"My business is not to remake myself, But to make the absolute best of what God made."

~Robert Browning

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

OH, Really?

Let there be more joy and laughter in your living.
                                   ~Eileen Caddy

Have you ever just sat back and went “Really?” I am talking a sarcastic “Really?” I am talking about the kind of “Really” that says “you really (that word again) must think I was born yesterday or fell off that turnip truck.” The kind of really that says it all. (without attitude or acting hateful.) 

I am talking about all the different tones and facial expressions that can change the meaning of the word “Really”… “Awe, Really?” with a sad look shows sympathy. “Really?” with a huge smile and/or outburst says “OH MY HOW FUNNY”…..A sharp quick “Really?” is excitement. The slow lingering “Ohhhh Reeeaalllyy?” is pushing sarcasm. I say Really a lot…but usually not out of sarcasm…it is usually out of shocking disbelief of something real happening (happiness majority of the time)…But the last week or so I found myself saying it with sarcasm. I thought about it today…”they must think I was born yesterday and fell off the turnip truck this afternoon.”

The kind of Really that says “wow…they think I was born yesterday and fell off the turnip truck this afternoon.” Then I laugh and say OHHHH MY HOW FUNNY…..

All we can do is reach out, smile and continue our walk.

I love life and everything it has to offer….LIVE, LOVE and LAUGH says it all.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Just a Quote

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~Mark Twain

Have a blessed day and bless others.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Remember that nothing is small in the eyes of God. Do all that you do with love.
                                                                                                                     ~ St. Therese of Liseux


Yesterday was my big brother’s birthday. Bobby is the perfect big brother. We will not discuss his age out of respect for the elderly. I am just kidding. I love teasing him. He has a great sense of humor. He comes by it naturally. He was my protector growing up and still is today. He has always watched over me my whole life. He does not like to be in the lime-light. He is happy being the one in the back ground making others happy.

Thanks to my big brother I have received VIP treatment. He has sent a limo to pick our mother, myself and a few other ladies up to see George Strait in concert (compliments of him). That was a fun time. Mom got to meet George Strait up close and personal. He is her favorite singer. We got to visit with Terry Bradshaw (over an hour) while waiting on our limo to take us home. Good Times & Great Memories! My mother and I received royal treatment at a Gretchen Wilson concert (compliments of him). He has always seen to it that our mom and I are treated like royalty. Michael, Monty, Tammy and I were treated like VIPs at the recent NASCAR races. We had the times of our lives. We needed a mini vacation and it was perfect….even with all the rain. I will always cherish these experiences, because without his hand I would have missed out. I love the memories. Thank you Bobby.

I want to tell you my fondest memory of my big brother. He will not acknowledge this happened, but I give you word it did. It meant so much to me as a young child that it is forever etched in my brain. When he and I were little (he may have been in 2nd me in 1st) we would walk to school. We always walked together. He always made sure I crossed the street properly and was protected. One school day we decided to cross through the creek instead of walking down to the bridge. The creek edge that leads to the bottom was steep. But with his help I managed to get down to the creek bottom. When I tried to cross the water I slipped on the rock I was using as my path. Down I went into the water, losing my lunch and scratching up my hands and knees. I was crying and he was comforting me. When we got to school he made sure I was okay and as clean as I could possibly be. He gave me his lunch that day and he did without. He checked on me when he could. I will never forget how he took care of me and comforted me that day. He has repeated acts of kindness all his life. He is the same good guy today.

So…..to my big brother on this very special day. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Thank you for being the best big brother any sister could ask for. Thank you for each smile and hug you send my way. I can always hear you smile through the phone….even the text messages. My girls adore you. May this day and the rest of your life be filled with blessings, wonderful memories and a lifetime of peace.  I LOVE YOU BIG BROTHER!!

I owe my Mom and Dad special thanks. This is their day too. I LOVE YOU MOM AND DAD!!! You guys gave me the best big brother a little sister could ask for.

I am very blessed to have my family. Blessed that no matter what is going on they stick beside each other. They do not disown you, nor do they work against you like you are the enemy. We are respectful towards each other. My siblings and I know that we are bonded together. We can laugh, cry, vent and most of all just be together through it all. We may not speak every day, but there is that bond of closeness because we are family. I know that if I need anything my family will be there for me. I will be there for them. I guess when you lose a sibling you make a decision about what is important. We made ours without saying a word. Family is important. Don you are missed everyday.

Father, please continue to bless our family. Watch over each of us as only you can do. I pray for healing for those that are ill. I pray for the healing of broken hearts and those that are discouraged. I pray for those who are struggling with mean spirited individuals. I pray for those mean spirited individuals; that you can help release the anger from their heart. Father, please be with my brother in his travels.  Thank you for being a beautiful light in our life. I will see you in heaven. AMEN!

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