World Cancer Day

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WorldCancerDay.org

World Cancer Day on Twitter

A huge shout-out to EVERY single cancer survivor throughout the world,
in our quest to kick cancer’s butt for good! #NoMoreCancer

National Bird Day (and Trees)

Today is National Bird Day whose purpose is to emphasize the importance of the protection and survival of birds both captive and wild.

In solidarity, a re-post of one of my favorites.

Enjoy!

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When Trials Come Our Way

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Enjoy!

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           A Cheerful Heart

To make our lives more meaningful,
it takes a cheerful heart…
and loving life and living it
each day as a brand new start.

It takes a positive attitude
when trials come our way…
and having the strength to carry on
and taking the time to pray.

Life is what we make it,
for the time that we are here…
so start each day with a cheerful heart
and see miracles appear.

                             —Jill Lemming

 

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How Is Your “Tomorrow” Shaping Up?

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                       Tomorrow

He was going to be all that a mortal should be
      tomorrow.
No one should be kinder or braver than he
      tomorrow.
A friend who was troubled and weary he knew,
who’d be glad of a lift and who needed it, too;
on him he would call and see what he could do
      tomorrow.
Each morning he stacked up the letters he’d write
      tomorrow.
And thought of the folks he would fill with delight
      tomorrow.
It was too bad, indeed, he was busy today,
and hadn’t a minute to stop on his way;
more time he would have to give others, he’d say
      tomorrow.
The greatest of workers this man would have been
      tomorrow.
The world would have known him, had he ever seen
      tomorrow.
But the fact is he died and he faded from view,
and all that he left here when living was through
was a mountain of things he intended to do
      tomorrow.
                                                  —Edgar Guest

 

Happy Father’s Day…

to all Dads, especially those with young sons.

I never had a son.

I have one daughter; my princess…still. She always makes Father’s Day special for me. This year she gave me the best Father’s Day gift ever. Six weeks ago she and her husband gave me my first grandchild…a boy. Oh, how I intend to spoil him…with love, of course.

But, I have always wondered what kind of a Father I would have been to a boy child. I guess I’ll never know. Or will I?

For my son-in-law, and all Dads of our world with little ones, here’s a little poem of wisdom that might help you shape your fatherhood. The author is unknown (it is actually attributed to numerous individuals and I was unable to ascertain who the correct writer is).

Enjoy!

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Little Eyes Upon You

There are little eyes upon you
and they’re watching night and day.
There are little ears that quickly
take in every word you say. 

There are little hands all eager
to do anything you do;
And a little boy who’s dreaming
of the day he’ll be like you.

You’re the little fellow’s idol,
you’re the wisest of the wise.
In his little mind about you
no suspicions ever rise. 

You are setting an example
every day in all you do;
For the little boy who’s waiting
to grow up to be just like you.
                 -Author Unknown

 

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Kisses and Grins, and Cuddles and Wins

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Enjoy a hug today!

Hug O’ War
I will not play at tug o’ war.
I’d rather play at hug o’ war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
And everyone wins.
    —Shel Silverstein

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Today is World Smile Day!

Smile

Enjoy …and maybe give away some extra smiles today!  

And, if you’d like to consider more than just personal smiles today, I invite you to look at SmileTrain.org and the magnificent work they do to help people smile again. 

SmileTrain.org

#SmileyGraph 

Smile!
Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu,

When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling, too.
I passed around the corner, and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized, I’d passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile, then I realized its worth,
A single smile, just like mine, could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected
Let’s start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!
                                by Karen McLendon-Laumann

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Summer Love

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Enjoy …and give something today!

A bell’s not a bell ’til you ring it,
A song’s not a song ’til you sing it.
Love in your heart wasn’t put there to stay,
Love isn’t love ’til you give it away!”
—Oscar Hammerstein

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A Single Smile

Smile

Enjoy …and give a smile today!

Smile!
Smiling is infectious, you catch it like the flu,

When someone smiled at me today, I started smiling, too.
I passed around the corner, and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized, I’d passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile, then I realized its worth,
A single smile, just like mine, could travel round the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin, don’t leave it undetected
Let’s start an epidemic quick, and get the world infected!
                                by Karen McLendon-Laumann

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Measuring Time

Today is the 1st of February. Where did January go? One month gone already this year. How was your January? Did you accomplish what you wanted to accomplish? Did you do what you wanted to do? Did you get what you wanted to get? Did you give what you wanted to give? We cannot get January or any part of it back. It’s gone. One twelfth of our year …gone for good. Do you realize that the average person gets fewer than 950 months in their lifetime. And we shouldn’t even consider the first 18 years (216 months). That leaves us only about 735 months total …for life!

One from our blogging community, Eric Winger (GiveOurTime.com), is passionate about time and using it instead of losing it. In a recent post he addressed time and included one of his poems that is quite simple, yet very powerful. He has given me permission to re-post it. I just had to convert it into a graphic. Enjoy.

Measuring_TimeIf you haven’t seen Eric’s blog (GiveOurTime.com), I recommend you schedule a visit. You might just become a regular. He’s one of the GYA good guys!

Thanks, Eric, for reminding us of the importance of front loading our time with meaning. Thanks also for allowing your work to be re-distributed …and for your wisdom.

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Measuring Time   I would like to measure time, Not with planets and stars, Not with
watches and clocks, Not with minutes and hours, But by moments with meaning.
—Eric Winger

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