Thursday, May 28, 2009
Happy Thursday to all.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I have only recently become acquainted with Samantha and enjoy sharing in the adventures of her delightful Border Collies, Holly and Zac through her blog. I've known BJ a bit longer (all my life--she's my cousin)! She is one talented lady and a wonderful person. I am proud to call both these ladies my FRIEND.
And now, for the unveiling of the awards...........
Thank you, Samantha & BJ!
I would like to pass this award on to anyone reading my blog who does not already have it. I would especially like to mention Margaret at MargaretPANpipes. She has some awesome pictures and haikus on her blog and she always has such kind words for me. Please accept this with my thanks for your friendship, Margaret.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
When I read this week's prompt was worry, I immediately thought of my mother, the consummate worrier. I think her name is synonomous with worry. Now, my mom is a good Christian lady who faithfully reads her Bible each day. However, I am concerned her Bible must be missing the above scriptures, for she certainly has not heeded these words.
I will admit that some worry can be good, but only in small doses and only when used to produce positive behavior changes. But most worry is unhealthy, both emotionally and physically, and unproductive.
Worry causes self-induced pain and robs one of happiness. Dictionary.com defines the verb worry as "to torment oneself with or suffer from disturbing thoughts; to fret." I can't imagine why anyone, masochists excluded, would want to torment oneself.
Anyway, back to my dear mother. She worries about some of the most minor things.
"Do you think this corn is ok? The can has a dent. Are you sure it's ok?"
"I was supposed to take my calcium pill 15 minutes ago. Do you think it will be alright to take it now?"
"I shouldn't have eaten that second piece of cake. Do you think I've had too many trans fats today?" (This coming from a 102 pound lady who has low cholesterol, low blood pressure and excellent blood counts).
And every Christmas she feels compelled to announce, "I spent the same on everyone even tho' some of you don't have as many packages." She worries that someone might feel slighted.
I once bought her the book Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, but it didn't seem to help much. She continues to sweat. Meanwhile I am searching for some extra-strength anti-perspirant formulated to protect against the "small stuff."
Me--I try not to worry so much. I'm enjoying a waffle for breakfast as I write this post. It's a homemade waffle, covered with sweetned strawberries and topped with a mountain of flully white whipped cream! Sometimes I worry that I don't worry enough!
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
from the outside world
from temporal things
We walk together
in the secret garden
of my soul
naked and unashamed
Strong and Mighty
in Your love
at my innocence
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
A lovely pink sky. This picture was taken last January. The sky was so beautiful, I had to slip away from my desk for a moment to capture the splendid sunset.
True Colours Thursday is hosted by friend Blue