Thursday, August 6, 2009

Something's coming...

I have not paid much attention to my number of posts or hits or anything like that until a couple of weeks ago...and see I am fast approaching my 500th post and just yesterday went over 40000 hits! towards the end of August I will be doing a little giveaway and randomly choosing a follower as the winner. I decided to it that way rather than any other way because I know I have some very loyal readers out there! and I also know I owe people 5 things by me from a few months ago...I have not forgotten! I will post a picture of my giveaway stash next week! So consider becoming a follower, or subscribing to a feed or something! More details coming with the post!

I leave you with these inspiring words from Charles Goodman. I have been following Fatty's blog for a couple of months, detailing his wife's battle with breast cancer after it was featured one day on Pioneer Woman. Sadly, Fatty's wife lost her long battle last night, and this morning I was reading some of the lovely comments and tributes to her on Fatty's blog. Charles posted this....and it touched me...maybe it will touch you as well....

Just For Today I will live one day only, forgetting yesterday and tomorrow, and not trying to solve the whole problem of life at once.

Just For Today I will be unafraid of life and death; unafraid to enjoy the beautiful and be happy. People are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

Just For Today I will adjust myself to what is, and try not to make everything over to suit me. If I cannot have what I like, I will try to like what I have.

Just For Today I will be agreeable, cheerful, charitable, do my best, praise people for what they do, not criticize them for what they cannot do; and if I find fault, I will forgive it and forget it. I will try not to improve or regulate anybody except for myself.

Just For Today I will have a plan. I may not follow it exactly, but I will have one. It will save me from worry, hurry and indecision.

Just For Today I will get off my nerves and not get on theirs. I will appreciate them for what they do and what they are.

Just For Today I will not show it if my feelings are hurt.

Just For Today I will find a little time for quiet, to relax and to realize what life is and can be, and get a better perspective of myself.

Just For Today I will look at life with fresh eyes and discover the wonder of it; I will know that as I give to the world so the world will give to me.


Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful poem Lauri - I've printed it off so I can read it more thoroughly again - thanks for sharing it!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Oh lauri I am crying right now (: Did he write this? I would like to share this with my family. We have really had a hard time since my Father passed away from cancer. Thanks for sharing this!

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