Friday, May 28, 2010

Thank You For All You Have Done and All You Do

Did you know that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day? I didn't. I do now. Memorial Day honors all of our men and women that have lost their lives defending our rights and freedoms. It was enacted to honor the Union fallen warriors of the Civil War. Interesting history about this day so if you would like to read more go here:

Yes, this is a holiday here in the United States. Many will be traveling. Many will be having cook-outs with family and friends. Many will be sad. Many will remember their loved ones that have fallen and their loved ones that are now in harms way. But let us not forget exactly why it is a holiday. 

Let us remember those that have fallen and give respect with honor. But, also let us remember those that are now serving us by being thankful that they give so much.

May God Bless all that have served and all that are serving...

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

It is time to ease your financial situation.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Don't Be Afraid of Change

Just Go For It!

Most of us enjoy watching flash movies, flash presentations, or whatever you want to call them. Flash movies, most of the time, have beautiful pictures and words that speak to our inner self. We can watch them and somehow we begin to relax and reflect just how wonderful life can be. They take us away from the now and transplant us into a world where we would really like to be.

But, in reality what flash movies do for us is to change our thinking processes. Flash movies can change us from negative to positive, from a turned-down lip to an up-turned smile, and from depression into hopeful. Tears may fill our eyes as our smile grows inward and our mind becomes less stressed.

How does this happen by just watching some flash movie on our computer screens? Attitude! Focus! We are moved away from where we are to someplace in our dream world of a beautiful life and surroundings.

Flash movies help us to deal with our poor, negative attitudes and to change our minds so we can move ahead with our life; for we can only move ahead to a more fulfilled life when we let go of the present and past negative thoughts.

Flash presentations can be inspirational, motivational, and even funny. There are also educational flash movies that can give us some insight into a subject. 

With all this said I hope you watch this presentation and from it learn that change is an absolute positive. Don't be afraid to go for failure and the no's. Think of them as nothing more than stepping stones on your path.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Thank You Mother

"... Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart." Job 1:21


In 1872 Julia Ward Howe, women's suffrage leader and author of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic"  made the first suggestion for Mother's Day. She wanted it to be a day dedicated to peace and to be celebrated on June 2. Ms Howe never saw her suggestion come to fruition. Several attempts were made later in the 1880s and 1890s but , again, never got anywhere. Then in 1908, Anna Jarvis of Grafton, West Virginia comes along and begins campaigning for a national observance of Mother's Day to be the second Sunday in May. She didn't give up and finally in 1914 or 1915, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Mother's Day as an annual national observance.

But, to Anna Jarvis's dismay the proclaimed Mother's Day became so commercialized that she campaigned against it. To this day, Mother's Day is one of the biggest days for sales of flowers and greeting cards. It is the most used day for long distance telephone calls.
Regardless of it's value to business it is still a day of giving thanks to Mothers. It is a day to stop and remember all of the gifts of life that she so willingly gave so our steps may be a little easier.

I am inserting this poem here for all of us that have lost our Mother:

"What a Friend We Have In Mother"
What a friend we have in Mother, Who will all our secrets share.
We should never keep things from her,Tell her all and she'll be there.
Oh, what tender love she gives us, When in sorrow or despair.
Tell her gently, whisper softly, she will listen, she'll be there.

Day by day as she grows older, she's the nation's guiding star.
Don't forget the prayers she taught you, you will need them where you are.
Though her hair has turned to silver, send her flowers sweet and fair.
Drop a card or send a letter, she'll be waiting, she'll be there.

When her eyes have closed to slumber, gently kiss he icy brow.
Fold he hands upon her bosom, she will rest in heaven now.
When your days are dark and dreary, and your cross is hard to bear.
Do not let your memory fail you, think of Mother, she'll be there.

"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials, heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine, desert us when troubles thicken around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavour by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts." - Inspirational sayings by Washington Irving

As simple and little as it may seem the words "Thank you Mother" are never heard with deaf ears.