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I am a perennial optimist
I Am Becoming the Me I Was Born To BeAs I journey through this part of my life I have discovered my next mountain. The key is to be the me I want to be in the world, as my gift back to God.
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Tag Archives: humor
When I am going through difficulties, I sometimes feel down-hearted. It just wears me down sometimes. But my saying of “believe anyway” needs to be applied, especially during those times. So I muster on. I admit, sometimes I almost literally … Continue reading
Are you burdened with duties? Are you downhearted or overwhelmed? I would say therapy could help….no, not that…..I mean Chocolate Therapy :-)
Do you get the doldrums or feel just wrung out or overwrought sometimes? I know I do. I am not feeling that way today, but there ARE times. When I hit those times, well…what is it like? I will tell … Continue reading
And to think when i was a young PTA mom I might have felt inferior if one of the mom’s brought this to the potluck dinner! Oh the silliness!! It is free-ing to be older and have a much healthier … Continue reading
My dear friend Renee at PositiveBoomer gave me the Sisterhood Award. http://positiveboomer.net/2012/09/28/the-sisterhood-of-the-world-blogger-award/I am so thankful that I am smiling a biggie smile! I grew up with only brothers. Their wives have become sisters to me, and my brother-in-law’s wife … Continue reading
OK, Don’t laugh or faint. I know I am verbose. But today I am taking a stab at 6 word Saturday, but I am going to have to give you an intro first. The intro is in regular type—the six … Continue reading
A friend of mine named Michael recently shared this joke. Since we just finished one political convention, are heading into another one, and also had a primary election this week in my state, I wanted to share this. “A man … Continue reading
There were some girls in school that were part of the fast crowd. They partied hard, they led a looser lifestyle than I did. I was always the wide-eyed innocent. Some even called me Gidget. Those of a certain age … Continue reading
In the U.S. the heat and accompanying droughts this summer have been record breaking. When I was a kid growing up in Minnesota, WCCO radio would put joking weather forecasts of blizzards and below zero temperatures in the midst of … Continue reading
Just a quick little something to bring a smile to your day(s).
Ok, today I cannot even compose a worthy post at all. It is Thursday~I have had a full slate of students and they all have finals coming up. But I saw this joke today and it really cracked me up. … Continue reading
Jake’s Sunday Post this week is about vehicles. http://jakesprinters.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/sunday-post-vehicle/. When it comes to cars I was definitely one of those teens who salivated at the thought of owning my own car. I didn’t even bother getting my driver’s license until I … Continue reading
How do you like this? I pulled this from Facebook. Here is the quote that accompanied the photo: “……He looked at her bewildered and asked, “What happened here today?” She again smiled and answered, “You know every day when you … Continue reading
ok. i just couldn’t resist!!
Last night I lay in bed looking at the stars in the sky. Then I said, where the heck is the ceiling?
I have told many heart-warming and faith filled stories. I have written many stories and posts about my deep and abiding love for my family and friends. I haven’t told too many stories about my time spent as a corporate … Continue reading
Understand that this entire post is a piece of silliness….don’t look for it to actually make serious sense, ok? This just in: Kate is having an unusual thought :-). Here is part of a wonderful, deep and meaningful poem. It … Continue reading
How do you know when to hold ‘em, and when to fold ‘em?. I don’t always know when to do that. Here is a funny story that proves exactly that. Boy oh boy, everywhere I go there are Christmas decorations and … Continue reading
Invent a new Olympic sport. Take two sports you like and combine them into a single event. Describe the rules for how the game will be played. Ok—I think this is a very silly, silly topic. So I am going … Continue reading
I love to read or hear stories about people that have persevered despite odds against them. it gives me hope when I am feeling down and it lightens my heart when I am overly focused on events in my past … Continue reading
Right about now most of us in AZ (and many other places as well have about HAD it with hot weather, right? Well here in Phoenix in the Arizona Republic newspaper, a columnist named Clay Thompson runs an annual summetime … Continue reading
God provides us tranquil waters to float upon once we are through a storm. When the storm hits all we can do is batten down the hatches, put in that SOS call, and hang on for dear life. Right? Today … Continue reading
How did you get your name?. Who chose it, and why? My parents chose my name. They liked the name! Originally they planned to name me Susan. However, they did not like the name Susie [because of the old song … Continue reading
Topic #27 Here’s today’s topic, brought to you by Plinky.com: Who are the three funniest people in the world? Who are the three funniest people you know personally? Three funniest people in the world? Robin Williams, Craig Ferguson, and Billy Crystal. … Continue reading