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05/27/2022 13:35:26

# The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence .

# Confident walking is more successful than confused running .

#Confidence doesn’t come when we have Answers..It comes only when we are ready to face all the QUESTIONS…


Recipe For Happiness



  • Two heaped cups of patience

  • One heartful of love

  • Two handfuls of generosity

  • One headful of understanding and a dash of humour





Sprinkle with kindness, add plenty of faith and mix well. Spread over a period of a lifetime and serve to everyone you meet.










Have a Beautiful Weekend .Blessings



05/26/2022 08:12:35


Help Somebody




It was a cold winter’s day that Sunday. The parking lot to the church was filling up quickly. I noticed as I got out of my car that fellow church members were whispering among themselves as they walked to the church. 

As I got closer I saw a man leaned up against the wall outside the church. He was almost laying down as if he was asleep. He had on a long trench coat that was almost in shreds and a hat topped his head, pulled down so you couldn’t see his face. 

He wore shoes that looked 30 years old, too small for his feet, with holes all over them, his toes stuck out. I assumed this man was homeless, and asleep, so I walked on by through the doors of the Church. 

We all enjoy fellowship for a few minutes, and then someone brought up the man who was laying outside. People snickered and gossiped, but no one bothered to ask him to come in, including me. A few moments later church began. We all waited for the Preacher to take his place, and to give us The Word, when the doors to the church opened. In came the homeless man, walking down the aisle with his head down. 

People gasped and whispered and made faces. He made his way down the aisle and up onto the pulpit. When he took off his hat and coat my heart sank. There stood our preacher… he was the “homeless man.” 

No one said a word… the room was silent and still. 

Then the preacher took his Bible and laid it on the stand. 

“Folks, I don’t think I have to tell you what I’m preaching about today.” Then he started singing the words to this song… 

“If I can help somebody as I pass along,
If I can cheer somebody with a word or song,
If I can show somebody that he’s traveling wrong,
Then my living shall not be in vain.”

Author unknown
















Have a Incredible Thursday Hugs



05/25/2022 10:04:31


BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAINS.

Balance in all things God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel, found him resting on the seventh day . He inquired, “Where have you been?” God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, “Look, Michael. Look what I’ve made.” Archangel Michael looked puzzled and said, “What is it?” “It’s a planet,” replied God, “and I’ve put life on it. I’m going to call it Earth and it’s going to be a place to test Balance.” “Balance?” inquired Michael, “I’m still confused.” God explained, pointing to different parts of Earth. “For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I’ve placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things.” God continued pointing to different countries. “This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice.” The Archangel , impressed by God’s work, then pointed to a land area and said, “What’s that one?” “That’s Virginia , the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills and plains. The people from Virginia are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent and humorous and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace and producers of good things.” Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, “But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance.” God smiled, “Right next to Virginia is Washington , D.C. Wait till you see the idiots I put there.”

HUGS



05/24/2022 08:58:20


Learn From Your Mistakes When you make a mistake, learn from it, resolve not to repeat it and then forget about it. You will feel better again. Do the same with others, instead of making their mistakes bigger, dissolve them in your mind and help them also to forget about them. A sensible person does not criticise the mistakes of others, instead, he learns from them for the future.



05/23/2022 11:18:55

 “Good Morning .Creator

always has something for you, a key for each problem a light for every shadow relief for sorrow and a plan for tomorrow have a happy and very blessed day with love god be with you”


Good Morning Beautiful Soul.Hugs 



05/22/2022 10:08:12


Today the angels suggest we learn to avoid disconnecting ourselves from love when we witness the hateful and hurtful behaviors of those who are already disconnected. They give us tools to help us find a more loving vibe, even when we slip into a very human reaction. Here a story of love calming hate, and a few tips to help you manage your vibration when faced with things we'd rather not see in our world.

Have a blessed & beautiful week :) ♥ Ann Albers.

Message from the Angels Messages from the Angels

My dear friends, we love you so very much, You are all challenged these days to stay in a kinder, more compassionate, and more loving reality than one being demonstrated by some very hurting souls on your planet Earth. When you see the hateful, try not to fall into hate.

Would you hate a child that doesn’t know the consequences of their angry tantrums and hurtful behaviors, or would you rather see them learn a better way? When you see the consequences of hate, try not to wish for revenge. Why hurt a hurting soul and drive them more deeply into their hatred, when instead, you can pray for their understanding so they never again commit such atrocities?

When you slip and fall from love, try to be kind and loving to yourself so you can raise yourself back into a loving vibration. You deserve compassion. You are wired for fight or flight when you feel threatened, and rising above these instincts takes work.

Cheer yourself on when you can, and soothe yourself kindly when you can't. Focus on, and love the idea of, a future where people treat each other kindly and hatred is seen as a sad cry for love. Love the idea of a world where people know their worth and don't need to hurt others. Love the idea of the worst person in your life being elevated above their bad behaviors.

If you can, imagine a world where the hurtful ones are restored to their original innocence. Imagine even the worst of the worst as innocent babies. Whisper to their souls, "You were once pure and innocent. Your soul still is... remember..." When you can, focus on the light within the soul no matter how dim or hidden it might be. If you find yourself spiraling downward after hearing disturbing news, breathe deeply, look at your own emotional reaction, and ask yourself two questions: Does this reaction feel good? Can I find one that feels better?

We are not in any way, asking you to sanction bad behaviors. We are not asking you to “take the hits” or “turn the other cheek” only to be slapped again. We are, however, asking you to remember, that a hateful soul is deeply wounded and in unthinkable pain, for only the severely wounded and disconnected could hurt others in such a way.

So ask yourself, "What thought or reaction would feel better?" Can you find a better feeling or a better thought? Perhaps a prayer for both the hurtful and the hurting would feel better. Perhaps you can focus on compassion for those who have been affected by a hateful act. Perhaps, if you reach for it, you can find compassion for a soul so lost and disconnected from their own Source and in so much pain that their only way to cry for love is to create more pain for all to see.

Hatred is one of the saddest ways that a soul cuts itself off from love. We are not asking you to make hatred OK. We are asking you not to cut yourself off from love as a result of another’s deeply wounded state of disconnection. We must say this again. Try not to disconnect yourself from love in reaction to another who IS disconnected. Try not to give up your own right to feel good and feel God because another person has lost their ability to do so. While society must have its consequences for unacceptable behaviors, remember that the greatest "punishment" for hatred is love. Love illuminates and dispels the darkness. Love creates an environment where darkness cannot exist. Love "denies" the darkness its very life. Hatred is like a vibrational virus that seeks to possess minds in order to propagate, and it cannot live in love. The denser vibrations cannot penetrate or exist in a higher vibrational field. In a vibrational field of love you are guided, protected, and in a flow towards the life that you desire. So don’t let the painful and hateful actions that you witness in the world dim your light. You will almost certainly have a reaction to these acts - a temporary wobble away from the vibration of love – but as soon as you can, ask yourself, "What might be a better, more soulful way to react?"

Try to find the best feeling you can, even in spite of the existence of behaviors that inspire bad feelings. If you ask us for help, you will be guided – perhaps to pray, turn away, have compassion, or perhaps even start to champion a cause that helps prevent such things in the future.

Sometimes you will be guided to "turn the other cheek" and look away from the hateful acts so you can focus on the countless examples of those doing good. However you are guided, know that this loving guidance will feel better, accomplish more, and one choice at a time, rob the hateful and hurtful vibrations of their power to propagate upon this earth.

God Bless You!

We love you so very much. -- The Angels

When life shows you darkness turn to the light



05/21/2022 09:54:25
THE MORNING BEGAN WITH THE MOST RADIANT COLORS AND THE QUIETEST SOUNDS. THESE ARE MOMENTS THAT BRING ME THE CERTAINTY THAT GOD BLESSED ANOTHER DAY FOR ALL OF US. GOOD MORNING!HUGS


Make love a part of your life
wake of boat leaving large island


Make love a part of your life



Once upon a time all feelings and emotions went to a coastal island for a vacation. According to their nature, each was having a good time. Suddenly, a warning of an impending storm was announced and everyone was advised to evacuate the island.


The announcement caused sudden panic. All rushed to their boats. Even damaged boats were quickly repaired and commissioned for duty.


Yet, Love did not wish to flee quickly. There was so much to do. But as the clouds darkened, Love realized it was time to leave. Alas, there were no boats to spare. Love looked around with hope.


Just then Prosperity passed by in a luxurious boat. Love shouted, “Prosperity, could you please take me in your boat?”


“No,” replied Prosperity, “my boat is full of precious possessions, gold and silver. There is no place for you.”


A little later Vanity came by in a beautiful boat. Again Love shouted, “Could you help me, Vanity? I am stranded and need a lift. Please take me with you.”


Vanity responded haughtily, “No, I cannot take you with me. My boat will get soiled with your muddy feet.”


Sorrow passed by after some time. Again, Love asked for help. But it was to no avail. “No, I cannot take you with me. I am so sad. I want to be by myself.”


When Happiness passed by a few minutes later, Love again called for help. But Happiness was so happy that it did not look around, hardly concerned about anyone.


Love was growing restless and dejected. Just then somebody called out, “Come Love, I will take you with me.” Love did not know who was being so magnanimous, but jumped on to the boat, greatly relieved that she would reach a safe place.


On getting off the boat, Love met Knowledge. Puzzled, Love inquired, “Knowledge, do you know who so generously gave me a lift just when no one else wished to help?”


Knowledge smiled, “Oh, that was Time.”


“And why would Time stop to pick me and take me to safety?” Love wondered.


Knowledge smiled with deep wisdom and replied, “Because only Time knows your true greatness and what you are capable of. Only Love can bring peace and great happiness in this world.”



“The important message is that when we are prosperous, we overlook love. When we feel important, we forget love. Even in happiness and sorrow we forget love. Only with time do we realize the importance of love. Why wait that long? Why not make love a part of your life today?”


Author Unknown



Agreed! What The World Needs Now is Love Is Love Sweet Love, Thats

The Only Things There's Too Little Of.... 











05/20/2022 10:09:50


05/16/2022 14:13:57

The Better Angels Of Our Nature

By Joseph J. Mazzella

It is funny how the fabric of our lives seems to go on and on but the fabric of our clothes, not so much. It was a few weeks ago when my son showed me the hole in his jeans. Further inspection showed that both of my sons’ pants were worn out and getting holes. And while their shirts were in better shape both of my sons had “grown” as well. While their adolescent growth spurts had stopped ten years ago, their aging bodies and slowing metabolism had made their bodies grow out and their shirts grow tight.

I spent the afternoon then first at the thrift shop and then at the department store picking out new blue jeans and better fitting shirts. It was a lot of work and I was tired when I got home. I took off the tags and put up their new clothes then I gathered up the old ones to toss in the trash. The jeans were more than garbage ready but when I grabbed their shirts to throw out I felt a little nudge in my heart and in my mind. I knew at once what it was. It was what Abraham Lincoln had once called: “The better angels of our nature.”

These better angels knew that most of the shirts had a lot of good wear left in them. They shouldn’t be thrown away when someone less fortunate could use them. I smiled to my God and my better angels then and laid out the shirts. I carefully looked at each one to see if any were too worn out. Those I tossed but the rest I stuffed back into the big thrift store bag to donate the next chance I could. As I put them in my car’s trunk too I felt a joy in my heart. It was like God was looking at me with Love and the better angels both above and within were smiling at me as well.

Always listen to those little nudges in your heart and mind. Always listen to the better angels of your nature. They are the voice of God within. And they will always lead you to more love, more giving, and more joy. They will always lead you to a better you.
Happy New Week! Never take one single thing for Granted . Blessings



05/14/2022 08:58:43

The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence . ~ Blake Lively
Pure heart is the greatest temple in the world..
Don’t believe the smiling face, but believe the smiling heart ,they r very rare in this world.. But some may be near by U
The movie character Forrest Gump describing life
as being "like a box of chocolates,"
is such a positive upbeat way of
characterizing the uncertainty of life.
I have no idea what life will give me next,
but whatever it is, it will be sweet.
Have a Beautiful Safe Weekend. Blessings



05/13/2022 10:36:57
Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution.
If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds.
- Norman Vincent Peale
In the midst of difficulty lies opportunity.
- Albert Einstein

Commitment

By Olehile Fischer Thataone
 

I will never forget what my old headmaster told taught me. Normally when you are only 15 years of age you do not remember most of the things that are preached by your teachers. But, this particular story is one such lesson that I will never forget. Every time I drift off course, I get reminded of this story.

It was a normal Monday morning at an assembly, and he was addressing the students on important things in life and about committing ourselves to what is important to us. This is how the story went:

An old man lived in a certain part of London, and he would wake up every morning and go to the subway. He would get the train right to Central London, and then sit at the street corner and beg. He would do this every single day of his life. He sat at the same street corner and begged for almost 20 years.

His house was filthy, and a stench came out of the house and it smelled horribly. The neighbors could not stand the smell anymore, so they summoned the police officers to clear the place. The officers knocked down the door and cleaned the house. There were small bags of money all over the house that he had collected over the years.

The police counted the money, and they soon realized that the old man was a millionaire. They waited outside his house in anticipation to share the good news with him. When he arrived home that evening, he was met by one the officers who told him that there was no need for him to beg any more as he was a rich man now, a millionaire.

He said nothing at all; he went into his house and locked the door. The next morning he woke up as usual, went to the subway, got into the train, and sat at the street corner and continued to beg.

Obviously, this old man had no great plans, dreams or anything significant for his life. We learn nothing from this story other than staying focused on the things we enjoy doing, commitment.

We should remain true to our course; which may mean committing yourselves to things that people around you would normally disapprove. Let nothing distract us from being happy, let nothing else determine our fate, but ourselves.

What makes us happy is what matters in the end… not what we acquire.

Good Morning Have A Incredible Day! Blessings.


05/12/2022 09:29:28



George Bernard Shaw said, “People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don’t believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can’t find them, they make them.”


Well, it’s pretty apparent, isn’t it? And every person who discovered this believed (for a while) that he was the first one to work it out. We become what we think about.


Conversely, the person who has no goal, who doesn’t know where he’s going, and whose thoughts must therefore be thoughts of confusion, anxiety and worry – his life becomes one of frustration, fear, anxiety and worry. And if he thinks about nothing… he becomes nothing.


How does it work? Why do we become what we think about? Well, I’ll tell you how it works, as far as we know. To do this, I want to tell you about a situation that parallels the human mind.


Suppose a farmer has some land, and it’s good, fertile land. The land gives the farmer a choice; he may plant in that land whatever he chooses. The land doesn’t care. It’s up to the farmer to make the decision.


We’re comparing the human mind with the land because the mind, like the land, doesn’t care what you plant in it. It will return what you plant, but it doesn’t care what you plant.


Now, let’s say that the farmer has two seeds in his hand- one is a seed of corn, the other is nightshade, a deadly poison. He digs two little holes in the earth and he plants both seeds-one corn, the other nightshade. He covers up the holes, waters and takes care of the land…and what will happen? Invariably, the land will return what was planted.


As it’s written in the Bible, “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.


Remember the land doesn’t care. It will return poison in just as wonderful abundance as it will corn. So up come the two plants – one corn, one poison.


The human mind is far more fertile, far more incredible and mysterious than the land, but it works the same way. It doesn’t care what we plant… success… or failure. A concrete, worthwhile goal…or confusion, misunderstanding, fear, anxiety and so on. But what we plant must return to us.


You see, the human mind is the last great unexplored continent on earth. It contains riches beyond our wildest dreams. It will return anything we want to plant.




Happiness





Happiness is not a destination, it's a journey. Happiness is not tomorrow, it is now. Happiness is not a dependency, it is a decision. Happiness is what you are, not what you have.








May the Angels Shower You with Blessings Daily...Hugs



05/11/2022 13:49:23

GOOD AFTERNOON



HAVE A WONDERFUL AFTERNOON BLESSINGS



05/10/2022 11:39:08

Today's Affirmation:
I give thanks for the bounties of this world.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
I will greet this day with love in my heart.
And how will I do this?
Henceforth will I look on all things with love and be born again.
I will love the sun for it warms my bones;
yet I will love the rain for it cleanses my spirit.
I will love the light for it shows me the way;
yet I will love the darkness for it shows me the stars.
I will welcome happiness as it enlarges my heart;
yet I will endure sadness for it opens my soul.
I will acknowledge rewards for they are my due;
yet I will welcome obstacles for they are my challenge.
- Og  Mandino.
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye..
ON THIS DAY...

•    Mend a quarrel
•    Dismiss suspicion and replace it with trust
•    Share something you treasure with another
•    Call or contact someone you haven't spoken to a while 
•    Give a soft and caring answer to a question
•    Encourage youth
•    Manifest your loyalty in your words and deeds
•    Keep a promise to someone
•    Find the time for others 
•    Forego a grudge
•    Forgive an enemy or someone who has wronged you
•    Listen more and speak less
•    Strive to understand what others say to you
•    Apologize if you know you were wrong
•    Reconsider the intensity of your demands on others 
•    Think first of someone else 
•    Appreciate, be kind and be gentle in all that you do
•    Smile and laugh at every opportunity
•    Have confidence in yourself and all that you do
•    Take up arms against malice 
•    Decry apathy or complacency 
•    Express your gratitude
•    Gladden the heart of a child
•    Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of all that surrounds you

Author Unknown




 
 

MAY THE ANGELS SHOWER YOU WITH BLESSINGS DAILY . HUGS




05/05/2022 06:38:03


Todays affirmation:
I choose to adapt to the circumstances in which I find myself.
I choose to be flexible in my dealings with those around me.
I understand that my way is not the only way -
that inner peace comes from respecting the ways of others,
and that, if I am open, I may gain great insights and happiness
from the ideas and traditions of others.


Building Your House






— Author Unknown


An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire. They could get by.


The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career.


When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, “This is your house… my gift to you.”


The carpenter was shocked!


What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently.


So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we’d do it much differently.


But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall.


Someone once said, “Life is a do-it-yourself project.” Your attitude, and the choices you make today, help build the “house” you will live in tomorrow.


Build wisely!






Have a positive beautiful day! May the Angels Shower you today and always with Blessings Daily. Hugs



05/04/2022 08:57:54


May The Angels Shower You With Blessings Daily Hugs



05/03/2022 08:36:33


05/02/2022 08:22:16
A MOTHER'S LOVE
To All of the Mothers
— Author Unknown
This is in honor of all of the mothers in the world, for what they do and mean to us, and the courage it takes to be a mother. May every day be your Mother’s Day.
————-
This is for all the mothers who probably won’t win Mother of the Year. All the runners-up and all the wannabes. The mothers too tired to enter or too busy to care. This is for all the mothers who froze their buns off on metal bleachers at soccer games Friday night instead of watching from cars, so that when their kids asked, “Did you see my goal?” they could say, “Of course, wouldn’t have missed it for the world,” and mean it.
This is for all the mothers who have sat up all night with sick toddlers in their arms, wiping up barf laced with Oscar Mayer wieners and cherry Kool-Aid saying, “It’s OK, honey, Mommy’s here.” This is for all the mothers of Kosovo who fled in the night and can’t find their children.
This is for the mothers who gave birth to babies they’ll never see. And the mothers who took those babies and made them homes. For all the mothers of the victims of the Colorado shooting, and the mothers of the murderers. For the mothers of the survivors, and the mothers who sat in front of their TVs in horror, hugging their child who just came home from school, safely. For all the mothers who run carpools and make cookies and sew Halloween costumes. And all the mothers who DON’T.
What makes a good Mother anyway? Is it patience? Compassion? Broad hips? The ability to nurse a baby, cook dinner, and sew a button on a shirt, all at the same time? Or is it heart? Is it the ache you feel when you watch your son or daughter disappear down the street, walking to school alone for the very first time? The jolt that takes you from sleep to dread, from bed to crib at 2 A.M. to put your hand on the back of a sleeping baby? The need to flee from wherever you are and hug your child when you hear news of a school shooting, a fire, a car accident, a baby dying?
So this is for all the mothers who sat down with their children and explained all about making babies. And for all the mothers who wanted to, but just couldn’t. This is for reading “Goodnight, Moon” twice a night for a year…
And then reading it again, “Just one more time.”
This is for all the mothers who mess up. Who yell at their kids in the grocery store and swat them in despair and stomp their feet like a tired 2-year-old who wants ice cream before dinner. This is for all the mothers who taught their daughters to tie their shoelaces before they started school. And for all the mothers who opted for Velcro instead. For all the mothers who bite their lips – sometimes until they bleed – when their 14 year olds dye their hair green. Who lock themselves in the bathroom when babies keep crying and won’t stop.
This is for all the mothers who show up at work with spit-up in their hair and milk stains on their blouses and diapers in their purse. This is for all the mothers who teach their sons to cook and their daughters to sink a jump shot. This is for all mothers whose heads turn automatically when a little voice calls mom?” in a crowd, even though they know their own offspring are at home.
This is for mothers who put pinwheels and teddy bears on their children’s graves. This is for mothers whose children have gone astray, who can’t find the words to reach them. This is for all the mothers who sent their sons to school with stomachaches, assuring them they’d be just FINE once they got there, only to get calls from the school nurse and hour later asking them to please pick them up. Right away.
This is for young mothers stumbling through diaper changes and sleep deprivation. And mature mothers learning to let go. For working mothers and stay-at-home mothers. Single mothers and married mothers. Mothers with money, mothers without. This is for all of you.
Hang in there, and know that you are loved and needed.
“Home is what catches us when we fall – and we all fall.”
— Anonymous
For all of the wonderful mothers you know!

HAVE A AMAZING WEEK! FILLED WITH ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES . MAY THE ANGELS SHOWER YOU WITH BLESSINGS DAILY! HUGS



05/01/2022 10:55:40


When ever your Heart is hurting ,

Prayer opens the door to comfort.



Friends in Heaven
cowboy with his dog and horse


Friends in Heaven



— Author unknown


An old cowboy was riding his trusty horse followed by his faithful dog along an unfamiliar road. The man was enjoying the new scenery, when he suddenly remembered dying, and realized that the dog beside him had been dead for years, as had his horse.


Confused, he wondered what was happening, and where the trail was leading them.


After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall that looked like fine marble. At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch topped by a golden letter “H” that glowed in the sunlight. Standing before it, he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like gold.


He rode toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side. Parched and tired out by his journey, he called out, ‘Excuse me, where are we?’


‘This is ranch, Heaven, sir,’ the man answered.


‘Wow! Would you happen to have some water?’ the man asked.


‘Of course, sir. Come right in, and I’ll have some ice water brought right up.’


As the gate began to open, the cowboy asked, ‘Can I bring my partners, too?’


‘I’m sorry, sir, but we don’t accept pets.’


The cowboy thought for a moment, then turned back to the road and continued riding, his dog trotting by his side.


After another long ride, at the top of another hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a ranch gate that looked as if it had never been closed. As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book. ‘Excuse me,’ he called to the man. ‘Do you have any water?’


‘Sure, there’s a pump right over there. Help yourself.’


‘How about my friends here?’ the traveler gestured to the dog and his horse.



‘Of course! They look thirsty, too,’ said the man.


The trio went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with buckets beside it. The traveler filled a cup and the buckets with wonderfully cool water and took a long drink, as did his horse and dog. When they were full, he walked back to the man who was still standing by the tree. ‘What do you call this place?’ the traveler asked.


‘This is Heaven,’ he answered.


‘That’s confusing,’ the traveler said. ‘The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.’


‘Oh, you mean the place with the glitzy, gold street and fake pearly gates? That’s hell.’


‘Doesn’t it make you angry when they use your name like that?’


‘Not at all. Actually, we’re happy they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.’


~~~~~~~


Sometimes, we wonder why friends share things without writing a word. Maybe this explains it: When you’re busy, but still want to keep in touch, you can forward things. When you have something to say, but don’t know how to say it, or… when you have nothing to say, but want to stay in contact, you can forward a story like this. A ‘share’ lets you know you’re still remembered, still important, still cared about. So. the next time you get a ‘shared post or meme’, realize you’ve been thought of and your friend on the other end who just wanted to send you a smile.


P.S. You’re welcome at our watering hole anytime.


P.P.S. Please consider ‘sharing’ this touching story soon











MAY THE ANGELS SHOWER YOU WITH BLESSINGS DAILY.. HUGS



04/30/2022 09:45:19

MAY YOU:

Pay It Forward - as an Expression of Universal Gratitude

While many of us recognize the expression "Pay It Forward" from the 2000 movie of that name, the concept is an ancient one. Benjamin Franklin described the process:

I do not pretend to give such a Sum; I only lend it to you. When you meet with another honest Man in similar Distress, you must pay me by lending this Sum to him; enjoining him to discharge the Debt by a like operation, when he shall be able, and shall meet with another opportunity. I hope it may thus go thro' many hands, before it meets with a Knave that will stop its Progress. This is a trick of mine for doing a deal of good with a little money.

The actual words "pay it forward" are used to describe this sequence by Robert Heinlein in a 1951 novel - perhaps the first use of this phrase.

We have reason to have infinite gratitude to the Universe for everything we have and everything we are, yet we cannot repay the Universe. We have gratitude for our distant ancestors, yet cannot repay them. We have gratitude to our parents for our very life, and to our parents or other caregivers for our nurture, yet we cannot repay them in kind. We may have many other gratitudes that, for one reason or another, cannot be repaid to those who were so generous to us.

Pay It Forward. Gift future generations in proportion to our gratitude. The nature of life is that we pay forward our biological creation and nurture. Our parents gift us with life and nurture, and we gift our children with life and nurture. While this much is essential to continued human existence, choose to take "pay it forward" farther - much farther.

Consider making "pay it forward" a way of life. As we have observed many times, expectation (demand) is always a cause of suffering. Rather than "expecting" to be repaid when we "loan" something to someone, consider the "loans" we make to be forward payments for the "loans" we received from our ancestors, nurturers and others. Request that any "loan" that we make be repaid FORWARD, when the recipient is able, and then completely forget about the "loan." It is no longer our business if, when, or how the "loan" is repaid - or is not repaid.

STAY STRONG...

MAY THE ANGELS SHOWER YOUI WITH BLESSINGS DAILY..HUGS



04/29/2022 10:56:34


Advice from An Ol’ Farmer
old farmer in field of wildflowers


Advice from An Ol’ Farmer


Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.


Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.


Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.


A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.


Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.


Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.


Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.


Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.


It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.


You cannot unsay a cruel word.


Every path has a few puddles.


When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.


The best sermons are lived, not preached.


Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.


Don’t judge folks by their relatives.


Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.


Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.


Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.


Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.


If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.


Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.


When nothin’ goes right, go left.


The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.


Always drink upstream from the herd.


Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.


Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.


If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around.


Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.


Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.


Most times, it just gets down to common sense.


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It may seem cynical to say, "Trust No One," but it can actually be a reassuring and positive thought. I am not presuming that others wish you harm. A few may and most don't, but that's not the issue here. For the purpose of this discussion, let's assume that everyone has honorable intentions, and is not doing anything self-serving. Let's further assume that they have your best interest at heart and are volunteering to help you with no consideration of benefit to themselves. This is a bit of a stretch, but it sets the stage for the real point.





in their most generous moments, people are attempting to provide you with what they think is best for you. That's a problem. Have you ever been happily curled up on the couch on a Saturday afternoon when there was a knock on your door and several cheerful and enthusiastic people offered to show you their way to achieve salvation? They sincerely believe that they know what is best for you. Apply this thought to everyone in your life from the life insurance salesman to your mother. Under the best of circumstances, they sincerely want to provide you with the advice that they believe will enable you to live the life that they think you should. Disregarding any doubts of their sincerity and ability, the question becomes whether you choose to live the life someone else wishes for you.





As I have said before, Conscious trust is one of the underpinnings of a great life. However, what I am asking you to consider today is the difference between trusting someone's intention, and trusting their ability to know what is best for you.

In the example above, I TRUST that the visitors at my door want the best for me (unless that trust is broken). What I don't trust is that they are a better judge of how I should live my life than I am.

Many of us have been conditioned to trust others' opinions more than our own, and I believe that sort of trust is excessive. This is especially true with regard to authority figures - doctors, lawyers, priests. I trust my doctor's intentions toward me, but I don't blindly follow his suggestions without checking other sources also. He was trained to prescribe a pill for everything, and does it with the best of intentions, but I often choose to trust God's quiet voice inside me rather than my doctor's medical advice.

It is impossible for anyone to advise you on anything without presuming that they know what you should want. For example, this article is prompted by my belief that you should want to make your own decisions about your life. But don't trust me on that, it's your life.

Don't decide who to trust, decide which ideas to trust.

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
– The Buddha




















04/28/2022 08:44:09
GOOD MORNING

Dash  of Hope

— by Linda Ellis

My poem, The Dash, is based on that little line on a tombstone, between the dates of birth and death. Ultimately, that dash is a symbol which represents every day we’ve spent alive on earth. Therefore, how you spend your “dash” is all that really matters. Following is an amazing story about someone whose dash truly made a difference.

Recently I heard about a little girl named Hope Stout (pictured above). After learning more about her life, I couldn’t help but feel it was not by coincidence, nor happenstance, that she had been named “Hope.” It had to be attributed to fate. The compassion and generosity housed in her young heart made a lasting impression on me and countless others, and her legacy of love continues to bless lives every day. Though I never had the opportunity to meet her, I wish I had. It seems as though she was wise beyond her tender years and very, very special. When I tell people her story, I always say, “if this doesn’t inspire you, I don’t think there’s much that could…”

Hope was a twelve-year old girl who was offered a “wish” in early December 2003 by the “Make-A-Wish” Foundation after being informed that she had a rare type of bone cancer. However, when she found out that more than 150 children in her area were waiting for their wishes to be granted, she unselfishly used her wish to ask that those children have their wishes granted. She also asked that it be done by January 16, 2004. Unfortunately, however, the organization informed her that her noble request could not be granted as the funds were simply unavailable. They calculated that they would need to raise more than one million dollars in thirty days in order to grant her wish. Disappointed, but not discouraged, she turned her dismay into an enthusiasm that inspired caring individuals to spearhead fundraising to help grant the wishes of the other children, and eventually hers as well. Newspaper columnists and reporters for radio and TV stations shared the story of this caring young girl who had touched the hearts of so many and as word spread, the community was challenged. Committees were formed and schools, corporations and various organizations assisted in raising money to help bring Hope’s dream to fruition.

Though she lost her battle in 2004, knowing that her wish was going to come true, Hope lives on. Her heartfelt efforts were not in vain as they continue to help others, not only physically, but spiritually and emotionally as well. At the initial fundraiser and gathering to celebrate her life, “A Celebration of Hope” on January 16, 2004, the announcement was made that they had indeed received donations totaling more than one million dollars on behalf of Hope Stout. Her wish had been granted!

THE DASH

The poem by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend. He referred to the dates on the tombstone from the beginning… to the end.

He noted that first came the date of birth and spoke of the following date with tears, but he said what mattered most of all was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time they spent alive on earth and now only those who loved them know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars… the house… the cash. What matters is how we live and love and how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard; are there things you’d like to change? For you never know how much time is left that still can be rearranged.

To be less quick to anger and show appreciation more and love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile… remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read, with your life’s actions to rehash, would you be proud of the things they say about how you lived your dash?

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Life is brighter when we focus on what truly matters.
May the Angels shower you with Blessings Daily.. Hugs                            



04/26/2022 08:49:22


“Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories. Good morning! Have a gorgeous day.” Hugs



04/25/2022 10:13:41

One Tired Dog

An older, tired-looking dog, wandered into my yard one day. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of.

He calmly came over to me and I gave him a few pats on his head. Then he followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep. An hour later, he went to the door and I let him out.

The next day he was back… greeted me in my yard, walked inside, and resumed his spot in the hall, and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.

Curious, I decided to pin a note to his collar which read:

”I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful, sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.”

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar:

”He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3, and heʼs trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow?”

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This is really a cute and awesome story, believed to be true. We can all sympathize with this sweet, old dog… and the mother of six.

Work Well

Work is only work if you prefer to be somewhere else. Work tends to be a negative perception of a task which we reluctantly approach. Work is only labour when we forget to see our life as it truly is - an opportunity to be creative, enrich others and be enriched ourselves. When we are able to see work in this way, we find something called enthusiasm inside.

When we are enthusiastic we work well and we are valued. We are used as a role model. When we work well it is much easier to say no when we need to, for we know our own value, and we are not dependent on others' approval to feel good about ourselves.

When we put love and enthusiasm into what we do, it rebounds in the form of opportunities and blessings, two of the most important ingredients of a truly wealthy life.

MAY THE ANGELS SHOWER YOU WITH BLESSINGS DAILY HUGS


04/24/2022 10:51:29
Don’t think that someone else is more blessed than you are..
It’s just that we are blessed in different ways .
Personality Test

This is a real test… given by the Human Relations Dept. at many of the major corporations today.  It helps them get better insight concerning their employees and in their prospective employees.

Dr. Phil scored 55 when he took this test on Oprah. Oprah Winfrey got a 38.  Some people pay a lot of money to find this information out!  Read on, and take the test yourself… this is very interesting… but, don’t be overly sensitive!            ;    

The following 10-question personality test is pretty accurate, and it only takes a few minutes. Take this test for yourself and have a pen or pencil and paper ready. Don’t peek, but begin the test as you scroll down and answer.

Answers are for who you are now and not who you were in the past. 

Ready? Begin.

1. When do you feel your best?
A)  in the morning
B)  during the afternoon and early evening
C)  late at night

2.  You usually walk (how?)…
A)  fairly fast, with long steps
B)  fairly fast, with little steps
C)  less fast head up, looking the world in the face
D)  less fast, head down
E)  very slowly

3.  When you talk to people, you…
A)  stand with your arms folded
B)  have your hands clasped
C)  have one or both your hands on your hips
D)  touch or push the person to whom you are talking
E)  play with your ear, touch your chin, or smooth your hair

4.  When relaxing, you sit with…
A)   your knees bent with your legs neatly side by side
B)  your legs crossed
C)  your legs stretched out or straight
D)  one leg curled under you

5.  When something really amuses you, you react with…
A)  big appreciated laugh
B)  a laugh, but not a loud one
C)  a quiet chuckle
D)  a sheepish smile

6.  When you go to a party or social gathering, you…
A)  make a loud entrance so everyone notices you
B)  make a quiet entrance, looking around for someone you know
C)  make the quietest entrance, trying to stay unnoticed

7.  You’re working very hard, concentrating hard, and you’re interrupted. You…
A)  welcome the break
B)  feel extremely irritated
C)  vary between these two extremes

8.  Which of the following colors do you like most?
A)  Red or orange
B)  black
C)  yellow or light blue
D)  green
E)  dark blue or purple
F)  white
G)  brown or gray

9.  When you are in bed at night, in those last few moments before going to sleep, you are…
A)  stretched out on your back
B)  stretched out face down on your stomach
C)  on your side, slightly curled
D)  with your head on one arm
E)  with your head under the covers

10.  You often dream that you are…
A)  falling
B)  fighting or struggling
C)  searching for something or somebody
D)  flying or floating
E)  you usually have dreamless sleep
F)  your dreams are always pleasant

POINTS For SCORE:
1.   (a) 2    (b) 4    (c) 6
2.   (a) 6    (b) 4    (c) 7    (d) 2   (e) 1
3.   (a) 4    (b) 2    (c) 5    (d) 7   (e) 6
4.   (a) 4    (b) 6    (c) 2    (d) 1
5.   (a) 6    (b) 4    (c) 3    (d) 5    (e) 2
6.   (a) 6    (b) 4    (c) 2
7.   (a) 6    (b) 2    (c) 4
8.   (a) 6    (b) 7    (c) 5    (d) 4    (e) 3    (f) 2    (g) 1
9.   (a) 7    (b) 6    (c) 4    (d) 2    (e) 1
10. (a) 4    (b) 2    (c) 3    (d) 5    (e) 6    (f) 1

Now add up your total number of points… and compare below.

OVER 60 POINTS:
Others see you as someone they should ‘handle with care.’ You’re seen as vain, self-centered, and who is extremely dominant.  Others may admire you, wishing they could be more like you, but don’t always trust you, hesitating to become too deeply involved with you.

51 – 60 POINTS: 
Others see you as an exciting, highly volatile, rather impulsive personality, a natural leader, who’s quick to make decisions, though not always the right ones. They see you as bold and adventuresome, someone who will try anything once, someone who takes chances and enjoys an adventure. They enjoy being in your company because of the excitement you radiate.

41 – 50 POINTS: 
Others see you as fresh, lively, charming, amusing, practical, and always interesting; someone who’s constantly in the center of attention, but sufficiently well balanced not to let it go to their head. They also see you as kind, considerate, and understanding; someone who’ll always cheer them up and help them out.

31 – 40 POINTS: 
Others see you as sensible, cautious, careful and practical. They see you as clever, gifted, or talented, but modest. Not a person who makes friends too quickly or easily, but someone who’s extremely loyal to friends you do make and who expects the same loyalty in return. Those who really get to know you, realize it takes a lot to shake your trust in your friends, but equally that it takes you a long time to get over if that trust is ever broken.

21 – 30 POINTS: 
Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy. They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder. It would really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment, expecting you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then, usually decide against it. They think this reaction is caused partly by your careful nature.

UNDER 21 POINTS:  
People think you are shy, nervous, and indecisive, someone who needs looking after, who always wants someone else to make the decisions and who doesn’t want to get involved with anyone or anything. They see you as a worrier who always sees problems that don’t exist. Some people think you’re boring. Only those who know you well, know that you aren’t.

Remember, this only a sample test. It it not an absolute reflection of you or your personality. It simply allows you to understand how others may view you… as a friend, as an associate, as a quality resource, as a soulmate, etc. Hopefully it helped make you feel better about yourself.

Now share this with others, and let them understand how others may perceive them.
Good Morning 

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