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Be grateful for what you have!!! Posted on Mar 12, 2007 at 09:15 PM
You stay up for 16 hours He stays up for days on end. _________________________ You take a warm shower to help you wake up. He goes days or weeks without running water. __________________________ You complain of a "headache", and call in sick. He gets shot at as others are hit, and keeps moving forward. __________________________ You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends. He still fights for your right to wear that shirt. __________________________ You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket. He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags. __________________________ You talk trash about your "buddies" that aren't with you. He knows he may not see some of his buddies again. __________________________ You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls. He patrols the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists. _________________________ You complain about how hot it is. He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow. __________________________ You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong. He doesn't get to eat today. __________________________ Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes. He wears the same things for weeks, but makes sure his weapons are clean. __________________________ You go to the mall and get your hair redone. He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today. __________________________ You're angry because your class ran 5 minutes over. He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months. __________________________ You call your girlfriend and set a date for tonight. He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home. __________________________ You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday. He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume. __________________________ You roll your eyes as a baby cries. He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet __________________________ You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything. He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own people and remembers why he is fighting. __________________________ You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him. He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the wounded. __________________________ You see only what the media wants you to see. He sees the broken bodies lying around him. __________________________ You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't. He does exactly what he is told. __________________________ You stay at home and watch TV. He takes whatever time he is given to call, write home, sleep, and eat. __________________________ You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and get comfortable. He tries to sleep but gets woken by mortars and helicopters all night long. __________________________ You sit there and judge him, saying the world is probably a worse place because of men like him. If only there were more men like him.
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HOW TO KISS Posted on Feb 23, 2007 at 11:32 PM
Oh Yes baby there are many many ways to MUAH!! First of all you must and this is a must, did I say must.. yes, you must make sure that you have clean breath. Don't be kissing me if you just ate garlic, onions or any type of SEAFOOD!! Barf! Brush your teeth, mouthwash.. ummm - why not some Jack only kidding no alcohol please!!! Okay, now that you have sparkling minty clean fresh teeth and sweet smelling breath, you are on your way. {{Plus you need a partner - I am thinking Jeromme right about now}} Second: For the female as much as men LOVE getting lipstick on their lips NOT, PUT IT ON with lip gloss!!! Wet n Wild!! Now I don't mean put it on and seconds later kiss away - nope! Put it on and wait a while. For the men NO lipstick please, NO lip-gloss - OMG Okay, you may wear chapstick... cherry flavor please!! Oh and please don't chew gum and toss it. The gum flavor has to go!!! Every time I kiss I guy who is chewing on Wrigley Spearmint Gum I feel like I'm 15 again. Now for the good stuff!! Make sure you are alone and have no distractions. Some light music is okay, but please no dialogue in the background. Umm that means no Howard Cosell yapping in the background. Make sure you are within kissing distance please, dont try kissing upside down, although that has proven to be very stimulating sucking on your partner lower lip!! Mmmm I remember this.. okay next. Lick your lips slowly with your tongue along the bottom of your upper lip. As you are standing rather close and you can feel the slight breathing pattern of your partner, close your eyes. Then slowing start with a gentle kiss locking lightly the bottom of her/his lips. You may open your eyes anytime after this!! Now that you have a taste you can slightly start to press gently into the kiss. Slowly sucking onto the bottom lip and moving your bottom lip up towards the upper lip. Wrapping both lips slowly let go. Start to kiss lightly on their cheek and around to the ear and earlobe. Breathing in the ear is very seductive following kisses down the neck and back to the lips. Please do not forget to be running your fingers down his/her spine and around the sides. By this time your heart should be racing, your breathing should be heavier. Start making slow circular motions with your tongue around your partners entire lips. Mmmm.. Where is a man when you need him? It's getting hot in here and this is just kissing.. Okay Now that your passion is a bit more intense start the kissing with more power. Mouth on mouth and a little tongue action ending again with more sucking on the lips with a gentle bite. Now I must stop here and feel free to give me your input on HOW YOU KISS or HOW YOU WANT TO BE KISSED!!!
***** Ten Types of Man to Avoid plus 1***** Posted on Feb 15, 2007 at 12:02 AM
1) The Man Who can relate to Dog Vs Hydrant: You know the type the thinks everyone is stupid and the world owes him something. Everyone from the president down to the waiter who asked you if you want some coffee with your sugar. 2) The Man Who a Hole in the middle of their chest and thinks it's cool: The ones who are healing from a broken heart and never seem to get over it. They cry one, two and 10 years later about someone who broke their heart and how they kissed her feet and threw roses along the path that she walked - gag me with a spoon!! 3) The Man Who will Marry the Television as long as the game is on: There are men out that that eat, sleep and think sports all day long and would much rather watch the game then have sex. Ya know the game is on and you walk by with a black teddy and high heels with whip cream (woohoo) on your nipples and he yells, honey can you get me a beer. 4) The Man Who Thinks that can tell what you ate for breakfast by the way you walk: After spending one date with you they seem to think that they got you figured out and they intend to fix you. He knows that is was because of your relationship with your parents that made you get the job at the stock market and why you play the piano. And the fact you made a remark regarding the 10 frogs that decided to get up and fly in the sky obviously had something to do with your childhood. 5) The Man Who Glitters more than you do: If a guy spends more time primping and getting ready to go out, get rid of him fast. OMG - need I say more - pretty boy who crosses his legs when he sits. 6) The Man who thinks that he is on top the mountain and you are the pebble that fell to the ground: He thinks he is above the rest and no one is good enough for him. You positively could never figure out how to get from point A to point B without him having to give you detailed instructions, included a statue of a big on the corner of the street with 9 trees, after passing the big orange tent. 7) The Man who thinks that the dog is conspiring to take over your house: This guy will think your cheating on him no matter what you do or say. He ends up not liking your family and friends until he is the only one in your life. If you want to become a hermit, keep this one - otherwise stay far away because this one wants to possess you, your body, what you say and what you eat and how high you should jump if he asks you to. 8) The Man Who Wears green tights and flys: These men refuse to accept any responsibility and are selfish and useless. They can't hold a job and tend to be lazy. You know the type to call you to tell you they are strolling along the beach to tell you how beautiful it is while you are at work! Eat me! 9) The Man Who Thinks Only With Their Sticks: Which most men do, but these in particular will poke at anything that is a forbidden fruit. 90% of men.. Okay 80%... Oh right.. Okay go ahead prove me wrong!!! 10) The Man Who will hurt you to make himself feel better: This is the guy who will hurt you emotionally, physically and any way he knows how because he enjoys it. Its a power trip and the more you are afraid the more he is cruel. This man will make the most confident person feel like they are 2 feet high. If you see this man, hog tie him and feed him to the black dragon! Okay, now tell me about your last relationship and which one of these men was he!!! 11) MEN WHO WEAR SPEEDOS!! HAHAHAHA
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Weird or no so Weird Thoughts Posted on Jan 20, 2007 at 11:54 AM
This blog is for every crazy or mixed up idea that you have ever had. I was cleaning out some old papers and sat back and starting to laugh at something that I had written a long time ago when I was into astrology. So, post something weird or not so weird. Here is mine. LOL -- It's okay if you start to giggle!!! ********************************** Gravity does not necessarily mean a pull toward the center of the earth. But could be a repelling force from space itself. A force which pushes molecules away, since this force pushes the positive and negative. This is why the planets, stars and black holes are round. The push is uniformed so as to push all powers evenly. Space pushes away any positive or negative power. Space pulls in light forces, uses it, illuminates and passes on and on which explains the speed of light being constant. As far as why planets evolve around the sun, Einstein said that planets make a dent in the universe. Since space doesn't just disappear, it just moves over a bit and overlaps. So when light from the sun is being passed on from space unit to space unit and hits the overlapped portion it expands and moves and shifts the planet around. And since the suns light is constant so are the planets. Ta Da - Okay you can post your own weird thought now!!!!
Need a Laugh - Get Your Daily Quote Posted on Jan 17, 2007 at 12:07 AM
Okay - we all need to smile and giggle and laugh and roll on the floor until your face starts to hurt from laughing too much!!! So, post a funny quote.. it doesn't matter if you know who said it... post away. ************************************ "I'm such a good lover because I practice a lot on my own." Woody Allen
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Neverending Story Posted on Jan 13, 2007 at 12:04 PM
Okay I know most of us here like to write & we all like to participate in the blogs here. Here's your chance to do both. Be creative & have some fun! I will start off this neverending story & stop half way through the next sentence. The next person must finish that sentence and start a new one half way.. and so on and so on.... ******************************** *** THE PERFECT DATE *** It was a breezy summer day in mid-July and Tiffany was on her way to meet one of the most interesting men she has ever seen in her entire life. She was very nervous as she.......
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RAFFLE WINNER IS........... Posted on Jan 07, 2007 at 02:46 PM
Attention All MM Women!! Yes, I have decided to raffle off my cyber husband!!! He has driven off with my white Lamborghini due to a misunderstanding with Vic's newest push-ups!! But I am past that and I offer him to all of you women out there!! He is going to make someone an excellent husband one day!! He is incredibly patient, courteous, gregarious, considerate, concerned for the well being and interests of others, generous, flexible, happy, hopeful, upbeat, optimistic, witty, humorous, intelligent, analytical, handy, creative, strong, self-confident but humble, artistic, ambitious, energetic, coordinated, athletic, adventurous, (will this list ever end?) tender yet firm, romantic, sensual, sexual, extremely affectionate (pant, pant, pant :0P), but definitely not clingy. He is looking for his "complement". Someone with similar interests, but not necessarily identical. He wants a woman who is self-confident and strong emotionally, but at the same time soft, and gentle, vulnerable, kind, loving and real. He wants to spoil her, because that is fun to him! Someone who is also completely content with just watching a sunset, or eating a hot dog at a concert, or watching people, or being truly happy because those that you are with are smiling, comfortable, and happy themselves. So with all that said I give to you with open arms!! {{Sniffle Sniffle}}... I can't bear to watch this? Smiley... the cute, sexy, lovable, passionate and sweetest man in blogland!!! {{Watches Smiley walk onto stage.. trip and looked around like he meant to do that}} Oh Smiley you are such a.... OMG {{giggling}} Go get him Girls!!! ____________________________ Update: Of Smiley Raffle!!! :) Hi All This is going to be my last raffle. It was fun showing off all the hot and sexy men on my raffles. But, after Smiley, I will not be raffling off any more hot and sexy men. Therefore, after very careful consideration, I have decided to KEEP Smiley all to myself. Yes, I am keeping my cyber husband. HOW could I give up the most romantic man I have ever met in my entire life. I have been searching what seems like my whole life for someone like Smiley. He has the characteristics of a true gentlemen and he is what all of us women look for and need in a man. He has passion and he has romance. He has the most incredible sexy, soft & calming voice that sends tingles throughout my body. The love that he has for me can reach around the world twice and still continues to grow each and every day. I think of him every morning when I wake and smile. I continue to think and share my day with him into the night when we put each other to sleep. Being kind, sweet, honest and loyal are traits that come so naturally to him and he has true strong family values. We are two of a kind and have so many of the same interests in life. I can see the two of us 30 years from now sitting next to each other with the same loving feelings and still sharing the same brain. I sneeze and he closes his eyes. I see a bird flying in the sky and he smiles because it just ran into a window. Yes, this too we share in common... our humor!! All of these things are the very reason I love this man so deeply and give him my heart entirely. So, with all of that said and I know I could continue on and on and on... but again I say... HOW could I just give him up. NO... I am keeping Smiley forever in my heart and by my side. Sorry to all of the women who raffled on him BUT Puck Hefner is volunteering to let you all join him in his new PUCKVILLE mansion located in Hollywood, CA. {{Takes Smiley by the hand, smiles and walks off into the sunset together... WITH MY LAMBI}} _______________________________ And I have to post Smiley's response here too... Muah Baby Hey everyone! Wow... what a whirl wind ride! I signed on to this site less than a month ago. The road that has led to here has been unbelievable... Although the initial view down the highway was a bit scary, within the first few footsteps I had the opportunity to meet some truly remarkable and beautiful people. Outwardly beautiful, sure... but more rare was the inner beauty I had the privilege to observe; wonderful women with warm hearts, brilliant minds and energetic souls, with unmatched class and sophistication. I have searched my whole life to find women of this quality. Upon discovering this deposit of near flawless gems concentrated in one place, within the cool, pristine waters of this virtual mountain stream, I had to burst out with joy and laughter, like the tattered and dusty miner finding the mother load after exhausting years of searching... But, do not misunderstand me. My work had only just begun, for my search was not to carry off bundles of precious gems to place in a glass case as show pieces. No, my search was for just one... that truly perfect diamond that was precisely matched for this setting.... Having been burnt badly in love before, I searched ever so cautiously... Trying to get to know people (as well as this electronic world allows), yet constantly exercising restraint in my search... on the one hand, for fear of achieving the status of a personality type you all despise... that of the "dreaded player"! On the other hand, for fear of... that's right, we are all afraid of it... unreciprocated love... whether it is us for them, or them for us... extremely painful anyway it comes... So, take... it... slow... My advice to those who are searching... And along the way, treat them all as extremely rare, priceless porcelain dolls that are ever so fragile. But don't ever give up... The day you say "Not one more foot will I dig" will be the day you walk away from the most grand treasure of all, just beneath your feet. DEBBIE !!!! (I think I like screaming your name...LOL) My Love. My flawless Diamond. I found you! You continuously amaze me. You are my compliment. You are gorgeous, and funny, and talented, and sweet, and warm, and brilliant beyond compare. Your passion for life and love and people astounds me everyday. I love your focus on the positive side of life. I am taken back by your ability to persevere and endure situations with people that would break most; yet your displays of undeserved kindness to those who have wronged you make me stand and stare as a warm feeling comes over me as I consider the unfathomable depth to the love that is in your heart, and I realize that you feel that I am worthy of receiving that love from you... I am yours, babe. Oh, and I almost forgot! There was a moment during our brief time together a short while ago that I never told you about. Maybe for fear of my feelings not being reciprocated ... But I saw you standing there across the room, laughing and enjoying life to the fullest... and then you turned, and your eyes met mine... And you threw that hair back, and cocked that hip, and you smiled the most brilliant, loving, adorable, sweet smile, and... You... Stopped... My... Heart... Like a boy standing in front of the most popular girl in school... I had to catch my breath! I never dreamed that I would ever meet and fall in love with a woman as wonderful as you, and get the added bonus of having her actually feel the same about me... Not until just yesterday. So, Debbie, my darling. Here's a Toast to "You and I". It is a brave step we take after just these few short weeks of getting to know each other... I look forward to many years of being your best friend, your companion, your lover, your whip cream buddy! How long? 22 days now... Well, as you say... "When something is just perfect, it just is..." I love you, sweetie. I am dialing you now... Your smiling and happy guy, Bob
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The Poetry Corner Posted on Jan 06, 2007 at 10:40 AM
I have decided to start a poetry corner. A place you can go to put up a poem and share. It doesn't matter what it is as long as it's a poem.. 2 lines, 4 lines, etc. I'll post one of mine to kick this off. I love writing and sharing!! Pain of Hearts Deep under the layers of feelings Lies the core of our being A caressing smile can cause you joy A memory can ease the pain Love is a blissful sensation Love can heal all wounds Love spreads like wildfire And Love is the center of our doom Just as a flower blooms with the sun Our hearts fill with glee A storm can destroy the outermost layer The sun can hide behind a cloud A flower can wilt and die forever But the seed is hidden deep down Look for love within yourself And you will find the seed For every joy there is some pain But Love will always be
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Children are like Precious gemstones Posted on Jan 03, 2007 at 05:42 PM
This blog is for everyone who has kids or is thinking of having kids. All those who don't, you must have a child to understand the true meaning of love, sharing and giving. Our children are our future. They are like precious gemstones that need to be polished so they can shine on the world. I can remember in my 20s the feeling of wanting to have a child. I desired to have something in my life that meant the world to me. Someone who I could dedicate my life and give my heart and soul too. I waited a couple of years for the right person and the right moment to have one with. Unfortunately, that moment never happened and I had strong emotions to have a child. I knew I could do it on my own and I could love this child till the day I die. I went ahead and got pregnant with someone whom I was with for 5 years, although deep down I knew this person was not my ideal soul mate. He hated the idea of having a child but soon converted after Ashley was born. I have heard women say that when that little person came out how they fell in love with this new little tiny cute adorable infant that meant so much to them while carrying them around for 9 months. And I have to admit, that after popping the watermelon out, I picked her up, looked her into the face and memorized every feature and handed her back to the nurse and asked her if I could go to sleep now. I was totally exhausted and every part of my body hurt and I wanted to sleep and I did! It wasn't until the morning when I fell in love with my daughter. Loving every part of her little body from her tiny piggy toe to the cute little nose on her face. I did remember every feature, because when they nurse bought her into my room, I recognized her immediately! I loved her from that moment and still do to this day, she is the best! She is 16 years old now and she has grown into one of the most well rounded, respectable, sweetest, kind hearted, lovable, thoughtful, caring, extremely smart (I could go on) and most beautiful teenager I know. I am very proud of who she has become. I also have 2 boys who I love just as much. The are 5 and 7 they are soooooooooooo different from having a girl, but that is another story that will have to be told at another time. I nicknamed them the trouble brothers, so you can imagine!!! They both are playful, happy, adorable, fun to be around and the sweetest boys you will ever meet. They will make you smile every time. The silly things they do and the cutest little voices on the planet. I have been blessed 3 times with my 3 children. They bring joy and laughter into my heart and fill my days with endless moments of adventure and excitement. Do you remember the 1st time your child walked 3 steps and then plopped down on their butt and laughed about it? The times when everything you say to them, their answer was NO, and no and no and no. And the 1st time they ate spaghetti and got it ALL over their face and table and floor and the walls, but it was okay because you grabbed the camera and took a picture. I know you did. Remembering the simple things in life and how innocent our children are. How they can follow a butterfly and get so exciting because it landed on a flower in front of them. Tearing up paper is a big thrill because it makes noise. Then there are the days when they pick flowers for you because they want to see you smile. When you pick them up from school, how they scream Mommy and run over and nearly knock you over because they now are almost ? your weight. Dont forget about when they are sick and how they simple feel better just because you are stroking their hair or putting a wet cloth over their forehead to cool them down. And the moments of pure peacefulness when they just want to sit next to you and cuddle while watching a favorite Disney Movie. BTW It think I have seen every Disney movie at least 20 times, go ahead test me I know most them all. These are only a few moments of how children can fill your heart with happiness. They are like little sponges and learn things quickly. It is up to us to show them the way and to make them shine. They follow our examples and look up to their parents as if we were super human beings able to do the impossible. So, everyone we must take good care of our children and pay lots of attention to them. If you are happy, they will be happy. I know my children mean the world to me. I would and will do anything for their happiness and cherish them every day.
The impossible Posted on Jan 01, 2007 at 10:41 AM
This is for all of you on here who are too scared to contact people who you think would never give you a second glance. I wrote this poem a while ago. I had met this man and thought that he would never go out with me in my wildest dreams, but I don't give up so easily. Result: we dated for 9 months and after 4 years he is still one of my closest friends. As we look into our future at the impossible, we feel a sure hopelessness. Quickly, we cast away any imaginable desire and move on thinking it could never be. As we continue in our journey to search and discover what exactly we are looking for We continue to see the impossible and make a conscious decision to take the risk. At first, our expectations are just as we expected yet some inner force pursues and gives us strength. Time advances and the pretty perfect scenario falls into a black abyss. Just as our efforts and emotions have surpassed and our hearts have become a void of inert energy. A glimmer and a spark ignite and we see that things arent as impossible as it would seem. Now that the impossible has become a tangible desire, we find something out of place. Instead of embracing our deepest desire, we neglect and turn our heads without regard to consequences. Tables have turned and our impossible has found a way to touch our heart and soul. Again, we find ourselves destroying the doubt and allowing a possible chance to unfold and explode. All at once our fears have faded our doubt has been overturned. And there stands before us the very same hopelessness dream but it is real and alive. As we think to ourselves now what do I do? Consciously we allow this strong and powerful energy to slightly reach our outer most surface. Trying with every last imagination energy of our being to keep a safe distance. Keeping our heart from falling and protecting it from harmful uncertainties. Knowing that the impossible could very well be reality, we put our guard up. After every last mountain and obstacle has been overcome and stone turned, we finally see. That the impossible power was too great to try to imprison. The black lining was a multitude of colors hiding in the darkness waiting to be discovered. The hard rough surface was a soft peaceful and gentle caressing arm. And the heart that we tried so hard to protect has become overwhelmed with love. As last, we can accept and embrace the impossible. Debbie
One Door Closes Posted on Dec 30, 2006 at 12:25 PM
Just a quick Poem for the New Year from me to You As I look behind me to see the fading twinkles of my past I can see the beginning and the things that last One strong force brightly shines on through With little branches of the what, when and who We all have memories of pleasure and pain It is how we choose to learn from what remains Each branch has a door that can open and close They all have a purpose as everyone knows I treasure my past and keep it close to my heart I feel I love I crave for a new start The doors along my path all are linked together Some shut quickly and some have led to another There is one door that will remain open and protected I feel its power to uncover the unexpected... I sense its force to set free and to welcome It is this force that gives us wisdom So when one door closes and sets us free A new door will open and we acquire a key Me
Ready for change Posted on Dec 29, 2006 at 02:03 PM
Okay... So here's a bit of a story about change. I have always been the type of person who loves change. I have changed where I lived 11 times in the past 15 years.. hmm that is a lot - but ready to do it again, I change my friends from time to time, weeding out the negative people because I am a positive person and like to be around fun happy people, I change my car every 3 to 4 years because I just get plain bored with them, I change my clothes consistly and my shoes... lol.. I love shoes (just bought some really cute pink suede ones!! woohoo) and most recently I changed my job!! Which brings me to the point of this blog.. Oh... side thought, I do keep the important things like my family!! They will always be with me and I love every single one of them from my drunken but very funny Uncle to my almost but to perfect Aunt but my best friend. Family is here to stay and I am glad that I have them, even though they are on the East coast, I still talk to them a lot.. and I mean a lot. They never call me because they say "We don't have to because we know you are going to call us!!".. anyway where was I... oh right change... while I change this thought to where I was heading... and you see I have went off on a tangent again.. I don't think I'm capable of following though on a complete thought without interrupting myself with another story.. One of my best friends knows that I am famous for doing this and has grown used to just the way I am... We talk endless hours on the phone... 90% me.. lol .. okay one more time... I recently change my job and love it, love it, love it.. did I mention that I love it!! OMG.. it is soooooo great and soooooo perfect (for now anyway). For all of you who sit and work at the same place because you are just use to it or you just don't want to take the chance of lossing something that works... go out there and look for something better.. a new change is always a good thing.. It gives you a new purpose in life and something else to learn and enjoy and experience. Working for the same place for years and years and years, has never been for me. I need to keep growing and keep experiencing life. Which brings me back to my awsome new job. Of course it's more money 30% more money!! omg.. plus all the perks that I get are unbelievable... the patio that sits off the offices is the icing on the cake... I can sit in the sun overlooking LA any time of the day.. just chilling in the beautiful sunshine.. because you know is doesn't rain in CA (da da da.. song coming to mind).. Once in a while it spits on us for a couple of hours then back to the sun. The people in my office are more then nice.. I feel like part of the family. So, all of you, go out and change something in your life this week - New Year's is in 3 days and those of you who are married.. I don't mean your wives.. lol.. Keep them. Go out and change your hair style, maybe your look, maybe the way you walk or pull your tummy in for those of you with a beer belly, change the way you listen to people, instead of talking over them.. sit back and really listen to what the other person has to say... change the kitty litter box... lmao... go do it now.. yes I mean you and do the dishes too!! Okay... I am ending this here.. because I know that I can keep rambling on so.... Have a great 3 day weekend all!!!
A gift from God to give back to the world Posted on Dec 28, 2006 at 11:10 PM
Each and every day we can give back to the world something very simple. Some of have learned how to give and never expect things in return simply because it makes us happy to see a smile on someones face. It is far better to make one person smile then to fill an ocean of tears. We each have a gift of giving and need to awaken this gifts and a good start is to become aware of the people and events that surround our every day and night. There are so many opportunity that we encounter each day. For example, instead of rolling your eyes and looking disgusted while waiting behind the old lady at the grocery store who has 20 coupons and pays with a check and dropped her change on the floor, you can smile and give the gift of patience and understanding. Another example is you are out with your daughter shopping for a christmas tree and she picks the dead one and you say no let's pick a different one and she picks yet another dead tree and pouts and starts to cry because you want to keep looking. Instead of getting mad at her because she has now did the "whatever" on you, you go home and give her the chance to change her mind and settle down so that you both can go back out and pick a tree together, giving her the gift of free will and forgiveness. You can give your son the gift of acceptance by accepting that he has now pierced a hole in his eyelid (okay, thinking ahead here and hoping my boys do not do this), but instead of looking disgusted you have now let him know that it's okay to stand up and be who you are. One of the greatest gifts you can give people is praise. Positive praise and recognition. You can praise the homeless guy who hangs out in front of the grocery store for being so happy and cheerful everyday. Another gift is the gift of time. Find time to STOP and listen. Give someone your time by really listening to what they have to say, instead of pretending to listen while the whole time thinking of what you want to say. These are simple examples of every day living. If we really stopped and smelled the roses and really looked around us and noticed the clouds and formations of the trees. You can then appreciate the simple things in life and give your gifts to the world because it makes someone else smile and in turn your heart smiles and grows. My gift to anyone who has reads this is simple. I gave you the gift to stop, think and share your gifts to others. Kiss hug to all