6 minutes

6 Minutes seems to take forever  when I am waiting for my husband to get home from work, or  while blow drying my hair or drying a pair of jeans I need, 6 minutes takes a long time when I listening to a boring speech, or whilestruggling to download something from the Internet, 6 minutes also seems to drag on when I am waiting in a long line to check out, or to get a prescription filled,


but 6 minutes fly by when I forget to set the timer on the cupcakes and they’ve been in the oven 6 minutes longer then they should have been, those six minutes seem to go so fast!

Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present

Perhaps He Wanted To Encourage You

Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back.

The men talked for hours on end. They spoke of their wives and families, their homes, their jobs, their involvement in the military service, where they had been on vacation. And every afternoon when the man in the bed by the window could sit up, he would pass the time by describing to his roommate all the things he could see outside the window.

The man in the other bed began to live for those one-hour periods where his world would be broadened and enlivened by all the activity and color of the world outside.

The window overlooked a park with a lovely lake. Ducks and swans played on the water while children sailed their model boats. Young lovers walked arm in arm amidst flowers of every color of the rainbow. Grand old trees graced the landscape, and a fine view of the city skyline could be seen in the distance.

As the man by the window described all this in exquisite detail, the man on the other side of the room would close his eyes and imagine the picturesque scene. One warm afternoon the man by the window described a parade passing by. Although the other man couldn’t hear the band – he could see it in his mind’s eye as the gentleman by the window portrayed it with descriptive words.

Days and weeks passed. One morning, the day nurse arrived to bring water for their baths only to find the lifeless body of the man by the window, who had died peacefully in his sleep. She was saddened and called the hospital attendants to take the body away. As soon as it seemed appropriate, the other man asked if he could be moved next to the window. The nurse was happy to make the switch, and after making sure he was comfortable, she left him alone.

Slowly, painfully, he propped himself up on one elbow to take his first look at the world outside. Finally, he would have the joy of seeing it for himself. He strained to slowly turn to look out the window beside the bed. It faced a blank wall. The man asked the nurse what could have compelled his deceased roommate who had described such wonderful things outside this window. The nurse responded that the man was blind and could not even see the wall. She said, “Perhaps he just wanted to encourage you.”

Epilogue. . . .There is tremendous happiness in making others happy, despite our own situations. Shared grief is half the sorrow, but happiness when shared, is doubled. If you want to feel rich, just count all of the things you have that money can’t buy. “Today is a gift, that’s why it is called the present.”

Dear Child

Dear Child

I love to hear you speak
as no one else does
no one fills me like you do.
I will not let anyone else
in where you are. 
because you are as innocent
as life has made you.
And i will not change you,
but I will protect you
in your innocence
and I will hold your heart
in my hand,
protecting it
from the less convenient parts of the world.
Until you are
truly free 
for the darkness.

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1. I think part of a best friend’s job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you’re wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn’t want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on #5. I’m pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can’t remember the last time I wasn’t at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren’t going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don’t want to have to restart my collection.. .again.

13. I’m always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page research paper that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. “Do not machine wash or tumble dry” means I will never wash this — ever?

15. I hate when I just miss a call by the last ring (Hello? Hello? Damn it!), but when I immediately call back, it rings nine times and goes to voicemail.  What’d you do after I didn’t answer? Drop the phone and run away?

16. I hate leaving my house confident and looking good and then not seeing anyone of importance the entire day. What a waste.  But that “one’ time when you step out for a quick errand you see that old boyfriend!  Sucks!  

17. I keep some people’s phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

18. My four-year old son asked me in the car the other day “What would happen if you ran over a ninja?” How the hell do I respond to that?

19. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

20. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Budweiser than Kay.


(thanks Aunt Diane for sharing this with me, it gave me a chuckle this morning)

25 hours in a day

I’ve spent most of today wondering what I would do if I had one additional hour in every day. Would I spend it with loved ones? Would I work? Would I nap? Would I donate my time to a better cause? Would I Blog? Would I craft? Would I write? Would I read the Bible?

 CONCLUSION: I would spend most of the hour not actually accomplishing anything, but rather thinking of what I could do.

Empty Me-A Song Rave


Simply I respect Jeremy Camp’s life’ song and his music. This is one of my favorite songs of his as it seems to ring ever more true in my life. As I attempt to fill my life with things, agenda’s and chores, I’m reminded we can survive on something much less complicated.  May you enjoy this little lullaby piece of happiness as well.

Empty Me VIDEO

These Are Lyrics to the Song as well, it works as a sweet little prayer today as well.

Holy fire, burn away my desire, for anything That is not of You, and is of me. Lord I want more of You, and less of me Holy fire, burn away my desire, for anything That is not of You, and is of me. Lord I want more of You, and less of me Empty me, empty me Fill, won’t You fill me with You, with You. Holy fire, burn away My desire for anything that is not of You, and is of me. Lord I want more of You, and less of me Empty me, Empty me Fill, won’t You fill me with You, with You. Well won’t You empty me, well won’t You empty me now Well won’t You empty me, well won’t You empty me now I want more, I want more I want more of You Jesus I want more, I want more I want more ohhhhh Thank You Jesus Thank You Jesus Thank You Jesus

Flower Power

Today I wondered about Toilet Paper? Why does it have flowers on it? I mean really, these neat little flower & pattern indentations on them. Is there a need for this? Does the patterned texture “up” the retail value? I imagine it must cost more to produce then the non patterned single ply TP. I find it even more intregiung that I’ve never noticed it before, certainly flowers vs non-flowers has never swayed my decision to go.