Bill Eisengrein – ABC News
Today, after my 72-hour shift at the fire station, a woman ran up to me at the grocery store and gave me a hug. When I tensed up, she realized I didn’t recognize her. She let go with tears of joy in her eyes and the most sincere smile and said; “On 9-11-2001, you carried me out of the World Trade Center.”
“Today, I interviewed my grandmother for part of a research paper I’m working on for my Psychology class.
When I asked her to define success in her own words, she said;
“Success is when you look back at your life and the memories make you smile.”
H & L
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Planting Peace via Cathy Ruggiero
“Pitching is 80% of the game. The other half is hitting and fielding.”
– Mickey Rivers, baseball player
“Solutions are not the answer.”
– Richard Nixon, former U.S. President
“Permitted vehicles not allowed.”
– Road sign on US 27
“SAFETY FIRST: Please put on your seat belt – prepare for accident.”
– Sign on backseat of Taxi
“If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.”
– Terry Venables
“Coming on to pitch is Mike Moore, who is six-foot-one and 212 years old.”
– Herb Score, Sportscaster
“We’re going to move left and right at the same time.”
– Jerry Brown, Governor of California
“I have a God-given talent. I got it from my dad.”
– Julian Wakefield, Missouri basketball player
“He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.”
– Lou Duva, veteran boxing trainer, on the Spartan training regime of heavyweight Andrew Golota.
“The largest crowd ever in the state of Las Vegas.”
– Mark Jones, TV Broadcaster
GrowingBolder.com via Cathy Ruggiero
Nanea Hoffman – SweatpantsandCoffee.com via Lisa Bearnes Richey
Oscar Wilde via sayingimages.com
Now that I’m older than dirt, many things are becoming clearer.
I would prefer that people like me. I love it when people enjoy my blog or some of my art work. I’m delighted when someone wants to spend time with me.
But more and more I’m self-contained. I have so many things I want or like to do that I’m never bored. I’m lucky enough to be surrounded by materials I can use to make things. I have wonderful books and magazines to read, plans to make on my greenhouse and raised bed square foot garden, new low carb, low sugar recipes I want to try, animals to love, a husband who annoys me only part of the time, (;0) – life is good and I’m so lucky.
I could stay up here on top of my ridge line for days at a time, only coming down for supplies of various kinds. I’m able to reach out to people via social media, my blog, chat programs, phone and letter. It just doesn’t get better than this.
I still would like to improve, but I no longer want to be like others. I’m content within my own skin. I would like to lose some lard and feel stronger and more flexible. I would like to continue to learn things. I would love to have more time and energy to play in my art room.
I hope that many people live to look around and realize that their lot in life is pretty good. Things are never perfect, but they sure could be a lot worse.
Be content being yourself. Find things that make your spirit soar. Surround yourself with people you cherish. Live every day – embracing it, wringing every bit of joy out of it that is possible. “Be yourself….”
C. S. Lewis via SayingImages.com
A friendship born like this is rare and is magical. I’m amazed when you can be introduced and soon you feel you’ve known each other for years. This kind of friendship endures, not depending on how long it has been since you’ve seen or talked to this person. There is a kinship and caring that lasts longer than either of you. If you’re lucky enough to experience this, treasure these wonderful people.
Sassy Senior Lady
Albus Dumbledore via J K Rowling via Lisa Bearnes Richey
Lisa Bearnes Richey
Zen to Zany via Cathy Ruggiero
Marguerite Duras via World Literature Today via Cathy Ruggiero
American Hippie via Kitchen Crafty Fun via Stephanie Youmans Wilson
Joy FM via Jackie Lyons
Albert Einstein via DoozyList.com via Lisa Bearnes Richey
Erma Bombeck via collnsmart.com via Lisa Bearnes Richey
the idealist via stephanie youmans wilson
Dave Hedges via WisdomtoInspiretheSoul.com via Cathy Ruggiero
Albert Einstein via sungazing
sungazing via cathy ruggiero
Zen to Zany
Alexandra K. Trenfor via Lisa Bearnes Richey
Minions Fans via DoreenAdamson-Liber
Seneca via Best Picture Quotes and Sayings
Lisa Bearnes Richey
I’m not sure that this is always a good thing, but I’m sharing my life with one.