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Sunday, July 2, 2017

And A Little Child

"The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough." - Rabindranath Tagore It seems that so many can go through a lifetime and still have a hard time making a one minute 'highlight' video. People drift from waking early in the morning and going to work, then coming home. They punch... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Bigger Is Not Always Better!

"The most important things in Life are seldom the most obvious." - Jonathan Lockwood Huie As I was growing up, Van Camp's did a neat little musical ad for their Pork and Beans product that always made me smile. The lyrics went something like, "Simple pleasures are the best, all the little things... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Live For The Joy

"Life is a tragedy full of joy." - Bernard Malamud When you consider that from the moment your heart began to beat, it is destined to stop. Whether that be many years after your birth or mere hours, your life is measured. You can live quietly in the shadow of fear, or you can live your time to its... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Strive To Be Happy

" The key to happiness is not to have what you want, but to want what you have." - Anonymous When I read about the death by suicide of a favorite comic and actor back in the summer of 2014, I was very saddened. He was an incredibly talented man and was extremely well off and anything that he wanted,... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Life Is For Living!

The tragedy of life is not that it ends so soon, but that we wait so long to begin it. - Anonymous When I was a young teenager, a man my Father worked with for almost twenty-five years finally retired. I remember Dad telling some other people he knew that 'Frank' never took any time off, never... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Inspire To Dream

"The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach." - Benjamin E. Mays Many adults will use the promise of a special treat or activity to encourage their children to behave or accomplish something they normally would not be inclined to do under... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Kindnesses

"You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late." - Ralph Waldo Emerson A man I knew when we lived in a small Michigan town was one of those people that most people tended to avoid for a couple of reasons. He was physically deformed, and whether we admit it or... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Rise Above It

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory. - Norman Vincent Peale It might just be me, but it seems everyone wants to argue with you about something, generally nothing of real importance. I've been working for the... Sign in to see full entry.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Please Hold My Hand

"But now I look at the night, and it don't seem so lonely, we fill it up with only two. And when I hurt, hurtin' runs off my shoulder. How can I hurt when holding you?" From the 1969 Neil Diamond song, "Sweet Caroline." During my years as a medic and later as an ER nurse, I discovered the 'magic' of... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

It's Alright To Be Afraid

There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid. — L. Frank Baum, author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Fear is a common denominator in all 'higher life forms. Most animals avoid humans, and most people avoid uncomfortable... Sign in to see full entry.

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