Sunday, April 24, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


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.

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 y 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.

Blessings to all who visit here,

Monday, April 18, 2011


Just this weekend,
I had been mulling over,
in my mind,
how much sugar and processed food,
I eat in a day's time.

That toast for breakfast,
spread with homemade jam.
The lunchtime sandwich,
made with white bread.
The dinnertime cornbread,
slathered with butter.
And my favorite -
the afternoon Coca-Cola.

Do you realize that one 12 ounce can of Coke
has 40 grams of sugar -
and that is the equivalent of

Now, how many of us
would put that much sugar
in our coffee or tea?

According to a report
on The Today Show
this morning,
the average American
a year!!

But for me the trigger
is not only sugar,
it's things that taste sweet,
like Diet-rite Grape Soda.

I can do fairly well
if I don't even start with
a bit of sweet for breakfast,
but one chocolate chip
can set me off on a sugar rampage.

I might be hard to live with
for a few weeks,
but I'm seriously trying to cut back
on the sugar consumption.

I think I can,
I think I can,
I know I can!!

Blessings to all who visit here,

Friday, April 15, 2011


I am giving a voice,
to a new friend.

Please see my dog blog,
Rocky Creek Scottie Adventures
for the incredible story
Sweet William the Scot.

Blessings to all who visit here,

Monday, April 4, 2011


at Sunday School,
our teacher gave us an assignment.

We are to ask 5 people this week
what they think our passion is.
Some of you know me better than others-
some of you don't know me at all

What do you think Lynn Spencer
is passionate about?

Blessings to all who visit here,