Wednesday, December 28, 2016

December 28th Inspiration as 2016 comes to an end.

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.

Life is beauty, admire it.

Life is a dream, realize it.

Life is a challenge, meet it.

Life is a duty, complete it.

Life is a game, play it.

Life is a promise, fulfill it.

Life is sorrow, overcome it.

Life is a song, sing it.

Life is a struggle, accept it.

Life is a tragedy, confront it.

Life is an adventure, dare it.

Life is luck, make it.

Life is too precious, do not destroy it.

Life is life, fight for it.

--------------Mother Teresa

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The Week Before Christmas

Tis the week before Christmas and all thru the house
not a creature was stirring except one little mouse.
He peeked at me from under the pantry door
and startled me so much, my jaw dropped to the floor.
I ran down the hall to my sleeping spouse
shook him awake with the words "there's a mouse in the house!"
He went to the kitchen with a grumble and complaint
saying if I had seen a mouse I would be in a dead faint.
15 minutes later, he called out my name,
"Ellen, I caught the mouse. So what's the plan for this game?"
My answer to him was loud and clear,
"pick that thing up and get it out of here!"
"It's cold and snowy outside, I'll do it later.  I'm going back to bed!"
"I will not share my house with that mouse, alive or dead!"
So holding the mouse by the tail as it hung from the trap,
he tossed it out the door into the snow like a good chap.
Back to bed we went all cozy and warm
and soon went to sleep until the morn.
At breakfast we sat with hot coffee in hand
when my hubby said, "you know I don't understand.
It has been my experience that if there's one mouse there's more."
My eyes went immediately to the pantry door.
He smiled and said, "I was only teasing you, hun."
I smiled back and replied, "payback has just begun."

                                                         MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

In Rememberance of Mom

Today is my mom's birthday and although she has passed away, I still celebrate it in a small way.  Christmas was not my mom's favorite holiday, it was my dad's.  When he passed away, my mom pretty much stopped with all the decorating and cooking that went with the holiday.  So with her birthday so close to Christmas and her being so far away from me, I would send her a large poinsettia plant as a birthday present.  She would use this as a substitute for a Christmas tree.  After my mom passed away, it was hard for me to remember her and her birthday without a great deal of sadness.  My husband, in order to make it easier on me, continued the tradition of the poinsettia plant on her birthday by getting me one.  Having that beautiful plant with its large red blooms and green leaves on my dining table makes me feel as if mom is here with me on her birthday once more.