Wednesday, October 28, 2015

TO REALIZE THE VALUE OF:

To realize
The value of a sister/brother
Ask someone
Who doesn't have one

To realize
The value of ten years:
Ask a newly
Divorced couple.

To realize
The value of four years:
Ask a graduate.

To realize
The value of one year:
Ask a student who
Has failed a final exam.

To realize
The value of nine months:
Ask a mother who gave birth to a stillborn.

To realize
The value of one month:
Ask a mother
Who has given birth to
A premature baby.

To realize
The value of one week:
Ask an editor of a weekly newspaper.

To realize
The value of one minute:
Ask a person
Who has missed the train, bus or plane.

To realize
The value of one second:
Ask a person
Who has survived an accident..

Time waits for no one.

Treasure every moment you have.

You will treasure it even more when
You can share it with someone special.

To realize the value of a friend or family member:

LOSE ONE.

The origin of this letter is unknown,


Remember....

Hold on tight to the ones you love!

Monday, October 26, 2015

19 Books that hold the world record for being the shortest.

MY BLACK GIRLFRIENDS
By Tiger Woods
______________________________________
 
THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MY COUNTRY  By Jane Fonda, Cindy Sheehan  & Michelle Obama  Illustrated by Michael Moore
Foreword by George Soros
________________________________________
 
MY CHRISTIAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS  & HOW I HELPED AFTER KATRINA  By "The Rev Jesse Jackson" & "The Rev Al Sharpton"  ______________________________________
 
THINGS I LOVE ABOUT BILL  By Hillary Clinton  _________________
 
Sequel: THINGS I LOVE ABOUT HILLARY  By Bill Clinton  _________________
 
THINGS I CANNOT AFFORD  By Bill Gates  ____________________________________
 
THINGS I WOULD NOT DO FOR MONEY  By Dennis Rodman  _________________________________
 
                                           THINGS WE KNOW TO BE TRUE                                                                            By Al Gore & John Kerry                                                           _____________________________________

GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC  By Amelia Earhart
____________________________________
 
HOW TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST  By Dr. J ack Kevorkian  __________________________________

TO ALL THE MEN WE HAVE LOVED BEFORE  By Ellen de Generes & Rosie O'Donnell
__________________

GUIDE TO DATING ETIQUETTE  By Mike Tyson  __________________________________

THE AMISH PHONE DIRECTORY
_______________________________________

MY PLAN TO FIND THE REAL KILLERS  By O. J. Simpson & Casey Anthony  _________________________________________
 
HOW TO DRINK & DRIVE SAFELY  By Ted Kennedy
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MY BOOK ON MORALS  By Bill Clinton  With introduction by  The Rev. Jesse Jackson  And foreword by  Tiger Woods with John Edwards
____________________________________________________

HOW TO WIN A SUPER BOWL  BY THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS
___________________________________________________
 
AND, JUST ADDED:   My Complete Knowledge of Military Strategy  By Nancy Pelosi  ________________________________________________________

And the shortest book of them all.......................  THINGS I DID TO DESERVE THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE  By Barack Obama

Friday, October 23, 2015

The last wishes of Alexander the Great........

 On his death bed, Alexander summoned his army generals and
told them his three ultimate wishes:
 
1.    The best doctors should carry his coffin ..
 
2.    The wealth he had accumulated (money, gold, precious stones)
should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery ....
 
3.     His hands should be let loose, so they hang outside the coffin for
all to see !!

One of his generals who was surprised by these unusual requests

asked Alexander to explain.
 
Here is what Alexander the Great had to say:
 
1.   “ I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that
in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no
power to heal ."
 
2.   "I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that
everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, will stay
on earth.."
 
3.  “ I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people
understand that we come to this world empty handed and we
leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure
of all is exhausted, and that is: TIME.”
 
We do not take to our grave any material wealth. TIME is our mostprecious treasure because it is LIMITED. We can produce more
wealth, but we cannot produce more time.
 
When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life
that we will never take back . Our time is our life !
 
The best present that you can give to your family and friends is your
TIME.  M
ay God grant YOU plenty of TIME, to share with all.
 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

And then it is Winter.....

 You know... time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all...

And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams... But, here it is... the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise... How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go?

I remember well... seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like...

But, here it is... my friends are retired and getting grey... they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me... but, I see the great change... Not like the ones that I remember who were young andvibrant... but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we
 used to see and never thought we'd be. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore... it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will... I just fall asleep where I sit!
And so... now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!! But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long it will last... this I know, that when it's over... its over...

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done... things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime...

So, if you're not in your winter yet... let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, what ever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long!! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life... so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember... and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

"Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one."

LIVE IT WELL! ENJOY TODAY! DO SOMETHING FUN! BE HAPPY! BE THANKFUL! HAVE A GREAT DAY!

Remember "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."

The happiest people don't have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

GOLF IN HEAVEN

Golf in Heaven 
Two senior golfing buddies were also best friends.
When it was clear that Frank was dying, Joe visited him every day.
One day Joe said, "Frank, we both loved playing golf all our lives, Please do me one favor: when you get to heaven, somehow you must let me know if there's golf there."
Frank looked up at Joe from his deathbed and said, "Joe, you've been my best friend for many years.  If it's at all possible, I'll do this favor for you."
Shortly after that, Frank died.
A few weeks later, Joe was awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to him, "Joe! Joe !"
"Who is it," asked Joe, sitting up suddenly. "Who is it?"
"Joe -- it's me, Frank"
"You're not Frank. Frank just died."
"I'm telling you, it's me, Frank!" 
"Frank, Where are you?"
"In heaven," said Frank. "I have some really good news and a little bad news."
"Tell me the good news first," said Joe. 
"The good news is that there is golf in heaven. Better yet, all of our old buddies are here too. Even better, we're all young again. Better still, it's always Summer time and it never rains! Best of all, we can play golf all we want, and never get tired; and we get to play with all the Greats of the past.”
"That's fantastic," said Joe "It's beyond my wildest dreams! So what's the bad news?"
"You're in my foursome this Saturday"

Monday, October 5, 2015

MY LATEST RELEASE!!!!






Their twenty-five years of marriage was coming to an end. The nightmare peaked on the day that he loaded his belongings and drove away. He turned in time to see his three kids watching out the bedroom window and whispering,” Good bye, Daddy.” For the last twenty years, Harold’s best friend had shown up at 7 o’clock every Friday night to play checkers. This Friday night, Harold waited patiently by the door. It was almost 7:30. It is the day before Christmas, and as I stood before the markers of where my mother, father, grandparents, uncles and aunts lie in eternal peace, I look back on a life of happiness, grief and regrets, and yet a childhood of love and affection. Already snow was collecting on the stones hiding the lives and memories of two loved and loving people. “Merry Christmas,” I uttered softly, turned and walked away. This is a collection of stories that will bring tears and some will bring laughter. It is a collection of real life stories.