Tuesday, October 30, 2007

I'm still alive & kicking!!!!

Good God I can't believe it's the end of the month already!!!!!
But guess what????
I'm doing the happy dance!!! LOL
I finally got all my membership cards done & ready to take to the Firehouse Thursday when I go up for our Board of Director's meeting!!!

TY all for your kind words on Jace, nothing a good swift kick in the butt could fix! LOL
Nothing else going on just odds & ends I want to get done around here!
Foxy got groomed the other Sat & I need to get some pics of him, They kind of ticked me off because they really clipped him short but it will grow out so now that the temps really dropped I've been putting a sweater on him!!!!

Well I guess thats it for now so I'm leaving you with something my sister left me and I hope you do the same!!!!

Are You To Busy for a Friend...
One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each one.
Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their classmates and write it down.
It took the remainder of the class period to finish their assignment, and as the students left the room, each one handed in the paper.
That Saturday, the teacher wrote down the name of each student on a separate sheet of paper, and listed what everyone else had said about that individual.
On Monday she gave each student his or her list.
Before long, the entire class was smiling.
'Really?' she heard whispered. 'I never knew that I meant anything to anyone!' and, 'I didn't know others liked me so much,' were most of the comments.
No one ever mentioned those papers in class again.
She never knew if they discussed them after class or with their parents, but it didn't matter. The exercise had accomplished its purpose.
The students were happy with themselves and one another.
That group of students moved on.

Several years later, one of the students was killed in VietNam and his teacher attended the funeral of that special student.
She had never seen a serviceman in a military coffin before.
He looked so handsome, so mature.
The church was packed with his friends.
One by one those who loved him took a last walk by the coffin.
The teacher was the last one to bless the coffin.
As she stood there, one of the soldiers who acted as pallbearer came up to her. '
Were you Mark's math teacher?' he asked.
She nodded: 'yes.' Then he said: 'Mark talked about you a lot.'

After the funeral, most of Mark's former classmates went together to a luncheon.
Mark's mother and father were there, obviously waiting to speak with his teacher.
'We want to show you something,' his father said, taking a wallet out of his pocket 'They found this on Mark when he was killed.
We thought you might recognize it.'
Opening the billfold, he carefully removed two worn pieces of notebook paper that had obviously been taped, folded and refolded many times.
The teacher knew without looking that the papers were the ones on which she had listed all the good things each of Mark's classmates had said about him.
'Thank you so much for doing that,' Mark's mother said. 'As you can see, Mark treasured it.'

All of Mark's former classmates started to gather around. Charlie smiled rather sheepishly and said, 'I still have my list.
It's in the top drawer of my desk at home.'
Chuck's wife said, 'Chuck asked me to put his in our wedding album.'
'I have mine too,' Marilyn said. 'It's in my diary'
Then Vicki, another classmate, reached into her pocketbook, took out her wallet and showed her worn and frazzled list to the group. 'I carry this with me at all times,' Vicki said and without batting an eyelash, she continued: 'I think we all saved our lists'

That's when the teacher finally sat down and cried.
She cried for Mark and for all his friends who would never see him again.
The density of people in society is so thick that we forget that life will end one day.
And we don't know when that one day will be So please, tell the people you love and care for, that they are special and important.
Tell them, before it is too late.
And One Way To Accomplish This Is:
Forward this message on.
If you do not send it, you will have, once again passed up the wonderful opportunity to do something nice and beautiful.
If you've received this, it is because someone cares for you and it means there is probably at least someone for whom you care.
If you're 'too busy' to take those few minutes right now to forward this message on, would this be the VERY first time you didn't do that little thing that would make a difference in your relationships?
The more people that you send this to, the better you'll be at reaching out to those you care about.
Remember, you reap what you sow.
What you put into the lives of others comes back into your own.


Joanne said...

So am I ..smiles..not sure somedays how..but yes, I am here still, today is a bad arthritis day, we are going to be getting weather from that hurricane and my bones .. each and everyone of them..feel it..this is going to be a bad few days, from what experience tells me. So, Ihave had a hot shower on each of my joints..and like it or not..if I don't want this next few days, to wear me to the point of totally depression..the pain meds it is..as much as I do not like taking them, they allow me to maintain some sort of functionality and be there for my son.
I would like to thank you for dropping by and leaving me a comment..sometimes..that is just the little thing..that I need too, to keep me going..I have enjoyed your blog today, had lots to catch up on..as I have not been doing much on computer as of late..I loved the inspiration you shared, I enjoy real people so much. Thank you for being real..
Sammy is doing great..I will do a post on my blog later..today..I am surprised blogger let me leave a comment as so many times.it will not bring up the page for me..take care..scrapcat.you are treasured.

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ConnyB said...

Hi Sharon,

I just wanted to leave you a BIG HUG here and many thanks for all your wonderful comments! No need to worry about me - it´s just a phase of being totally unmotivated... I don´t spend much time at the PC at the moment, but it will change soon I bet ;)

I´m glad you got all your membership cards done! So good to see you doing the happy dance :)))

Have a wonderful weekend!

bizee1 said...

How sweet of a story..I for one only wish that everyone would just take a few seconds out of their day to look over at the next person, whether they know them or not and at least think a good thought about that person. Too many times people just assume bad thoughts about people they dont even know. And that is a real shame. Everyone forgets..we are ALL human! That is one story that should be sent all over..thru internet and even snail mail!
Thank you for sharing it! Have a great weekend!

xashee's corner said...

Thanks so much for the visit and am soooooooo glad you are Happy dancing!!!! WOOHOO!!
i also agree with bizee1 (above me) :D
Have a WONDERFUL day!

Nexa (Jessica) said...

Hi Sharon!
Thanks a lot for all the comments you've left on my blog.. I do aprecciate them a lot!!
I wish all the visitors vere as good as you when it comes to commenting my stuff, hehe.. Well, anyway, I just wanted to say thanks, since I do feel happy everytime I read a comment!!
Feel free to suggest things you want in future kits or other freebies, and especially grateful would I be for colortables to make kits from, I SUCK at co- ordinate the color schemes, haha..
Well, ok, That's it for now.. Thanks and goodbye..