“Sending… BIRTHDAY GREETINGS to AL and ALYSSA — January 9th”

  • The clock struck 12 and made me realize that I am happier than you are for your birthday.Happy birthday.
  • Today is when you can expect anything from us. Giving it is our choice!Shake your legs, because its your birthday today and you would not like to miss a chance to make it special. Happy birthday.

  • May your life be like wine… tasty, sharp, clear and improving with every year.
  • Don’t forget to write down which wishes you like most in a comment section and yeah don’t forget to share with on your social media accounts Facebook, twitter, WhatsApp, etc..

“Age is strictly a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Happy Birthday

“God gave us the gift of life; it is up to us to give ourselves the gift of living well.”             Happy Birthday – – – – xoxoxoxoox     D.V.


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“Use YOUR HAND… to guide you …EAT LESS”

“You are carrying your HAND… with you – – so let  “IT”  guide you as to the amount of food…  you are putting into your MOUTH!”

A Handy Guide to Portion Sizes

Here’s how to roughly measure portion sizes using your hand.


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“SPIC and SPAN” to the Rescue!

“Looks like the “BIRTHDAY PARTY” is over… so may as well get ready for some “HOUSE” cleaning – – but will just take this last “PHOTO”  – – to remind me … “A GOOD TIME was HAD by ALL!”

“Let’s have one of your “BIG” smiles … for the camera!”

My “DADDY” said –  that when … ” You want it clean… You will use “SSpic And Span Powder All-Purpose Cleanerpic and Span” – – to clean everything – – and just to prove to me – – that he was right… he purchased this package of “SPIC and SPAN” – – and went to work in my Kitchen.” 

So… what could I do – – but get my camera and take “DADDY’s” photo – – while up on the ladder.

To prove that  DADDY was using the package of “SPIC and SPAN” – – I put the package on top of the oven – –  and if you look up to the ceiling – – you can see the area that DADDY has clean – – and the area that he is working  toward – – “WHAT a difference in the ceiling – – the clean side and the side in need  of cleaning!” 

Just so you know…The ceiling and walls of your “HOME” – – do not get dirty all by their selves – –  – “they” collect all of the smoke from you and your family – – every time you  feel the  “urge” to light up – – one of those  expensive cigarettes!


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The Four Agreements

 

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I recently read a book called The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz that opened my eyes to a new way of thinking and way of living. The premise is that there are four agreements you make with yourself and when followed miraculous things will happen.

As you practice living these four practices your life will dramatically change. In the beginning these new habits will be challenging and you will lapse countless times. With practice these agreements become integrated into your being and every area of your life and become easy habits to keep.

The Four Agreements are:

1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.

2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.

4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.

For more on this, check out the book, The Four Agreements. It has the power to transform our lives to a new experience of freedom, love and true happiness.

 

 

Jaime Aldrich Cardwell


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Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff

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Say you have $86,400 in your bank account and someone stole $10 from you. Would you be upset and throw all of the $86,390 away in hopes of getting back at that person who took your $10? Or move on and live? Right, move on and live.

See, we have 86,400 seconds in every day so don’t let someone’s negative 10 seconds ruin the rest of the 86,390. Don’t sweat the small stuff, life is bigger than that.

I heard a story recently about staying optimistic and having a good outlook on life and I’d like to share it today…

There were once two boys; identical twins in fact—Jason and Peter. From the day they were born, they were anything other than “identical.” Jason was born an optimist and Peter was a pessimist. No matter what happened, Jason saw the positive side of life. He was usually happy, easily satisfied, and he saw the possibilities in every situation. As positive as Jason was, his brother was equally negative. He was rarely satisfied, usually unhappy and, regardless of the situation, he predicted gloom and doom.

Needless to say, the boys’ parents were very concerned about Peter, for as hard as they tried to treat the boys equally, Peter was always unhappy.

With nowhere else to turn, the boys’ parents turned to a local Psychiatrist. After a great deal of thought, the good doctor had what he felt was a brilliant, “sure thing” solution. His suggestion was this. He said, “You know the holidays are coming. Here’s what’s going on, and here is my suggestion. Obviously, Peter feels that you favor Jason and that you give more to him than you do to Peter. So, what I want to do is to fill up Peter’s room with as many toys as you possibly can—all the greatest stuff. Then, and this is going to be hard for you to do, I want you to fill up Jason’s room with horse manure. Then what’s going to happen is that Peter is going to finally feel that he is the favored one—and thus, he will be happy. Obviously, this will hurt Jason, but he is strong and will get over it.”

Well, the parents were stunned by what seemed like an odd suggestion, but they were desperate and decided to follow his instructions.

Then, the morning arrived. As crazy as it was, the parents had done what the Psychiatrist recommended. They darted down the hall to Peter’s room, hoping to see him excited and happy for the first time. But when they opened the door, they were sadly disappointed. Peter was miserable. He was complaining about the toys and moaning and groaning about how they weren’t “the best.”

The parents then went down the hall to Jason’s room, expecting to see him very unhappy and depressed. They loved their son so much and didn’t want to hurt him, but they were just following instructions.

Well, they were stunned when they opened the door. Rather than acting depressed, Jason was throwing the manure all over the room. He was happy and excited and yelling out, “Whoopee!” When he saw his parents, here is what he said. “You can’t fool me mom and dad. With all this horse manure all over the place, there has to be a pony in here somewhere!”

The moral of the story is that optimism comes from within ourselves. We tend to find what we’re looking for, so if we want to be optimistic, we really do have the power to do so. And, when we are optimistic, we are generally happier people.

 

 

Jaime Aldrich Cardwell


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MEMORIAL DAY *****

“AT three o’clock this after-noon – – – say a PRAYER – – –  REMEMBER and give THANKS – – to all of our VETERANS ***** Which WAR …. was to be the last – – – and when will we learn  to settle our differences – – WITH OUT a WAR *****

 

 

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The End of WWII: Stories of Courage

Memorial Day ***** A Day to remember – – where we were – – – and where are we going???


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