Mother’s Day 2009

May 10, 2009 at 10:54 am (Motivation-Inspiration) (, , , , , )

I hope your Mother’s Day is a happy celebration.  I will be calling mine to wish her a happy day pretty soon.  I am fortunate to have a good relationship with her and to live within a 2-3 hour drive to visit.

I remember her care and concerns for me as I was growing up.  Now I have cares and concerns for her as our roles reversed.  I go to work every day and work all weekends on my internet businesses, while she is retired and goes out with friends, hangs out with my dad, and stays busy with her many clubs and organizations that she is active in.  I am the one telling her to drive carefully and to not overdo it.

My mother is the most positive and strongest emotional person I have ever known.  The only thing that she did not really teach me were organizational skills.

There is always the dilema of what to get your parents for gifts.  They have everything, don’t they?  How fortunate we are when this is true.  Is this true where you live?  Most likely if you are surfing the internet you do not often wonder where your next meal is coming from.

If you feel blessed because of all you have, and you want to share your blessings, Bloggers Unite recommends this organization.  $25 can feed a child for 6 months.

I just spent 4 times that much at the grocery store and hope it will last 2 weeks.  I can spend $10 just going out to lunch (which I rarely do anymore), and $4 on a treat at Starbucks(which I might do 3-4 times a month).

Most people who have a lot give a lot.  I have not met any people who have a lot who do not support charities.  There is so much need for help.  There are so many places to choose from.  However if you can spare a little more, here is the banner link.

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Childlike Wisdom

September 29, 2008 at 7:59 pm (Motivation-Inspiration) (, , , , )

You might have seen some of these before but they are still really great reminders of the wisdom that children have.  They always make us smile.

Slow down for three
minutes to read this. It is so worth it.

Touching words from the mouths of babes.

What does ‘Love’ mean?

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8
year-olds, ‘What does ‘love’ mean?’

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have
imagined. See what you think:



‘When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her
toenails anymore.
So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got
arthritis too. That’s love.’

Rebecca- age 8



‘When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.

You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.’

Billy – age 4


‘Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and
they go out and smell each other.’

Karl – age 5


‘Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries
without making them give you any of theirs.’

Chrissie – age 6


‘Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.’

Terri – age 4


‘Love is when my mummy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before
giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.’

Danny – age 7


‘Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing,
you still want to be together and you talk more.

My Mummy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss’

Emily – age 8


‘Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening
presents and listen.’

Bobby – age 7 (Wow!)


‘If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who
you hate,’

Nikka – age 6

(we need a few million more Nikka’s on this planet)


‘Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it
everyday.’

Noelle – age 7


‘Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends
even after they know each other so well.’

Tommy – age 6


‘During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at
all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.

He was the only one doing that. I wasn’t scared anymore.’

Cindy – age 8


‘My mummy loves me more than anybody

You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.’

Clare – age 6


‘Love is when Mummy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.’

Elaine-age 5


‘Love is when Mummy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is
handsomer than Robert Redford.’

Chris – age 7


‘Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all
day’

Mary Ann – age 4


‘I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes
and has to go out and buy new ones.’

Lauren – age 4


‘When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars
come out of you.’ (what an image)

Karen – age 7


‘Love is when Mummy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn’t think it’s
gross.’

Mark – age 6


‘You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean
it, you should say it a lot. People forget.’

Jessica – age 8


And the final one — Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a
con test he was asked to judge.

The purpose of the con test was to find the most caring child.

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an
elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.

Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old gentleman’s yard,
climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbour, the little boy
said,

‘Nothing, I just helped him cry’

I hope you enjoyed this.

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