Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY LETTER

This morning I got into Documents, for what ever reason I don't recall, (my mornings are slow and erratic) and came across this beautiful holiday message from my niece.  She has always written her thoughts well, not just for family but her professional writing is totally just that.  Having several degrees including law and psychology sports counseling, there are her careers  as mother, her many charitable acts to everyone in need or not, business owner (several).  My thinking back on the days when she was a tiny 12 pound "cotton head" toddling about up to today as a truly productive human being, I have to say she is doing a well job with her life.  I am very proud of her.  I hope you enjoy reading her Christmas letter to her friends and family, as I did once again today.  She was the tiniest baby I ever saw walking about and doing her thing.  She continues daily doing her Thing for friends, strangers, family, on the highways, reaching out to help.  Her dad did well by her, instilling much wisdom and kindness in her soul.  No one could ask for a better directive from a parent, I don't believe..
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December 19, 2013

Our holiday wish this year is simply that you have peace and health, nothing else really matters in this world of uncertainty.  As I look back at all of the wonders and blessings, let me say that you are on the top of my list.  We are grateful to have you in our lives, without you our circle would not be complete. 
I have been blessed to have a wonderful year, one that made me reflect on all that has been loaned to me by God.  First and foremost is my dad.  He was a great man, one that loved the outdoors and all that it had to offer.  His words were full of wisdom and for the rest of my life – I will use his great advice. :
●Never count your chickens before they hatch.
●On the day you die – you will have been able to count your true friends on one hand.
 ●Always go with your gut, never doubt your first feeling about anything or anyone.

Many of you that did not know my dad will be able to always see his determination in my eyes.  I got my sensitivity, kindness and love of others from him.  He never turned his back on anyone in need – and that is something that he always wished I had never inherited from him.  But I did and have now passed this trait on to J
I will always be grateful for the time spent with him, so please take my advice:
Don’t waste a moment.  Make lots of memories and take lots of photos.  On the hard days, you will be able to smile when you can reflect back on them.  Don’t put off making that phone call or saying what you really wanted to say.  Visit often and let them know that you really do love them.  Say thank you and you are welcome –with a smile.  Open a door or help someone carry something.  Advance the paper towels for the next person in the bathroom, when you pass it forward - it makes people feel special.  Give lots of hugs!!
The rest of the family is doing really great!  J has become an amazing young woman, d------ beautifully and with such grace.  B is wonderful and a true blessing in my life.  Mom is doing really good, keeping busy cooking, cleaning, reading and visiting with friends at Hap's House.   T is always busy with projects and work, hoping to have his whole family here after the New Year.  Our many friends have brought us so much joy and kindness.  K has been the rock that held me up through the tough times.  We have been so blessed and so have you, count your blessings and you just might be amazed!

We love all of you,

A
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If only Google did its job so well!

Caddie

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

What Matters - A Repeat

What matters is to live in the present, live now, for every moment is now. It is your thoughts and acts of the moment that create your future. The outline of your future path already exists, for you created its pattern by your past.

Sai Baba

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Repeat of Profound Quote

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, Learned Man 

No useless wanderings today; just observations from someone who knows more than I ever could. These first few short words of Teilhard de Chardin opened my eyes several years ago. They certainly give a different perspective. Knowledge that is hidden can be found; its just a matter of broadening the ability of the mind.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience.
We are spiritual beings having a human exerience.
Teilhard de Chardin

Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then, for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

WORDS CAN Do Great Harm

The saying goes: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never harm me".  He knew not of which he spoke.  Words can kill!  They can be spoken and rip the heart and guts right out of you.  It often pays to not speak.  Humanity seems to be in a wicked whirlwind of emotions,  just tick, tick, ticking along, faster each new day.  Maybe many have had their hearts ripped away in past times.

Just pondering along on this smothering, hot day.  I can't breathe!

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

My "Babies"





Ernie after Ernest the Borgie -  his eyebrows. See?
                                         
Ms. Murphy here. Hello.

"Where's my sweater?  It's cold out here"

Mama Luci and Papa Sam, Yorkshire and toy Poodle









I've got my hands full! Four babies I have, 8 weeks old and running my world they are.  This situation was unplanned, believe me.  Sam only weighs 2 1/2 pounds ....but he moves fast!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Spirit is Urgently Busy

Spirit
 
I so enjoy reading Ara's posts over at http://theoasisofmysoul.com  
Ara takes some mind-blowing pictures.  Fantastic views of our lands.  He rides with the wind and his Spirit. Ara suffers, yet he lives to his fullest potential each day of life.  We each should strive for using our fullest potential, eh?  Just ask Spirit.  He will show you how to kick up dust, leaving it to drift away, behind and beyond our path.

Click on over to Ara's and have yourself some 'good'. 

You'll have no regrets as you experience living with Spirit.

For seventy  years I've wished to "go West".  The wish never came to pass, yet my desires are somewhat satisfied following along with Ara as he travels the roads 'out West', seeing much of the beautiful nature this country is endowed with.