Being Appreciative – that’s all…..


Do what i did today walk out your house and look back at your home and THANK GOD for SHELTER. Walk back in your home flip the light switch on and THANK GOD FOR LIGHTS. Because there are MILLIONS of people on the EAST COAST are without because of a STORM. You’re NOT LUCKY but BLESSED….

that’s all……

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Strong Epiphany …..


Today I can complain because the weather is rainy or I can be thankful that the grass is getting watered for free.

Today I can feel sad that I’m short on money or I can be glad that my finances encourage me to plan my purchases wisely and guide me away from waste.

Today I can grumble about my health or I can rejoice that I am alive.

Today I can lament over all that my parents didn’t give me when I was growing up or I can feel grateful that they allowed me to be born.

Today I can cry because roses have thorns or I can celebrate that thorns have roses.

Today I can mourn my lack of friends or I can excitedly embark upon a quest to discover new relationships.

Today I can whine because I have to go to work or I can shout for joy because I have a job to do.

Today I can complain because I have to go to school oreagerly open my mind and fill it with rich new tidbits of knowledge.

Today I can murmur dejectedly because I have to do housework or I can appreciate that I have a place to call home.

Today stretches ahead of me, waiting to be shaped. And here I am, the sculptor who gets to do the shaping.

Today I can fall out and scream because one of my kids is choosing not to do the right thing or be happy they are alive and hold onto my faith.

What today will be like is up to me. I get to choose what kind of day I will have!

Late Night Hanging –


Okay after picking up the little bambino via his return from being away at camp for a whole week… He was on a serious mission not to go STRAIGHT home! I surely did not understand how he had the energy to desire to hang and do anything additional besides take a shower, get something to eat, lay on the couch, play a game, read a book, talk to ME then go to sleep!! LOL

I watched the movie but I was so cold from the theatre and just tired in general, that I was ready to go HOME!!

Nope, he wanted to make a stop and see his Aunt but she was not home so called her and she chose to meet up with us…. My son and I went to the movies and saw Spider Man and it was SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD! This was the best one yet.. seriously and I was freezing in the movie theatre but I had so much fun seeing him so happy  that I forgot how cold I actually was!

Just seeing my baby happy made me appreciate being a mother and realizing how important that QUALITY and QUANTITY are both just as important to little kids! I ended up seeing other friends of ours at the movie theatre and chatted and talked about LIFE! Having fun…living a fun and healthy life…still participating in ministry but most importantly…..HAVING BALANCE!

Family…Family..Family..Family…Family…Family…Family…Family…Family…Family…Family…Family….Family…

IS A HUGE BLESSING FOR ME!!!!

Families Who Need 2 Be Reminded of Their Blessings


FOR THE WIFE WHO SAYS IT’S HOT DOGS TONIGHT, BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME, AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
FOR THE HUSBAND WHO IS ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO, BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.
FOR THE TEENAGER WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, NOT ON THE STREETS.
FOR THE TAXES I PAY BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED.

FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS.
FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT.
FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE
FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING, WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING, AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME.
FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH..
FOR THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION.

FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.

FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH WHO SINGS OFF KEY BECAUSE IT MEANS I CAN HEAR.
FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR.
FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD.

FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE.

Listening Skills


This can mean a VARIETY of things such as:

Family –  are you supposed to keep them all apart of your life and not your circle?

Friends – are you supposed to keep the same ones forever?

Places – are you supposed to be there / here at all?

Situations – are you supposed to “handle it” your way?

Opened Doors – are you supposed to walk through it?

Closed Doors – are you supposed to open it?

Wlep….one thing that I DO KNOW is that Obedience is right!