Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you all have a great holiday! I am cooking here at home and my brothers and their girlfriends are coming over and I am hoping that my Dad will at least stop by too. My kids are doing better but my daughter is definitely allergic to something because she keeps breaking out in hives. Poor baby. I thought it was Juicy Juice -Orange Tangerine but she hasn't had that in 3 days and is still breaking out. I am so confused as to what it may be since she hasn't had anything different. Well, gotta go finish my cooking. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I hope you all are doing better. Sometimes it doesn't rain, it pours - but sometimes it floods!
I believe that life is a series of ricochetting bullets - there is nothing you can do to avoid them or change things. I just put one foot in front of the other, put my head down, and plod ahead. I have been on a roller coaster ride of a life for the last 16 years.
One of the tjings that always makes me feel better is the DESIDERATA.
Max Ehrmann
Go placidly amid the noise and haste,
and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.
Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.
Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.
Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.
Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann, Desiderata, Copyright 1952.