A TRIBUTE TO SHANDAR

 

DSCN0382I wrote a short poem about my dog Shandar who died. I called it A TRIBUTE TO SHANDAR.

Shandar~You came into our lives as an Alaskan Malamute puppy dog~Your dad was a champion and a Kal-Kan dog~You were the runt of the litter~You were a possible show dog~And not Expected to get as big as you got. ~ You took us for walks~You pounced on our beds and Pillows ~Chewed blankets ~ But all in all~You were a dog with a good disposition.

Shandar~You will be sadly missed but not forgotten~ You are forever in our hearts and Always be.~ Thank you for the many years of love and being our pet.~They were not only joyous~But they were also a blessing.

 

Please forgive the yellowing around the edges of this picture. On 11-9-1989, I drew this picture of my dog who passed away. I thought it was a fitting tribute to her.

What We’ve Experienced In The Past Few Days And It Wasn’t Friday The 13TH

DSCN0364Hello Everyone, It’s Daisy Mae and I thought I’d update you on what’s been happening to my Sister(Crystal) and myself these last few days. These last few days have been well traumatic for the both of us.

On Friday October 11, 2017 in the evening is when things all started and literally went haywire for my sister, Crystal. You see she was on her computer and needed to charge it and when she went to charge it, it wouldn’t charge and the cord wouldn’t even stay in. She took it to Staples the next day and found out the damage was worse than she thought. As it turns out where you charge the computer in that hole was pushed back at least 1/4 of an inch and the Motherboard on the computer had gone. The Associates said because it cost so much to get fixed it would be best to get a brand new computer so that’s what my wonderful Sister, Crystal did. Crystal was without a computer for a few days while they transferred and got things set up.

On Monday October 12, 2017 I had to go to that bad vet for a follow-up check-up. My owners put me in this pet carrier which I absolutely hated and what happens when went around the corner of the receptionist’s desk, the carrier fell apart with me in it. Not good. Daddy held me and cuddled me until I had to go back in the carrier again but he didn’t carry it by the handle like before.  My follow-up check-up went well and no infections found. That was my Experience at the vet.

The day didn’t get better either because the place that transferred Crystal’s files she discovered some of them were transferred in Word and can’t be open without Office. She wasn’t happy. If there is anyone that knows how to change out of word please let her know. She did what any normal human would do and called the computer place for help and they refused to give the help. Told her to call Microsoft and she did that twice and got nowhere. She got the run-a-round and didn’t get a solution to her problem.

So once again if anyone knows how to switch out of word so she can open her files please let her know.

Then to end yesterday, right after supper the internet goes out until morning. She tried a little trick her provider told her and it helped.

We are both very sorry we didn’t get any posts out in the last few days but as you can see it’s been a rough few days. I will eventually get my cat quotes and fun facts out on CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE and WELCOME TO CRYSTAL’S SITE(ORIGINALLY COUNTRY LIVING) .

So I guess you could say that Friday the 13th came early for my sister, Crystal and I. LOL

Thanks For Reading Everyone!!

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THURSDAY’S CAT QUOTE

 

 

Daisy Mae here, and I found another cat quote on Mom’s desk in her bedroom. This is a cute and funny just like me. More quotes to come in the future. The quote is below. Enjoy.

I used to love dogs until I discovered cats.

_____Nafisa Joseph

 

Remembering Tigger

DSCN0260 Hi everyone, let me introduce myself my name is Daisy Mae and this is a picture of me. The reason why I’m here is because today is a rough day for Mom since it’s been 2 years since my sister, Tigger passed away.

Mom wanted to remember Tigger and this is what she wanted to say: Tigger, you were taken from us 2 years ago today and we miss you everyday. It was a bittersweet day. Bitter because you passed away and sweet because you didn’t have to suffer anymore.

Before you passed away, you were agile so you played, jumped up on things, layed on our laps and was always under our feet. You were such a loving kitty cat despite your kittyhood. We got you as an adult and I’m glad we did. we rescued you out of a bad situation and we loved you very much. I’m so glad you finally came to make nice with Dad.

Below is a picture of my sister, Tigger.

 

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TIGGER ON TOP OF THE CURIO CABINET.

Tigger, like Mom we miss you a lot and had fun playing with you. You have left paw prints on our hearts.

 

Thanks Tigger for being such a sweet kitty cat.

*Tigger’s Picture Is in The Featured Image and Daisy Mae’s Picture Is The Insert On The Left*.

DEER

Deer like most animals~Like to eat~In Fact if you feed Deer, you will probably not only end up feeding the Deer~But you will end up~Feeding other animals too.~When you Feed Deer~The Deer will eventually get to know you~And become Friendly to the Place~Where you can almost walk up to them.~Always remember,~Deer are still wild Animals~And still have instincts~That were born right in them~So always be careful~No Matter what~And to make it more interesting~You might want to get a Game Camera to Watch the Deer~And what else might come along.

Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

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The pictures above are my Dad and his deer and other animals he feeds. We are blessed and love the fact we can enjoy Deer up close and personal.

*Note* Game Cameras make good Security cameras along with regular Security cameras.

 

🤴🤴🤴A FATHER’S DAY POEM🤴🤴🤴

I am blessed greatly to still have my father alive and well but I also know there are many people who’s Father’s have passed away already. So What I would like to do is not only celebrate my Father but all Fathers By writing A Short Poem In Honor Of Fathers. Below Is The Poem called: A FATHER’S DAY POEM.

A Father Is Loving~A Father is Supportive~A Father Is Helpful~A Father Is Hard Working~A Father Is Your Idol, Hero And Role Model~A Father Is Fun~ A Father Should Be Someone Who You Look Up To And Want To Spend Time With~A Father Is Someone Who Likes Animals.~A Father Is Just Someone Special You Want To Know~A Father Is Someone You Want To Learn From.

🤴🤴A Huge Thank You To My Dad And All Dads. Happy Father’s Day To All Dads.🤴🤴

I would like to ask everyone to share their Good Memories about their Dads. Can’t wait to read all the memories and share my memories about my father too.

Poem and Pictures By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

🎈🎁🎁🎈BIRTHDAYS🎈🎁🎁🎈

Birthdays, Birthdays

They are great when you are a child but as

Soon as you become an adult, you don’t want to

Celebrate anymore. Why do we worry about

Birthdays when they’re here and gone like the

Breeze that whisks over the ocean. So

Instead of worrying about  how many

Birthdays we have, let us reflect back on the

Memories we’ve made over the years and

Just enjoy your birthday and think to

Yourself, now how many years young am I?

Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

 

A TEENAGE LIFE

A teenage life is never calm, Cool, collected dull and

Practical like a Parent wants. However, a teenage life is usually

Filled with parties with friends, first kisses, one-sided Loves,

 A  teenagers first crush, broken hearts , broken friendships

 And brand new friendships. So when a teenager grows up

From childhood and matures into an adult,

 They usually leave childish things behind but the

 Friendships made as a Teenager can last a lifetime.

Poem By: Crystal Stewart(2017)

WHAT MEETING MAYA ANGELOU DID FOR ME

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A POEM CALLED “You are the apple of God’s eye” WAS GIVEN TO ME BY MY PARENTS. THIS POEM IS BY A UNKNOWN AUTHOR.

When I went to Clarion University Of Pennsylvania  almost 24 years ago, something really big and incredible  happened other than graduation. It was a highlight in my college life and lifetime I don’t think I’ll ever forget. Maybe because it was encouraging to meet someone famous that was not only minority but she was black and really had to work at what she got. I was encouraged by this and it made me want to pursue my dreams and not be a quitter. The woman’s name was none other than Maya Angelou.

Meeting Maya Angelou was not only inspiring but exciting too. Before meeting Maya Angelou, I was determined to reach my goals but after meeting Maya Angelou and hearing her story, I was even more determined. Also, it was nice to hear that you weren’t alone and that other people had either the same concerns or similar concerns.

After meeting Maya Angelou, I went through a phase of writing poems. I even had some of them published in a book with other people’s poems from the college.

I would like to tell you a little bit about Maya Angelou and if you read below, you will see a brief synopsis of who Maya Angelou is and what she has done.

Maya Angelou was an “American Poet, memoirist and civil rights activist. She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and was credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. She received dozens of awards and more than 50 honorary degrees. Angelou is best known for her series of seven autobiographies, which focus on her childhood and early adult experiences. The first, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim.”

Maya Angelou had several poems and quotes. I’ve read some of the quotes and they’re quite good. Some of her quotes are quite encouraging.

In my opinion, when you smile you encourage someone and that will not only help them but also help you. A smile goes a long way in encouraging someone and lifting someone’s spirits. Not to mention, a smile is contagious so it will help you and help the people who are around you. So Smile.

There are many links you can go to on Maya Angelou and I am only going to list a few and they are: Maya Angelou(Wikipedia)Maya Angelou(Official Site)Maya Angelou(Biography) and Maya Angelou(Bing Search). Also, some links for Maya Angelou’s poetry are: Maya Angelou Poetry Links and Maya Angelou Poetry Links-Wikipedia. I think you will find these links interesting and informative.

Meeting Maya Angelou encouraged me to continue to be determined, ambitious, not be a quitter and to pursue my dreams when people tell me I can’t do something.

I encourage everyone to continue to be determined, to be ambitious, not to be a quitter and to pursue your dreams and not quit when things get rough. Remember, it’s just a stepping stone and teaching tool when things get rough and there will be times it will get rough.

When things get rough and you need a friend to talk to, try talking to your cat and if you don’t have a cat talk to your pet. It might sound crazy but it helps and they don’t talk back. Also, if you don’t have a pet to talk to, talking to a stuffed animal helps too. So pick yourself up and continue doing what you’re doing. You’ll eventually finish what  you started. I know I did and I eventually reached some of my goals.

I could say meeting Maya Angelou was a dream come true but the truth is, my only dreams and goals at the time was graduating from college. Meeting Maya Angelou was just a way to make me more determined to reach my goals what ever they may be.

I  think a good way to end this post  is with some Maya Angelou quotes. Below are some quotes by Maya Angelou and they are:

  1. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
  2. “Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.”
  3. “If you have only one smile today in you, give it to the people you love. Don’t be grumpy at home, then go out in the street and start “Good Morning” at total strangers.”
  4. “A SMILE IS THE PRETTIEST THING YOU CAN WEAR”

If you think about the above quotes, they all ring true one way or another. Also if you think you’re having a bad day, there is probably someone out there who is having a worse day than you. So stop having pity parties for yourself and stop moping around because there will always be someone having a worse day than you.

I’m not saying you can’t have a good cry when something doesn’t turn out the way you had planned,  a good rant when you get angry and even vent when you have things bottled up inside you. Actually, sometimes it ‘s good to talk or vent because once you do, you will feel so much better.

I have previously  put some links in this post that you can go to read about Maya Angelou and below are two more Maya Angelou links.  Here are the other two links for Maya Angelou quotes and they are: Maya Angelou Quotes and Maya Angelou Encouraging Quotes.

If you have a similar story please let me know by using the contact form below.

Continue reading “WHAT MEETING MAYA ANGELOU DID FOR ME”

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

💝💟💗💕💖I wanted to wish everyone a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. I hope it’s a day of rest and relaxation for all mothers. I’m talking about pet mothers too.💝💟💗💕💖

💝💗🙂🎈Thanks to my mother and all the mothers!💝💗🙂🎈

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!

UPDATE: NEW POST PUBLISHED ON CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE

Hello Everyone, I am very happy to say I just published a new post on CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. The post is called IMPORTANT DAYS IN OUR LIVES: A COLLAGE. I had fun putting the collage together for you and hope you go visit the site and look at the collage.

Below is only a sample of what you will see on CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I have more pictures in the collage I just posted and in my Pages I have made up  A SAMPLE OF CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING.

I do hope you go visit my Pages and look at look at this sample of my photo-blogging.

 

 

UPDATE: POST PUBLISHED ON CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE CALLED SUNRISES AND SUNSETS: IN PHOTOS PLUS SOME OTHER POSTS THAT WERE REBLOGGED

UPDATE:

I did some blogging and reblogging on my new site, CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I also just published another picture blog called SUNRISES AND SUNSETS: IN PHOTOS. I think in my opinion these blogs are pretty good.

On your dashboard under Links then hitting All Links, you’ll find both of my sites and their Links. If you don’t want to bother with that, here is the link for CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE.

Thanks to Everyone who has visited the site. I hope you follow it too.

 

THE MEMORIES OF GRADUATION

Writing this blog brings back so many memories for me and hope it does for you too. When I graduated, it was in May mostly. You see my graduation ceremonies went something like this: Elementary School or K-6(No Graduation Ceremony), Highshool(A May Graduation), A 2 Year College(Got My Diploma In December of 1989 and went to the graduation ceremony in May) but could have skipped the May graduation ceremony in May since I already had my diploma. I felt since I worked so hard to  accomplished a diploma, I wanted to go through the graduation ceremony. I also had a 4 Year College(A May Graduation).  It may have been a lot of work but was well worth it.

Graduation is a time for every student to reflect back on what they’ve worked for and to be proud of what they accomplished whether they ended up graduating with honors or not.  Also, most students celebrate by having a graduation party in May or early April.

The following is only one memory of my graduation and there are more memories also but memory listed below is a memory that stood out to me.

I know I was excited and proud of what I accomplished. I think I felt this way because I had people tell me I couldn’t accomplish going to college and when I went to a 4 year college, I had professors telling me I couldn’t do it. However, I have to give the one professor credit because he eventually came back and told me he was proud of what I accomplished.

So whether you’ve graduated or are about to graduate, remember graduation is a time to look forward to and to celebrate what you’ve worked so hard to accomplish-a diploma and/or a degree. You’ll also find it a time to decide what college you’re going to or decide if you’re going on for a graduate degree.

🙂Congratulations if you worked hard to earn yourself a diploma and/or a degree.🙂

If you don’t have a degree or a highschool diploma, I urge you to either complete highschool or get your GED.

🎈🎈Congratulations to the Class Of 2017 🎈🎈

My niece graduated from highschool already and pictures below show the some of the memories we shared with her.

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My Niece, Kaitlin Getting Her Diploma
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My Niece, Kaitlin In Her Graduation Cap And Gown Holding Her Pet Dog, Maxi
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My Niece, Kaitlin In Her Graduation Cap And Gown And Behind Kaitlin From Left To Right Is Her Dad, Her Mom And Her Older Sister
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My Niece, Kaitlin On Her Graduation Day With Her Sister, Allison
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Kaitlin In Her Cap And Gown
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Kaitlin Showing Where She’s Going To College
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My Niece, Kaitlin Who Graduated With Honors With Other Girls Who Graduated With Honors
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Side View Of Kaitlin And Other Girls Who Graduated With Honors

Below Is Kaitlin With Other Girls That Just Graduated With Honors With Writing On Their Caps.IMG_2290

DAISY MAE’S KITTYHOOD: PART 2

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WHO’S BOTHERING ME WHEN I AM ASLEEP?

I would like to write about Daisy Mae’s kittyhood: Part 2. If you you’re thinking that you need a part 1 to have a part 2 then you would be right. If you’re asking yourself, when did you write part 1. It was on January 30, 2017 when I wrote part 1 of Daisy Mae’s kittyhood. The Title of Daisy Mae’s Kittyhood: Part 1 is called TIGGER AND DAISY MAE.

Daisy Mae is in the second part of her kittyhood now. Daisy Mae is almost 11 years old now and boy has she grown. She’s an indoor cat and queen of the household. Daisy Mae is a cat who is loved and spoiled rotten. My late grandmother always said there is spoiled good and spoiled bad and your spoiled good. Of course she was talking about children. But it works for cats too. Spoiled good means you do not get everything handed to you or get everything you want and spoiled bad means that you get everything handed to you and/or everything you want. Daisy Mae doesn’t get everything she wants but she thinks should. Then what cat doesn’t.

Daisy Mae’s kittyhood has been filled by playing string or pole, sleeping in the sunbeams, finding her favorite spots and sleeping some more. She really likes conning her dad into giving her treats instead of getting them herself. She also likes exploring. Like I said, she’s a spoiled cat. But that’s OK. I wouldn’t have it any other way.  We even bought a decoration to hang on the wall that says: A Spoiled Rotten Cat Lives Here.

Daisy Mae is really like most cats even though she’s an indoor cat exclusively. She still has the urge to explore, the urge to go outside especially on nice days.

In Daisy Mae’s younger days when she was smaller and skinnier, she was able to go places in our house you would never imagine she would go. For example, one time she went exploring in our basement and went into a hole she found. However there was just one problem, she was able to go into the hole in the wall but couldn’t get turned around to escape. What did she do? She meowed at the top of her lungs and was happy when Daddy helped her escape. Come to think of it, Daisy Mae’s Daddy helped her escape from a lot of situations she got into.

Daisy Mae is Spayed. Spaying and Neutering is a subject I think should be mentioned because if it isn’t and people ignore the subject, we will have unwanted cats that aren’t taken care but left to run or worse they’re abandoned.

Cats that are left to run or if they’re abandoned, will eventually find a male cat, have sex then have kittens. Kittens are  cute but when you need to find a home for kittens that you need to find a home for, it isn’t easy. You would think these places that say they will take kittens in an emergency would take them with no problem. I can tell you from experience this isn’t true. We called several places and they refused us or they would say if you pay this you can drop them off. My neighbor ran into the same problem. My Dad took care of our problem by taking them somewhere else. However, the result of my neighbor’s problem didn’t end happy sad to say. The same mean dogs that bit me killed all of the kittens. If the animal places would’ve just taken the kittens in this might not of happened.

Spaying and Neutering in my opinion is something that pet owners should do. In not only helps the owner but helps keep the pet population down which is what we need to do.

I hope it will be a while before I have to write part 3 of Daisy Mae’s Kittyhood. It won’t be easy to write.

The following are some pictures of Daisy Mae’s Kittyhood:

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Daisy Mae Showing Off Her Belly For The Camera.

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Daisy Mae playing with her Daddy.
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Daisy Mae Playing Pole With Her Daddy
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Daisy Mae Playing With Her Daddy
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Daisy Mae Sitting On Her “Throne” All Curled Up By The Tigger Kitty Pillow

UPDATE:1ST PHOTO BLOG PUBLISHED

I just wanted to let you know that I just published my 1st photo blog. I hope you go to my site, CRYSTAL’S PHOTO-BLOGGING SITE. I hope you follow my other site too. Please take a look and enjoy the pictures and their captions. Below is a picture of what you might see on my new site. Thanks in advance.

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TWO WISE OLD OWLS.

THE EASTER BUNNY VS. THE REAL REASON WE SHOULD CELEBRATE EASTER

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EASTER FLOWERS

In my opinion, when we celebrate Easter we normally celebrate by talking about the Easter Bunny a lot more than the real reason why we should celebrate Easter. What is the real reason we celebrate Easter? The answer to that question is the Resurrection of Christ.

However, if you wish to celebrate by talking about the Easter Bunny that’s ok just don’t overdo it.

One year on Easter Sunday, I went with my Mom and Dad up to my sister’s church and the children’s sermon proved to be interesting. Let Me try to explain. The pastor explained to the young children that when we celebrate Easter, we can celebrate both the Easter Bunny and the Resurrection of Christ when we celebrate Easter. He did it in two parts, the first part was about the Easter Bunny and the second part was on the Resurrection of Christ.

The pastor explained to the kids that they could celebrate and have fun finding their Easter baskets the Easter Bunny left them but be sure to remember the real reason we’re celebrating and that is the Resurrection of Christ. He also reminded the children when they talked about the Easter Bunny to overdo it. What a children’s sermon.

If you have kids of your own, always remember there is nothing wrong with letting them hear a little bit about the Easter Bunny or letting them find baskets that the Easter Bunny brought them. Just find some way to incorporate the story and meaning of the Resurrection of Christ.

There are several links and images about the Resurrection of Christ  for you to look at and there are several links and images for the history and story of the  Easter Bunny.  I do hope you look at some links from both categories.

HAPPY EASTER TO YOU ALL AND I HOPE YOU HAVE FUN CELEBRATING IT WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

THERE’S A SILVER LINING TO EVERY CLOUD AND HOW A SMILE AFFECTS YOU AND OTHERS

There is an expression that we have heard of and it is  “Every cloud has a silver lining.” The meaning and origin of this phrase is as follows:

The Meaning

“Every bad situation has some good aspect to it. “This proverb is usually said as an encouragement to a person who is overcome by some difficulty and is unable to see any positive way forward.”

Origin

“John Milton coined the phrase ‘silver lining’ in Comus: A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634”

“I see ye visibly, and now believe

That he, The Supreme Good, to whom all things

ill

Are but as slavish officers of  vengeance

Would send a glistering guardian, if need were

To keep my life and honour unassailed

Was I deceived, or did a sable cloud

Turn forth her silver lining on the night?

I did not err; there does a sable cloud

Turn forth her silver lining on the night,

And casts a gleam over this tufted grove.”

“‘Clouds and ‘silver linings’ were referred to often in literature from then onward,usually citing Milton and frequently referring to them as Milton’s clouds. It isn’t until the days of the uplifting language of Victoria’s England that we begin to hear the proverbial form that we are now familiar with-‘every cloud has a silver lining’. The first occurrence that is unequivocally expressing that notion comes in The Dublin Magazine, Volume 1, 1840, in a review of the novel review Marian; or, a Young Maid’s Fortunes, by Mrs. S. Hall, which was published in 1840:

As Katty Macane has it, “there’s a silver lining to every cloud that sails about the heavens if we could only see it.”

‘There’s a silver lining to every cloud’ was the form that the proverb was usually expressed in the Victorian era. The currently used ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ did appear, in another literary review, in 1849. The New monthly belle assembl`ee, Volume 31 include what purported to be a quotation from Mrs Hall’s book – “Every cloud has a silver lining”, but which didn’t in fact appear in Marian, which merely reproduced Milton’s original text.”

If you want to read more about “Every cloud has a silver lining” then you can go to these links: ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’ and Links for ‘Every cloud has a silver lining’.

In my opinion, this saying is true. You see there really is a silver lining to every cloud and a lot of times we might not see the silver lining right away but for every cloud there will be a silver lining. Some examples of this saying are as follows:

Someone tells we can’t accomplish something

We might not accomplish what we want to do right away but the silver lining here it will be accomplished in the future.

We suffer the loss of a loved one and/or friend

It’s hard to find a silver lining here but there is one. It will take some time before we see it but the silver lining will eventually show up.

Becoming unemployed

If you ever been unemployed then you know it’s no fun. The silver lining here is you will get another job, retire or better yet start your own business.

Being Single

It’s hard to see the silver lining here especially if you’ve been single for quite some time. Remember the silver lining might be you find the right person and get married or you just stay single.

When a situation comes up in our lifetime, we shouldn’t think a bad situation is bad but think of it as a good thing because really if we think about it they’re stepping-stones to our destination. These stepping-stones that we may consider roadblocks make us stop and ask ourselves is this what we really want? Of course, this is a question that can have many answers and that’s because everyone has to answer this question every time a situation comes up.

You may be going through a situation that’s making you take a step back and ask is this what I really want? If you aren’t asking this question, then you either have already answered this question or your situation that caught you off guard is a good situation. Sometimes good situations do catch us off guard and make us ask the same question.

My hope for everyone is that you will have more good situations than bad situations. I want everyone to try to smile when you have both good and bad situations. I know it’ll be hard to smile through bad situations but if you do, you’ll find it’ll make it easier to get through your bad situation. It’s usually pretty easy to smile when you’re in a good situation but when you’re in a bad situation it’s not as easy.

Smiling through all situations that come our way will not only make us feel better and put us in a better mood. Smiling also makes other people want to be around us more.

In my opinion when you smile, I think you will find that people treat you better than when you aren’t smiling. So smile through both good and bad situations and you’ll go far. How far is up to you. If you smile through the bad then hopefully your reward will be that you have more good situations than bad situations. Also in my experience, I have found a smile will change your attitude from bad to good.  Even when you’re in a really bad mood and/or just plain having a terrible day you may be asking? Especially smile when you’re in a terrible mood and/or just having a terrible day because it will not only change your attitude but people will notice the change in you.

Let me share a tip about smiling and that tip is even if you have to put a fake smile on your face to change people’s attitude toward you, you will find even a fake smile will help your attitude. How do I Know? I’ve put a fake smile on my face many times and it actually did change my attitude and how other people viewed me. What happened when I smiled? It was contagious and made people ask why are you smiling?

Remember, Smiling is contagious and does have benefits. If you would like to learn more about smiling and the benefits you can go to THERE’S A SILVER LINING TO EVERY CLOUD AND HOW A SMILE AFFECTS YOU AND OTHERS. This link provides several links you can learn about why you should smile and the benefits a smile provides.

🙂🙂Do me a favor, Smile no matter what and you will be rewarded.🙂🙂

 

 

 

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My Niece, Kaitlin In Her Graduation Cap And Gown And Behind Kaitlin From Left To Right Is Her Dad, Her Mom And Her Older Sister
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My Niece, Kaitlin In Her Graduation Cap And Gown Holding Her Pet Dog
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My Niece, Alyssa With Her Grandfather In Their Shirts They Got Each Other
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My Niece, Kaitlin Getting Her Diploma
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My Niece, Kaitlin Who Graduated With Honors With Other Girls Who Graduated With Honors
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My Niece, Emily With Her Mother At Their Birthday Party
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My Nephew, Dylan Holding A Rabbit, In The Center Is My Cousin, Jeff And On The Right Is My Youngest Sister
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On The Left Is My Niece, Alyssa In The Center Is My Nephew, Dylan And On The Right Is My Oldest Niece, Emily

The above pictures are examples of smiling through good situations.

The pictures below are examples of smiling through bad situations.

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My Niece, Alyssa smiling even though she’s on crutches.
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My Niece, Alyssa with her brother, Dylan walking around our campsite even though she’s on crutches.
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My Niece, Kaitlin With Her Get Well Flowers And Her Smiley Balloon
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Get Well Flowers, A Little Stuffed Animal With A Smiley Balloon For My Niece, Kaitlin

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WHAT DOES FAMILY MEAN TO ME?

What does family mean to me? I think this is a question we all ask ourselves several times in our lives. I ask myself this question everyday and come up with a different answer each day. I am just thankful that I have a family that is loving and supportive. Above are some pictures of family and yes some of those pictures will have pets in them because in our family our pets are part of the family. I hope you enjoy the pictures. You will notice I put in a picture of a ring and that is because my brother-in-law and his two girls went to a Steelers Game against Philadelphia Eagles and the guy who was working at the game felt sorry for my niece so he showed her his Superbowl ring and let her try it on. Cool Huh!?

IMG_2186The above pictures are as follows from left to right: 1. Picture of my cat,  Daisy Mae sleeping on her “throne”, 2. this picture is of my youngest sister opening one of her birthday gifts, 3. the picture under picture 2 is of my niece, Emily opening her birthday gift and beside her is her boyfriend, Nick. Emily’s birthday is just 1 day after her mother’s birthday. 4. This picture is of my mom bringing in the birthday cake to Emily and her mother.   5.  This picture is Emily and her mother, 6. This picture is of another niece, Alyssa with her grandfather showing off their shirts. Alyssa has the same birthday as her grandfather. 7. This is at the farm show. Shown in the picture is my nephew, Dylan who is holding a rabbit, in the center is my cousin Jeff and my youngest sister who is holding a rabbit. 8. In this picture is my niece, Kaitlin getting ready to graduate high school. 9. In this picture is Kaitlin with her sister, Allison. 10. In this picture is Kaitlin in the front and center and behind her is her dad, mom and older sister, Allison. 11. In this picture Kaitlin is telling us where she’s going to college. She went to the Pitt-Bradford campus. 12. Here Kaitlin is holding her dog, Max. 13.-14-15. In these three pictures, you have a group of graduates that are excited to be starting their next chapter in their lives. 16. Under picture 12 is Kaitlin walking across the stage to get her high school diploma 17. This is of Kaitlin who is a Steelers fan between her older sister and her dad. If you haven’t figured it out yet from the picture Allison and her dad are Philadelphia Eagles fan. 18. Below picture 17 is a picture of my niece Alyssa my nephew Dylan and another niece Emily.  19. In this picture, Emily is getting an award from one of her professors at Slippery Rock University.  20. In this picture is Allison with her boyfriend Zack. 21-22-23. These pictures are of a Superbowl ring. Kaitlin got to try this ring on. 24-25. These pictures are of a bear that came to our campsite.  26. This picture is of a deer and some raccoons. 27. This picture is of raccoons. 28-29. These pictures are of deer and raccoons. 30. This is a picture of a raccoon. 31. Another picture of deer and a raccoon. 32-33-34-35-36. In these pictures, it shows the male turkey showing off for the female turkey.   The above picture is of Kaitlin with Robbin Roberts. This was a picture I just had to add.

I have 4 beautiful nieces and 1 handsome nephew. From oldest to youngest and their names are: Emily, Allison, Kaitlin, Alyssa and Dylan.

My faith gets me through each day and helps me overcome a lot in the situations that may come my way.

As you can see, Family means a lot to me and so do my pets. Also, the animals we outside and around our place mean a lot to my family and I too. You see, we feed these animals just like we feed our pets. Even though these outdoor animals aren’t our pets, they come around for food and water.FullSizeRender (18)

In the above picture is my brother-in-law, holding an owl.