Monday, August 31, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Today is my Mom's birthday - So here's to you, Mom! Love Ya!

Live well, laugh often, and love with all of your heart!


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Quote of the Day...

What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?

~ Unknown

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Life is a game, Play it;
Life is a challenge, Meet it;
Life is an opportunity, Capture it.

~ Unknown

Friday, August 28, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

~ Reinhold Niebuhr

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Life isn't measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

~ Unknown

(This is one of my most favorite quotes ever!!)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Quote of the Day...

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

~ Mahatma Gandhi

Monday, August 24, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live.

~ Jackie Windspear

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Quote of the Day...

When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.

~ Chinese Proverb

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Quote of the Day...

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.

~ Meister Eckhardt

Friday, August 21, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone.

~ Gladys B. Stern

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Quote of the Day...

The more I practice, the luckier I get.

~ Jerry Barber

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there.

~ John Wooden

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Somewhere behind the athlete you've become, the hours of practice, the coaches who push you, and the fans who cheer for you, is the little girl who fell in love with the sport and never looked back. Play for her.

~ Unknown

Monday, August 17, 2009

Quote of the Day...

A champion is someone who gets up, even when he can't.

~ Jack Dempsey

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true.

~ T. E. Lawrence

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Quote of the Day...

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, August 14, 2009

Quote of the Day...

"I can forgive, but I cannot forget" is only another way of saying, "I will not forgive". Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note - torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Quote of the Day...

To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.

~ Lewis B. Smedes

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

~ Unknown

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

~ Unknown

Monday, August 10, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

~ Rossiter Worthington Raymond

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Do one thing every day that scares you.

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Saturday, August 8, 2009

A good morning funny...

Quote of the Day...

Positive attitudes create a chain reaction of positive thoughts.

~ Unknown

Friday, August 7, 2009

Life Handbook


1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 4. Live with the 3 E's: Energy; Enthusiasm; and Empathy
5. Listen to music every day!
6. Play more games.
7. Read more books.
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
9. Sleep for at least 7 hours.
10. Take a 20-30 minutes walk every day and while you walk ~ smile.

1. Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
2. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
3. Know your limits. Don't over do.
4. Take yourself less seriously.
5. Use your precious energy wisley! Don't waste it on gossip.
6. Dream more while you are awake.
7. You already have all you need. Envy is a waste of time.
8. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. .
9. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. Grudges ruin lives! Forgive and move on. Forget issues of the past.
10. You are in charge of your happiness!
11. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum and the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
12. Smile and laugh more!
13. Agree to disagree. You don't have to win every argument.

Society & Life
1. Call your family and friends often. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your family and friends will. Stay in touch.
2. Each day give something good to others.
3. Forgive everyone for everything.
4. Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
5. Make at least three people smile each day. Smile when you’re talking on the phone.
6. What other people think of you is none of your business.
7. Do the right thing!
8. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
9. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
10. The best is yet to come!!!

Quote of the Day

If you think you can, you can. And if you think you can't, you're right.

~ Mary Kay Ash

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Two great Qualities....

Two of the greatest qualities in life are:

Patience & Wisdom

Quote of the Day...

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another Etsy Shout out!

Another great jewerly maker! I love these pieces because they are a little off the beaten path and they take recycling to the next level!

This was made by SomewhatHip at
Great painting skills and fun designs! Take a look! Megan :-)

New Tip of the Week

Show someone that you love how much you really care! Do these tips to have your relationship the best it could be!

1. Get involved in activities with your loved one! Do these activities TOGETHER!
2. Volunteer to help them with a project and do not complain!
3. Encourage them in their ventures; let them bounce ideas off of you for input. Encourage them to keep going.
4. Encourage your loved one to take some time for themself! Offer to babysit or walk the dog so that they can accomplish this!
5. 10 hugs a day keeps the blues away!!!
6. Do a voluteer project together - volunteer at an animal shelter, do a fundraising project for a local organization, visit a nursing home and play games with seniors - together!
7. Set a date night - do something that you have never done before!
8. Send your loved one a card - "Just Because"!
9. Send them a small gift - flowers, candy, a singing telegram, etc!
10. Tell them that you care about them and mean it!

Quote of the Day...

Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow!

~ Norman Vincent Peale

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Quote of the Day...

The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.

~ Unknown

Monday, August 3, 2009

Quote of the Day...

Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.

~Bil Keane

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Another Funny!

When it is time to turn in one's license!!!!!!!!
An old man and woman were on their way to Greenville, NC
and stopped at McDonalds in
Farmville just off of 264 East bypass last Saturday
and did not know that they hit this deer!!
Someone in McDonalds had to tell them ...the old man said he noticed that the car was starting to run a little hot the last few miles.

New Sketch of the Week

Ok - Here is the new Sketch of the week - Let's see what you can create with this very simple design! I can't wait to see what you come up with!! :-)

My simple version of this layout - looks good in my SIL wedding album, doesn't it? I can't wait to give it to her!! :-)

Quote of the Day...

Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.

~ Helen Keller

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Small Things...

(written after she found out she was dying from cancer)
I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.

I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage. I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth. I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.

When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said, 'Later. Now go get washed up for dinner.' There would have been more 'I love you's' More 'I'm sorry's.'

But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute. look at it and really see it . live it and never give it back.

STOP SWEATING THE SMALL STUFF!!! Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who do love us.

Quote of the Day...

Life is not about waiting for the storms to's about learning how to dance in the rain.