Here's a dozen of my favorite things never to apologize for:
1) Never apologize for acting on your instincts.
2) Never apologize for being passionate.
3) Never apologize for being smart.
4) Never apologize for demanding respect.
5) Never apologize for saying no.
6) Never apologize for not embracing someone else's agenda.
7) Never apologize for disagreeing.
8) Never apologize for your faith.
9) Never apologize for your own sense of creativity.
10) Never apologize for ordering dessert.
11) Never apologize for being funny.
12) Never apologize for living your truth.
Every one of us casts a shadow.
There hangs about us, a sort of a strange, indefinable something, which we call personal influence--that has its effect on every other life on which it falls. It goes with us wherever we go. It is not something we can have when we want to have it--and then lay aside when we will, as we lay aside a garment. It is something that always pours out from our lives . . . as light from a lamp, as heat from flame, as perfume from a flower.
The ministry of personal influence is something very wonderful. Without being conscious of it, we are always impressing others by this strange power that exudes from us. Others watch us--and their thinking and actions are modified by our influence."
"Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity." Ephesians 5:15-16
~J. R. Miller, "The Shadows We Cast"
terça-feira, 28 de dezembro de 2010
segunda-feira, 20 de dezembro de 2010
abobora cozida e passada pela varinha magica
raspa de lima
Janta-se tudo numa tigela, a farinha e consoante a quantidade de abobora ate atingir uma massa que seja maniavel.
Os ovos costumam ser dois ou tres.
Depois de bem batida, deixar a descansar em lugar quente ate levedar.
Fritar em oleo bem quente, pequenas colheradas.
Escorrer e passar numa mistura de açucar e cenela.
quinta-feira, 16 de dezembro de 2010
By Catherine Pulsifer
If I could wish a wish for you,
it would be for peace and happiness not only now,
but for the whole year through!
I wish that there always be food on your table.
And that you always remember those less fortunate.
May you always take time to share, and thank those who share with you.
I wish for time, so you may reflect
on the blessings that you have, and that you express your love
to those who are dear to you.
May you never feel lonely,
because there are those who care.
That you realize: you are special,
you are unique, you make a difference,
not only at Christmas, but all year!
I wish for your thoughts to be positive ones,
that you never quit, that you never give up,
and that you continue to learn.
I wish for the love, peace, and joy
of Christmas be yours always,
by Catherine Pulsifer
If only every day
Held the spirit of Christmas day
To capture that feeling always
Year round would be the best way
segunda-feira, 13 de dezembro de 2010
sábado, 11 de dezembro de 2010
sexta-feira, 10 de dezembro de 2010
quinta-feira, 9 de dezembro de 2010
quarta-feira, 8 de dezembro de 2010
segunda-feira, 29 de novembro de 2010
sexta-feira, 19 de novembro de 2010
sexta-feira, 12 de novembro de 2010
sábado, 6 de novembro de 2010
We have to stretch that measuring tape further. We have to let it measure our real value -- our spiritual worth. If we don't have spiritual worth, we are paupers forever scrounging for food while feeling the hunger pangs of our spirits.
Isn't true success the way we treat others? How we treat loved ones, strangers, the human race? You know how much you are worth by what you do to increase your spiritual value.
Practicing forgiveness, contentment, detachment and humility all add to your spiritual worth. Living a life of values can be an invaluable experience."
To those of you who laughed at me, thank you.
Without you I wouldn't have cried.
To those of you who just couldn't love me, thank you.
Without you I wouldn't have known real love.
To those of you who hurt my feelings, thank you.
Without you I wouldn't have felt them.
To those of you who left me lonely, thank you.
Without you I wouldn't have discovered myself.
But it is to those of you who thought I couldn't do it;
It is you I thank the most,
Because without you I wouldn't have tried.