This was indeed very beautiful……. I mean im not a huge Usher fan but this performance on the special pre Grammy Award show “just for” the lovely and talented Miss Whitney Houston…. then of course you had to have someone AMAZING like Celine Dion to come on and sing us to tears sounding like a an Angel and her rendition of Whitney Houston…… was ummmm…. TRAGICALLY AWESOME!! Whew….
God never makes mistakes but I will say that it would be nice if she was STILL here and healthy mind – body – soul and spirit…….
She died a day before my birthday and growing up listening to her and having all of her albums made her feel as if she was like a big sister that I listened to, watched on television but just never met because “she lived far away”…….it is amazing how music can connect you to things and people! Love your family – friends like they ARE indeed dying because that MAY be the only way that you can really appreciate them like “you should”
A smile costs nothing, but gives much………It enriches those who receive, without making poorer those who give. It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that he can get along without it, and none is so poor, but that he can be made rich by it.
A Smile creates happiness in the home, fosters good will in business, and is the countersign of friendship…….It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and it is nature’s best antidote for trouble.
Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone, until it is given away. Some people are too tired to give you a smile; Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give.
Remembering when life was sooooooooooooo simplistic
Remembering when I would sit on my friend’s porch until 2 am and my parents knew where I was and it was ok
Remembering when my father would cook out and all the neighborhood kids would come because my dad fed EVERYBODY
Remembering when my mom and dad would have competitions in the kitchen seeing who was the better cook
Remembering when my father used to sneak and give me coffee every Saturday and Sunday morning
Remembering when my father would wake me up to get something to eat and remind me of the ice cream truck coming
Remember when my mother would fall asleep at the table on top of her books from studying via Nursing School
Remembering when I would comb my Big Mom‘s ( grandmother ) hair and braid it
Remembering when I stole my brother’s bike when we were kids and I crashed into a pole because I didnt know the brakes were broke
Remembering when we prayed all the time and I did not understand the real significance of what it would do for my life
Remembering when I found out that my parents were really Santa Clause and Mrs Clause ( I cried for 3 months )
Remembering when I used to be mean to my oldest sister just because my middle brother told me to ( that was so mean )
Remembering when I used to like a boy for like 6 years and he wouldnt talk to me ( he was scared of my dad)
Remembering how close my family used to be from childhood til my father passed ( uggghhh! )
Remembering how I felt God at church and I wanted to get closer to Him
Remembering how God was reverenced in the house of God ( church is not like that today – unfortunately )
Remembering baby dolls looking like they were sad because I was coloring their face with markers and crayons ( LOL )
Remembering punisshments because I did things just to see if I would get in trouble since I was my Dad’s favorite ( made me stop )
Remembering how I never really wanted to grow up and age past 25 because going beyond those years meant real responsibility
Remembering how stingy my oldest brother always was, been and stayed throughout his life but wanted and needed so much love himself
Remembering how my father was a stickler on all of us as kids would master mathematics and be interested in all subjects in school
Remembering how my father taught me about politics and the stock market as early as middle school
Remembering how my mother made everything alright
Remembering how my baby sister was always so kind, loving and exceptionally smart
Remembering how my middle brother always seemed to desire attention or popularity
Remembering how I wish that I was the only girl in my family or had a bigger family at least
Remembering how my mom and dad would argue but I never knew how deep their arguments or problems may have been ( Im grateful )
I am just remembering my childhood til my days of my late 20’s because things were so much more peaceful – loving – I could see clear but even when things were a little weird….things ALWAYS got worked out! LOL Things are well now – I am more wiser and I am so grateful for the things that The Lord has allowed me to experience… even the things that I felt that were bad, actually were good and usually when we are in situations we cannot see but thank goodness for the Holy Spirit leading and guiding the way. I look forward to my progressive future but there were some GREAT THINGS that transpired in my past! Family is such a HUGE piece of it – starting with my daddy!
Those of us with memory can recall the past, and it’s these reflections that we often term the Greatest Moments. People consider memories, and the memories they term Great especially, to be an important part of their identity and character. But although most people agree that they have had greatest moments, what these moments actually are is a highly subjective matter, both for individuals and societies.
The Greatest Moments in life are similar only in that they seem to be memories of an event, memories that have a great effect on the person or society concerned, and as such, they are susceptible to the same bias, inaccuracy, and mental editing that affects the rest of our memories. In many ways our memories are more our own construction than any real reflection of reality, and the importance we place on parts of the past is often disproportionate to the actual effect they had.
So if we can’t necessarily understand the importance of the moments other people say are the Greatest, how can we be sure that our own Greatest Moments are actually important at all?
The past on the other hand only exists as our memories, and even then these memories, and therefore the moments most people deem the Greatest in life, are really our own creation, and therefore the effect they have on our lives is also not as Great as perhaps we think it is. If the Greatest Moments in life are the most important ones, the moments that define us, surely the only Great Moment is the present?
These other events, these memories are only a reflection of something that no longer exists, and clouded, subjective reflections at that. The present, on the other hand, is a moment of near infinite possibilities. Now, as you sit here, the Greatest moment of life is being played out.
THE PRESENT actually is the only moment in life you can change, the only instant that is significant and the only thing that exists.
We cannot change the past and we CANNOT predict the future….we can PLAN for it but it is no guarauntees.
#rememberwhen prayer service was NOT an option
#rememberwhen a life meant somthing! #stopkilling