Friday, September 14, 2012

Happy Birthday

Every now and again you meet someone who is so special you know they are your life to stay.  I didn't know this about JP at first but I knew I wanted it so.  I fell in love with JP and her entire family.  They are close knit, like my own family, but they are loud and funny and full of life.

Today, I would like to wish her a Happy Birthday.  You are a wonderful friend.  I appreciate your generosity, your concern and your ever listening ear.  You are a kind woman who has seen your share of sorrow.  I pray that God will reward you with quiet, happy days from this point on.

I pray you will be a part of my life for a long, happy time.  I sincerely love you from the bottom of my heart.

video provided to gift you with a smile...He loves you too!

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Susan
It is only when you despair of all ordinary means, it is only when you can convince it that it must help you or you perish, that the seed of life in you stirs itself to provide a new resource.                                 Robert Collier

Saturday, September 8, 2012

When Bad News Arrives


It seems that in this life there are to be tests, trials and tribulations.  I know you are having yours, just as I am having mine.  It is how we handle them that defines us as people, in my opinion.  I think I have given readers and friends the misconception that I handle things well, better than most, but I don't.

When I first receive bad news, I like to reserve a day or two for sulking. I find it helpful to mope, cry, vent, and get it out as thoroughly as possible.  Next, I go into problem solving or acceptance mode.  Finally, I return to a more public life and work on keeping my attitude focused on the positive.

It is true, that I feel a great peace in my spirit.  I attribute this to my prayer life, faith, and my belief in Heaven.  I am complimented often on my attitude and my ever present smile.  Please know that these are accomplished with a fair amount of maintenance.  It does not come naturally. 

Susan