Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Friday, March 26, 2010
Perhaps he was not praying
The sunset thrush I heard
Perhaps he was not saying
Perhaps a bird in leafy dimness
Can have no thought of prayer;
But my heart is praying
Because I heard him there.
I realize this is not a Sunset Thrush, but I wanted to post one of
my bird photos with this wonderful poem. It is uplifting to hear
any bird sing.
I must thank my sister, Patty, for sending this poem to me. I
am now sharing it with all of you.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
That just because two people argue,
It doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
It doesn't mean they do love each other.
That we don't have to change friends if
We understand that friends change.
That no matter how good a friend is,
They're going to hurt you every once in a while
And you must forgive them for that.
That true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
That you can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.
That it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.
That you should always leave loved ones with
Loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.
That we are responsible for what
We do, no matter how we feel.
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.
That my best friend and I can do anything or nothing and have the best time.
That sometimes the people you expect to kick you when you're down
will be the ones to help you get back up.
That sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.
That maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you've
That it isn't always enough,
to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.
That no matter how bad your heart is broken
The world doesn't stop for your grief.
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
But, we are responsible for who we become.
That you shouldn't be so eager to find
Out a secret. It could change your life Forever.
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.
That your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don't even know you.
That even when you think you have no more to give,
When a friend cries out to you ~
you will find the strength to help.
That credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.
That the people you care about most in life
are taken away from you too soon.
The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best
of everything. They just make the most of everything they have.
~ author unknown
Monday, March 22, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Here is some interesting information that came to my attention today.
The four-leaf clover is often confused with the shamrock. While the four-leaf clover is a symbol of good luck, the three-leafed shamrock is mainly an Irish Christian symbol of the Holy Trinity and has a different significance.
The shamrock is a symbol of Ireland. It is a three-leafed old white clover. The shamrock has been registered as a trademark by the Government of Ireland.
The shamrock is a traditional icon of St. Patrick's Day because it tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain how the Trinity of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit could exist as separate parts of the same being. His followers took to wearing a shamrock in celebration.
The St. Patrick's Day custom came to America in 1737. That was the first year St. Patrick's Day was publicly celebrated in Boston. Today, St. Patrick's Day is celebrated with large parades, the wearing of the green, and drinking beer.