O maior conquistador não é aquele que conquista grandes coisas, mas sim o que conquista as pequenas e as torna grandes!

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"

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sábado, 26 de março de 2011

quarta-feira, 23 de março de 2011

terça-feira, 22 de março de 2011

60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS)
“As I grow in age, I value women over 50 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 50 will never wake you in the middle of the night & ask, 'What are you thinking?' She doesn't care what you think.

If a woman over 50 doesn't want to watch the game, she doesn't sit around whining about it. She goes and does something, she wants to do, & it's usually more interesting.

Women over 50 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won't hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it's like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 50.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 50 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest.. They'll tell you right off if you are a jerk or if you are acting like one. You don't ever have to wonder where you stand with her.




segunda-feira, 21 de março de 2011

domingo, 20 de março de 2011

sábado, 19 de março de 2011

quinta-feira, 17 de março de 2011

It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter,

                   That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived!!

 Observations on Growing Older 

  ~ Your kids are becoming you... and you don't like them... but your grandchildren are perfect! 

~ Going out is good... Coming home is better! 

~ When people say you look "Great"...
 they add "for your age!" 

~ When you needed the discount, you paid full price.
 Now you get discounts on everything... movies, hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them. 

~ You forget names .... but it's OK
 because other people forgotthey even knew you!!! 

~ The 5 kilos you wanted to lose
  is now 10 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 10 kilos 

~ You realise you're never going
 to be really good at anything .... especially golf. 

~ Your spouse is counting on you
 to remember things you don't remember. 

~ The things you used to care to do,
 you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore. 

~ Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair
  with the TV blaring than he does in bed.  It's called his "pre-sleep". 

~ Remember when your mother said...
"Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"?
Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident!

~ You used to say,
"I hope my kids GET married...
Now, "I hope they STAY married!"

~ You miss the days when everything worked
  with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch. 

~ When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem - were unheard of, and a mouse was
 something  that made you climb on a table. 

~ You used to use more 4 letter words ...
"what?"..."when?"... ???

~ Now that you can afford
  expensive jewellery, it's not safe to wear it anywhere. 

~ Your husband has a night out with the guys,
 but he's home by 9:00 p.m. Next week it will be 8:30 p.m. 

~ You read 100 pages into a book before you realise you've read it.

~ Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!!

~ What used to be freckles are now age spots.

~ Everybody whispers.

~ Now that your husband has retired ... you'd give anything if he'd find a job!

~ You have 3 sizes of clothes in your wardrobe ... 2 of which you will never wear. 

~ But old is good in some things:
old songs,
old movies,
And best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!

Reborn Dolls

terça-feira, 15 de março de 2011

segunda-feira, 14 de março de 2011

Perfect Scones to bake while watching the Royal Wedding


Perfect Date or Raisin scones
2 cups flour
4 teaspoons backing powder
3 oz butter (6 tablespoons)
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar
1 egg
¾ cup chopped seeded raisins or stoned dates

Mix dry ingredients together, add raisins or dates. Mix with beaten egg and milk.
Roll out lightly, cut with a cup or scone cutter, brush with egg and bake in hot oven for 15min. 

quarta-feira, 9 de março de 2011

sábado, 5 de março de 2011

sexta-feira, 4 de março de 2011