Friday, January 29, 2010
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you hang my first painting on the refrigerator, and I immediately wanted to paint another one.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you feed a stray cat, and I learned that it was good to be kind to animals.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make my favorite cake for me, and I learned that the little things can be the special things in life.
When you thought I wasn't looking I heard you say a prayer, and I knew that there is a God I could always talk to, and I learned to trust in Him.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you make a meal and take it to a friend who was sick, and I learned that we all have to help take care of each other.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw you take care of our house and everyone in it, and I learned we have to take care of what we are given.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw how you handled your responsibilities, even when you didn't feel good, and I learned that I would have to be responsible when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw tears come from your eyes, and I learned that sometimes things hurt, but it's all right to cry.
When you thought I wasn't looking I saw that you cared, and I wanted to be everything that I could be.
When you thought I wasn't looking I learned most of life's lessons that I need to know to be a good and productive person when I grow up.
When you thought I wasn't looking I looked at you and wanted to say,'Thanks for all the things I saw when you thought I wasn't looking'
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
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Thursday, January 14, 2010
CNBC has run and rerun its recent documentary Inside America's Pot Industry, exposing the booming pot trade and the sordid side of California's largest cash crop — the shootings, thefts and arson fires. Have you seen it?
Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide is a bit scary! Never has there been such a concerted thrust to legalize the drug nationwide — for medical purposes, for the plain old joy of getting stoned and for a gold mine in profits to be reaped by those who control the multi-pronged industry. I was reading an article about this and wanted to share.
Ah, Obama. Many attribute a good share of the present impetus to Obama, the third president in a row to acknowledge smoking weed. Bill Clinton famously claimed he never inhaled. George Bush fessed up only after a private admission was secretly recorded and leaked to ABC News. Obama won the everlasting affection of the pro-pot crowd when he addressed the matter of inhaling and asked, "Isn't that the point?"
Together with a rapidly shifting public attitude toward pot and a White House willing to accept state medical-marijuana laws, legalization seems as inevitable today as it was unthinkable a generation ago.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Dutch Woman Who Found Anne Frank Diary, Dies at 100A friend sent this link to me this morning about a Dutch woman named Miep Gies, who helped Anne Frank and her family hide from the Nazi's in Amsterdam. She discovered Anne's diary and was able to save it. She wanted to give it back to the young girl but after having learned that she died in the concentration camp called Bergen-Belsen, Gies gave the diary to the only surviving family member, Otto Frank, Anne's dad. I visited this place in Amsterdam and was VERY overwhelmed by the size of their "hidden" quarters! To imagine my family having to go into hiding is just beyond my comprehension!
Please follow the link and read this powerful article:
Monday, January 11, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
When I walk along through autumn leaves That must have fallen last night It seems the leaves are tears that I cried last night.By Bunyan, Jennifer Vashti
Monday, January 4, 2010
Brit Hume turned evangelist on Fox New Sunday, in a segment with panelists predicting the future for Tiger Woods after Woods' notable "transgressions" , believes he should turn his faith to Christ. Hume forecasts Woods will recover as a golfer but whether he can recover as a person depends on "his faith. Tiger is said to be a Buddhist. I don't think that faith offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith. So my message to Tiger would be, "Tiger, turn to the Christian faith and you can make a total recovery and be a great example to the world."
And Jews have advice, too. Rabbi Irwin Kula told the Jewish Journal that the Nike spokesman -- and the rest of us -- should learn from the patriarchs that you can't "just do it" when "it" is wrong. The Torah teaches us that real change takes time and effort, and there’s no quick fix. The only way to make it happen is through patience, belief, dedication and hard work. And after we do our part, we have to pray that He does His part in making the things we want to happen…happen.
Does Tiger Woods have to have a faith -- any faith or just your faith -- to be seen as good again?
Sunday, January 3, 2010
CHICAGO, IL -- A Chicago man could be unwrapping the hundreds of Christmas gifts spread around his apartment for days, even weeks.
Trouble is, they aren't really presents. They're his own belongings meticulously wrapped by friends as a prank while he was out of town.His friend Adal Rifai masterminded the scheme after Saunders gave him a spare key. It took 16 people, 35 rolls of wrapping paper and eight hours to finish the job. Louie Saunders' packages contain everything from couch cushions to the beer in his refrigerator. Saunders tells the Chicago Sun-Times he's only been able to unwrap about 10 percent of the packages. He jokes that the upside is that, with each package he unwraps, he finds something inside that's just what he needs.