Sunday, September 28, 2014

After 21 years of marriage, I discovered a new way of keeping alive the spark of love. A little while ago I had started to go out with another woman. It was really my wife's idea.

After 21 years of marriage, I discovered a new way of keeping alive the spark of love. A little while ago I had started to go out with another woman. It was really my wife's idea.

"I know that you love her," she said one day, taking me by surprise. "But I love YOU," I protested. "I know, but you also love her." The other woman that my
wife wanted me to visit was my mother, who has been a widow for 19 years, but the demands of my work and my three children had made it possible to visit her only

That night I called to invite her to go out for dinner and a movie. "What's wrong, are you well?" she asked. My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a
late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign of bad news. "I thought that it would be pleasant to pass some time with you," I responded. " Just the two of

She thought about it for a moment then said "I would like that very much." That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit nervous. When I
arrived at her house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous about our date. She waited in the door with her coat on.

She had curled her hair and was wearing the dress that she had worn to celebrate her last wedding anniversary. She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an angel's. "I told my friends that I was going to go out with my son, and they were impressed," she said, as she got into the car. "They can't wait to hear about our meeting". We went to a restaurant that, although not elegant, was very nice
and cozy. My mother took my arm as if she were the First Lady.

After we sat down, I had to read the menu to her. Her eyes could only read large print. Half way through the entree, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me.
A nostalgic smile was on her lips. "It was I who used to have to read the menu when you were small," she said. "Then it's time for you to relax and let me return the favor," I responded.

During the dinner we had an agreeable conversation, nothing extraordinary - but catching up on recent events of each others lives. We talked so much that we
missed the movie.

As we arrived at her house later, she said "I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you". I agreed. "How was your dinner date?" asked my wife when I got home. "Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined," I answered.

A few days later my mother died of a massive heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn't have a chance to do anything for her. Some time later I received an envelope with a copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place mother and I had dined.

An attached note said: "I paid this bill in advance. I was almost sure that I couldn't be there but, nevertheless, I paid for two plates - one for you and the other for your wife. You will never know what that night meant to me. I love you."

At that moment I understood the importance of saying, in time: "I LOVE YOU" and giving our loved ones the time that they deserve.

Nothing in life is more important than God and your family and friends.

Give them the time they deserve, because these things cannot be put off 'till "some other time".

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

I think this is true with your in-laws, grandchildren, sisters, brothers and your friends. Anyone that means something to you-you should spend time with them and
let them know how much they mean to you as often as you can.

Author Unknown

Thursday, September 25, 2014

You are always responsible for how you act, no matter how you feel. Remember, that.

if you want to know what a Man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals - Sirius Black

Gatsby looked at Daisy in a way that every young girl wanted to be looked at - The Great Gatsby

All the ups and downs are grace in different wrappings, sent to refine consciousness. say thanks to them all - Mooji

Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot

Never blame anyone in your life. Good people give you Happiness. Bad people give you Experience. Worst people give you a Lesson & Best people give you memories

Hello plant. it's me again. how have you been. I'm sorry if I place unacceptable expectations on you. but I've had a lot of things going on lately. I guess I was hoping you' cheer me up or something

God really did something special.. when He blessed me with a friend like you

A True lady doesn't demand, she thanks.. and a true man doesn't promise, he commits

If you find yourself a bit irritated or overwhelmed, it's a sign that you're spending less time with God and more time with this World

Trust is like a paper once it's crumpled it can't be perfect again

I love you just the way you are

I have a strong and capable body. A loving and passionate soul. and a beauty all my own. these are things of immeasurable value

We see what we want

Let the wife make the husband glad to come home & let him make her sorry to see him leave - Martin Luther

Just believe in yourself. even if you don't, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will - Venus Williams

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid - Jane Austen

I was once like you are now and I know that it's not easy to be calm when you've found something going on but take your time think a lot why think of everything you've got for you will still be here tomorrow but your dreams may not

Life is too short & unpredictable not to live it exactly as you please

Quilters are not Greedy, they are just materialistic!

I have an idea. Let's climb on the roof, just us. Bring Blankets we'll lie together and look at the stars and whisper and laugh and kiss and forget the world we left on the ground

Find something you are passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it - Julia Child

The Sexiest thing in the entire world is being really smart & being thoughtful & being generous. Everything else is crap. I promise you

All great changes are preceded by chaos

If you truly love nature you will find beauty everywhere

Without communication, there is no relationship. without respect, there is no love. without trust, there is no reason to continue

We're like cocoa an marshmallows. You're hot, and I wanna be on top of you

Ultimately, I just want someone who knows which songs not to talk over

I saw you for like 3 seconds. and it made my day

Truth is not what it seems, but what it is - Frank Sonnenberg

Your past is just a story. and once you realize this, it has no power over you

A sister is a gift to the heart, a friend to the spirit, a golden thread to the meaning of life - Isadora James

Inner State 10. Signs you are truly Happy. 1. Daily Exercise. 2. Happy Friends. 3. Smart Thrills. 4. Enough Sleep. 5. Self-trust. 6. Live in the now. 7. Gratitude. 8. Bounce back. 9. Get unplugged. 10. Smile

Where you go I will go and where you stay I will stay - Ruth 1:16

What you focus on grows

When you look at a field of dandelions, you can either see a hundred weeds or a hundred wishes

You think you're in love but you just want to be loved

The mountains are calling and I must go

The best place in the world is in the arms of someone who will not only hold you at your best, but will pick you up and hug you tight at your weakest moment

Go off alone.. spend quiet time just thinking upon all the blessings in your life. Thankfulness, praise, and time alone with God will lift you with the sweet peace of God

You are allowed to. Make the decision you think is the right decision to make. Start something that needs to be started. Ask for help whenever you want it. Help others whenever you can even if they don't ask for it. Take time off to do something that inspires excites and energizes you

Happiness is handmade

Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do. - Irma Kurtz

Get on your knees and pray, then get on your feet and work. - Gordon B. Hinckley

Anything's possible if you've got enough nerve - J.K. Rowling

Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot - The Hauss of Nigeria

If you do not stand firm in your Faith you will not stand at all. - Isaiah 7:9

I want my heart and my passions to be the most beautiful things about me.

Annoying the cook will result in smaller portions

A Coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave - Gandhi

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