Friday, April 17, 2009

Here comes the sun, little darlin' . . . .

"Here comes the sun, do do do doo,
Here comes the sun, and I say, . . . it's alright!"

On our way to sun & relaxation in sunny Florida! 
I can already feel the sand in my toes, the sun on my face, and the warm breezes.

Happy, happy Friday!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Recipe for Love . . . .


2 hearts full of love
2 heaping cups of kindness
2 cups of friendship
2 cups of JOY
2 armfuls of gentleness
2 big hearts full of forgiveness
1 lifetime of togetherness
2 minds full of tenderness

Stir daily with Happiness, Humor and Patience.
Serve with Warmth and Compassion, Respect and Loyalty.

-Author Unknown
-photo by Babi_Santander via flickr

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

For beautiful eyes . . . .

"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." 
- Audrey Hepburn

Monday, April 13, 2009

Capture the joy . . . .

People go through their whole lives chasing everything in the material world, and they fail to discover the greatest treasure of all, which is within them. You bring to you whatever you are feeling on the inside, so be the magnet of joy! Joy is a feeling inside you, and you can cause yourself to feel that no matter what is happening in the outside world. - Rhonda Byrne

Take a break from the outside world. Direct your thoughts and words to the inside of you. Capture that feeling of joy, and when you return to the realities of the world, notice the difference in how you handle your daily annoyances. Have a joyful Monday, my friends!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Friday, April 10, 2009

Just listen . . . .

The most basic and powerful way to connect to another person is to listen. Just listen. Perhaps the most important thing we ever give each other is our attention.....a loving silence often has far more power to heal and to connect than the most well-intentioned words.
-Rachel Naomi Remem

photo by McAzadi via flickr

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Words . . . .

Every time words are spoken, something is created. Be conscious of what you say and how you say it. Use words that build up, appreciate, encourage and inspire.
-Lucy MacDonald

Being aware of what we say when we speak is difficult sometimes. Understand what you're saying, and think about the potential consequences of the words you choose. Slow down. Think first.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Mentor someone . . . .

If you are successful in any area of life, remember that somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a lift or an idea that started you in the right direction. Each of us can look back on someone whose simple acts of caring changed our lives - not just by teaching us, but by taking the time to be with us and to believe in us. Decide today that you will make time in your life to mentor someone - that you will give them the gift that only you can give. Don't just give what you know, give who you are.

from the book 5

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Just add charm . . . .

Attn: Do-it-yourselfers! Here is an easy weekend project that will add instant character to an otherwise ho-hum walkway or a plain concrete wall. 

Easy instructions: 
1. Clean surface
2. Choose a brick-red latex paint and a small roller with a thick nap. Let dry completely and add 2nd coat if needed. 
3. Roll on free-hand, or use a brick patterned stencil. If using stencil, allow paint to set before moving the stencil.
4. For more character, mix lighter and darker shades of reds and browns, and dab it onto the bricks with a sponge.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Love, love, love this lady . . . .

"If you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others."
-Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Good for your soul . . . .

The best blush is laughter. It puts roses in your cheeks, and in your soul.

-Linda Knight

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams . . .

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams . . .
Follow your heart