Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day 2009 ...where?

I'm sorry! Did I miss something?

Seems I did, because I saw nothing much about it; even a search on Google (who had a nice picture) didn't c
ome up with much.

Hmm ... maybe next year ... it's the 40th anniversary then ... I think?

Friday, April 17, 2009

Music heals the soul

For the three people out there who haven't heard of Susan Boyle (surely everyone else has heard this lady sing), sit back in your seat, turn up the sound and give this lady a little while of your time ... regardless of your music taste I believe you won't regret it. And it could just make the day worthwhile!

Go girl!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Only the ones you really care about can really hurt you

An email to a friend in need ...

"I have just received a really awful email from my son, which really, really hurt me.

I walked away from the computer because I really wanted to just sit there and write back what I felt in not very nice words, hurtful words, because sometimes you just don’t want to be the adult and do the right thing… and let him know how much he had hurt me.

But because I am an adult (most of the time) I walked away.

When I came back, quite a while later, your emails were there… first a bright one, then a serious (only oldies can really understand) one, and then this one … which I read, felt really sad, then a lot better and then decided that I will send to him.

Perhaps, probably actually, he will delete it, out of hand, but just maybe, he will just read a little of it first…

Thank you Sue; and yes there is a God, otherwise I wouldn’t have had the strength to walk away, and you would not have sent me this email.

God Bless You, and Thank You, Friend!"

This is what she sent ...


Two friends were walking through the desert. During some point of the journey, they had an argument; and one friend slapped the other one in the face. The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything, wrote in the sand: "Today my best friend slapped me in the face."

They kept on walking, until they found an oasis, where they decided to take a bath. The one who had been slapped got stuck in the mire and started drowning, but the friend saved him. After he recovered from the near drowning, he wrote on a stone: “Today my best friend saved my life.”

The friend who had slapped and saved his best friend asked him, “After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write on a stone, why?” The friend replied “When someone hurts us we should write it down in sand, where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.”

Learn to write your hurts in the sand and to carve your benefits in stone.

It is said that it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then, an entire life to forget them.

Do not value the things you have in your life, but value who you have in your life!

Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.