What is more beautiful, the butterfly or the flower? Perhaps   'a butterfly on a flower'



Marriage is like a flower; Cultivate it, Attend it, Nuture it with Love, and it will blossom into a thing of Beauty  

Disarm your oponant with kindness.......they will be lost for words.


'ATTITUDE'  is one of  the keys to your future.


'The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;

They just make the most of everything they have.


If you could once agin make contact with your deceased Mother and Father, Would they be proud of you?

Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln



The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen. 
                                                                                                            Frank Lloyd Wright


Change your thoughts and change your world      Norman Vincent Peale


Light travels faster than sound, this is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak



No age or time of life, no position or circumstance, has a monopoly on success. Any age is the right age to start doing.                                                                       Ralph Gerard


Life can be complicated, but.... Happiness is really pretty simple


What accomplishments have you added to your dash today?       Born - - - - Died


Life is short, Break  the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret  anything that made you smile..   


The real secret of success is enthusiasm.  Walter Chrysler


For many, the climb up the hill of life is difficult. Do provide those

who need help with a gentle push and encouragement         Trenholm


Nothing happens.... but first a dream


Take a deep breath. It calms the mind


It's choice not chance.... that dictates your destiny      Jean Nidetch


Laughter is a instant vacation      Milton Berle


Nothing worse than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.


Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.


Sometimes in the winds of change, we find our true direction      Norman Vincent Peale



Strong lives are motivated by dynamic purposes.       Kenneth Hildebrand


A house built in the name of God is like a foundation of granite, non-believers cannot tear it down. For God is Faith, and no man can remove God from the heart.


Good Bye and Thank You Paul Harvey, you made the day for many….GOOD DAY


When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.



People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are.  I don’t believe in circumstances.  The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances the want, and, if they can’t find them, make them. 
                                                                                          George Bernard Shaw


A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; An optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.                                                                 Winston Churchill


“It’s Always Something”  Gilda Radner  (Rosanne Rosannadanna / Saturday Night Live)


Outside the kingdom of the Lord there is no nation which is greater than any other.


It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Albert Einstein


The Ultimate complication in life,    Death!


Those who are devoid of the power of spiritual perception are unable to recognize anything that cannot be seen externally


Hard Work alone usually will not bring about success, but creative thinking and a firm belief in your capability to execute your idea and belief will!


Life is like a dogsled team.  If you ain’t the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
                                                                                              Lewis Grizzard


estiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice.  It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved. 
                                                                                                                        William Jennings Bryan



Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
                                                                                                                                 Sydney J. Harris


“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others”.    Pericles


Misguided people sometimes create misguided ideas.           Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia.


Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do.  There can be no courage unless you’re scared.  Eddie Rickenbacker


Stress spells havoc for your Immune system. Avoid it!   Take a walk….


It’s not WHAT you have in your life, but WHO you have in your life that counts…



I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars teams up to prevent 
a jerk from cutting in at the front.. Stay strong, brothers & sisters!


Results!  Why man, I have gotten a lot of results.  I know several thousand things that won’t work.  Thomas Edison


Do you know why a car's rear view mirror is so much smaller than the windshield? It's because what's behind you isn't near as important as what is ahead.


The past may be cemented, but the future is like fresh clay and already filled with unknown possibilities. 'The best is yet to come'



How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear what they said?


When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.  Sir Winston Churchill


MapQuest really needs to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.


A loving home is the foundation for your life.


Encouragement, Pass it on!





 Andy Rooney has Learned….


If you will take the time to read these, I promise you'll come away with
an enlightened perspective. The subjects covered affect us all on a daily
basis!  They're written by Andy Rooney, a man who has the gift of saying so
much with so few words. Enjoy.....

I've learned.... That the best classroom in the world is at the feet of an
elderly person.

I've learned.... That when you're in love, it shows.

I've learned.... That just one person saying to me, "You've made my day!"
Makes my day.

I've learned... That having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of
the most peaceful feelings in the world.

I've learned.... That being kind is more important than being right.

I've learned.... That you should never say no to a gift from a child.

I've learned... That I can always pray for someone when I don't have the
strength to help him in some other way.

I've learned.... That no matter how serious your life requires you to be,
everyone needs a friend to act goofy with.

I've learned... That sometimes all a person needs is a hand to hold and a
heart to understand.

I've  learned.... That simple walks with my father around the block on
summer nights when I was a child did wonders for me as an adult.

I've learned.... That life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer it
gets to the end, the faster it goes

I've learned.... That we should be glad God doesn't give us everything we
ask for.

I've learned.... That money doesn't buy class.

I've learned... That it's those small daily happenings that make life so

I've learned.... That under everyone's hard shell is someone who wants to
be appreciated and loved.

I've learned.... That to ignore the facts does not change the facts.

I've learned.... That when you plan to get even with someone, you are only
letting that person continue to hurt you.

I've learned.... That love, not time, heals all wounds.

I've learned... That the easiest way for me to grow as a person is to
surround myself with people smarter than I am.

I've learned... That everyone you meet deserves to be greeted with a
smile .

I've learned.... That no one is perfect until you fall in love with them.

I've learned.... That life is tough, but I'm tougher.

I've learned.... That opportunities are never lost; someone will take the
ones you miss.

I've learned.... That when you harbor bitterness, happiness will dock

I've learned.... That I wish I could have told my Mom that I love her one
more time before she passed away.

I've learned.... That one should keep his words both soft and tender,
because tomorrow he may have to eat them.

I've learned.... That a smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.

I've learned... That I can't choose how I feel, but I can choose what I do
about it.

I've learned.... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little
finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life.

I've  learned.... That everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but
all the happiness and growth occurs while you're climbing it.

I've learned.... That the less time I have to work with, the more things I
get done.


The clock of life is wound but once, and no man has the power to tell just when the hands will stop, at late or early hour.  Now is the only time you own. Live, love, toil with a will. Place no faith in time. For the clock may soon be still.




Careful, Your Dream could become your worst nightmare.


The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time to plant is it now!                                                                  Anonymous                                           


Continual Persistence provides confidence, which subsequently will bring success.


Open your arms to change, but don't give up your values.


The Internet offers two choices; The very best and the very worst. Gary


To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: A time to weep, a time to laugh, a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
                                                                                                                   Ecclesiastes 3:1,4



Throughout our lives, most of us continue to seek the approval of our parents, sometimes we succeed.



Not getting what you want is sometimes a stroke of luck.



What’s missing in Government?   “Ethics”


Maya Angelou said this:  

"I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow."

  "I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

"I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life."

 "I've learned that making a "living" is not the same thing as "making a life."

"I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance."

  "I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back."

  "I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision."

    "I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one."

  "I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone.  People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back."

  "I've learned that I still have a lot to learn."   

  "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."



The clothes on your back or the car that you drive or the house that you live in, does not define you at all; it is how you treat your fellow man that identifies who you are. “It is better to be liked for the true you, than to be loved for who people think you are”


There isn’t enough Wealth in the Universe to buy the gift of Salvation.


When it comes to Chocolate, resistance is futile








1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow. 

2. Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make him wag his tail. 

3. If you don't have a sense of humor, you probably don't have any sense at all. 

4. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs. 

5. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you're in deep water. 

6. How come it takes so little time for a child who is afraid of the dark to become a teenager who wants to stay out all night? 

7. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without. 

8. Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone else looks? 

9. Scratch a cat and you will have a permanent job. 

10. No one has more driving ambition than the boy who wants to buy a car. 

11. There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity. 

12. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong 
number at 4 AM. It could be a right number.

13. No one ever says 'It's only a game.' when their team is winning. 

14. I've reached the age where the happy hour is a nap. 

15. Be careful reading the fine print. There's no way you're going to like it. 

16. The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same size bucket. 

17. Do you realize that in about 40 years, we'll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos? (And rap music will be the Golden Oldies!) 

18. Money can't buy happiness -- but somehow, it's more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo. 

19. After 50, if you don't wake up aching in every joint, you are probably dead!! 

20. Always be yourself because the people that matter 
don't mind, and the ones who mind, don’t matter.




I asked God for strength, that I might achieve--I was made weak,

that I might learn to obey…


I ask for help that I might do greater things--I was given infirmity,

that I might do better things…


I asked for riches, that I might be happy--I was given poverty,

that I might be wise…


I ask for power, that I might have the praise of men--I was given weakness,

that I might feel the need of god…


I ask for all things, that I might enjoy life--I was given life,

that I might enjoy all things…


I got nothing that I asked for--but everything I had hoped for…

Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered. I am, among all men,

most richly blessed.

                                                                                   Author unknown

1. - Eleven teens die each day because of texting while driving. Maybe it's time to raise the age of Smartphone ownership to 21.
2 - If gun (people) control laws actually worked, Chicago would be Mayberry, USA.
3 - The Second Amendment makes more women equal than the entire feminist movement.
4 - Legal gun owners have about 300 million guns and probably 3trillion rounds of ammo. Seriously, folks, if we were the problem, you'd know it.
5 - When JFK was killed, nobody blamed the rifle.
6 - The NRA (National Rifle Association) murders 0 people and receives ($ 0) nothing in government funds. Planned Parenthood kills 350,000 babies every year and receives $500,000,000 in tax dollars annually
7 - I have no problem with vigorous background checks when it comes to firearms. While we're at it, let's do the same when it comes to immigration, Voter ID, and candidates running for office.
8 - Folks keep talking about another Civil War. One side knows how to shoot and probably has trillions of rounds. The other side has crying closets and is confused about which bathroom to use. Now tell me, how do you think that would work out?

"Old age comes at a bad time." - San Banducci

"Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened." - Jennifer Yane

"Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it." - Golda Meir

"The older I get, the more clearly I remember things that never happened. - Mark Twain

"I'm at that age where my back goes out more than I do." - Phyllis Diller

"Nice to be here? At my age it's nice to be anywhere." - George Burns

"First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down." - Leo Rosenberg

"You spend 90 percent of your adult life hoping for a long rest and the last 10 percent trying to convince the Lord that you're actually not that tired." - Robert Brault

"Old people shouldn't eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get." - Robert Orben

"At my age, flowers scare me." - George Burns

"It's like you trade the virility of the body for the agility of the spirit." - Elizabeth Lesser

"The years between 50 and 70 are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down." - T. S. Elliot

"At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. at age 40, we don't care what they think of us. at age 60, we discover they haven't been thinking of us at all." - Ann Landers

"When I was young, I was called a rugged individualist. When I was in my fifties, I was considered eccentric. Here I am doing and saying the same things I did then, and I'm labeled senile." - GB

"The important thing to remember is that I'm probably going to forget." - Unknown

"We don't grow older, we grow riper." - Pablo Picasso

"It's paradoxical that the idea of living a long life appeals to everyone, but the idea of getting old doesn't appeal to anyone." - Andy Rooney

"The older I get, the better I used to be." - Lee Trevino

"I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a lot more as they get older, and then it dawned on me - they're cramming for their final exam."- George Carlin

"Everything slows down with age, except the time it takes cake and ice cream to reach your hips." - John Wagner


Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself...   Mark Twain (Samuel Langhorne Clemens, author and humorist. His keen wit and incisive satire earned him praise from both critics and peers) 


Sometimes the best answer is, ‘I DON'T KNOW


What brings about a Recession is lack of Confidence,

and what brings us out of a recession,

“Is Boldness and Confidence of the American people”

Re-active is buying into a recession

Pro-active is opting out of a recession


 Will Rogers perspective:

1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman...neither works.

4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.

8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral:
When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

13. Even if you’re on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there

And. The one with the gas, goes to the back of the line.


First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know 'why' I look this way. I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

Tenth ~ Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

And finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.


One should not allow themselves to be influenced by others negative thoughts and actions.


The closing one door usually leads to another door of opportunity


No one is charge of your happiness but you


Life isn't always fair, but it's still good


Politicians’ are very adept at spending your money for their own advancement, and they also create laws that you must follow, but interestingly, many of those laws they pass, we later find that they are exempt from.
                                                                                                                                     There is somenthing very wrong with their exemptions!

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