No Gain, No Pain?

02/25/2011


Earlier this week I read 10 Signs the Economy Is on the Upswing.

And I’m sharing with you the 10 signs plus my side comments 🙂

  1. Sales of Boxers, Briefs Leveling Off – new undies!
  2. Desserts Are in Again – sweet too!
  3. Less Sorrowful Searching – smiley!
  4. The Venti Latte Makes a Comeback – ground taste!
  5. Box Rebound Reflects Rising Demand – just in the box!
  6. Fewer Urban Dwellers Are Hoofing It – hello cabbie!
  7. Duffers Returning to the Greens – golf time!
  8. Faces, Other Parts Getting a Lift – +13M gone under the knife!
  9. More Willing to Play Their Hand – gambling life!
  10. More Couples Are Calling It Quits – game over!

There are signs that made me glad, sad, and very sad.

I’m very sad for sign number 10.

What is it about money that loosens the bind of marriage and family?

  1. Because it can buy a spaceous house and leave each other alone?
  2. Because it can make you hold so much except each others’ hands?
  3. Because it can buy time thus no need to rush home to the family?
  4. Because it can make you dream big and leave the family behind?
  5. Because it can buy toys for the kiddos thus no need to bond?
  6. Because it can spill over thus keep it in someone else house?
  7. Because it can buy you a new face and nose and heart?
  8. Because it can treat the problem to a shopping spree?
  9. Because it can buy friends, love, and respect?
  10. Because it can make you forget how to kneel?

Money money money…

Prayer warriors please share your prayers for the family, marriage, and handling of finances. The world needs the Word.

🙂

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Love, Me

02/14/2011


Remember

Who you are

How resilient you can be

How strong you are

How capable you let go.

Remember
Who’s on your side
How faithful you can be
How powerful you are
How capable you love.

For Jingle Poetry on Love, Bond, and Relationship

For my hubby and kiddos. I love you!

“Will somebody somewhere please love me?

Will somebody somewhere please love me?”

A plea for love written in the diary

of Madalyn Murray O’ Hair,

founder and president of American Atheist

who fought for the removal of prayers in American public schools.

Why did she pleaded when she could instead believe?

Instead love.

Instead pick a flower.

And could have known from the petals,

“He loves me! He loves me not a doubt!

He loves me! He loves me not a doubt!

He loves me! He loves me not a doubt!”

For everyone. Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope I can send you flowers today.

🙂


NOTHING.

Nothing works without God. God is the miracle worker.

Nothing is more fun than honoring your inner child. He plays with the kiddos; my heart giggles.

Nothing good you do is without a reward. He works hard; thank God for the reward.

Nothing taste as good as home cooked meal. He cooks really well; I eat well.

Nothing compares to him. Who is comparing? I love him.

Nothing can stop you from celebrating. It’s our 13th Wedding Anniversary!

Can we drink to that? I prepared an ice cold lemonade for you. Yeah it’s a bit sour but just add your sweetness and it will be pretty cool…just like life.

And oh you can or can not use the last straw.

🙂

The Janitor

10/07/2010


The Janitor -move your mind and heart

You’re a CEO who is loosing control of your business and personal life — yourself, your marriage, your family. Would you heed the advice of the janitor?

Roger Kimbrough, the CEO did.  He had a weekly green tea meeting with janitor Bob Tidwell who shared six simple but powerful principles.

You can read and ponder what truly matters to you through the lives of the CEO and the janitor in the book THE JANITOR by authors Todd Hopkins and Ray Hilbert.

And here’s to share with you briefly the six principles that turned around the life of the CEO.

1. RECHARGE VS DISCHARGE. If you keep pouring energy out and you don’t recharge ,then one day you’ll run empty. You’ll burn out. A burned-up brain won’t start up.

2. VIEW YOUR FAMILY AS BLESSINGS NOT RESPONSIBILITY. Tell your family you love them; remind them of how much they mean to you.

3. PRAY NOT POUT. Sometimes when your plate is full, God will give you great insight on what is important to focus on and what needs to be removed from your plate entirely.

4. PASS IT AROUND. Share your knowledge and wisdom to everyone before it is too late. Anyone can give a meaningless gift. That would be no great reflection on my character, would it?

5. DON’T SPEND; INVEST! Invest your time in things that have value. Is there some eternal significance in what I am doing? Does it have any eternally significant impact on someone else?

6. LEAVE A LEGACY. It doesn’t matter if you live 2 thousand years or twenty. What matters is how you fill the space between the dates on your gravestone. Let your wisdom live and multiply in each life that you touch.

There, THE JANITOR can help me pick up the pieces and I’ll surely enjoy an evening with him sipping hot green tea. How about you?

🙂