Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Oyster

Sometimes I think everyone feels this way. . .

The Oyster

There once was an oyster
Whose story I'll tell,
Who found that some sand
Had worked under his shell.
Just one little grain
But it gave him a pain,
For Oysters have feelings that are very plain.
Now did he berate
This working of fate,
That left him in such a deplorable state?
Did he curse the government,
Call for an election,
And say that the sea
Should have some protection?
No! He said to himself
As he sat on the shelf, "Since I cannot remove it,
I think I'll improve it."
Well, years passed by,
As years always do,
Till he came to his destiny,
Oyster stew!
But the small grain of sand
That bothered him so
Was a beautiful pearl
All richly aglow.
Now this tale has moral,
For isn't it grand,
What an oyster can do
With a small grain of sand?
And what couldn't we do
If we'd only begin
With all of the things
That get under our skin?

Author Unknown

Saturday, January 23, 2010

January 2010

Well, its 2010 and I am 36 years old. My friends Rachel, Heather, Joan and my cousin Elizabeth came over . . .I am truly amazed. . .we had cake, peanut butter and chocolate ice cream, I watched the movie Up and Serendipity and made a couple necklaces!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Forgiveness is an amazing and powerful thing. It really can heal the soul.

I like this poem.

Let each man learn to Know himself

Let each man learn to know himself;
To gain this knowledge, let him labor,
Improve those failings in himself
Which he condemns so in his neighbor.
How lenient out own faults we view,
And Conscience' voice adroitly smother;
But oh! how harshly we review
The self-same errors in another!

And if you meet an erring one
Whose deeds are blamable or thoughtless,
Consider, ere you cast the stone,
If you yourself be pure and faultless.
Oh! list to that small voice within,
Whose whisperings oft make men confounded,
And trumpet not another's sin, You'd blush deep if your own were sounded.

And in self-judgement, if you find
Your deeds to others are superior,
To you has Providence been kind,
As you should be to those inferior:
Example sheds a genial ray
Of light which men are apt to borrow:
So, first improve yourself today,
And then improve your friends tomorrow.

Author Unknown

In my personal opinion my personal improvement and my children's is enough to keep me busy for all eternity and never give anything else out to anyone. :)