Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday This and That

Every morning pull yourself up to your full height and stand tall.
Then think tall--think big, elevated thoughts. Then go out
and act tall. Do that and joy will flow to you.

William Danforth

As Monday rolls around, I wonder once again where the time went.  It was a quiet weekend, didn't do much of anything.  I even took a break from the computer yesterday.  Didn't even turn it on. That's really a first for me.   Instead, I spent the day rocking and reading.  I did take a trip to one of our local 99 cent stores and picked up a few things.  On the way back, I saw a sight that I've never seen before in my life.  An elderly Chinese lady was out there feeding the birds and the only way I can describe it is to picture Alfred Hitchcock's film, 'The Birds'. The winter birds, hundreds of them, flying in formation, pigeons flying every which way eager to get theirs.  

It was the seagulls who really amazed me. There were more of them flying about than there than I have ever seen at the beach. They were soaring high in the sky, flying in front cars, and whizzing over people's heads. And the noise level of all of these creatures was unbelievable. I stood there for a moment, mesmerized by the scene in front of me before I raced home to get my camera, but by the time I returned, all the birds except for the seagulls had disappeared.  I snapped some pictures, but my camera is not powerful enough to get good shots.

Well, January is about to come to an end and we've had only about three inches of snow, and with the temperatures nearing the 50's, I doubt we'll even see a flurry before January ends. Last January, 2011, was the snowiest month on record. As of January 27, more than 36 inches of snow had fallen in the city. They say when February rolls in this week, we'll feel more like April has arrived than the dead of winter.

Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. 
 Talk health,
happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. 
Make all your friends
feel there is something in them. 
 Look at the sunny side of everything.
Think only of the best, work only for the best, 
and expect only the best.
Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your won.
Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements
of the future. 
 Give everyone a smile. 
 Spend so much time improving yourself
that you have no time left to criticize others.
Be too big for worry and too noble for anger.

Christian D. Larsen


  1. This weather is wreaking havoc with my sinus', not to say my mood. winter is my favorite season and I feel like it's being stolen from me.

  2. glad to hear you had what sounds like a relaxing weekend... It has been unseasonably warm. Yet it is still early.... I have seen it snow like crazy in April. It has been a while but then the weather has been so crazy who knows... Yet I am sure you are loving it up your way.... enjoy...

  3. Good to hear you had a leisurely day yesterday Mary...we all need those now and then. As for snow, we have had a few light dustings over night but not much more than that.
    Just wanted to let you know I'm doing okay...and to thank you for your prayers Dear Heart! :) I'm deeply grateful!
    I can only imagine all the birdsong your little woman was creating by giving out free food...that pleases me. :) After all, Birds are people too! He He He...

  4. Good morning Mary and welcome to another Monday. May yours be one you enjoy.

  5. Good morning does sound like you have finally found your perfect spot.....a walk along the beach....pure bliss.

    Love your closing poem dear friend.



  6. ~i too can hardly believe january has almost come to a close...mild i think everywhere is the weather this winter...we keep wondering if it will be coming in late or if it will be a really hot summer...beautiful words this morning and moment you embraced...i agree...its nice to shut the computer off for the day!!! be well and much love light and blessings~