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The Post – A Soulful Gift

January 25, 2011

A simple poetic gift to you all this morning, from the site: Spiritual-Judaism-One-People-World-United

A path, in the snow
Marked with,
crossed fence posts,
into eternity it goes.
Rose colored mountains,
behind the meadows.
Silhouetted in the evening,
with it’s shadows.

Snowy steps,
searching for the height.
Step after step,
leading to the light.

Life force in all,
one vibration.
Acceptance and celebration,
one happiness,
in our salvation.


The Gift – FOOD!!!!

January 16, 2011

I am not a kitchen-gourmet….my husband’s forte. But I did a pork loin roast for the first time ever in my life today, in the crock pot, which I never used before, using a recipe from the internet no one I know has ever tried. After 8 hours, it fell apart and was great. The apples I put in with it, became the best applesauce. So tonight, my blog is to give a gift and pass on a delicious, not labor-intensive GREAT meal that even I could be proud of!!

Here’s the recipe: click here

Enjoy!!!! 🙂

The Gift

November 17, 2008

So would you like to know more about TV animals?  Say, Arnold the Pig from the TV show, Green Acres, and where he (or she) is buried?  Just click here!

If you want to know more about Green Acres, Arnold, show episodes, and the rest of the cast, click here.

Just be aware that last one is a TV Land website for the show, and it’s annoying due to sound effects especially when you open the site. But if you are an old TV show fanatic, in addition to its page on Green Acres, the site also has links to many other old TV shows, including the Brady Bunch, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Addams Family, Leave it to Beaver, the Munsters, and many more. Enjoy!

The Gift

November 14, 2008

I always loved the Jewel song, “Hands.”  I was driving home today from the Art of the Carolinas conference in Raleigh and this song was playing on the radio. It reminded me how much I loved the song, several of its lyrics, especially the line:

“In the end, only kindness matters.”

So, for today’s gift, the song’s lyrics:



If I could tell the world just one thing
It would be that we’re all OK
And not to worry ’cause worry is wasteful
And useless in times like these
I won’t be made useless
I won’t be idle with despair
I will gather myself around my faith
For light does the darkness most fear
My hands are small, I know
But they’re not yours, they are my own
But they’re not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken
Poverty stole your golden shoes
It didn’t steal your laughter
And heartache came to visit me
But I knew it wasn’t ever after
We’ll fight, not out of spite
For someone must stand up for what’s right
‘Cause where there’s a man who has no voice
There ours shall go singing
My hands are small I know
But they’re not yours, they are my own
But they’re not yours, they are my own
I am never broken
In the end only kindness matters
In the end only kindness matters
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
I will get down on my knees, and I will pray
My hands are small I know
But they’re not yours, they are my own
But they’re not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken
My hands are small I know
But they’re not yours, they are my own
But they’re not yours, they are my own
And I am never broken
We are never broken
We are God’s eyes
God’s hands
God’s mind
We are God’s eyes
God’s hands
God’s heart
We are God’s eyes
God’s hands
God’s eyes
We are God’s hands
We are God’s hands

The Gift

November 12, 2008

Speaking of Pema Chodron, whose quote is in yesterday’s gift, I received a reply from a reader about an earlier Pema Chodron posting of mine. The concept and his story sound interesting:

“You should never have expectations for other people. Just be kind to them.”

Pema Chodron, from her book, Start Where You Are: A Guide to Compassionate Living.

One Response to “The Gift”

  1. Jason Says:
    October 8, 2008 at 10:42 am editYour quote resonated with me.

    If you like that quote, you’ll like this book:

    Step Back from the Baggage Claim:
    Change the World, Start at the Airport

    You’ll welcome the spirit of this book/movement. It brings powerful stories to life about stepping back to gain perspective, slowing down, sharing compassion, living gratefully, embracing creativity, and traveling gracefully through the moments of our lives.

    Give it a try and spread the spirit!

The Gift

November 11, 2008

“Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us.”

Pema Chodron

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November 10, 2008

If anyone is really interested in seeing the Huel Howser California’s Gold episode about where Toto is buried, click here.  It is the Huel Howser Production website that sells videos of the various episodes. Episode #9008, entitled “Pet Cemetary” has this description:

“Join us as we visit Toto from the ‘Wizard Of Oz’, Old Blue – one of the first animal stars of the silver screen, Arnold the Pig from ‘Green Acres’, the irresistibly scrappy Benji the dog, Pete from ‘Our Gang’, and many more….”

It’s available in VHS or DVD for $22.95.

So there you have it, folks – not only do you get Toto, but Arnold the Pig from Green Acres, as well!!!

The Gift

November 9, 2008

Today is my birthday and my gift to all is yesterday’s reading from my meditation book, God Calling:

Wipe The Slate

“But this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark…” Phillipians 3:13-14

Forget the past. Remember only its glad days. Wipe the slate of your remembrance with Love, which will erase all that is not confirmed in Love. You must forget your failures, your failures and those of others. Wipe them out of the book of your remembrance.

I did not die upon the Cross for man to bear the burdens of his sins himself…..If you forget not the sins of others, and I bear them, then you add to My sorrows.

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June 25, 2008

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

I always liked this saying and recently someone on the children’s writing email list I’m on, provided some background to this saying:

According to The Columbia World of Quotations, an article in the Catholic Digest (St. Paul, Minnesota, Oct. 1960) quoted Eleanor as saying this as a warning to wives of future presidents. So, a bit of trivia in today’s gift.

The Gift

June 21, 2008

“I don’t want to worry about what I look like…I’ve watched, my whole life, people age and become buffoons…When you crest in your thirties or forties and don’t pull out of the public eye, you become a caricature. You have to have grace, dignity and gratitude, and walk away kind of slowly, like you’re walking away from a bear.”

Jamie Lee Curtis, from the article “Jamie Lee Curtis Embraces the F-Word (No, Not That One), in the July/August 2008 issue of More magazine.