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  • THE ACT OF GIVING

    Posted on December 22nd, 2010 Pam No comments

    “A gift is pure when it is given from the heart to the right person at the right time and at the right place, and when we expect nothing in return.”
    –Bhagavad Gita

    “…my mother always said that the happiest people she knows are the people who spend their time giving to others.”
    –Kristin Van Ogtrop, Editor of Real Simple magazine

  • COMPUTER PROBLEMS

    Posted on December 11th, 2010 Pam No comments

    As many of you know I really don’t know that much about computers, how they work, why they work and what makes them NOT WORK and why they don’t work.
    I Googled for a firewall and what I got was not good. A window popped up that I thought was the link I was looking for, but instead it was a WORM, A HOOK, A TROGAN OR A BAD THING. It asked me to defragment so I went ahead and clicked the button in the window, but I shouldn’t have. It slowly took control over my computer, first removing my wallpaper, then my tool bar then all of my icons…my computer screen was BLACK!!!!!
    But thanks to Devin and Kent, they fixed all of my problems. It turns out this BLOUK just makes you think you lost your hard drive and puts some kind of a screen over it and wants you to buy their product to fix your computer’s CRITICAL HARD DRIVE ERRORS!!!!!
    Anyway, things are back to normal – except I am more careful now and I hope not to make that mistake again.
    The thing is, I don’t realize the seriousness of things until they happen to me!!! So everyone–be more careful.

  • Soaring?

    Posted on November 22nd, 2010 Pam No comments

    “Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace,
    The soul that knows it not, knows no release,
    From little things;
    Knows not the livid loneliness of fear
    Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
    The sound of wings.”
    — Amelia Earhart 1897-1937

    “Everyone has ocean’s to fly, if they have the heart to do it. Is it reckless? Maybe. But what do dreams know of boundaries?”
    — Amelia Earhart

    “Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done.”
    — Amelia Earhart

    “Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do.”
    — Amelia Earhart

  • GARDEN LOVERS

    Posted on October 16th, 2010 Pam No comments

    “NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR YOUR GARDEN. I have a hunch that if a hundred gardeners went in for a group evaluation, phychologists would find one hundred Type A’s. Who else would create so much work for themselves? Gardeners can get overwrought about bad judgements, or weeds, or borers, but that’s not the point of gardening. You didn’t create the nematode problem–and you didn’t create moonflowers, either. You’re just the gardener. Step back and view the whole, listen to the birds, lean on your hoe. Whatever your garden is, it is beautiful.
    –Christine Allison, ‘365 Days of Gardening’

  • HOW TO USE TIME.

    Posted on October 11th, 2010 Pam No comments

    “The task at hand will expand to fill the time allowed.

    –Janet George, Hunter / Jumper Judge

  • HOW MUCH DO YOU KNOW?

    Posted on October 9th, 2010 Pam No comments

    Even if you think you know all there is to know about something, dig deeper, there is always more to learn.

    My Mother used to say, “The more you know, the more you don’t know.”

  • PERFECT INFO FOR A MONDAY !!!!!!!

    Posted on October 4th, 2010 Pam No comments

    I got this Dr. Zimmerman lists from Chefbound’s Blog. 
    It is so fitting, there is so much on this list I need to work on.
    I think we have heard every one of these tips, but not quite in this way.
    Please read and enjoy for the rest of your life.

    DR. ZIMMERMAN’S 50 WAYS TO GET UNSTRESSED IN A STRESSED-OUT WORLD

    DE-CLUTTER YOUR ENVIRONMENT. PEACE IS NEVER FOUND IN THE MIDST OF CHAOS.
    1. Simplify. Simplify. Simplify.
    2. Get a place for everything, and put everything in its place.
    3. Have backups: an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps in the car, whatever will lower your stress.
    4. Surround yourself with what you love … whether it’s pets, plants, music, hobbies, or keepsakes. Make your home your refuge.
    5. Enjoy the simple things.
    6. Take one day at a time.
    7. Slow down. You’re never going to get it all done anyway.
    8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.
    9. Spread big changes and difficult projects over time. Don’t lump all the hard things together.

    TAKE CARE OF YOUR BODY. THERE’S NO PLACE ELSE TO LIVE.
    10. Eat right.
    11. Go to bed on time. Get enough rest.
    12. Get up on time. Start your day with calmness.
    13. Drive carefully. Cars aren’t the only things that can be recalled by their maker.
    14. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
    15. Don’t wait for 6 strong men to take you to church.

    GUARD YOUR HEART. DON’T LET THE WORLD STEAL YOUR JOY.
    16. Laugh. And then laugh some more — even if you have to fake it til you make it.
    17. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
    18. Do something for the kid in you every day.
    19. Smile. Peace starts with a smile.
    20. Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.
    21. Do what is right. Forbidden fruits create jams.
    22. Don’t let your worries get the best of you. Remember, Moses started out as a basket case.
    23. Let the tears come. Endure, grieve, and move on. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
    24. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county or a foreign country … but not to Guilt City.
    25. Don’t forget … birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live.

    WATCH YOUR MOUTH. THE POWER OF LIFE AND DEATH ARE FOUND IN THE TONGUE.
    26. Talk less. Listen more.
    27. Tell your loved ones … that you love them … at every opportunity.
    28. Keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.
    29. Be kind to unkind people. They probably need it the most. And if you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.
    30. Don’t put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won’t have a leg to stand on.
    31. Practice KYMS (Keeping Your Mouth Shut). It will prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
    32. Forgive. Most people are doing the best they can with what they have.

    BUILD YOUR RELATIONSHIPS. THEY DETERMINE THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE.
    33. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
    34. Build memories. Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath away.
    35. Learn to get along … just like crayons. Some are sharp. Some are pretty, and some are dull. Some have weird names, and all are different colors. But they all have to live in the same box.
    36. Let go of grudges. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.
    37. Refrain from judgment. God Himself does not propose to judge a man until he is dead. So why should you?
    38. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.

    NURTURE YOUR SPIRIT. IT’S THE SOURCE OF HOPE.
    39. Take time … every day … to be alone … and relish the power of peace and quiet.
    40. Listen to a motivational CD while you’re driving … a CD that will improve your quality of life.
    41. Write down every great thought that comes to you. Chances are you won’t remember them, and it may take you another 20 years to learn the lesson you just lost.
    42. Keep a folder of your favorite sayings on hand.
    43. Write down one thing you’re grateful for. And then add one more thing to your list each and every day.
    44. Make a list of what you want to do, have, experience, and witness before you die. It’s a sure way to get a lot more of what you want in your life!
    45. Strive for excellence. It is not necessary to be perfect. Excellence will do just fine!
    46. Walk your talk. It is easier to preach ten sermons than it is to live one.
    47. Remember, when you get to your wit’s end, you’ll find God lives there.
    48. Pray. Then take some time to listen. Many folks want to serve God, but only as advisors.
    49. Don’t put a question mark where God put a period.
    50. Remember … the Will of God NEVER takes you to where the Grace of God will not protect you.

    Action:
    Circle three tips that you will focus on this week, and then consciously follow those tips for the next seven days. Let them become a habit in your life.