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!
Friday, September 14, 2012
Saturday, September 8, 2012
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.