Saturday, March 31, 2012

Something To Think About

All of us yearn for a life filled with joy. In the quest for happiness, though we often overlook the good that's right in front of us. Try to pause, even for a moment, and ponder the joy that already exists in your life. You just might see it's everywhere you look. Find a quiet spot and consider the following ideas.

1. What gives you the greatest joy-and when was the last time you felt that joy? Starting now, how can you incorporate what pleases you most in your daily life?

2. Each day for a week, make a list of the things that bring you delight. At the end of the week, hang the list on a mirror to remind you of all that's positive in your life.

3. How much joy you experience is connected to how open you are to receiving it. Do you believe you are worthy of it? How might the way you see yourself be robbing you of happiness?

4. Who in your life brings you the most contentment? Are you depending more on your spouse, friends, family to bring you satisfaction than you are on yourself?

What Can You Bring ToThe Table?

In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question

"What kind of man are you looking for?" She sat quietley for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking, "Do you rally want to know?"

Reluctantly, he said "Yes."

She began to expound....

"As a woman in this day and age, I am in a position to ask a man what he can do for me that I can't do for myself. I pay my own bills. I take care of my household without help of any man...or woman for that matter.

I am in the position to ask, "What can you bring to the tabel?"

The man looked at her. Clearly he thought that she was referring to money. She quickly corrected his thought and stated,

"I'm not referring to money. "I need something more. I need a man who is striving for perfection in every aspect of life."

He sat back in his chair, folded his arms, and asked her to explain.

She said "I am looking for someone who is striving for perfection mentally because I need conversation and mental stimulation.

I don't need a simple minded man.

"I am looking for someone who is striving for perfection spiritually because I don't need to be unequally yoked...believers mixed with unbelievers is a recipe for disaster. And even if he is a believer; he needs to believe as I do."

"I need a man who is striving for perfection financially because I don't need a financial burden."

"I am looking for someone who is senstive enough to understand what I go through as a woman, and strong enough to keep me grounded when I do go through changes.

"I don't need a man who is going to purposely bring me greif."

"I am looking for someone I can respect. In order to be submissive, I must respect him and he must respect me.

"I cannot be submissive to a man who isn't taking care of his business or who is "messy" in his personal affairs. I have no problem being submissive...but he has to be worthy."

God made woman to be a help mate for man. I can't help a man if he can't help himself. If he can't help himself then he definitely can't help me."

When she finished her spiel, she looked at him.

He sat there with a puzzled look on his face.

He said, "You are asking a lot."

She replied, "I'm worth a lot."

Friday, March 30, 2012

Today I Created

Today I created a breakfast for my loved ones. Together we savored an omlet, fresh fruit, grands flakey bisquits, and turkey sausage. Followed by a refreshing glass of orange mango juice. After breakfast and laughs I continued my day of creating. I created a LO of my grandson getting his first shots. It has been such a long time since I have created any time to scrap. Now that I have created a place in my garage I plan to create everyday. Happy scrapping.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

"The best teacher is the one who suggests rather than dogmatizes, and inspires his listener with the wish to teach himself." - edward bulwer-lytton

12 Step Program For Scrap Addicts

Step 1- Admit to yourself you are drowning in scrapbook supplies.

Step 2- Admit to your husband, family and friends how much money you spend- and they'll surely admit you for being insane.

Step 3- Stay away from Micheal's and Joana's. They keep you hooked with that weekly coupon.

Step 4- Make a fearless inventory of your supplies in dollar amount and compare the price to some big purchase. (i.e. my inventory is worth $5,000 = a good transportation car for a college student, partial tuition to higher education, investment start up for the future, at least two mortgage payments etc.)

Step 5- Ask your family to forgive you for negligence due to crops, shopping sprees, scrapping at home, stuck on the computer in search for more scrapbook ideas, oh ! please ask for forgiveness for leaving the family for three day weekends twice a year at retreats.

Step 6- Stay away from magazines, they continue to sucker you in.

Step 7- Discontinue all connections with your scrapbook circle of enablers you call friends.

Step 8- Stay away from the stores!!!!!!

Step 9- Find a partner, you can't go it alone.

Step 10- If you are high tech with your addiction and are in numerous scrap graoups, take baby steps and remove yourself one group at a time.

Step 11- Create a budget.

Step 12- Reward yourself for progress, just not with scrap supplies or events.

Scrappers Oath To Recovery
I will first admit to myself then to my family, that I have an addiction. I will follow the 12 Steps
to recovery by always telling the truth. I will not try to go it alone. If ever I feel myself slipping
into a store I will immediately call for help and ask to be removed.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Lower The Bar

If you find yourself backing away from that resolution you really want to keep, try lowering the bar. If you find it hard to get to the gym,try going for a ten-minute walk. If you want to entertain more but can't face the thought of cooking, ask people over for pizza. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
"Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves."-carl jung

A DAY OFF

So you want the day off? Let's take a look at what you're asking for.

There are 365 days per year available for work.
There are 52 weekends per year in which you already have two days off per week, leaving 261 days available for work.
Since you spend 16 hours each day away from work, you have used up 170 days, leaving only 91 days available.
You spend 30 minutes each day on coffee break that accounts for 23 days of work each year, leaving only 68 days available.
With a one hour lunch period each day, you have used another 48 days leaving only 22 days available for work.
You normally spend 2 days per year on sick leave.
This leaves you only 20 days available for work.
We offer 5 holidays per year, so your available working time is down to 15 days.
We generously give you 14 days vacation per year which leaves you only 1 day available for work and I'll be damned if you're going to take that day off!!!!!!!

If You're Unhappy

Once upon a time, there was a non-conforming sparrow who decided not to fly south for the winter.

However, soon the weather turned so cold he changed his mind, and reluctantly started to fly south.

In a short time, ice began to form on his wings, and he fell to the earth in a barnyard, almost frozen.

A cow passed by and crapped on the little bird.

The sparrow thought it was the end, but the manure warmed him and defrosted his wings.
Warm and happy, able to breathe, he started to sing.

Just then, a large Tom Cat came by and hearing the chirping, investigated the sounds.
Ol Tom cleared away the manure, found the chirping bird and promptly ate him.

THERE ARE THREE MORALS TO THIS STORY

1. Everyone who shits on you is not necessarily your enemy.

2. Everyone who gets you out of the shit is not necessarily your friend.

3. And, if you're warm and hapy in a pile of shit, keep your mouth shut.