Tuesday, August 30, 2016

The Magic Carpet Ride

~Author Unknown~

I saw the above poem on Facebook recently, and it was so perfect. For those of us who love reading, books have been our best friends since an early age. They fill our minds with wonder and take us places we've never been in real life.  They make us laugh, they make us cry, they gives us windows into the lives of people we wish we knew, and those we're glad we don't.  When we are sad they comfort us, when we are lonely they keep us company. When we are happy they enhance our pleasure.  When we follow characters from chapter to chapter and sometimes sequel to sequel, we become a part of their adventure and we grow right along with them. 

From the time I was old enough to hold a book I knew that magic existed on the pages between the covers.  I've traveled far and wide  on the magic carpet of reading and learned a great deal more than I ever did in school.  Books show us how amazing and diverse our world is!

I can't imagine how different I would be if books had not been my companions through the years. I many ways I have them to thank for what I have learned about people, life, and what's truly important. I have to agree with Alice Hoffman's quote below that books are true magic... they have the power to unlock minds!
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I'm joining Patricia for In Other Words
where this week's writing prompt
is the following quotation by Alice Hoffman:

"Books may well be the only true magic."


Monday, August 29, 2016

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Pray for Others

Thought for the Day:
 
 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 16


Annie at McGuffy's Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing are co-hosting a weekly meme called Friendly Fill-In'sAll you have to do to participate is complete the statements and link your post up hereThis is a fun way to get to know each other a little better!

Here are the this week's statements:

1. I wish ____________ would bring back ______________.

2. An act of kindness that I do often is  __________________.

3.  I still have __________________ from my childhood.

4.  If I didn't have ___________________, I'd be completely lost.


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Here are my answers:

1. I wish parents would bring back raising children with traditional values.

2. An act of kindness that I do often is taking advantage of opportunities to say or do something that will brighten someone's day, especially someone who isn't expecting it.

3.  I still have many memories from my childhood, some treasured, some not so much ;-)

4.  If I didn't have the Internet to connect me to my friends, I'd be completely lost, or at least very lonely.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

You Can Choose

Thought for the Day:
 
 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Playing My Part

(Artist Unknown)
 
We tend to believe that people are only important if they have some magnificent gift or talent to share with the world, and most certainly I don't fit in that category.  But in the words of the Blessed Mother Teresa, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”  

The above cartoon was circulating on Facebook recently, and I think it conveys the power one person can have when it comes to healing a battered heart.  This is the role I have always seen myself in. The task that has been assigned to me during my journey here on earth is to do my best to encourage and uplift each others.  In doing so, even if I manage to make just one person feel a little better about themselves or their life, then I've achieved my purpose.  I've also found that any time I am able making someone else feel a bit happier, I end up feeling happier too. That's where the healing part comes in, when we reach out to each other we all feel better!

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I'm joining Patricia for In Other Words
where this week's writing prompt
is the following quotation by Marianne Williamson:
"Each of us has a unique part to play in the healing of the world."

Friday, August 19, 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 15


Annie at McGuffy's Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing are co-hosting a fun weekly meme called  Friendly Fill-In'sAll you have to do to participate is complete the statements and link your post up hereThis is a fun way to get to know each other a little better!

Here are the this week's statements:

1. When I run out of  _____________, I use _____________ instead.

2. My guru is  __________________.

3.  I am afraid of  __________________.

4.  I feel empowered  ___________________.


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Here are my answers:

1. When I run out of  excuses, I use humor instead. :-)

2. My guru is Jesus.  There are others such as Mother Teresa, and followers who are still living, that show us how we can live in the footsteps of the Master.

3.  I am afraid of losing the people I love, especially Papa Bear. I also worry about us not being able to take care of ourselves as we grow older.

4.  I feel empowered when I make a suggestion or a decision and it turns out to be a good one. 
 


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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

It's All Messy

Thought for the Day:
 
 

Monday, August 15, 2016