Tuesday, September 20, 2022

What Inspires You?

Have you ever thought about how you get inspired, about what inspires you? 

Some things have a special meaning and bring out certain feelings for me. These places, that music, or those specific sights are so nostalgic and memorable they instantly transport me back to another place and time. For me, THAT’S inspiration.  

When that happens, time is suspended for the moment. I’m in an entirely different world . . . mentally. It’s a world so familiar and so soothing I feel as if the “hands-of-time” have turned backward. 

This place, this moment, this scene, this specific music makes my insides flutter and jump for joy. At times like these I feel a story coming on, or maybe it’s a short film I feel shining through. No, this feels more like a poem. This is inspiration at its finest for me - - whatever comes or does not come out of it! 

What Inspires You? How do you get inspired? Do you get inspired during conversations? Are you inspired by observing people going about their daily lives?

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Donkey Story: Re-Visited

Daughter, Jordyn, and I talked earlier today sharing our inspirational ideas with each other like we often do. I mentioned the “Donkey Story” and the Life Lesson to be learned from it. Jordyn was “HOOKED”! So, without further ado . . .

Jordyn, here is the “Donkey Story” aka The Donkey in The Well.

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The Donkey Story

One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do.

Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the donkey.

He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They all grabbed a shovel and began to shovel dirt into the well. At first, the donkey realized what was happening and cried horribly. Then, to everyone's amazement he quieted down.                                         

A few shovel - loads later, the farmer finally looked down the well. He was astonished at what he saw. With each shovel of dirt that hit his back, the donkey was doing something amazing. He would shake it off and take a step up. As the farmer's neighbors continued to shovel dirt on top of the animal, he would shake it off and take a step up. 

Pretty soon, everyone was amazed as the donkey stepped up over the edge of the well and happily trotted off! 

Life is going to shovel dirt on you . . . all kinds of dirt. The trick to getting out of the well is to shake it off and take a step up. 

Each of our troubles is a steppingstone. We can get out of the deepest wells just by not stopping, never giving up! Shake it off and take a step up!

Life Lesson/Moral of the story: 

Whatever dirt life throws on you . . . Shake it off and take a step up!

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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Zen Sarcasm

A chuckle or 2 to end your day . . .

 1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me either. Just pretty much leave me the heck alone.
2. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a broken fan belt and leaky tire.
3. It's always darkest before dawn. So, if you're going to steal your neighbor's newspaper, that's the time to do it.
4. Don't be irreplaceable. If you can't be replaced, you can't be promoted.
5. Always remember that you're unique. Just like everyone else.
6. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.
7. If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
8. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you're a mile away and you have their shoes.

 9. If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.
10. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
11. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

Monday, August 22, 2022

Fun, Fun, FUN!

 Some things are MORE FUN than others. 

Here's something FUN I've been working on. . . thought I'd share it with you. 

Click on the Photo to view details: I designed this @ Zazzle

This is not working for me, more complicated than I can handle right now. 

So, I'd better quit before I mess up something. 

Saturday, August 13, 2022

They Live Among Us

Dumb Criminals

A Charlotte, NC, man having purchased a case of very rare, very expensive cigars, insured them against fire among other things. Within a month, having smoked his entire stockpile of cigars and without having made even his first premium payment on the policy, the man filed a claim against the insurance company. In his claim, the man stated the cigars were lost "in a series of small fires."

The insurance company refused to pay, citing the obvious reason that the man had consumed the cigars in the normal fashion. The man sued.... and won.

In delivering the ruling the judge agreeing that the claim was frivolous, stated nevertheless that the man held a policy from the company in which it had warranted that the cigars were insurable and also guaranteed that it would insure against fire, without defining what it considered to be "unacceptable fire," and was obligated to pay the claim.

Rather than endure a lengthy and costly appeal process the insurance company accepted the ruling and paid the man $15,000 for the rare cigars he lost in "the fires."

After the man cashed the check, however, the company had him arrested on 24 counts of arson. With his own insurance claim and testimony from the previous case being used against him, the man was convicted of intentionally burning his insured property and sentenced to 24 months in jail and a $24,000 fine.

SMH . . . 👀

Friday, August 5, 2022

Thank God It's Friday!

 A Friday Prayer

Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Friday night. 

Have a great weekend, blog friends! 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

A Chuckle to End Your Night

True (er} Words . . .  

Have never been spoken!!!

Wishing you a blessed night!

Monday, July 25, 2022

ICE - In Case of Emergency: Revisited

Apparently, this is a standard procedure all paramedics follow at the scene of an accident when they come across your cell phone.
ICE - 'In Case of Emergency' We all carry our mobile phones with names & numbers stored in its memory but nobody, other than ourselves, knows which of these numbers belong to our closest family or friends.

If we were to be involved in an accident or were taken ill, the people attending us would have our mobile phone but wouldn't know who to call. Yes, there are hundreds of numbers stored but which one is the contact person in case of an emergency? Hence this 'ICE' -In Case of Emergency- Campaign.

The concept of 'ICE' is catching on quickly. It is a method of contact during emergency situations. As cell/mobile phones are carried by the majority of the population, all you need to do is store the number of a contact person or persons who should be contacted during emergency under the name 'ICE' - In Case of Emergency.

The idea was thought up by a paramedic who found that when he went to the scenes of accidents, there were always mobile phones with patients, but they didn't know which number to call. He therefore thought that it would be a good idea if there was a nationally recognized name for this purpose. 

In an emergency situation, Emergency Service personnel and hospital Staff would be able to quickly contact the right person by simply dialing the number you have stored as 'ICE.'

For more than one contact name simply enter ICE1, ICE2 and ICE3 etc. A great idea that will make a difference! 

Let's spread the concept of ICE by storing an ICE number in our Mobile phones today!

Please forward this. It won't take too many 'forwards' before everybody will know about this. It really could save your life OR put a loved one's mind at rest.

ICE will speak for you when you are not able to 
speak for yourself. 

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Family Secrets

 No Explanation Necessary!

This is my Mama Leona's recipe. . . 


Saturday, June 18, 2022

Cats & Dogs

Higher Education 

A dog is so smart that his master decides to send him to college. Home for vacation, his master asks him how college is going.

"Well", says the dog, "I'm not doing too great in science and math, but I have made a lot of progress in foreign languages."

"Really!" says the master. "Say something in a foreign language."

The dog says, "Meow !"


The Parrot

Wanda's dishwasher quit working so she called a repairman. Since she had to go to work the next day, she told the repairman, "I'll leave the key under the mat. Fix the dishwasher, leave the bill on the counter, and I'll mail you a check ."

"Oh, by the way don't worry about my dog Spike. He won't bother you. But, whatever you do, do NOT, under ANY circumstances, talk to my parrot!"


When the repairman arrived at Wanda's apartment the following day, he discovered the biggest, meanest looking dog he has ever seen. But, just as she had said, the dog just lay there on the carpet watching the repairman go about his work.

The parrot, however, drove him nuts the whole time with his incessant yelling, cursing and name calling. Finally the repairman couldn't contain himself any longer and yelled, "Shut up, you stupid, ugly bird!"

To which the parrot replied, "Get him, Spike!"

See? Men just don't listen!!!

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