Sunday’s Sashay

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” The Wisdom of a Little Boy “


Grandpa- Wisdom of a little boy

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eye sight was blurred, and his steps faltered. The family ate together at the table, but the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled onto the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the messes.

“We must do something about Father,” said the son. “I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.”

The husband and wife set a small table in the corner. Grandfather ate alone there while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before dinner, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making.”

Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food from when I grow up.” The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening, the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days, he ate every meal with the family. For some reason, neither the husband nor the wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk was spilled, or the tablecloth was soiled.

~ Author Unknown ~

You will remember this tale tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.

On a positive note, ponder the following lessons learned:

1. No matter what hap pens and no matter how bad things seem today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

2. You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles the following things: a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

3. Regardless of your relationship with your parents, you will miss them when they are gone from your life.

4. Making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”

5. Life sometimes gives you a second chance.

6. You should not go through life with catcher’s mitts on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

7. If you pursue happiness, it will elude you, but if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

8. Whenever you decide something with an open heart, you usually make the right decision.

9. Even when you have pains, you don’t have to be one.

10. Everyday, you should reach out and touch some -one; people love that human touchholding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

11. You still have a lot to learn!

You should pass this on to everyone you care about!

blessed sunday

Sunday’s Sashay

christmas tree

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Family Christmas Tree

This is our hand-made Christmas Tree :) My children and I made this one as early as 1 in the morning and we finished it at 5 in the morning, December 1, 2013… 10 hours before my flight coming back to the Kingdom :)

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I won’t be able to be with my kids this Christmas but the memories and togetherness of making our Family Christmas Tree with them count the most.

The joy of making it and sharing thoughts on how to do it was already a Blissful Family Christmas.

 

Enjoy Your Sunday!

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“Whoopi! Have A Wonderful And Cheerful 2013 To All! I’m Back And It’s All Good!”

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I had a wonderful holiday with my kids… and a video will be post soon :)

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Then I flew to Paris to spend New Year with my French Family.  Papan and Maman picked me up in the Aiport.

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On our way to home…

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Oui!  With Everybody and Happy!

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5 days in Paris was wonderful and a bit cold too…

Paris Winter

and now I’m back in blogging and it’s all good!  Whoopi!

Whoopi!

Stay tune with our regulars soon!

Art Game

For The Love Of  Haiku

Music Passion

Tooth Of The Day

Toothsome Story Game

Cafe Siesta 

Manic Monday and many more…

Thank you guys for staying with me and while you are viewing my 2012 in review.  Grab your favorite cup of coffee…

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Have A wonderful Weekend Everyone!

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I love you guys!  mmwahhh!

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Here’s an excerpt:

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A Child’s Laughter… Just Another Manic Monday

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There is nothing in life as heart-warming as a child’s laughter.

A Child's Laughter

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Enjoy Your Weekdays! mmmwahh!

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For The Love Of Haiku 11… And Your Vote Counts!

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For The Love Of Haiku 11

Family gathers!
Dad, mom, sissy and li’l bro…
I miss them dearly.
***
Feeling up the warmth
of the sun,  joy of laughter
around…  Cool siesta!
***
Sparkles  came down!
Saving the family fun.
“BEEEEEEP!”, says Road Runner.
:)
Click to see the making of our haiku image for this week :)

The unselfish love
No one may notice but there
For family ties

 Tea with a Pirate says:

genetic engineering
shows us our future realms
metamorphosis

kz says:

Braved seas, crossed mountains,
For this love that poets write…
I found it at home.

sarahpotterwrites says:

Fast forward minutes…
ambulance sirens, pool cleared.
Arachnid alert!

Esenga’ s Voice says:

more consternation
love is not just in the air
do loud words matter…

pseudomonaz says:

Haiku 1-

I see us,

Laughing together,forever

I wake up.

Haiku 2-

Afterlife,

Species harmony sans conflicts,

Death.

Nothing special here
Just your average backyard
In Wok Pres Toon Town

:)

 For more details about this Haiku fun click  the logo above and join us!

Click what each Haiku lovers “says” above to click LIKE on their haiku
and use the comment below to vote your favorite :)

Winner shall be announced by midnight Friday, November 23, 2012

For The Love Of Haiku 11 Update! Are there anymore haiku for this week?

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For The Love Of Haiku 11

Family gathers!
Dad, mom, sissy and li’l bro…
I miss them dearly.
***
Feeling up the warmth
of the sun,  joy of laughter
around…  Cool siesta!
***
Sparkles  came down!
Saving the family fun.
“BEEEEEEP!”, says Road Runner.
:)
Click to see the making of our haiku image for this week :)

The unselfish love
No one may notice but there
For family ties

 Tea with a Pirate says:

genetic engineering
shows us our future realms
metamorphosis

kz says:

Braved seas, crossed mountains,
For this love that poets write…
I found it at home.

sarahpotterwrites says:

Fast forward minutes…
ambulance sirens, pool cleared.
Arachnid alert!

Esenga’ s Voice says:

more consternation
love is not just in the air
do loud words matter…

pseudomonaz says:

Haiku 1-

I see us,

Laughing together,forever

I wake up.

Haiku 2-

Afterlife,

Species harmony sans conflicts,

Death.

Nothing special here
Just your average backyard
In Wok Pres Toon Town

:)

 For more details about this Haiku fun click  the logo above and join us!

Click what each Haiku lovers “says” above to click LIKE on their haiku.

I call on all Haiku lovers out there…  Share with us your haiku ingenuity…

Let’s go guys and have fun :)

Here Are The 1st Four Entries… For The Love Of Haiku 11

For The Love Of Haiku 11

Family gathers!
Dad, mom, sissy and li’l bro…
I miss them dearly.
***
Feeling up the warmth
of the sun,  joy of laughter
around…  Cool siesta!
***
Sparkles  came down!
Saving the family fun.
“BEEEEEEP!”, says Road Runner.
:)
Click to see the making of our haiku image for this week :)

The unselfish love
No one may notice but there
For family ties

 Tea with a Pirate says:

genetic engineering
shows us our future realms
metamorphosis

kz says:

Braved seas, crossed mountains,
For this love that poets write…
I found it at home.

sarahpotterwrites says:

Fast forward minutes…
ambulance sirens, pool cleared.
Arachnid alert!

 For more details about this Haiku fun click  the logo above and join us!

Click what each Haiku lovers “says” above to click LIKE on their haiku.

I call on all Haiku lovers out there…  Share with us your haiku ingenuity…

Let’s go guys and have fun :)

For The Love Of Haiku 11

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Fast forward minutes…
ambulance sirens, pool cleared.
Arachnid alert!

Everyone, take a trip to the vibrant world of adollyciousirony at  http://allaboutlemon.com/2012/11/17/for-the-love-of-haiku-the-unselfish-love/ but stay clear of the swimming pool! And if you’re going to pen your own haiku to go with this image, best to check for cobwebs above where you’re sitting first ;-)

You can view the making of the latest pictures at http://allaboutlemon.com/art-game/ag-w-14-family/ 

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For The Love Of Haiku 11

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Family gathers!
Dad, mom, sissy and li’l bro…
I miss them dearly.
***
Feeling up the warmth
of the sun,  joy of laughter
around…  Cool siesta!
***
Sparkles  came down!
Saving the family fun.
“BEEEEEEP!”, says Road Runner.
:)
Click to see the making of our haiku image for this week :)

 For more details about this Haiku fun click  the logo above
and join us!

I call on all Haiku lovers out there…  Share with us your haiku ingenuity…

Let’s go guys and have fun :)

“What do you do all day?”

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Revisited…

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A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pajamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and 20 wrappers strewn all around the front yard.

The door of his wife’s car was open, and so the front door to the house and there was no sign of the dog. Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.

In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing.

In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.

He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife.. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.

He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door.

As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls.

As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pajamas, reading a novel.

She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went..

He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’

She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?’

‘Yes,’ was his incredulous reply?

She answered, ‘Well, today I didn’t do it..‘ 

Ooooops! Keep it cool honey :)

How about a little kitty massage?

Is there a message in this post?  I would like to hear a word or two from you guys…

Why Boys Need Moms… Just Another Manic Monday

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This is for those mothers of boys, sisters of boys, and boys that have grown older.     
Why boys need Moms or Parents…

My son at age 5.. peeking on his big sissy’s____   hehehe :)

Yap, and here he was at 10 showing off :) hahaha

click here to see him now :)

And you also find out interesting things when you have sons, like… 

1.) A king size waterbed holds enough water to fill a 2000 sq,ft, House 4 inches deep.

2.) If you spray hair spray on dust bunnies and run over them with roller blades, they can ignite.

3.) A 3-year old boy’s voice is louder than 200 adults in a crowded restaurant.

4.) If you hook a dog leash over a ceiling fan, the motor is not strong enough to rotate a 42 pound boy wearing Batman underwear and a Superman cape. It is strong enough, however, if tied to a paint can, to spread paint on all four walls of a 20×20 ft. Room.

5.) You should not throw baseballs up when the ceiling fan is on. When using a ceiling fan as a bat, you have to throw the ball up a few times before you get a hit. A ceiling fan can hit a baseball a long way.

6.) The glass in windows (even double-pane) doesn’t stop a baseball hit by a ceiling fan.

7.) When you hear the toilet flush and the words ‘uh oh’, it’s already too late.

8.) Brake fluid mixed with Clorox makes smoke, and lots of it.

9.) A six-year old boy can start a fire with a flint rock even though a 36- year old man says they can only do it in the movies.

10.) Certain Lego’s will pass through the digestive tract of a 4-year old Boy.

11.) Play dough and microwave should not be used in the same sentence.

12.) Super glue is forever.

13.) No matter how much Jell-O you put in a swimming pool you still can’t walk on water.

14.) Pool filters do not like Jell-O.

15.) VCR‘s do not eject ‘PB & J’ sandwiches even though TV commercials show they do.

16.) Garbage bags do not make good parachutes.

17.) Marbles in gas tanks make lots of noise when driving.

18.) You probably DO NOT want to know what that odor is.

19.) Always look in the oven before you turn it on; plastic toys do not like ovens.

20.) The fire department in Austin ,TX has a 5-minute response time.

21.) The spin cycle on the washing machine does not make earthworms dizzy.

22.) It will, however, make cats dizzy.

23.) Cats throw up twice their body weight when dizzy.

24.) 80% of Women will re-blog or send this on to almost all of their friends, with or without kids.

25.) 80% of Men who read this will try mixing the Clorox and brake fluid. Hahaha

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And this is a very cool movie to watch:

Happy Weekdays Everyone… Have Fun!

My January 2012 Muse Monique And Her Forever Lover

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Meet Monique when she was just on her 20’s

I like this shot… She seemed bored about the weather yet still looking beautiful :)

And also meet her forever lover Pierre

A lovely photo shot on their wedding day…

The photo at the center was when they spent their Holidays in Milan, Italy

Some sweet and cheeky shots…

Yes folks a very lovely couple and for 60 years now of being together, just look at them today

Both of them are still super in love with each other…

Merci beaucoupe Mommy Monique and Daddy Pierre for sharing your love to us and allowing me to shout the world that you are one of the loveliest couples who got so lucky to have found their forever lovers.  And you are also the  parents every sons and daughters would have wished to have.  I love you both :)

To see more of my January Muse click: Monique M and All About Lemon Muse for January 2012 
or just click her photo below:

#7 All Time Favorite Post- Jar Of Life

Revisited… 

A professor stood before his Philosophy class and had some items in front of him on the table.

When the class began, wordlessly he picked up a very large and empty glass jar and proceeded to fill it with rocks that were about 2″ in diameter.

He then asked his students if the jar were full. They all agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles rolled into the open areas between the rocks.

He then asked the students again if the jar were full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else.

He asked once more if the jar were full. The students responded with an unanimous “yes.”

The professor then put out two take away cups of coffee from under the table and poured both into the jar, effectively filling the empty space between the sand.

The students laughed.

“Now,” said the professor, as the laughter subsided, “I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.”

“The rocks are the important things – your family, your children, your health, your friends, and your favorite passions – things that if everything else were lost and only they remained, your life would still be full.”

“The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house, and your car. The sand is everything else – the small stuff.”

“If you put the sand into the jar first,” he continued, “there is no room for the pebbles or the rocks.”

“It is very important to put all the larger stones in the jar first, so that we will be able to fit all of them later.

“The same goes for life. If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have room for the things that are important to you. Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.”

“Take care of the rocks first, the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

One of the students raised his hand and inquired what the coffee represented.

The professor smiled. “I’m glad you asked. It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a cup of coffee with a friend.”

~ Author Unknown ~

So then we ask ourselves what are the large stones in our life? Our Health? Family? Friends? Our Goals?Things we love to Do like  writing, blogging or fighting for a Cause? Taking Time for Ourself?

 What we must remember is that it is most important to include the larger stones in our lives, because if we don’t do so, we are likely to miss out on life altogether. If we give priority to the smaller things in life (pebbles & sand), our lives will be filled up with less important things, leaving little or no time for the things in our lives that are most important to us. If we spend all our time and energy on the small stuff, we will never have room for the things that are important to us. Pay attention to the things that are critical to our happiness. Let’s play with our children. Take our partner out dancing. There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner party and fix the disposal. 

Take care of the rocks first – the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.”

Because of this, never forget to ask yourself,

“What are the Large Stones in my Life?”

And once you identify them, be sure to put them first in your

“Jar of Life”.

:)

#29 All Time Favorite Post- When Used Against Loved…

While a man was polishing his new car, his 4 yr old son picked up a stone
and scratched lines on the side of the car. In anger, the man took the
child’s hand and hit it many times; not realizing he was using a wrench.

At the hospital, the child lost all his fingers due to multiple fractures.

When the child saw his father…..with painful eyes he asked, ‘Dad when
will my fingers grow back?’

The man was so hurt and speechless; he went back to his car and kicked it
a lot of times. Devastated by his own actions…….sitting in front of
that car he looked at the scratches; the child had written ‘LOVE YOU DAD’.
The next day that man committed suicide. Anger and Love have no limits;
choose the latter to have a beautiful,lovely life….. Things are to be
used and people are to be loved, But the problem in today’s world is that,
People are used and things are loved…

-Anonymous-

During the day, be careful to keep this thought in mind:

“Things are to be used, but People are to be loved …”

Be yourself….

This is the only day we HAVE. Have a nice day.

Watch your thoughts; they become words.

Watch your words; they become actions. 

Watch your actions; they become habits.

Watch your habits they become character.

:) I know you love this one…

 Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.

Spread LOVE, and True Joy, Happiness  and Love will always be by your side :)

Enjoy, And Have Fun Blogging Everyone!

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