Friday, April 23, 2010

Friday This and That

 Good morning, everyone.  What a blessed day it is.  For one thing, it's Friday, and I made it through a whole week without taking a day off.  Shows I'm learning how to deal with my frustrations.  I've finally realized that I may not be happy with what goes on here, but I'm only hurting myself by using up all of my sick time.

I also had a nice night last night.  It was a late day, so I didn't arrive home til about 8 pm, grabbed a bite to eat, then went out to the backyard for awhile.  It felt so good to be out there, close to nature, the crisp cool air on my face, rather than sitting on the sofa in front of the television.  I enjoy going out there after dark...I always have.  During the day, there is just so much going on in the backyards on either side of me that I just don't feel comfortable.  But at night when the city quiets down as much as a city can, when everyone else is inside, well, that's my time to shine...and last night I took full advantage of it.

I'm very excited about something.  I'm going to do something I haven't done since my youth.  I am going to be in a march, a walk to end violence against women on May 16th.  This is really an issue that is dear to me, and although I am not sure I can make it the full three miles, I'll be darned, I sure am going to give it a good try.  

Hope you all enjoy the following as much as I did.  Have a great weekend..

The Wise Woman
Sometimes it's not the wealth you have but what's inside you that Others need...

A wise woman, who was traveling in the mountains, found a precious stone in a stream.  The next morning, she met another traveler, who was hungry.
The wise woman opened her bag to share her food.  The hungry traveler saw the precious stone and asked the woman to give it to him.  She did so without hesitation.

The traveler left, rejoicing in his good fortune.  He knew the stone was worth enough to give him security for a lifetime.
But, a few days later, he came back to return the stone to the wise woman.

"I've been thinking," he said, "I know how valuable this stone is, but I give it back in the hope that you can give me something even more precious.  Please give me what you have within you that enabled you to give me this stone."


  1. Interesting story...I'll have to think on it for a while to completely absorb it's meaning...

    Glad you are feeling better...sometimes it's best not to fight things...especially when there is nothing you can to do change it...

    Rest and be at peace...

  2. i love early mornings when the world just wakes up and the bird are singing....have a good weekend

  3. Good for you Mary getting outside last night! It was a gorgeous night to puts around the yard. After moving from the city to the country, the noise really bothers me. When we go into the city for something it always seems so busy, people don't even take the time to say hello or have a smile for each other. I have often wondered what they are so "busy" doing. Enjoyed "The Wise Woman" very much. Thanks for sharing. Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Kudos to you for doing the walk!


  4. OH and enjoy your march, a worthwhile cause for sure

  5. Congrats! You'll do fine, I'm sure. Besides, it's the heart and soul you put into training and raising money for the event that counts the most.

  6. oh how wonderful, im sure you'll do really well and once your caught up in the energy 3 miles will melt away :) lovely story too thanks for sharing x x x

  7. ~Good for you Mary...i am a believer that when people unite and do for a cause their words ARE heard and such a cause you will be marching for...i will be their with in spirit...cheering you on!!

    i wanted also to say thank you for reading my post about Janes son Islaam...update...132 emails later THEY ARE TRANSFERRING HIM to a new school!

    much l♥ve and light...brightest blessings always with upon you~

  8. Wonderful little story...

    Good luck with doing the full walk! For a good cause.

    That date, May 16, I have mixed feelings about. Why? Because on that date, years ago, our second Daughter was born. But she died a day and a half later. Yes, we have dealt with it over the long years. But I still 'notice' that date.<--Now don't feel any way bad, about this. It's just life. And life goes on. It was for the best, even then.

    Gentle hugs...

  9. Aunt Amelia, I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Losing a baby is so difficult. I'm sorry if I brought up feelings.