My Dad sent me this and I thought it was inspirational enough to share. :) Enjoy...
I learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night". Age 5
I learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either. Age 7
I learned that when I wave to people in the country, they stop what they are doing and wave back. Age 9
I learned that just when I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up again. Age 12
I learned that if you want to cheer yourself up, you should try cheering someone else up. Age 14
I learned that although it's hard to admit it, I'm secretly glad my parents are strict with me. Age 15
I learned that silent company is often more healing than words of advice. Age 24
I learned that brushing my child's hair is one of life's great pleasures. Age 26
I learned that wherever I go, the world's worst drivers have followed me there. Age 29
I learned that if someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. Age 30
I learned that there are people who love you dearly but just don't know how to show it. Age 42
I learned that you can make some one's day by simply sending them a little note. Age 44
I learned that the greater a person's sense of guilt, the greater his or her need to cast blame on others. Age 46
I learned that children and grandparents are natural allies. Age 47
I learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. Age 48
I learned that singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours. Age 49
I learned that motel mattresses are better on the side away from the phone. Age 50
I learned that you can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. Age 51
I learned that keeping a vegetable garden is worth a medicine cabinet full of pills. Age 52
I learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them terribly after they die.
I learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. Age 58
I learned that if you want to do something positive for your children, work to improve your marriage. Age 61
I learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. Age 62
I learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catchers mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. Age 64
I learned that if you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if you focus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. Age 65
I learned that whenever I decide something with kindness, I usually make the right decision. Age 66
I learned that everyone can use a prayer. Age 72
I learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one. Age 82
I learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love that human touch-holding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back. Age 90
I learned that I still have a lot to learn. Age 92
I learned that you should pass this on to someone you care about. Sometimes they just need a little something to make them smile.
Have you ever been so busy that...
You are working on the computer, responding to instant messages, sorting out mail, and all of a sudden you find yourself saying "hello" into a ringing phone -- ONLY to discover that you are the one that was making a call and you don't remember who you are calling??
Missing: Shane's tae kwon do belt Color: Camo (camouflage) Status: Needed before upcoming belt testing Last Seen: On his body before changing clothes for shower
Looked: Throughout the house, car, and garage.
Feared: Has gotten legs and walked off or better yet is "camouflaged".
Reward is being offered, please contact me for details.
(These things are missing along with 1 CD out of a set of 6 that belongs to an audiobook and one of his tae kwon do uniform pants. What is this world coming to? These things are just gone. I am convinced there is a black hole in my house.)
I ended up going to Costco's for something, and as usual, left with everything but what I went for. I got Scott 3 pairs of really cute pants. Two of them were comfy looking cargo pants and one was a pair of Ralph Lauren jeans. I insisted he try these on before I cut the tags off and washed them.
My question is, was it necessary to do tae kwon do moves, leaps and dance moves to assure we had the right fit? Also, was it necessary to parade around in front of the mirror flexing your abs and looking at your buns? Someone at this house believes so...
In less than a week I will be on my way to Italy, a trip of a lifetime for me. I am getting more excited every day.
Just today I went to Super Target and spent over $200 for travel stuff, and here I thought I was getting bargains!
Anyway, we are flying into Frankfurt and then driving south on something called the Romantic Road.
We'll continue heading south until we reach the area around the town of Fussen, home of the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle (Disney Castle). We'll spend the night, probably in Reutte, a town in Austria a short distance away, then we'll tour the castles the following day. Among other things there's a luge run near there that we'll have to do! Late afternoon we'll leave the area and will most likely try to reach Salzburg, Austria for a night's stay.
Well, when I get comments to my blog they are copied to me via email and I usually respond to the 'commentor'. HOWEVER, recently I didn't even realize I was getting comments until I went to look at my blog for myself.
I have not changed any filters in my hotmail account, and I have always been able to receive them in the past. Does anyone else have TypePad and hotmail and had this occur to them?
Also, if you have commented and I haven't responded I promise I am not a blogsnob. I am apparently just not an email guru. :(
I have asked the TypePad help area and I already know the obvious. Check your email settings, make sure I haven't accidentally blocked them, etc.