Thursday, May 16, 2013

Things I Like About Today

My student schedule. I would be so lost without it. 
A sister who will pick up lemons for me. 
An acquaintance who gave us a queen bed. We don't have to buy one now. 
High protein food. You can learn to crave protein. Oh yes, you can. 
Lovely people who want to be taught music. 
My beautiful husband. When he gets home, I give him a kiss. 
Computers. I use mine. A lot. 
Laundry baskets. Life is so much better with them in it. 
Movies. We watched five Fast and Furious movies in four days. 
Sherlock Holmes. He will always inspire me. 
Presents. Giving them makes my life. 
Truth. It never ends. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

20 Months -- To Be Loved

All my life, I was told that I was too stubborn, too rebellious and too opinionated. This convinced me that, despite my dearest dreams, I would never find my soul mate because no human being would be able to put up with me.

Little did I suspect that there was a beautiful soul who not only appreciates but encourages my independent spirit. 

Jesse, thank you for loving me for who I am and for never failing to encourage me to improve myself. Thank you for needing me. Thank you for being so pure of spirit and soul. You are the most wonderful human being  I have ever met and I get to spend my life with you.

20 months!! Married life is gooooood!!!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Women Who Inspire -- Helen Keller

I am only one, but still I am one.
I cannot do everything, 
but I still can do something;
and because I cannot do everything, 
I will not refuse to do something that I can do. 

The most beautiful things in the world
cannot be seen or even touched,
they must be felt with the heart.

It is wonderful how much time 
good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same amount of energy 
loving their fellow men, 
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui. 

Security is mostly a superstition. 
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure,
or nothing.  

Death is no more than passing from one room into another.
But there's a difference for me, you know.
Because in that other room, I shall be able to see. 

Love is like a beautiful flower
which I may not touch
but whose fragrance makes the garden 
a place of delight just the same. 

I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish
small tasks as if they were great and noble.

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends
lives in my heart,
I shall say that life is good. 

I can see, and that is why I can be happy,
in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden.
I can see a God-made world,
not a manmade world.