Wednesday, January 30, 2008


today i found a plaque at the salley ann .. it went like this....

GOD PLACIDLY AMID THE NOISE & HASTE, & REMEMBER WHAT PEACE THERE MAY BE IN SILENCE. AS FAR AS POSSIBLE WITHOUT surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and listen to other, even the dull & ignorant; they too have a story. ~ Avoid loud & aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If your compare yourself with others, you may become vain & bitter; for always there will be greater & lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. ~ Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind your to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. ~ Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity & disenchantment it is perennial as the grass. ~ Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue & loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. ~ You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees & stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. ~ Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever you labors & aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. ~ With all its sham, drudgery & broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy. ~ ~

Found in Old Saint Paul's Church, Baltimore

It was written in 1927 by Max Ehrmann, a Terre Haute, Ind., poet, author and lawyer.
Information about the poem Desiderata

i never read this one before.. (i say that sheepishly)... as it has been around for some time.
i really like it. Its thoughtful.. inspiring, someones insight to their world.

..actually i feel it is quite the treasure.

i did a little bit of searching .. and found the Saint Paul's church site. It has a link about the poem and finding of it as well.. Old St Paul's

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

sent awhile back... via email...

The One Flaw In Women

By the time the Lord made woman,
He was into his sixth day of working overtime.
An angel appeared and said,

"Why are you spending so much time on this one?"

And the Lord answered, "Have you seen my spec sheet on her?

She has to be completely washable, but not plastic,
Have over 200 movable parts, all replaceable

And able to run on diet coke and leftovers,
Have a lap that can hold four children at one
time, Have a kiss that can cure anything from a scraped knee to a broken heart
-and she will do everything with only two hands."

The angel was astounded at the requirements.
"Only two hands!? No way! And that's just on the standard model?
That's too much work for one day.
Wait until tomorrow to finish."

"But I won't," the Lord protested. "I am so close to finishing this creation that is so close to my own heart. She already heals herself when she is sick AND can work 18 hour days."

The angel moved closer and touched the woman. "But you have made her so soft, Lord."

"She is soft," the Lord agreed, "but I have also made her tough. You have no idea what she can endure or accomplish."

"Will she be able to think?", asked the angel.

The Lord replied, "Not only will she be able to think, She will be able to reason and negotiate."

The angel then noticed something, And reaching out, touched the woman's cheek. "Oops, it looks like you have a leak in this model. I told you that you were trying to put too much into this one."

"That's not a leak," The Lord corrected, "that's a tear!"

"What's the tear for?" the angel asked.

The Lord said, "The tear is her way of expressing her joy,
Her sorrow, her pain, her disappointment, her love,
Her loneliness, her grief and her pride."

The angel was impressed. "You are a genius, Lord. You thought of everything!
Woman is truly amazing."

And she is!

Women have strengths that amaze men.
They bear hardships and they carry burdens,
But they hold happiness, love and joy..
They smile when they want to scream.
They sing when they want to cry.
They cry when they are happy
And laugh when they are nervous.
They fight for what they believe in.
They stand up to injustice.
They don't take "no" for an answer
When they believe there is a better solution.
They go without so their family can have.
They go to the doctor with a frightened friend.
They love unconditionally.
They cry when their children excel
And cheer when their friends get awards.
They are happy when they hear about
A birth or a wedding.
Their hearts break when a friend dies.
They grieve at the loss of a family member,
Yet they are strong when they think there is no strength left.

They know that a hug and a kiss
Can heal a broken heart.
Women come in all shapes, sizes and colors.
They'll drive, fly, walk, run or e-mail you
To show how much they care about you.
The heart of a woman is what makes the world keep turning.

They bring joy, hope and love.
They have compassion and ideals.
They give moral support to their family and friends.

Women have vital things to say and everything to give.


Pass this along
To all your women friends and relatives
To remind them just how amazing they are.

Monday, January 21, 2008

Katharine Hepburn

If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

i can't handle the stress of an update!!!!

i am working on an update.....


..... i do love our holidays ..............oh the nothingness...

i started to walk again... (thanks Jess for the boost this holiday season-- "cough cough"... LOL)

i am looking forward to working off these winter pounds..(thats a lie.. they are summer/fall/winter pounds.. and i never look forward to the pain involved in working very hard)

My walkin' bud Jenny is back from holidays and we are going to get at it and swing into the whole 'healthy choice movement' very Walking with Jenny is absolutely the bomb. Always always always the best of time.

oh yeah ... did i mention i was on the naughty list for Christmas 2008? i am. Shorty after Christmas i notice the change. ... Well it is only January.. maybe it will change again? maybe i have always been on the naughty list... humm i will just have to ask my santa ... hehe

ps even the "i am going to update soon"- update, took me more than a week!!eeeek ..oh the pressure!! BTW its the 14th...nuts.