An Old Irish Blessing ... May the road rise up to meet you.May the wind always be at your back.May the sun shine warm upon your face,and rains fall soft upon your fields.And until we meet again,May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

"It is said some lives are linked across time. There are certain people connected by an ancient calling that echoes through the ages....destiny."

Life is a fleeting moment. Why live life in moderation and control when it lasts so short a time. Love until you drown in the happiness, laugh until the air you breath escapes you, cry until your tears are dry and live like the next second death will take your soul. Life is yours to live, and live it you must, not in the fear of what is to come next. That Next Place is waiting for you. It waits, in the hope that you will come fulfilled and ready, not in longing and regret.

Thank You For Being a FRIEND!*°•.¸☆ ★ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆♥Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵Ʒ..•°*"˜ ☆ ¸..•´¨¨)) -:¦:-.(ړײ)/       ¸.•´….•´¨¨)).«▓       ((¸¸.•´ ¸.•´.-:¦:-. ╝╚ ….. ... `♥♪♫-´¯

Wishing you a wonderful new week..Like little birds, we only fly when we get shaken out of our nests; and develop the strongest wings only when we try them against the wind. The dove in a fable, was perturbed because the wind ruffled its feathers, but without that air it could neither soar nor live. In struggle, it is prudent to not wish away every opposition. It is better to meet and master our difficulties that faith can be made stronger through conflict.~Leroy Brownlow~With much love allways

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Always remember you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. ~Harriet Tubman.

Friday, January 29, 2010

New ID Please

Wat kan ek se ... Julle ken mos, jy wag en jy wag nog vir "The Department of Binnelandse sake" dis soos daardie tou waar jy staan om by die Dame uit te kom, dan moet jy nou weer in 'n ander tou gaan staan om te betaal. Jy staan voor en daar lui madame se selfoon, no problem, sy klets lekker eers voor sy jou help, terwyl jy wag. Nou jy will iets se maar hou jou maar in. Vandaar moet jy soos 'n krimeneel jou finger prints laat neem. Ek's op holidays, kuier by Ma, so ek het baie tyd, no problem. En hulle se dis reg 8 weke dan kan jy maar weer in die tou staan, of first phone this number. En ons maak so baie dankie. Ek hou maar lekker holidays vir 2 weeks en vang daardie direct flight back to Sydney.

8 weeks gaan verbly, Ma bel, no marrem, it's like this, here's one form jou never filled in, jou now have to come back and fill it in personally. But ... personally here in front of me ... Ma ry soontoe en vra waar's die vorm, kan sy sien en explain weer but she's in OZ. Personally ... sy draai haar rug en voorst gaps ma die vorm en uit by die deur. Ma pos die vorm na OZ, nou hoegemaak, miskien Camberra toe en teken dit voor hulle. So oulikke Dame help ons, vertel die storie, Dawn lag maar lekker en se she's never seen this form before. Let just apply from this side. en ons maak ook so. Apply sommer vir manlief se nuwe paasport.

Gister kom die groot koevert Registered Mail by die werk aan en raai wat my nuwe ID en die prentjie is nie te bad nie hoor al moet ek dit self se. Yahoo nou kan ek terug SA toe om daardie bank rekening te gaan oop maak. Ma worry haar vrek as iets gebeur met haar dan kry die goverment van die dag haar geld. Kyk sy sal regtig kom spook by hulle.

Until nexttime

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Mayonaise Jar

Thanks Marna for sharing.

When things in your life seemAlmost too much to handle,When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,Remember the mayonnaise jar And 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class And had some items in front of him.When the class began, wordlessly, He picked up a very largeand empty mayonnaise jarAnd proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the studentsIf the jar was full.They agreed that it was.The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the openAreas between the golf balls. He then askedThe students againIf the jar was full..They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand And poured it into the jar.Of course, the sand filled up everything else.He asked once more if the jar was full.The students responded With an unanimous "yes." The professor then producedTwo cups of coffee from under the tableAnd poured the entire contents Into the jar, effectively Filling the Empty space between the sand. The students laughed."Now," said the professor,As the laughter subsided, "I want you to recognize thatThis jar represents your life.

The golf balls are the important things - God, family, children, health,Friends, and Favorite passions -- Things that if everything else waslost And only they remained, Your life would still be full.The pebbles are the other things that matter Like your job, house, and car.The sand is everything else --The small stuff."If you put the sand into the jar first,"He continued,"there is no room forThe pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.If you spend all your timeAnd energy on the small stuff,You will never have room forThe things that areImportant to you. So...Pay attention to the thingsThat are critical to your happiness.Play With your children. Take time to get medical checkups.Take your partner out to dinner.Play another 18.

There will always be time To clean the houseAnd fix the disposal."Take care of the golf balls first --The things that really matter. Set your priorities.The rest is just sand."One of the students raised her handAnd inquired what the coffee represented. The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked".It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,there's always room for A couple of cups of coffee with a friend."Please share this withSomeone you care about.I JUST DID.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

45 Lessons life taught me

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!!
Make sure you read to the end!!!!!! Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words : 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything.. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

" Its estimated 93% won't forward this. If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title '7%'. I'm in the 7%. Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.

Monday, January 18, 2010

I dream of living in a cottage.

How would you describe living in the past in this lovely cottage, the roof has faded to a dusty pink. A garden full of beautiful flowers and railing out the front. Maybe a pretty pink banksia rose climbing over a hedge at the back. Somewhere inside the smell of homemade scones being servived with a little strawberry jam and cream. I know I fell in love with this painting and had to buy it. The artist is Mrs Carmel Busfield from Sydney.

To my great supprise I found an email from Mrs Carmel Busfield Wow can you believe that! Telling me she saw her painting on my blog. First thing I thought maybe she might not be so happy about that, but then it's so pretty. So I email her back and asking if that alright with her. I am still pinching myself, what are the chances of such a lovely artist reading my blog and finding her painting there. I hope we could maybe someday meet for cup of tea and maybe share that scones, jam and cream.

Until nexttime