Sept 28th of this year I adopted a dog (Bella) that had been rescued last January. Her family abandoned her last December; they moved away and left her on their front porch. She spent all of December on that front porch with only cat food the old man next door brought and water from a nearby creek. When she was finally rescued in January, she had heartworms and was pregnant and starving. She was rescued by a wonderful woman named Kelly who kept her til I adopted her in September. I wrote this poem for Kelly:
Twas the month before January
That I was left at my house.
Just packed his truck and moved away.
What a miserable louse.
I was cold. I was hungry.
I was left all alone.
No visions had I of
Love or a home.
When what to my wondering
Eyes should appear
But Kelly and Mark
My angels were here!
I was dirty and hungry.
I looked quite the mess.
But Kelly bathed me and fed me
And made me feel blessed.
She gave of her time.
She gave of herself.
She gave of her funds.
She was my Santa’s elf.
She nurtured me back
To the puppy I was
She proved I could trust her
To give me her love.
When the time finally came
I could stand on my own
She searched and she searched
To find me a home.
I saw her tears fall and
It tore at her heart
When I went to my new home
To get a fresh start.
But I haven’t forgotten her
And I will always remember
The angel that saved me
That cold, dark December.
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants...
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.
11. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.....
25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything..
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29.. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
A dear friend, Connie Williams, invited me to go with her for a week in Gatlinburg (she really had to twist my arm!) - right! And now it looks as though it might snow Saturday (we leave this Sat and drive back next Sat), Lord willing.
Gatlinburg, snow and Christmas decorations. Wow.
I am livid right now. The doctor I work for came in Monday (he'd been in Washington, DC all the previous week) coughing and saying he was sick. He still came to work all this week. Yesterday before he went to clinic, he told me he hoped his patients didn't get mad at him for coughing around them!. Then this morning his wife calls to say he has fever.
Another doctor came by just now and told me that my boss told him yesterday afternoon that he thinks he has the swine flu. He didn't tell ME that! Apparently he didn't realize til yesterday afternoon that this may really be the swine flu.
I surely hope I don't get it. We have not had the vaccination available here yet!
A doctor. Of all things, a doctor. He should have known better!!!!!