Published: Sat, 01 Oct 2016 14:48:47 -0500
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:02:15 -0500There is continuity in time, which is similar to a flowing river. When we are observing the water in the river, when it has crossed us, we will never see it again. Same is true for 'time'. Every father was a son earlier, and had his usual tiffs with his father. After every 25-30 years, history repeats itself. God must be getting amused, and I hope He doesn't get bored.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 14:28:15 -0500Get the facts on soy wax candles. You'll learn where soy wax comes from, why it's healthier and why it's easier on the pocket book.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 08:32:17 -0500Marriage and family life are the biggest inventions by humanity, for its social life; which put humanity at a higher pedestal, compared to other species. In democracy, people follow their leaders, who are more often than not, slave to sensual desires. Success in relationships demands: tolerance of others' views, accepting feminism, and striking a balance between personal ambitions and family life.
Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:32:55 -0500Why did God design, and introduced 'death', in the life cycle? He could have made us immortal. The only problem, with human beings is the inability to forget and forgive. We never forget the hurts caused by others. We carry the hurts with us, in our minds till death. God wants us to live with lesser unpleasant memories. We failed these expectations, and so God invented death, as a solution. When painful memories overpower, it is better to start life afresh, with a clean slate - a rebirth. We cling to our views, our egos to set right all friends, and relations. Spouses suffer maximum in this regard, as their interaction is unlimited.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 10:47:03 -0500Every person would like to preserve the most cherished movements in their lives in whatever way they can. Some might resort to photography and album making to do it while some others may go for some thing new. In this article, we are listing out 5 different ways to preserve the information about our magical movements for ever.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:51:52 -0500We expect something from others: parents, siblings, spouse, and our children. If our expectations aren't fulfilled, it hurts us. We are no longer happy. We live our life as per society's expectations. Its rituals are binding on us; even if we are unable to afford the cost. We try to conform our life style to the social expectations. Conformity is a path of least resistance, and is followed by weaklings. Can you set your own path and walk on?
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 14:51:15 -0500With a few weeks away from Halloween, a smart home make should be able to create a plan to make the best Halloween party for her friends and family without breaking the bank. You can find affordable tips and advices from this article.
Wed, 07 Sep 2016 10:20:43 -0500Today in India many Indians craft idols with our hands, It's more Eco-Friendly and convenient. September, it's the beginning of the celebrations season in India. One can come across many beautiful and colorful idols of Lord Ganesha. This is the much loved God of Hindu, lovable and worshiped at every Hindu home. It is the tradition to offer a prayer to Lord Ganesha before starting any new work.
Sun, 04 Sep 2016 09:41:12 -0500Family members are wonderful, colorful, and a reflection, gauge or a barometer of a small peek into the window of how our thoughts and judgments formulated into the truths that we live by and reveal how we calculate our responses and reactions to our life challenges. That is one of the key elements in any interpersonal relationship, first of all, there are the emotive responses and the logical responses that are all part of the human experience. We are all innately responding to factors in our environment whether we realize it or not. Conditioning and environment play key factors in our responses and reactions to life events, though much of the judgment is inner chatter or discussion that resonates with what we believe to be true, lawful, or what resonates with our sense of justice.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:46:50 -0500A big lake in the midst of the village and the old roads were dreadful. Someone once said there is something nearby the lake you can feel the presence and listen to some whispers. It's a small village near my native place. I and two of my friends often visited every winter holidays but never felt staying there, but one of my friends had a wild idea to stay there for a week and had two rooms of the guest house booked.
Fri, 02 Sep 2016 07:24:37 -0500Sometimes our intentions to help are misguided. We do things in the name of "help" that are in fact harmful. Such is the behavior of enabling. In this piece it is my intent to help you think about this important issue and encourage positive steps if this affects you.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:18:54 -0500Old parents are quite often neglected by their own sons and daughters. Under the effects of the youthful blood, these youngsters go after money and the career, leaving their older parents in the cold confines of their homes. It is time to make the amends. Read this article to get the tips to improve the communication with the older people.
Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:48:45 -0500This is the story of my mom when I was a little tot of 4 years. My mom was passionate about reading magazines and novels (Suspense or thriller). She would ask my dad to bring many such books from the town library. He would bring as many as the librarian allowed to issuing at a time. My mom would finish up all her household works and keep plenty of time for her to read the magazine. She would rather not like anyone to disturb her and liked finishing up a story without any break.
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:47:02 -0500The concepts of 'marriage' and 'family' are some of the best innovative ideas of human mind. The concept of traditional marriages is already degenerating in West, where live-in partnership is preferred by spouses; as it safeguards the financial interests of the richer spouse. It is a backward step in human civilization; and is preferred due to 'trust deficit', between spouses. There are innocent disputes over minor issues in traditional marriages. A reconciliation after a bitter quarrel results invariably in recharging the 'love' battery in married life and it prolongs the honeymoon euphoria. Isn't it a better alternative?
Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:14:23 -0500Am I getting old or his time passing faster than it used to? It seems I just settle down to do something and before I know it, it is over. Back in "the day," a minute had 60 seconds.
Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:03:10 -0500A little girl expresses what she sees, hears, smells, tastes and feels at one of her favorite vacation spots.Experience her jubilant responses to the world of nature.
Mon, 22 Aug 2016 06:52:31 -0500Recently it has been rather hot around here. A little hotter than usual, in my estimation. I really don't know if it is getting hotter or as I get older, I'm not able to handle the hot weather. Every cloud has a silver lining, and sometimes you have to really work hard to find that silver lining.
Fri, 19 Aug 2016 15:37:39 -0500This Article is about the lovely relation among brothers and sisters. That's the story of my Life. I am A Basic Author so please give me feedback. I would like to improve and write more.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 14:56:07 -0500The best homesteading hacks that make life better: 1) the best way to plant seeds: Make sure you have lots of light: All seedlings require a considerable amount of light, so make sure you have a sunny, south-facing window. If seedlings don't get enough light, they will be leggy and weak. Get the timing right: The goal with seed starting is to have your seedlings ready to go outside when the weather is favorable.
Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:29:28 -0500Fall is one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. Watching the leaves turn beautiful hues of orange and golden brown is relaxing and refreshing. It's the perfect cool weather for football games, bonfires and enjoying the cozy feeling of fall.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:39:15 -0500As summer comes to a close, those of us with children turn our thoughts to preparing for the new school year. Let's get ahead of the game with some of my favourite tips on preparing for back to school.
Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:32:28 -0500It does take two to tango. However when they do tango, a third (or fourth) party get involved. Sometimes it is fun, other times it is not. When not, more are at stake than we think. And many end up bearing the brunt of our actions... despite the warning signals we willingly ignored.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 15:35:56 -0500As a lover of bath towels, I have recently fallen in love with bamboo towels. However, I have started seeing promotions for bath sheet towels more and more often. It made me do some research on bath sheets and ask myself, what is a bath sheet?
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 09:12:02 -0500Homestay usually involves an agreement/contract with your host. It can be made verbally or better established in print. These agreements address the guest's length of stay, use of the house facilities, etc.
Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:37:27 -0500If you don't preserve family memories and history, who will? While it can take some investment in time, it's surprising how those precious memories can be preserved with equipment you already have.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 15:35:34 -0500A family that wishes its development should have harmony within it. There are many reasons that cause disharmony. Lack of harmony brings adverse effects to the family. If harmony is restored, development will reach soon. Development ensures happiness of a family.
Mon, 08 Aug 2016 08:39:13 -0500This winter it's time to stay warm. We've got the best tips for heating up your life and staying on top of your health and happiness!
Sun, 07 Aug 2016 10:19:26 -0500Tis the season for presence. Giving presents is more than giving a wrapped package. Intentional attention is a pathway to good health.
Fri, 05 Aug 2016 11:19:13 -0500Happiness and harmony in life are evading us. Buddha said, "There is suffering all around, and it is inevitable; but there is a way out." There is no magic wand to cure. We have to inculcate godly traits and shed devilish qualities. Ego clashes between spouses lead to broken homes. There is lack of tolerance, in the society. Let there be friendship between spouses, siblings, and between parents, and children. Humanity deserves love and harmony in life.
Wed, 03 Aug 2016 08:33:13 -0500Positions associated with private household staff have certainly evolved over the past century, with the television drama Downton Abbey highlighting the differences between the old and the new. Technology and the way in which the middle and upper class socialise has had an impact on who they employ as household staff and how they recruit them, but also paves the way for a stronger fleet of individuals being recruited in the private household sector.
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 15:09:43 -0500There is no point in spying over your kids. Eventually they will get to know and there will be trust deficit. Instead it would be interesting to find out the ways to look after your kids in a natural manner.
Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:40:29 -0500Music was a big part of my life growing up (and still is!) Like many 90's babies I'm sure, the musical upbringing was eclectic, songs could go from Kenny G. to Tupac or TLC to Duran Duran; in the words of Halsey we were "raised on Biggie and Nirvana."
Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:30:15 -0500Food waste. According to the National Defense Resource Council (NDRC), American families throw away approximately 25% of their food. The answer may be to buy a vacuum sealer.
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:15:17 -0500Both nannies and au pairs look after other people's children on a daily basis. Both may live in your home and both will likely form a strong bond with your whole family unit. While the duties are similar hiring a nanny and hiring an au pair are two different things and here's why.
Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:54:19 -0500What is a nanny? While you may think you know the answer to that question, what a nanny really is may surprise you.
Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:05:25 -05001. Reconnect With a Loved One - Have you been trying to get your grandparents or other family elders to share their family stories? Have you felt disconnected from your best friend since she got married? Are you hoping to repair your relationship with a sibling? One of the best ways to reconnect with someone is to invite them over to share a common crafts project. Beeswax candle making kits are perfect for this. 2. Create One Of a Kind Gifts That Come Straight From the Heart - When you create beeswax candles using a kit, you can personalize each candle you create. For example, you can transfer custom designs using wax paper and a blow dryer. If you are making a unique gift for a nature lover, you could add a delicate piece of a fern or a piece of marine algae with an interesting design. You could also embed small rocks, fossils, or tiny shells. Are you making a gift for your adult daughter?
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 15:30:22 -0500As we grow old, the romance in married life - more often than not - evaporates. We all, want to bask in romantic love, after marriage. But it doesn't work out that way. Familiarity between spouses breeds contempt and destroys the honeymoon aura, sooner than our expectations. There is a mismatch in the intensity to seek romance in old age, between spouses. Men yearn for hugging and romance till 90s, but majority of women lack the desire after 50. God should have realised His folly and corrected the mismatch. It isn't late, even now.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:21:05 -0500Thinking back over the years, I remembered a time when everything seemed glorious. I had a happy childhood and I loved where I lived. I especially loved the backyard where I would play in my homemade sandbox for hours all by myself. Come out of your busy schedule and join me for a breath of fresh air.
Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:39:38 -0500When you plan to send a parcel, you should consider all the potential nuances and problems that may emerge during the process. Keep reading the article to get to know what you should do to take care of safe and fast delivery of your package.
Fri, 01 Jul 2016 10:40:05 -0500As the Holy month of Ramadan approaches, it's time to get proactive with your preparations and kick-start the momentum to get into your spiritual regimen. The key is to start small and set achievable goals. You want to be careful to not overburden yourself, else you will run out of steam. Here are some ways to set you up for the month of blessings.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 11:37:14 -0500Being a conscientious consumer means we think about what we bring into our lives and how we use the items we already have. In this post, we will look at how to live simpler and be a conscientious consumer through: purchasing thoughtfully, minimizing responsibly, and managing resources wisely.
Mon, 20 Jun 2016 08:01:53 -0500Raksha Bandhan is a Hindu Festival that celebrates duty and love between sisters and brothers. It is a festival that generally celebrates the brother - sister relationship. It can be between those who are biologically related or between relatives. On the special festival day, sisters prepare early in the morning, put on new clothes. They then tie Rakhi around the wrists of their brothers. The Rakhi is a holy thread or sacred thread that symbolizes sister's love and also well-being prayers for the brother. The prayers and love are also dedicated to the brother's vow to protect her for a lifetime.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 10:50:01 -0500Poverty has many interwoven causes. One may be poor parenting skills. When a parent is tired and stressed it is likely the child will not learn life lessons to overcome these obstacles.
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 09:40:53 -0500The ground rule for leading a happy family life, in my opinion, is to set up strong unity among family members. Though it may not seem an easy undertaking, but with the six practices mentioned in the article, one can definitely hit the road.
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:20:45 -0500Getting along with mother-in-laws is a challenging feat. You think that marriage with her son will cut the claws down. But, you have never been wrong. You can try reconnecting with her through beautiful flowers that represents her unique personality.
Tue, 31 May 2016 13:24:13 -0500Since the warm months are here many families visit playgrounds as a fun outdoor activity. While playgrounds are an excellent place to let kids run around and be kids, they can also learn something here. It never hurts to combine physical and mental learning while at playgrounds.
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:07:53 -0500Needless to say, some of you already have an infinite list of chores in your minds that call for a big Thank You to your mother, for being the all-rounder that she is. Mothers are a blessing, especially if you are a lazy child who has been mollycoddled since day one and the heavy reliance has won you the award of the biggest procrastinator. While there is most of the giving from her side, the taking part is virtually very less.
Mon, 23 May 2016 14:50:25 -0500Many women would worship their better halves if they offer to help them out around the house, but getting men to do household chores continues to remain a dream of many. Important observation; wives spend more time on housework even if both the partners are working where we know for a fact that women were taught how to do household chores by their mothers since forever, and men, raised by those same mothers slack off all they want and don't even bother to contribute. Let me ask you, how many home cleaning product commercials show men doing the cleaning?
Mon, 23 May 2016 10:06:11 -0500I had gotten to the airport too early for my flight, and as I was sitting at my gate with my coffee in my hand, I realized I was too tired to open my laptop or even look at my phone. This got me thinking; I wondered how many things we miss while we are on our phones. We have all see the video of the woman texting on her phone while she was walking in a mall and she walks directly into a fountain, head first.
Mon, 23 May 2016 07:25:29 -0500It's still like a dream. Since I got that phone call on that black Saturday, I have been wishing every morning as I wake that it goes away like every bad dream, but it's like this is a reality. Are you really gone Chichi? Tell me. You were a great woman, a lioness, so brave and audacious. You were my second mummy and guardian, very protective and possessive of me and our younger sister. You were our comrade-in-struggle.
Tue, 17 May 2016 11:27:55 -0500Family Reunions! What a fun thing to do with your family. And just how do you plan a family reunion when the family members live so far apart? Here's a few ways to do that in this article.
Wed, 11 May 2016 10:18:12 -0500"Nel mezzo del cammin di nostra vita" (halfway through the journey of my life) I have become an immigrant... The major consequence in one's life of becoming what today is called an 'immigrant' is, above all, the loss of control.
Tue, 10 May 2016 10:08:02 -0500"So, what's your most-embarrassing story?" came the inevitable finish to my friend's recent share. Honestly, I am unable to top her story (sorry, I must keep it confidential). At that time, I was scheduled to visit one of my most embarrassing stories (we call him Dr. Z); he is my neurosurgeon in Tampa.
Mon, 09 May 2016 07:23:30 -0500Doulas are well-trained professionals and experienced in childbirth. They provide a great service for the family and make the mother have good knowledge and awareness about the birthing process but they don't support in the medical role. There are many types of doula service offered according to the family needs.
Wed, 04 May 2016 12:19:36 -0500Summer has arrived. This means more family bonding time. For many families, a trip to the mall is the likely destination. However, you can take family bonding to another level-a healthier level. Here are suggestions on how to turn family bonding time to fitness time.
Wed, 04 May 2016 11:34:04 -0500The last days in old age are a unique experience in life. We can't experience our own last days objectively, as we are unable to think logically, due to weakened reflexes. We can educate ourselves by observing our parents and senior siblings, during their last days in old age. What are our necessities/priorities in old age? These are: cognitive ability, constipation-free life, dentures/healthy teeth, hearing aids, and specs. The priorities of younger age - entertainment, socializing, and shopping - are no longer applicable in old age. In our last days in old age we enter our second childhood. We are lonely as most of our contemporaries might have already left for their heavenly abodes. Onus lies on younger generation to make oldies feel important and 'wanted' in their lives.
Tue, 03 May 2016 13:03:19 -0500Do you know who you would go to in time of need? Here are some thoughts on why it is important.
Tue, 03 May 2016 10:45:23 -0500For many people, the idea of a family reunion is an exciting thing. Many of us spend time growing up with cousins and make trips to see distant relatives, but as we grow older and people move to live further apart, it can be difficult to make time to see each other. As a result, organizing a family reunion can be a great opportunity to bring people together once more.
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 06:20:38 -0500Although our two daughters and son each disappeared from my husband and my lives for some time during their later adolescence or young adulthood, they all returned as they matured. Now they visit, call and stay in close touch and are a very important part of our senior years. We can't imagine life without them and love every minute we spend with each one. This essay celebrates our relationship.
Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:11:17 -0500Inviting kids into the kitchen is a great way to teach them about the benefits of whole, healthy foods, eating right and more. But before you get started, here are 3 tips to help it be a fun and positive experience for everyone!
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 10:48:03 -0500There is technology all around us, with its comforts. But something is lagging! Yes, we are still miles away from happiness. There is lot of progress all around, except in the thought processes within the human mind. It is still slave to its 5 senses, its ego, anger, jealousy, greed and a revenge-attitude. There has to be progress on this front as well, if we want to avail full advantage of technological advances. Why we have failed so far? How can we go ahead?
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:31:52 -0500The South is one of the most diverse regions in the United States, or even the world. It's full of amazing home-made food, thrilling sports events, the most beautiful scenery you can imagine, and the sweet, welcoming people that call this place their home.
Thu, 07 Apr 2016 12:24:54 -0500Everyone wants a place to call home. Some spend a lifetime looking for it, redecorating it, or trying to get back to it. A soldier returns home from a war he wants to forget to a home he thinks he remembers but no longer recognizes. Home is never where we think we left it because it exists in the most unreliable of places-our memory.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 06:32:55 -0500In the modern era, couples are opting for two children or even one. Gone are the days when a couple would like to have seven to ten children. This notion is considered backdated and inconvenient for a family in today's world. While this concept is well and good, the purpose of this article is to show why older siblings in a family can actually make things easier, which is why they are so important.
Tue, 15 Mar 2016 14:01:46 -0500Are EUGENICS and EVOLUTION linked? Not only were the theories linked through Darwin's family tree, but the outcomes for both theories are similar and synergistic. The theories are not able to be separated and cause MASSIVE destruction. Find out why we shouldn't be teaching theistic evolution, evolution or eugenics in our schools, including our Christian schools.
Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:14:38 -0500We've all felt that pressure before. The urge to buy something new, or to move into the bigger house, the nicer car, or even the new purse in order to make ourselves feel as if we belong is a common one. And we often don't look too deeply into those purchases, instead saying to ourselves (and others) that we just needed a bigger house.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:42:42 -0600A little country town, during the 1930's and 1940's, nestled deep between two steep and rugged hills, was indeed booming. Coal mining was the occupation of many young men in the town and there was one mining company that employed the dozen or so men who lived around the valley. But, there were some men with families who were not as fortunate to own their own houses.
Wed, 09 Mar 2016 06:50:14 -0600From an early age we were part of a world that used money for many needs. It was a personal part of our family. In today's world, we all are part of a global economy and what happens across the ocean touches each and every one of us.
Mon, 07 Mar 2016 06:44:12 -0600A terrible sewing class in high school discouraged me from ever picking up needles and thread at home. But then I discovered there are some sewing projects that can be fun. However, even though I have attempted some creative projects, my sewing skills still leave a lot to be desired.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 10:57:54 -0600I was born on a hot July afternoon 1981 in Downey, Ca. Not quite the 90210 area code but my childhood is full of nostalgic memories of places long forgotten. A suburb full of the working middle class, to my child-like mind its a bright and shiny memory that has weathered the years with much more grace than the city itself has.
Wed, 02 Mar 2016 06:52:44 -0600When your child is diagnosed with cancer the bottom falls out of your world. Fear of the future, fear for survival and a sense of despair all come into play. This may give some comfort...
Tue, 01 Mar 2016 07:48:45 -0600We all nurture a bucket list. A noble concept to activate our mind and body. Our bucket list often includes: tourism ideas, and adventurous activities. We seldom think of listening to old age parents, on a regular basis. We seem to justify our duty, if we are financing their stay in old age homes and visiting them once in a while. It is a retrograde step towards animal instincts. Institutions of family and marriage are two benchmarks, which elevate human species over animal species. Let's repair the fault lines and ensure that these concepts are not phased out in human civilization.
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:22:08 -0600It is troubling to see the increasing irrelevance of our churches and its effect on society. Even though we are a nation founded on Judeo-Christian principles, our nation is becoming less distinguishable as a nation of faith in God. As Pastor David Jeremiah, of Turning Point Ministries stated in the February 2016 issue of its Turning Point Magazine and Devotional, "we no longer live in a Christ-friendly culture."
Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:05:45 -0600Bringing in unity among people requires skill, integrity and flexibility as well. Why is unity among people so important? Because unity is in itself strength and when strength is there, nothing at all is impossible. In this article, I cite various ways to bring unity among people, and it all starts with home and families and gradually spreading to a nation.
Tue, 23 Feb 2016 11:07:38 -0600How do you define RESPECT? In martial arts we define it at as, "Doing what is right for yourself and being considerate of others and their things." But there are 2 Key ingredient to being able to live with respect for others AND yourself.
Mon, 01 Feb 2016 12:55:35 -0600During our lifetime, often we come across situations, which we are unable to tackle. We are scared to accept the consequences, and are reluctant to face our society. We are struck up in life, with no way out. Some people resort to committing suicide, which is no solution; it is running away from the problem. No problem is insurmountable. There is a way out always.
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:50:21 -0600Dueling with Dora - Life before Dora... Yes, I remember it well. It was such a simple time.
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:24:22 -0600Knowledge is the key to understand any subject. A basic education enables you to process and use knowledge. Hard work, when combined with a few business principles, will give you the means to invest. Add the element of time, and you can create a situation where your invested money will work along side you.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 10:42:31 -0600We are all victims of pranksters, sometime in our life. Five decades ago, our group of teenage boys had a prank on an unsuspecting colleague, who expressed his keen desire for a girlfriend. A boy volunteered to act as a girl, and wrote messages for the prank victim. We all enjoyed, his movements to go to different meeting points - parks, restaurants, and movie-theatres. Of course, meetings never took place, as there was no girl. The prank was abruptly stopped, when the victim wrote a letter in his blood, requesting for an urgent meeting. I was taken for a fun ride, recently, and I thanked the prankster later.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 08:41:46 -0600A younger sibling in a family is invariably a naughty, stubborn, attitude, who believes in: 'I get what I want'. As we age, the attitude may change for good or worse. A Godly attitude implies a kind and compassionate attitude. Let God bless us to serve our seniors, who looked after us, during our childhood. We owe them gratitude.
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 06:16:11 -0600Family is known to be the basic unit of society. In the field of Sociology, they say that a disrupted society mirrors the different facade of families that are involved in the society. Getting married, having kids is just one of the first steps in creating a family but it does not end there. This article would feature the different challenges that families encounter in the present time and how this can be avoided.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:09:55 -0600The United States of America is the land of opportunity. We are blessed to have a National Park System where we can go to appreciated the grandeur of this land that we call home. Be inspired by wild America.
Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:52:41 -0600I was faced with 33MPH winds one day when using the bus. It was both funny and frustrating as I almost blew over several times. I reminded myself that there is nothing you can do about the weather and it best to find some joy out of it.
Thu, 07 Jan 2016 13:45:38 -0600In this article, the author describes his early childhood memories of visiting his grandparents in Saint James Parish Louisiana every year and the sense of being rooted that visiting them meant to him. When his grandmother dies whilst the author is a late teen, the author describes the uprooting that he experienced, looking for home away from his roots in the South as he moves to New York City and eventually Europe. While on the historic Way of St James (El Camino de Santiago) with his younger brother, the author realizes that his journey around the world was leading him back to the South, where eventually comes to settle back in Saint James Parish.
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 06:50:40 -0600Experience life's good moments when you can. Look for them. Don't let a single moment of joy pass you by. Joy is freely given and its value cannot be measured. Rarely can it be bought. Sometimes, joy is so powerful that you can keep its memory for all of your life.
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 09:22:54 -0600As we drove through Syracuse New York towards Albany the skies were cloudy, the remnants of a past snowstorm were still on the road and much to my surprise I had an overwhelming sense of calm. It was a surprise to me because if you know me even a little, you know I hate the cold and especially the snow. When I lived in the northeast, I hated the snow so much I would cry every time the weatherman said there was a storm on the way; real tears and when there was word that there was to be a...
Mon, 04 Jan 2016 08:08:00 -0600It's true. We really can have anything we want. We just have to know what we want and have to want it bad enough.
Mon, 28 Dec 2015 15:40:53 -0600John was happily married to his lovely wife with four children. The husband and wife worked very hard and together they built-up a successful business.
Wed, 23 Dec 2015 10:10:04 -0600Some guests are considerate and thoughtful. Once they leave they would be invited again. I call them Ninja guests. The second class is a slob. While they are with us, we put up with them, but after they left we adorned them with a non-verbal tag: "Not again!" They do not charm us with their conduct. I open my personal manner book. You open yours and pay attention what may or may not please you as a host. There are no fixed rules in houseguest etiquette, but there are guidelines which can help enhance our good manners and interpersonal skills, and we owe a moral responsibility to follow these. When you gave someone the honor to be your guest, shared your home with them, invested your time, efforts and money to make their stay comfortable, but they did not show any courtesy and conduct with responsibility in being a guest, how did you feel? Now is your time to be a houseguest. What should you be like? Read on.
Tue, 22 Dec 2015 16:00:05 -0600School labels are one of the handiest items that you can use to help kids avoid the usual problem of losing or misplacing their possessions. You can place these labels on the pencil case, books, notebooks, and any item that the kids regularly bring with them to school. With such name labels, your kids won't have to worry about misplacing or losing their stuff. Below are the specific problems you can avoid when your child's stuff has the right school labels.
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 07:07:42 -0600Parents we have a great opportunity to teach our kids to see things that need to be done and then to do them without being asked. If our children can learn to do that in the home and then apply that skill outside the home, they will become very successful in life and make you very proud.
Mon, 14 Dec 2015 06:42:05 -0600We are not judged by how many times we fail. We are judged on how many times we succeed. Are you willing to fail a few times so you can succeed?
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:22:54 -0600Dragging my feet I reluctantly followed my lady wife into the shopping mall. In my imagination a portal overhead with a curved sign: 'All Men who Enter Here Ye are Doomed.' Outside a department store, like rows of birds on garden parapets, were perched dispirited men. Eventually, their nearest and dearest, blinking in the sunlight, would emerge from the darkest bowels of the clothes shed. I know how these men felt for I was sat there for the same reason. An hour or so later I dejectedly traced the footsteps of my empty-handed but otherwise never-say-die wife to the C & A store, aka 'coats and 'ats'.
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:20:17 -0600One snowy Christmas morning we woke up at our usual early hour to enjoy the wonder of what 'Santa' had brought. My father opened the front door to look at the heavy snow that had fallen during the night; we all heard his gasp and the words, "What the devil is that?" The house across the street had snow piled up to the roof line. No windows or doors were visible. The yard was nearly emptied of its heavy snowfall.
Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:18:42 -0600Over the years, we have furnished our home with many antiques, some inherited and some purchased. I treasure these pieces and am especially intrigued with their hidden history including the other homes they inhabited and the families they served. I wish my furniture could speak!
Tue, 08 Dec 2015 14:43:54 -0600This article is about the Amish Mennonites. I have written a short overview of their beliefs and some of their practices.
Mon, 07 Dec 2015 07:11:02 -0600We are a successful family. We have well settled, caring, married children. God has blessed us with prosperity. We are self-contained: financially, socially, and emotionally. In spite of all this, there is a minor problem between us. We don't share life. We live an incompatible, and undivorced life. We had an ego clash 4 decades ago. We refuse to forget and forgive. Divorce is still a taboo in Oriental societies. There is no mutual respect, and love for each other. On top of it, there is a realization that we can survive independently in this World. This may be the state of affairs in the married life of majority of senior citizens. There is a surge in the divorce rate of senior citizens, in developed countries. It is a social issue, awaiting to be resolved, by our society.
Fri, 04 Dec 2015 13:31:26 -0600My fiance and I started a yearly tradition of helping the homeless in our community on Thanksgiving. Its success is increasing each year. This article shows how easy giving back can be, regardless of one's age, money, or resources.
Thu, 03 Dec 2015 08:01:23 -0600As a child and on until my late teen years and early adult, I can recall how my family would take my brother and I shopping each and every Friday evening for groceries. Even after I had entered the military and married my lovely wife Pam and I would obtain those Green stamps in exchange for our grocery payment as we shopped. The stamp program was still in effect after we were married in 1969, in fact it continued successfully until 1980 at which time is was discontinued.
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 10:27:28 -0600Today I am celebrating my 64th birthday. Although a smaller number might sound better when I say it out loud, 64 has a nice ring. In fact it is so pleasant that the Beatles wrote a lovely lyrics and music for me to enjoy this day: "When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now".