Thursday, June 30, 2011

Friendship


Friendship is a sheltering tree.
- S.T.Coleridge

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Silent Beauty


Beauty in things exist in the mind which contemplates them.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Feeling Good


People love others not for who they are
but for how they make them feel.
- I.Federman

Monday, June 27, 2011

Love


Love comes to us in many ways, and in many sizes.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Draw Me Nearer. . .


Today offers us a chance to draw nearer to Him.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Get Out of the Fog & GET REAL!


No one cares how much you know,
until they know how much you care.

Friday, June 24, 2011

BBQ Rules


BBQ RULES

We are about to enter the BBQ season. Therefore it is important to refresh your memory on the etiquette of this sublime outdoor cooking activity. When a man volunteers to do the BBQ the following chain of events are put into motion:

Routine...
(1) The woman buys the food.
(2) The woman makes the salad, prepares the vegetables, and makes dessert.
(3) The woman prepares the meat for cooking, places it on a tray along with the necessary cooking utensils and sauces, and takes it to the man who is lounging beside the grill with an ice tea in hand.
(4) The woman remains outside the compulsory three meter exclusion zone where the exuberance of manly bonding activities can take place without the interference of the woman.

Here comes the important part:
(5) THE MAN PLACES THE MEAT ON THE GRILL.

More routine...
(6) The woman goes inside to organize the plates and cutlery.
(7) The woman comes out to tell the man that the meat is looking great. He thanks her and asks if she will fill bring him another iced tea while he flips the meat.

Important again:
(8) THE MAN TAKES THE MEAT OFF THE GRILL. . .AND HANDS IT TO THE WOMAN.

More routine...
(9) The woman prepares the plates, salad, bread, utensils, napkins, sauces, and brings them to the table.
(10) After eating, the woman clears the table and does the dishes.

And most important of all:
(11) Everyone PRAISES the MAN and THANKS HIM for his cooking efforts.
(12) The man asks the woman how she enjoyed her 'night off', and upon seeing her annoyed reaction, concludes that there's just no pleasing some women.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

What Is Beauty?


Aristotle called beauty "the gift of God"
Socrates called it "a short-lived tyranny"
Theophrastus, "a silent deceit"
Theocritus, "an ivory mischief"
Carneades, "a sovereignty which stood in need of no guards."

The beauty that addresses itself to the eyes is only the spell of the moment; the eye of the body is not always that of the soul. - George Sand

picture: spider's web covered in the morning's dew

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Is the Applause Important?


Almost every man wastes part of his life in attempts to display qualities which he does not possess, and to gain applause which he cannot keep. - Samuel Johnson


Which is most important to you??

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Be An Individual!


Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation. - Oscar Wilde

Lord, don't let us be complacent with being a carbon copy, a clone, of someone else. Let us be what You designed us to be, an individual that serves You in the capacity You desire.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Whittling Away?


He who trims himself to suit everyone
will soon whittle himself away.
- R.Hull