Thursday, September 8, 2011

Today, give a stranger...

one of your smiles.

It may be the only sunshine he sees all day.

Sending a little smile your way and hoping your day will be a good one!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

For you, my friends, I wish...

comfort on difficult days, smiles when sadness intrudes, rainbows to follow the clouds,

laughter to kiss your lips, sunsets to warm your hearts, hugs when spirits sag,

beauty for your eyes to see, friendships to brighten your being, faith so that you can believe,

confidence for when you doubt, courage to know yourself, patience to accept the truth,

and love to guide your way!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Do you remember. . .

selling coke bottles for 2 cents each so you could buy penny candy?

wearing a skate key tied around your neck so you would always be ready for your roller skates?

cat's cradle and other string games?

Ma and Pa Kettle, The Three Stooges and Spanky and Our Gang at the movies?

playing paper dolls for hours on end. . .Yes, I am feeling a little nostalgic today, dear friends. Hope you have many happy memories from your "growing up days". God bless each and every one of you!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

There are five things in life you cannot recover...

A stone...after it is thrown.

A word. . .after it is said.

An occasion. . .after it is missed.

The time. . .after it is gone.

A person. . .after they die.

Life is short. Break the rules. Forgive quickly. Kiss slowly. Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably. And never regret anything that made you smile! Enjoy life!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Love me tender. . .

While all the girls my age in the 1960's were going crazy over the Beatles, I was secretly in love with this guy!

Love me tender,

Love me true,

All my dreams fulfilled.

For my darling I love you,

And I always will.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I once read. . .

God gives us memories so that. . .
we can have roses in winter. . .

and so today, I am thinking back on my spring garden. . .

and enjoying my roses once again!

Hope you are having some good memories today, dear friends! God bless each and everyone of you!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Let gratitude. . .

be the pillow. . .

upon which you kneel. . .

to say your nightly prayer. . .~Maya Angelou

I ask God to remind me daily to have a thankful and generous heart. There are so many people hurting, suffering during these tough economic times. People wondering if they will keep their jobs or will they find a job or will there be food on their table and a roof over their head. Lord, let me never complain and help me see those who are in need of Your Touch each and every day.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Do not be afraid...

to show your affection...

be warm and tender, thoughtful and affectionate...

love is more than money...

and a kind word will give you more pleasure than a present...

Love and warmest wishes to all of you, my dear and kind friends...Enjoy your upcoming weekend!

Friday, July 22, 2011

A little prayer for you today. . .

May the raindrops fall lightly on your brow...

May the soft winds freshen your spirit...

May the sunshine brighten your heart...

May the burdens of the day rest lightly upon you...

And may God enfold you in the mantle of His love!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

It is the small things that bring the greatest pleasure in this beautiful world...

a hot cup of coffee in a favorite china cup~

the soft flutter of a hummingbird's wings in my garden~

a grandchild's smile~

"Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your prayers."~Maya Angelou

Being thankful today for all the "small" things that bring so much happiness to our lives~God bless you today and always!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

It is so hot. . .

even the little birds are not finding a respite. . .

As I water my flowers and grass each day,

the little birds flock around my house and sprinkler looking for some cool refreshment.

Even though I have a bird bath and a pond, they do not seem to be enough in this oppressive heat.

Praying for some cooling showers here in Texas. . .Hope this note finds you, my friends, able to stay cool as you enjoy your summer days.

"Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark."~Tagore

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A hint of heaven~

Some people,

like angels,

leave a hint of heaven

wherever they go!

I am feeling thankful today for all of the angels God has placed in my path over these past 60 years of my life!!