Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Be thankful that you don’t already have
everything you desire.
If you did, what would there be
to look forward to?

Be thankful when you don’t know something,
for it gives you the opportunity to learn.

Be thankful for the difficult times.
During those times you grow.

Be thankful for your limitations,
Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

Be thankful for each new challenge,
Because it will build your strength and character.

Be thankful for your mistakes,
They will teach you valuable lessons.

Be thankful when you’re tired and weary,
Because it means you’ve made an effort.

It’s easy to be thankful for the good things.
A life of rich fulfillment comes to those
who are also thankful for the setbacks.

Gratitude can turn a negative into a positive.

Find a way to be thankful for your troubles,
and they will become your blessings.

~unknown copied from 321greetings

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
What-ever the road you have travelled,
where-ever the road may lead you now,
may you have many reasons to be thankful in
expected and unexpected places.



Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thank you Veterans-- A Pittance of Time

A song by Terry Kelly really brings the meaning of this day home. We should all take a minute and remember those in the armed services the world over! Thank You!

There is discipline in A Soldier
you can see it when he walks,
There is honor in A Soldier
you hear it when he talks.
There is courage in A Soldier
you can see it in his eyes,
There is loyalty in A Soldier
that he will not compromise.
There is something in A Soldier
that makes him stand apart,
There is strength in A Soldier
that beats from his heart.
A Soldier isn't a title any man
can be hired to do,
A Soldier is the soul of that man
buried deep inside of you.
A Soldier's job isn't finished after
an 8 hour day or a 40 hour week,
A Soldier is always A Soldier
even while he sleeps.
A Soldier serves his country first
and his life is left behind,
A Soldier has to sacrifice what
comes first in a civilian's mind.
If you are civilian -
I am saying this to you.....
next time you see A Soldier
remember what they do.
A Soldier is the reason our land
is 'Home of the free',
A Soldier is the one that is brave
protecting you and me.
If you are A Soldier -
I am saying this to you.....
Thank God for what YOU do!

I found this Poem posted by stein_norway:
an ex UN soldier from the middle east. I'd like to salute your Veteran's Day with this poem.
Author Unknown


Wednesday, November 04, 2009

And The Winner Is...

The winners have been drawn from the participants of our Hallowe'en Hide and Seek Contest! Thanks so much to all who hunted through the authors websites and sought out our witch! Hope you all had fun! We plan to do it again next year.

Marissa Alwin ~ Judy Cox

Mechele Armstrong ~ Fedora Chen

Phyllis Campbell ~ Sue Ahn

Savannah Chase ~ Armenia Fox

Kris Cook ~ Sherry Strode

Corinne Davies ~ Kimmy Lane

Raina James ~ Jeanette Juan

Melissa Lopez ~ Deidre Durance

Mary Martinez ~ Jody Faltys

Jane Leopold Quinn ~ Ronda Inman

Tonya Ramagos ~ Kristi Henry

Regan Taylor ~ Stacey Smith

To our winner, Judy, congrats and let us know how you enjoy the stories in Sapphire Sizzle!

Seek out what's hiding! You never know what you might win!