Saturday, October 31, 2015

Friday, October 30, 2015

lessons learned in life

A son took his old father to a restaurant for an evening dinner.

Father being very old and weak, while eating, dropped food on his shirt and trousers.

Others diners watched him in disgust while his son was calm.

After he finished eating, his son who was not at all embarrassed, quietly took him to the wash room, wiped the food particles, removed the stains, combed his hair and fitted his spectacles firmly.

Whenthey came out, the entire restaurant was watching them in dead silence, not able to grasp how someone could embarrass themselves publicly like that.

The son settled the bill and started walking out with his father.

At that time, an old man amongst the diners

called out to the son and asked him, "Don't you think you have left something behind?".

The son replied, "No sir, I haven't".

The old man retorted, "Yes, you have! You left a lesson for every son and hope for every father".

The restaurant went silent.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

love this time of year...

The air is crisp, the color is magnificent.  I love Autumn decor, although currently I only have one sad looking pumpkin.  I'm not very crafty, but I enjoy seeing others' ideas.  These are a few of my favorites...

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thursday, October 22, 2015

why, oh why can't i

Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high
There's a land that I've heard of once in a lullaby.
Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue
And the dreams that you dare to dream,
Really do come true.

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me.
Where troubles melt like lemon drops,
High above the chimney tops,
That's where you'll find me.

Somewhere over the rainbow, blue birds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then, oh why can't I?
If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow
Why, oh why can't I?

bluebirds: sketched

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Always Have a Dream
Amanda Bradley

Forget about the days
when its been cloudy,
but don’t forget your hours in the sun
Forget about the times
you’ve been defeated
but don’t forget the victories you’ve won
Forget about mistakes
that you can’t change now
but don’t forget the lessons
that you’ve learnt
Forget about misfortunes
you encountered
but don’t forget the times
your luck has turned
Forget about the days
when you’ve been lonely
but don’t forget
the friendly smiles you’ve seen
Forget about the plans
that didn’t seem
to work out right
but don’t forget
to always have a