Friday, December 31, 2010

Begin


Today is the day to begin. This new year is a blank canvas upon which you have the delightful opportunity to paint.

As you do, be authentic. Your greatest accomplishments are the ones that contain the greatest quantity of you.

Be innovative and creative. The challenges you face will melt away when you apply fresh, original thinking to them.

Remember not to take yourself too seriously. You'll climb much higher when you're thoroughly enjoying the effort.

As you move forward, do so with genuine and persistent integrity. That way, the results you create will be results that are actually worth attaining.

Today you stand at the beginning of a grand adventure, with the very real and present opportunity to shape this year into the best one ever. Begin now, take the initiative, and never stop living life according to who you know you are.

- Ralph Marston






Today I Decide....


God, I thank you for this day.

I know I have not accomplished as yet all you expect of me, and if that is your reason for bathing me in the fresh dew of another dawn, I am most grateful.

I am prepared, at last, to make you proud of me so I decide to:

- Forget yesterday, with all its trials and tribulations, aggravations and setbacks, angers and frustrations. The past is already a dream from which I can neither retrieve a single word nor erase any foolish deeds.

- Resolve, however, that if I have injured anyone yesterday through my thoughtlessness, I will not let this day's sun set before I make amends, and nothing I do today will be of greater importance.

- Not fret the future. My success and happiness does not depend on straining to see what lurks dimly on the horizon but to do, this day, what lies clearly at hand.

- Treasure this day, for it is all I have. I know that its rushing hours cannot be accumulated or stored, like precious grain, for future use.

- Live as all good actors do when they are onstage - only in the moment. I cannot perform at my best today by regretting my precious act's mistakes or worrying about the scene to come.

- Embrace today's difficult tasks, take off my coat, and make dust in the world.

- Remember that the busier I am, the less harm I am apt to suffer, the tastier will be my food, the sweeter my sleep, and the better satisfied I will be with my place in the world.

- Free myself today from slavery to clock and calendar. Although I will plan this day in order to conserve my steps and energy, I will begin to measure my life in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not seasons; in feelings, not figures on a dial.

- Remain aware of how little it takes to make this a happy day. Never will I pursue happiness, because it is not a goal, just a by-product, and there is no happiness in having or in getting, only in giving.

- Run from no danger I might encounter today, because I am certain that nothing will happen to me that I am not equipped to handle with your help. Just as any gem is polished by friction, I am certain to become more valuable throughout this day's adversities, and if you close one door, you always open another for me.

- Live this day as if it were Christmas. I will be a giver of gifts and deliver to my enemies the gift of forgiveness; my opponents, tolerance; my friends, a smile; my children, a good example, and every gift will be wrapped with unconditional love.

- Waste not even a precious second today in anger or hate or jealousy or selfishness. I know that the seeds I sow will harvest, because every action, good or bad, is always followed by an equal reaction. I will plant only good seeds this day.

- Treat today as a priceless violin. One may draw harmony from it and another, discord, yet no one will blame the instrument. Life is the same, and if I play it correctly, it will give forth beauty, but if I play it ignorantly, it will produce ugliness.

- Condition myself to look on every problem I encounter today as no more than a pebble in my shoe. I remember the pain, so harsh I could hardly walk, and recall my surprise when I removed my shoe and found only a grain of sand.

- Work convinced that nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. To do anything today that is truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.

- Face the world with goals set for this day, but they will be attainable ones, not the vague, impossible variety declared by those who make a career of failure. I realize that you always try me with a little, first, to see what I would do with a lot.



Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry (Belated) Christmas!




Merry Christmas (Belated) and a Safe and Happy New Year to everyone!

Haven't been on the computer in a couple of days. Hope everyone had many blessings and a lot of Joy at this blessed time of year and may it spread through out the year. We had a wonderful Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

My brother Bill and his wife Heather made it to my Mom's for Christmas, my mom had been seriously ill the beginning of this month and so she didn't want to leave Bath to come to Niagara Falls for Christmas so Bill made the trip to be with her. He left Sunday morning to go back home, I pray they returned home safely to Albany. Didn't hear from my brothers Bob and Kev, Hope they had a great Christmas as well!

My three grandchildren, Dez 13, Zach 10 and Ryan 21mos have been with us since last November (I have had custody of them) and they just loved Christmas this year.

It has been by the grace of GOD we have been so richly blessed through out this year and have made it through many many hard times.



Sending Hugs to everyone.
God Bless You and Yours!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone is handling all the snow that has come down here in WNY!  I love the first snow fall of the season, it is so beautiful, then after that it is just plain cold!  Can't complain though.  Certainly could be worse.  I have put together four wallpapers that you can use for Personal Use Only. Hope you are having a great month so far. 

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Please click onto the Download links below to save them to your computer/laptop. Or go to my 4shared Calendar Wallpaper Freebies page and download all of them.  God Bless!

DOWNLOAD LINK #1
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DOWNLOAD LINK #3
DOWNLOAD LINK #4





Hugs,
Linda

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day!

Heroes

By Jared Jenkins

In war, there are lives risked and lives taken

Men and women giving their best to defend what they love

They defend their country

Their honor

Their people
Some call them soldiers

Others call them heroes
Our veterans have risked their lives for us

They have lived through hell and fought with honor

Many have killed

And regret doing so
For every life, there is a soul

For every soul, there is a life

For those who have died, we show great appreciation and remembrance

For those who live, along with them live the horrific memories of battle

Some, memories of defeat

Some, memories of victory

Our veterans were more than soldiers

They were, and still are heroes




Because of You, Unknown Soldier

By Courtney Tanabe

Because of you, I am here

Because of you, I am able to live freely
Yet I do not know you

And I have not done anything for you

But there you stand, ready to fight

And there you are prepared to die

For me
You've fought before

And you'll fight again

For someone you don't know
So thank you Unknown Soldier

Fighting for me
I'm here because of you

And I owe my future to you


God Bless All of The Men & Woman of the Armed Forces who have given up their freedom for ours!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Three New Free Wallpapers!

Hope everyone is doing alright.  I have three new November wallpapers for you.  Download them from the link provided.  And please remember these are for Personal Use Only! 









*Note & Credits: Cluster Frames are Freebies from Raspberry Road Designs.


I also wanted to show you the Halloween Scrapbook I made using "Print Creations", using photos of my daughter and her children on Halloween night.  These turned out so good don't you think! 






Linda

Monday, October 18, 2010

Have way through October….

Can you believe it, we are halfway through October already….Wow!  Where has this year gone to…unbelievable! 

It is soon going to be Halloween……and they already have Christmas items up in the stores.  I have to say though I  love hearing the Christmas music so it doesn’t really matter to me if it is up in the stores….I would love having Christmas last all year through…it is my favorite time of the year.  What is yours?



Here are my two youngest grandchildren playing together…aren't they adorable.  Kaylee is on the left and Ryan is on the right.  They played together on Ryan’s brother Zachary’s 10th birthday Sept. 26th.  I never saw two children get along so lovingly as these two did, especially when they haven’t even seen each other in a while.  Really wish I had had a camcorder that day to capture the love between these two. They were so kind to each other, sharing their toys and snacks.   

Below is Zachary on the left and his friend Chester on the right. Zachary had a great Birthday. 





Below are Desiree, Ryan and Zachary just a couple of weeks ago.  I am so proud of these three, they have grown so much in this last year and in so many ways.   God Bless them all.


Don’t forget October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.     Hope you have scheduled your exam. 



Well this month has been full of meetings, appointments and such….Oh yeah not to mention my husband Mike celebrated a birthday (he doesn’t really want me to mention any numbers here though….lol)  And two days later we celebrated our 16th Wedding Anniversary….which was AWESOME!!!!!   Thanks honey….it was a great time!


Well this is the most I have written in my blog in quite a while.  I am using Windows Live Writer for the first time so we will see how well this works or not.  Hope you all have a great day and look back here soon for a Free November Wallpaper and a Quick-page. 

Okay I couldn't get Windows Live Writer to publish so I had to come back into my blog online to write this.  Really was hoping it would work, but because it didn't I just removed it off my computer.  Anyone else have that problem I would love to hear how you fixed it!

Take care and God Bless Everyone.





Linda

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

THE SECOND....

THE SECOND "TEN COMMANDMENTS"....

Thou shall not worry, for worry is the most unproductive of all human activities.
Thou shall not be fearful, for most of the things we fear never come to pass.
Thou shall not cross bridges before you come to them, for no one yet has succeeded in accomplishing this.
Thou shall face each problem as it comes. You can only handle one at a time anyway.
Thou shall not take problems to bed with you, for they make very poor bedfellows.
Thou shall not borrow other people's problems. They can better care for them than you can.
Thou shall not try to relive yesterday for good or ill, it is forever gone. Concentrate on what is happening in your life and be happy now!
Thou shall be a good listener, for only when you listen do you hear ideas different from your own. It is hard to learn something new when you are talking, and some people do know more than you do.
Thou shall not become "bogged down" by frustration, for 90% of it is rooted in self-pity and will only interfere with positive action.
Thou shall count thy blessings, never overlooking the small ones, for a lot of small blessings add up to big ones.

~~ Author Unknown To Me ~~

Have a great day and God bless!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Think about it!

TODAY'S WORD from Joel and Victoria

In life, we all have to deal with the unexpected. Just because we're believers, just because we're good people or doing the right thing doesn't make us exempt from trouble. The scripture says, "The rain falls on the just and the unjust." In times when something unexpected happens, or you find yourself facing a crisis, you don't have to go into "panic mode" or fall apart emotionally. Remember, that crisis is no surprise to God. It may be unexpected to you, but God knows the end from the beginning. He has solutions to problems that you haven't even had. He has equipped you for every battle, and He goes before you making your crooked places straight.

Today, focus on the fact that He is with you. Remember that He is walking with you and guiding you to a place of peace and victory. No matter what has happened, He will take what the enemy meant for evil and turn it around for your good! He always leads us in victory, so keep moving forward trusting in the good plan He has for you!



A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Heavenly Father, I come to You with an open and humble heart. I thank You for the victory that You have in store for me even when I can't see it. I choose to trust You and Your goodness knowing that You are faithful. In Jesus' Name. Amen.

- Joel & Victoria Osteen



Hugs,
Linda

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Back To School Time!



Grandchildren are all back to school and they are loving it! Hope everyone had a terrific summer I know we did. Kind of sorry that summer is over but we are looking forward to seeing the colors of fall. The grandkids and I love raking up the leaves and jumping in them.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Your time...

“Your time is limited, so don't waste
it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma - which is
living with the results of other people's
thinking. Don't let the noise of other's
opinions drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage to
follow your heart and intuition. They
somehow already know what you truly want
to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

PARENT - Job Description

POSITION :
Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa, Pop

JOB DESCRIPTION :

Long term, team players needed, for challenging,
permanent work in an
often chaotic environment.
Candidates must possess excellent communication
and organizational skills and be willing to work
variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends
and frequent 24 hour shifts on call.
Some overnight travel required, including trips to
primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless
sports tournaments in far away cities!
Travel expenses not reimbursed.
Extensive courier duties also required.

RESPONSIBILITIES :

The rest of your life.
Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily,
until someone needs $5.
Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly.
Also, must possess the physical stamina of a
pack mule
and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat
in case, this time, the screams from
the backyard are not someone just crying wolf.
Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges,
such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets
and stuck zippers.
Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and
coordinate production of multiple homework projects.
Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings
for clients of all ages and mental outlooks.
Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, and
an embarrassment the next.
Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a
half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices.
Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst.
Must assume final, complete accountability for
the quality of the end product.
Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and
janitorial work throughout the facility. Chauffeur, counselor,
nurse and teaching ability a necessity. Cook, laundress and
volunteer in children's activities when no one else wants the job.

POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT & PROMOTION :

None.
Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without
complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills,
so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you

PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE :

None required unfortunately.
On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.

WAGES AND COMPENSATION :

Get this! You pay them!
Offering frequent raises and bonuses.
A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because
of the assumption that college will help them
become financially independent.
When you die, you give them whatever is left.
The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that
you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.

BENEFITS :

While no health or dental insurance, no pension,
no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and
no stock options are offered;
this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth,
unconditional love, and free hugs and kisses for life if you
play your cards right.


Forward this on to all the PARENTS you know, in appreciation
for everything they do on a daily basis,
letting them know they are appreciated
for the fabulous job they do...
or forward with love
to anyone thinking of applying for the job.

AND A FOOTNOTE 'THERE IS NO RETIREMENT -EVER!!!


Believe it...Embrace it.......GOD has your back!!!


Have a great day…

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

A Little Late...

Hello Everyone....

Sorry that this is a little late coming....Hope everyone had a really "Safe & Happy 4th of July!!!" We had a very pleasant one!


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(((HUGS)))
Lynn

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Memorial Day is our chance to remember and reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and to honor their families. Those families pay the price of patriotism every day when a husband, wife, brother, sister, son or daughter is no longer there to share in the joys of our lives.

As important as it is for us, as adults, to understand what Memorial Day is really all about, it’s even more important to make sure the children in our lives understand it as well.

There’s no shortage of places where you can take a youngster and let them see what love of country means. There are memorials for almost every war and every branch of service you can think of and everyone of them conveys what it means to pursue the highest calling.

Summertime is when Hollywood likes to trot out it’s blockbuster action hero movies. This year you have the “A-Team” and “Iron Man.”

That’s make believe. Don’t let your children grow up without teaching them who the real-life heroes are.



*Taken from an article called "A time for our heroes"
By Rick Pfeiffer
Niagara Gazette

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

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Magnets & Mothers

A teacher gave her class of second-graders a lesson about the magnet and what it does.

The next day, in a written test, she included this question: "My name has six letters. The first one is m. I pick up things. What am I?"

When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50% of the students answered the question with the word mother. Yes, mothers do pick up things. But they are much more than "magnets," gathering up clothes and picking up toys around the house.

As willing as many mothers are to do such chores, they have a higher calling thanthat. A good mother loves her family unconditionally and provides an atmosphere where each member can find acceptance, security, and understanding. She is there when the children need a listening ear, a comforting word, a warm hug, or a loving touch on a fevered brow.

And for the Christian mother, her greatest joy is in teaching her children to trust and to love Jesus as their LORD and Savior. That kind of mother deserves to be honored-not just on one special day a year but every day.

And that recognition should involve more than words; it ought to be shown in respect, thoughtfulness, and loving deeds all year through.

God Bless All of the Moms out there on this years "Mother's Day!" May you never cease to see all of the blessings God has given you within each of your children.

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And for all the Mom's out there who have furry-four legged children....God Bless you too this "Mother's Day!

(((HUGS)))
Linda

Saturday, May 1, 2010

New May Wallpaper!

Hello there,
I have been sooooooo very busy lately but through it all have managed to make a "May" Wallpaper for you to use. Hope you like it! And as always my freebies are "For Personlal Use Only!"













DOWNLOAD LINK HERE

(((HUGS)))
Linda

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter Everyone!

Everyone have a great weekend & a really blessed Easter!
God bless!

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I am God,

Today I will be handling all of your problems.
Please remember that I do not need your help.

If life happens to deliver a situation to you
that you cannot handle, do not attempt to resolve it.
Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do)
box.

All situations will be resolved, but in My time,
not yours. Once the matter is placed into the box,
do not hold onto it by worrying about it.
instead, focus on all the wonderful things that
are present in your life now.

If you find yourself stuck in traffic; don't despair.
There are people in this world for whom driving
is an unheard privilege.

Should you have a bad day at work; Think of the man
who has been out of work for years.

Should you despair over a relationship gone bad;
Think of the person who has never known what it's
like to love and be loved in return.

Should you grieve the passing of another weekend;
Think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve
hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.

Should your car break down, leaving you miles away
from assistance; Think of the paraplegic who would
love the opportunity to take that walk.

Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror;
Think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she
had hair to examine.

Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering
what is life all about, asking what is my purpose?
Be thankful. There are those who didn't live long
enough to get the opportunity.

Should you find yourself the victim of other people's
bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities;
Remember, things could be worse.

You could be one of them!

Hugs,
Linda

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Blessings




Happy Birthday Blessings are in order for my grandson Ryan who just turned a year old last week (Isn't he adorable)




Also Happy Birthday Wishes go out to my grand-daughter Dez who is turning the terrible teens tommorrow....LOL...just kidding honey!



And my grand-daughter Kaylee just turned a year old last month. She too is so adorable! Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday to you's!

You know I have never seen a year go by so fast in my life. Hope it slows down a little so that we can enjoy my two favorite seasons (Spring & Summer)! Well it is sort of cold and raining here today, tommorrow is supposed to be pretty decent with lots of sunshine. Sure hope so. Everyone have a great day and know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Hugs,
Me

Monday, March 8, 2010

Let the sunshine in!

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Where has the time gone to? I can't believe it is the second week of March already. Well I can say that I am truly grateful that the sun has been shining all day for the last couple of days and the snow in our yard is finally melting away...Yeah! Hope everyone is doing alright and that you are all gearing up for spring! I personally cannot wait. Take care and God Bless!


Love, Lynn

Friday, January 22, 2010

RyRy playing.

Hope everyone is doing good. Below is a short video of my youngest grandchild at playtime with Nana. He is so adorable.




See more of RyRy
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((((HUGS)))
Linda