Your eyes won't get much worse.
16. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.
17. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National Weather Service.
18. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.
19. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.
20. You can't remember who sent you this list.

Thanks everyone! Have a heavenly day.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Maya Angelou's Christian Heart

By Maya Angelou
When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not shouting "I'm clean livin'.
I'm whispering "I was lost,
Now I'm found and forgiven."
When I say... "I am a Christian"
I don't speak of this with pride.
I'm confessing that I stumble
and need Christ to be my guide.
When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not trying to be strong.
I'm professing that I'm weak
And need His strength to carry on.
When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not bragging of success.
I'm admitting I have failed
And need God to clean my mess.
When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not claiming to be perfect,
My flaws are far too visible
But, God believes I am worth it.
When I say... "I am a Christian"
I still feel the sting of pain.
I have my share of heartaches
So I call upon His name.
When I say... "I am a Christian"
I'm not holier than thou,
I'm just a simple sinner
Who received God's good grace, somehow.
Christians do not think they are perfect or better than others.
They know they are not.