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Sep 06, 2009 - 2 comments

Rudyard Kipling


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with triumph and disaster
And treat those two imposters just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breath a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!


Sep 02, 2009 - 0 comments

None of that 'Sis'-sy Stuff

Are you tired of those
sissy 'friendship' poems
that always sound good,
but never actually come close
to reality?

Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of
True Friendship.
You WON'T see any  
cutesy little smiley faces
Just the stone cold truth
of a great friendship.

1. When you are sad,
    I will jump on the person
    who made you sad
    like a spider monkey
    jacked up on Mountain Dew!!!

2. When you are blue,
    I will try to dislodge
    whatever is choking you.

3. When you smile,
    I will know you are
    plotting something
    that I must be involved in.

4. When you're scared,
    we will high tail it out of here.

5. When you are worried,
    I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse
    it could be until you
    quit whining, ya big baby!!!!

6. When you are confused,
    I will use little words.

7. When you are sick,
    Stay away from me
    until you are well again.
    I don't want whatever you have...

8. When you fall,
    I'll pick you up
    and dust you off--
    After I laugh my rear off!!

9. This is my oath....
    I pledge it to the end.
    'Why?' you may ask;
-- because you are my FRIEND!

I Believe...

Sep 01, 2009 - 3 comments

A Birth Certificate shows that we were born,
A Death Certificate shows that we died,
Pictures show that we lived!
Have a seat . . . Relax . . . And read this slowly.

I Believe...
That just because two people argue,
it doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
it doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe...
That we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I Believe...
That no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every once in a while
and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe...
That true friendship continues to grow,
even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.

I Believe...
That you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I Believe...
That it's taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

I Believe...
That you should always leave loved ones
with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe...
That you can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe...
That we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I Believe...
That either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe...
That heroes are the people who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I Believe...
That money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe...
That sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down,
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe...
That sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe...
That maturity has more to do
with what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them
and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe...
That it isn't always enough, to be forgiven by others,
sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe...
That no matter how bad your heart is broken
the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe...
That our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but, we are responsible for who we become.

I Believe...
That you shouldn't be so eager
to find out a secret.
It could change your life Forever.

I Believe...
Two people can look at
the exact same thing
and see something totally different.

I Believe...
That your life can be changed
in a matter of seconds
by people who don't even know you.

I Believe...
That even when you think
you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you -
you will find the strength to help.

I Believe...
That credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe...
That the people you care about most
in life are taken from you too soon.

I Believe...
The happiest of people
don't necessarily have the best of everything;
they just make the most of everything.

Why, Why, Why?

Aug 30, 2009 - 6 comments

I thought of Tom Jones when I saw this title, but it doesn't have
anything to do with him or Delila :)

Why, Why, Why?

Why do we press harder on a remote control  when we know the batteries are
almost dead?


Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds' when they already
there is not enough money?


Why does someone
believe you when you say there are four billion stars;
but have to check when you say the paint is still wet?


Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?


Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest,
but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?


Why did  Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?


Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?


If people evolved from apes,
why are there still apes?


Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you
use the bubbles are always white?


Is there ever a day that mattresses
are not on sale?


Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator
with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?


Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum
cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give
the vacuum one more chance?


Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?


How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?


When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping
cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, 'It's all right?'
Well, it
isn't all right, so why don't we say, 'That really hurt, why
don't you watch
where you're going?'


Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off
the table you always manage to knock something else over?


In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when
we complained about the heat?


How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?


And my FAVORITE......
The statistics on sanity is that one out of every four
persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness.
Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you.


~~Now send this on to your friends and make them smile too!~~~

****A day without a smile is like a day without sunshine!****