Today Is Mine
"Today is mine. It is unique.
Nobody in the world has one exactly like it.
It holds the sum of all my past experiences
and all my future potential.
I can fill it with joyous moments or ruin it with fruitless worry.
If painful recollections of the past come into my mind,
or frightening thoughts of the future, I can put them away.
They cannot spoil today for me."
TRUST in the Lord and He will
BLESS you and give you the DESIRES of your HEART.
'For I know the plans I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans to
prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call
upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me
when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,' declares the LORD, "
"If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our
sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness."
~1 John 1:9
Always keep in mind God NEVER closes one door without opening another.
Annie for sharing :o)
Recipe for a Happy New Year
Take 12 fine, full-grown months.
See that these are thoroughly cleansed from all old
memories of bitterness, rancor, hate, and jealousy.
Cut these months into 30 or 31 equal parts. (This batch will keep for one year. Do not
attempt to make more than one batch at a time... many people spoil the entire lot in
Prepare one day at a time as follows:
Into each day, put 12 parts of faith, 11 of patience, 10 of courage, nine of work (some
people omit this ingredient and spoil the flavor of the rest), eight of hope, seven of
fidelity, six of open-mindedness, five of kindness, four of rest (leaving this out is like
leaving the oil out of the salad ... don't do it), three of prayer, two of meditation, and
one of well-selected resolution.
If you have no conscientious scruples, add a teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a
pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humor. Pour love
liberally into the whole, and mix with vim.
Cook thoroughly in a fervent heat. Garnish with a few smiles and a sprig of joy; then
serve with quietness, unselfishness, and cheerfulness.
A Happy New Year is a certainty!
Pick Yourself Up! Dust Yourself Off!
And Start All Over Again!
Betcha didn't know
Did you know the average child laughs 400 times a day?
And that the average adult only laughs 70 times per day?
Somewhere in the course of growing old we loose 330 laughs.
That's a lot of laughs! So lighten up and laugh!
You'll be much happier. Make 2001 The Year of Laughs.
The grand essentials
to happiness in this life
are something to do, Someone to love,
Something to hope for.
There is a form of
laughter that springs from the heart,
heard every day in the merry voice of childhood,
the expression of a laughter -- loving spirit that defies
analysis by the philosopher, which has nothing rigid or
mechanical in it, and totally without social significance.
Bubbling spontaneously from the heart of child or man.
Without egotism and full of feeling, laughter is the
music of life. ~ Sir William Osler ~
People who laugh actually live longer than those
who don't laugh. Few persons realize that health
actually varies according to the amount of laughter.
~ Dr. James Walsh ~
Chinese New Year
The Chinese New Year is celebrated some time between
January 17 and February 19, at the time of the new moon, and it is
called Yuan Tan. It is celebrated by Chinese people all over the world,
and street processions are an exciting part of their New Year.
The Festival of Lanterns is the street processions, and thousands of
lanterns are used to light the way for the New Year.
The Chinese people believe that there are evil spirits around at New
Year, so they let off firecrackers to frighten the spirits away.
Sometimes they seal their windows and doors with paper to keep the evil
Chinese New Year
NEW YEAR CHEER
At the sound of the tolling midnight bell
a brand new year will begin.
Let's raise our hopes in a confidant toast,
to the promise it ushers in.
May your battles be few, your pleasure many,
your wishes and dreams fulfilled.
May your confidence stand in the face of loss
and give you the strength to rebuild.
May peace of heart fill all your days
may serenity grace your soul.
May tranquil moments bless your life
and keep your spirit whole.
New Year Adoptions
Cards n' Gifts
What Life Has
Taught Me From Carol's Website
This one is my favorite
"You can't put old brains into young kids!"
Carol sweetie... This is soooo true... 'specially for teenagers!!
Drinking tonight? Hand over the keys please!!
Near to the door he paused to stand
as he took his class ring off her hand
all who were watching did not speak
as a silent tear ran down his cheek
and through his mind the memories ran
of the moments they walked
and ran in the sand (hand and hand)
but now her eyes were so terribly cold
for he would never again have her to hold
they watched in silence as he bent near
and whispered the words...
I LOVE YOU" in her ear
he touched her face and started to cry
as he put on his ring and wanted to die
and just then the wind began to blow
as they lowered her casket into the snow....
this is what happens to man alive.....
when friends let friends....
drink and drive.
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