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Tuesday, January 31, 2012


"Know that although in the eternal scheme of things you are small, you are also unique and irreplaceable, as are all your fellow humans everywhere in the world."
       ~ Margaret Laurence  
Make everyday a great day!

Monday, January 30, 2012


"Honesty is the cornerstone of all success, without which confidence and ability to perform shall cease to exist."
  - Mary Kay Ash

Make everyday a great day!


Just for fun, stop and do this:

1. Go to GOOGLE.
2. Type in "do a barrel roll".
3. Wait for it.
4. Cool right? Share with others, so they can see it.

If you liked that now type in "askew".

I hope it brought some fun to your day, and put a smile on your face! Have a wonderful day!


Good morning and well come to the Motivational Monday Blog Hop! I hope everyone had a great weekend! Well lets get this hop started. Let's have a little motivation today!

"Monday Motivational Blog Hop!" 
Everyone can use a little Motivation, especially on a Monday. So get on the Motivational Monday Blog Hop and share some Motivation with others. Plus it a great way to get new followers to your blog and to find some great blogs out there as well.
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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mercy - Christ showed us the way by Roy Lessin

With a dead end before us, Christ showed us the way;
When we walked in the nighttime, Christ brought us the day.
With our faces all hidden, Christ carried our shame;
When we felt so unwanted, Christ called out our name.
With a cup that was empty, Christ brought us His well;
When facing destruction, Christ saved us from Hell.
With our fate like a leper, Christ reached out to heal;
When we lived like a phony, Christ brought what was real.
With our fists in defiance; Christ stretched out His hand;
When our footsteps were sinking, Christ helped us to stand.
With no hope of heaven, Christ came from above;
When our hearts were so empty, Christ poured out His love.

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy. 1 Peter 2:9-10 NKJV

Devotional writing by Roy Lessin, from his blog: Meet Me In The Meadow.
CLICK HERE to visit his blog, leave a comment, and subscribe to his devotionals.

Enjoy a Great day & Blessings Always! 


" Stumbling blocks, disappointment, trials are all steppingstones to greater joy than you've ever known. For pains that cause the heart to ache become the strength by which we climb to higher heights. And feel the radiance of God's smiles, when we have soared above life's trials. God didn't promise days without struggle, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears, and light for the way. If God brings you to it, He will help you through it. Don't let setbacks make you give up in life. God will never leave you or forsake you. He will make a way when all hope is lost. If you put your trust in God he will turn your sorrow to joy and your darkness to light."
Written in 2012 by Mabinty Kanu

Make everyday a great day!

God's Wife

(I especially liked number 5!)

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once
Talked about a contest he was asked to judge.
The purpose of the
Contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was:

1. A four-year-old child, whose next door
neighbor was an elderly gentleman, who had recently lost his
wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went into the old
Gentleman's' yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his mother asked him what he had
said to the neighbor, the little boy just said, 'Nothing, I just
Helped him cry.'


2. Teacher Debbie Moon's first graders were
discussing a picture of a family. One little boy in the picture
had a different hair color than the other members. One of her
students suggested that he was adopted.
A little girl said, 'I know all about
Adoption, I was adopted..'

'What does it mean to be adopted?', asked
another child.

'It means', said the girl, 'that you grew
in your mommy's heart instead of her tummy!'

************************ *********************

3. On my way home one day, I stopped to
watch a Little League baseball game that was being played in a
park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-
base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was
'We're behind 14 to nothing,' he answered
With a smile.

'Really,' I said. 'I have to say you
don't look very discouraged.'

'Discouraged?', the boy asked with a
Puzzled look on his face...

'Why should we be discouraged? We haven't
Been up to bat yet.'

*********************** **********************

4. Whenever I'm disappointed with my spot
in life, I stop and think about little Jamie Scott.

Jamie was trying out for a part in the
school play. His mother told me that he'd set his heart on being
in it, though she feared he would not be chosen..

On the day the parts were awarded, I went
with her to collect him after school. Jamie rushed up to her,
eyes shining with pride and excitement.. 'Guess what, Mom,' he
shouted, and then said those words that will remain a lesson to
me....'I've been chosen to clap and cheer.'


5. An eye witness account from New York
City , on a cold day in December,
some years ago: A little boy,
about 10-years-old, was standing before a shoe store on the
roadway, barefooted, peering through the window, and shivering
With cold.

A lady approached the young boy and said,
'My, but you're in such deep thought staring in that window!'

'I was asking God to give me a pair of
shoes,'was the boy's reply.

The lady took him by the hand, went into
the store, and asked the clerk to get half a dozen pairs of socks
for the boy. She then asked if he could give her a basin of water
and a towel. He quickly brought them to her.

She took the little fellow to the back
part of the store and, removing her gloves, knelt down, washed
his little feet, and dried them with the towel.

By this time, the clerk had returned with
the socks.. Placing a pair upon the boy's feet, she purchased him
a pair of shoes..

She tied up the remaining pairs of socks
and gave them to him.. She patted him on the head and said, 'No
doubt, you will be more comfortable now..'

As she turned to go, the astonished kid
caught her by the hand, and looking up into her face, with tears
in his eyes, asked her.
'Are you God's wife?'


Hope this put a smile on your face it
Sure did mine!

*NOTE: My step-father sent me this in an email and I just had to share! I did not write this, but I thought it was worthy of sharing.

Saturday, January 28, 2012


" There are no scientific or logical ways to plan or prepare for the uncertainties of life. We can only tread forward, have faith, hope and pray for the wisdom we need in which to handle them gracefully."
Written in 2010 by Michael T. Wilder

Make everyday a great day!


Happy Saturday! I hope you are all enjoying a great weekend. Here are some funnies to put a smile on your face:

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, January 27, 2012


Make each day of the week like Friday and your life will take on new enthusiasm.
~Byron Pulsifer

Make everyday a great day!

Happy Friday!

Friday Images, Pictures, Comments
Friday is here, and to most of us that means it's the end of the work week. So from me to you " HAPPY FRIDAY AND HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!"

Friday Images, Pictures, Comments

Until next time.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


" Your willpower to overcome every intention in life is a significant gift! Your meaning, purpose and goal will guide you to a better day! Choose to apply your unlimited gifts to others and guide them to the next level of positive encouragement! Fulfillment and satisfaction are yours for the taking! Take them and run with the wind!!! Do it every day and DO IT BIG!!!"
Copyright © 2012 Jimmy Hagewood 

Make everyday a great day!

5 reasons to drink more water!

Weight Management

Drinking plenty of water each day can give you more energy, help you control calories, provide a full-body detox, keep your bladder healthy and keep you regular.

Water is one of the best-kept health and beauty secrets. Here are the top 5 reasons you should drink more water:

  1. Water can give you more energy. Dehydration can sap your energy and leave you feeling tired. Drinking water throughout the day can keep you from getting dehydrated.
  2. Water can help you control calories. Most soft drinks have about 100 calories per 240 mL serving. By swapping water for soft drinks, you could save yourself hundreds of empty calories each day. Drinking water also helps you feel fuller, so you'll be less likely to overeat.
  3. Water provides a full-body detox. Water helps flush toxins and unwanted waste from your body through the urine and the stool.
  4. Water can keep your bladder active and healthy. Being dehydrated may increase your risk of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Drinking plenty of water helps clean bacteria out of your bladder and urinary tract. This can also help you recover from a UTI.
  5. Water can keep you regular. Water helps keep stool soft and easy to pass.

How much water is enough? You've probably heard that you need 8 glasses of water each day. But where does this number come from?

The average adult loses 2.5 litres of fluid each day: 1.5 litres in the urine and another litre through sweat, breathing and bowel movements. But you don't need to drink 2.5 litres of water to replace this. About 20% of this fluid comes from the food you eat, which leaves about 2 litres that you'll need to get from water and other fluids. That adds up to about 8 glasses (assuming each glass is 250 mL) of fluids each day.

But the 8-glass rule is not set in stone. If your glasses are larger than 250 mL (and many are!), then you don't need as many. Plus, part of your 2-litre daily amount can come from other fluids, like milk or juice. In general, if your urine is pale yellow or colourless and you hardly ever feel thirsty, you're probably getting enough water.
© McNeil Consumer Healthcare, division of Johnson & Johnson Inc. 2010

I found this great article from: 

To you health!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


" The Courage of Integrity: The highest courage is to dare to be yourself in the face of adversity... choosing right over wrong, ethics over convenience and truth over popularity. These are the choices that measure your life. Travel the path of integrity without looking back for there is never a wrong time to do what is right."
~Author Unknown

Make everyday a great day!

Happy Hump Day! (Wednesday) Some Quotes to get your through the rest of the week!

Happy Hump Day everyone! It Wednesday the middle of the week, so here are some quotes for you to enjoy to hopefully help get through the rest of the work week.

Happy Hump Day Everyone!  

Hump Day
 Quotes and Sayings Images, Pictures, Comments

Quotes and Sayings Images, Pictures, Comments

Quotes and Sayings Images, Pictures, Comments
"Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can choose to be in a bad mood. I choose to be in a good mood. Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or ... I can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I choose the positive side of life." ~Author Unknown

Tip of the day:
Try to always look at the positive not the negative in life. It will not only make you a happier person it will make the people around you happier. They may even learn from you to do the same.

Hump Day Pictures, Comments, Images, Graphics

Make everyday a great day!

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Did you know.................
50% of all illness is due to poor indoor air quality (Source: 1989 State of Massachusetts Study)
AIR FRESHENERS: interfere with the ability to smell by coating nasal passages with an oily film, or by releasing a nerve deadening agent! Toxins in air fresheners include: Formaldehyde: highly toxic, known carcinogen. Phenol: can cause skin to burn, peel, and sweat. Can cause convulsions, coma, circulatory collapse and even DEATH!

LIQUID DISH-SOAPS: is the leading cause of poisonings in the home for children under the age of 6 (over 2.1 million accidental poisonings per year) (contains formaldehyde and ammonia in most brands) One Million poisonings in Canada each year are due to household cleaner ingestion. Some are fatal. The #1 cause of household poisoning is dish detergent. What kinds of chemicals are in those products? http://www.rense.com/general19/chemical.htm

AUTOMATIC DISHWASHING DETERGENTS: contain dry chlorine that is highly concentrated. #1 cause of child poisonings, according to poison control centers.

CHLORINE BLEACH: is a strong corrosive and can burn or irritate skin, eyes and the respiratory system. Can cause vomiting or coma if swallowed! WARNING! Never mix with ammonia as the fumes are very dangerous and can be DEADLY!

AMMONIA: is very volatile and damaging to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract!

FURNITURE POLISH: contains Petroleum Distillates, which are highly flammable and can cause lung and skin cancer!

DRAIN CLEANER: most drain cleaners contain lye, hydrochloric acid or trichloroethane, which are all very caustic. They burn the skin and eyes, and can cause liver and kidney damage.

OVEN CLEANER: contain lye, which is a strong caustic and irritant to skin and eyes. Can cause tissue damage if swallowed.

TOOTHPASTE: can contain a number of harmful ingredients, such as: ammonia, benzyl alcohol/sodium benzoate, colors, ethanol, flavours, fluoride, formaldehyde, mineral oil, plastic (PVP), saccharin. Formaldehyde, mineral oil, PVP, and saccharin are all classified as carcinogens or suspected carcinogen, as is fluoride, which has been banned in many European countries and is the subject of concern with regard to thyroid problems. In fact, as of April 1997, toothpaste is required to carry poison control information on the label as even a small amount can harm or kill a small child.

Occupational Safety & Health analyzed 2,983 chemicals used in personal care products. A personal care product is de-fined as anything we use to clean our bodies, or make ourselves look or smell good.
The results are as follows:
884 are toxic
146 cause tumours
218 cause reproductive complications
314 cause biological mutation
376 cause skin and eye irritations
778 caused acute toxicity

Over the last 20-30 years, as more toxic chemicals have been introduced in greater amounts, the level of toxins stored in adipose tissues (fat cells) of our bodies has risen. Bio-accumulation studies have shown that some toxins store in our bodies for life. Greater and greater amounts are being stored at younger ages. Diseases that used to occur later in life are now appearing at younger ages. Diseases that used to be rare are more frequent. For Example: There has been a 28% increase in childhood cancer since the addition of pesticides into household products. (Source: National Cancer Institute)

In one decade, there has been a 42% increase in asthma (29% for men; 82% for women-the higher rate for women is believed to be due to women's longer exposure times to household chemicals) (Source: Center for Disease Control)

Due to the increase in toxic build-up in our bodies, including the toxic build-up of formaldehyde, dead bodies are not decomposing as fast as they used to. (Source: National Institutes of Health)

There is an increased risk for leukemia in children where parents have used pesticides in the home or garden before the
child's birth (Source: Journal of the National Cancer Institute)

Over 150 chemicals found in the average home have been linked to allergies, birth defects, cancer and psychological
abnormalities. (Source): Consumer Product Safety Commission

In most cases, however, you won't find much information on the label. There are no requirements of manufacturers to actually disclose what is in a product, and there is no regulation or enforcement. All of it falls under proprietary trade secret legislation.

Today, cancer is the leading cause of death for women ages 35-74. In 1901 cancer was considered a rare disease. Statistics show that only 1 out of 8000 people had cancer. TODAY, according to the American Cancer Society, 1 out of every 3 people has cancer. TODAY, 1 out of every 2 people has been touched by cancer. The fear of cancer is on every-one’s mind these days. So many forms of cancer and they all had to start somewhere . . .

How Safe is My Family?
This is the question that every parent should be asking themselves.

We have no choice but to breathe the air, eat the food, and drink the water; but we DO have a CHOICE of what we put on our skin and what products we have in our homes.

I know that I personally do not ever want to believe that I caused harm to my family, when I had the choice to change it. I’d love to help ensure a safer home for your family.

For more information on how to make your home a healthier place for you and your family please go to my website and I will call you with the information. I would love to help you have a healthier safer home!
Jennifer McLennan


"To be successful, you must love and believe in what you do! You must have belief in yourself! Anything is possible with belief!"
Written in 2011 by Jennifer McLennan (ME) --- Canada
I truly think if you don't have belief in what you are doing and in yourself, there is no chance in success. But if you do have the belief, all things are possible!

"Life's like a boom-a-rang. The more good you throw out, the more you receive in return." ~Josh S. Hinds

"Treat people how you want to be treated."~Unknown

"Honesty is always the best policy."~Unknown

"No act of kindness, know matter how small is ever wasted."~Unknown

Need to smile? Watch this!

We should All start our day like this :)

Sheryl Crow on Motherhood & Healthy Child Healthy World