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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quinta-feira, 29 de setembro de 2011

domingo, 18 de setembro de 2011

sexta-feira, 16 de setembro de 2011

Advinha


Tenho camisa e casaco
Sem remendo nem buraco
Estoiro como um foguete
Se alguém no lume me mete.


Qual é coisa qual é ela?
Tem trêscapas de Inverno
A primeira mete medo;
A segunda é lustrosa;
A terceira é amargosa.


Tem casca bem guardada
Ninguém lhe pode mexer.
Sozinha ou acompanhada
Em Novembro no vem ver.


Solução: castanha.

quarta-feira, 14 de setembro de 2011

Reborn Dolls

THE CRAFT OF MAKING REBORN DOLLS WAS STARTED IN THE UNITED STATES IN THE 1990S. A REBORN DOLL IS A TRANSFORMED VINYL PLAY DOLL WHICH LOOKS EXACTLY LIKE A HUMAN CHILD. THE COST OF ONE REBORN DOLL RUNS INTO HUNDREDS AND THOUSANDS OF EUROS, DEPENDING UPON THE CRAFTSMANSHIP PUT INTO IT. THE DOLL TAKES DAYS OR EVEN WEEKS TO CREATE . I ORDER ALL MY DOLLS AND PAINTS ETC FROM AMÉRICA. MAKING REBORN DOLLS FOR ME IS AN EXTENSION TO MY COLLECTION OF PORCELAIN DOLLS THAT I ALSO MADE. 



segunda-feira, 12 de setembro de 2011

NEED WASHING??


A LITTLE GIRL HAD BEEN SHOPPING
 WITH HER MOM IN SPAR. SHE MUST
 HAVE BEEN 6 YEARS OLD, THIS 
BEAUTIFUL RED HAIRED, FRECKLE 
FACED IMAGE OF INNOCENCE. IT
 WAS POURING OUTSIDE. THE KIND
 OF RAIN THAT GUSHES OVER THE 
TOP OF RAIN GUTTERS, SO MUCH 
IN A HURRY TO HIT THE EARTH 
IT HAS NO TIME TO FLOW DOWN
 THE SPOUT. WE ALL STOOD 
THERE UNDER THE AWNING AND
 JUST INSIDE THE DOOR OF THE 
SPAR.

WE WAITED, SOME PATIENTLY, 
OTHERS IRRITATED BECAUSE 
NATURE MESSED UP THEIR 
HURRIED DAY. I AM ALWAYS 
MESMERIZED BY RAINFALL. 
I GOT LOST IN THE SOUND 
AND SIGHT OF THE HEAVENS 
WASHING AWAY THE DIRT 
AND DUST OF THE WORLD. 
MEMORIES OF RUNNING, 
SPLASHING SO CAREFREE 
AS A CHILD CAME POURING 
IN AS A WELCOME REPRIEVE 
FROM THE WORRIES OF MY DAY.

THE LITTLE VOICE WAS SO 
SWEET AS IT BROKE THE 
HYPNOTIC TRANCE WE WERE 
ALL CAUGHT IN 'MOM LET'S 
RUN THROUGH THE RAIN,' 
SHE SAID.

'WHAT?' MOM ASKED.

'LETS RUN THROUGH THE 
RAIN!' SHE REPEATED

'NO, HONEY. WE'LL WAIT 
UNTIL IT SLOWS DOWN A 
BIT,' MOM REPLIED.

THIS YOUNG CHILD WAITED 
ABOUT ANOTHER MINUTE AND 
REPEATED: 'MOM, LET'S RUN 
THROUGH THE RAIN,'

'WE'LL GET SOAKED IF WE DO,' 
MOM SAID.

'NO, WE WON'T, MOM.. 
THAT'S NOT WHAT YOU SAID
 THIS MORNING,' THE YOUNG
 GIRL SAID AS SHE TUGGED AT
 HER MOM'S ARM.

THIS MORNING? WHEN DID I 
SAY WE COULD RUN THROUGH 
THE RAIN AND NOT GET WET?

'DON'T YOU REMEMBER? WHEN 
YOU WERE TALKING TO DADDY 
ABOUT HIS CANCER, YOU SAID, '
IF GOD CAN GET US THROUGH 
THIS, HE CAN GET US THROUGH 
ANYTHING!'

THE ENTIRE CROWD STOPPED DEAD 
SILENT. I SWEAR YOU COULDN'T 
HEAR ANYTHING BUT THE RAIN. 
WE ALL STOOD SILENTLY. NO 
ONE CAME OR LEFT IN THE NEXT
 FEW MINUTES.

MOM PAUSED AND THOUGHT FOR 
A MOMENT ABOUT WHAT SHE 
WOULD SAY. NOW SOME WOULD 
LAUGH IT OFF AND SCOLD HER 
FOR BEING SILLY. SOME MIGHT 
EVEN IGNORE WHAT WAS SAID. 
BUT THIS WAS A MOMENT OF 
AFFIRMATION IN A YOUNG 
CHILD'S LIFE. A TIME WHEN 
INNOCENT TRUST CAN BE 
NURTURED SO THAT IT WILL
 BLOOM INTO FAITH.

'HONEY, YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY 
RIGHT. LET'S RUN THROUGH 
THE RAIN. IF GOD LET'S US 
GET WET, WELL MAYBE WE 
JUST NEEDED WASHING,' 
MOM SAID.

THEN OFF THEY RAN. WE ALL 
STOOD WATCHING, SMILING 
AND LAUGHING AS THEY DARTED
 PAST THE CARS AND YES, 
THROUGH THE PUDDLES. THEY 
HELD THEIR SHOPPING BAGS 
OVER THEIR HEADS JUST IN 
CASE. THEY GOT SOAKED. BUT
 THEY WERE FOLLOWED BY A 
FEW WHO SCREAMED AND 
LAUGHED LIKE CHILDREN ALL
 THE WAY TO THEIR CARS.

AND YES, I DID. I RAN. I GOT
 WET. I NEEDED WASHING..................

CIRCUMSTANCES OR PEOPLE CAN
 TAKE AWAY YOUR MATERIAL 
POSSESSIONS, THEY CAN TAKE 
AWAY YOUR MONEY, AND THEY
 CAN TAKE AWAY YOUR HEALTH
. BUT NO ONE CAN EVER TAKE
AWAY YOUR PRECIOUS MEMORIES..
...SO, DON'T FORGET TO MAKE 
TIME AND TAKE THE 
OPPORTUNITIES TO MAKE 
MEMORIES EVERYDAY.

TO EVERYTHING THERE IS A SEASON 
AND A TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE UNDER 
HEAVEN.
I HOPE YOU STILL TAKE THE TIME TO
 RUN THROUGH THE RAIN.

IT IS SAID IT TAKES A MINUTE TO 
FIND A SPECIAL PERSON, AN HOUR 
TO APPRECIATE THEM, A DAY TO 
LOVE THEM, BUT THEN AN ENTIRE
 LIFE TO FORGET THEM. TO FORGET.

KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR FAMILY 
AND FRIENDS, YOU NEVER KNOW 
WHEN YOU'LL NEED EACH OTHER --
 AND DON'T FORGET TO RUN IN 
THE RAIN!

quinta-feira, 8 de setembro de 2011

QUESTIONS YOU JUST CAN'T ANSWER





Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard when he lives in the jungle 
without a razor?

Why do we press harder on a remote control when we

 know  the batteries are flat?   


Why do banks charge a fee on 'insufficient funds'
 when they know  there is not enough?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?


Why does someone believe you when you say there

 are four billion stars, but check when you say the 
paint is wet? 

Whose idea was it to put an 'S' in the word 'lisp'?


What is the speed of darkness? 


Why is it that people say they 'slept like a baby' 

when babies wake up every two hours? 

If the temperature is zero outside today and it's

 going to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold will it be? 

Do married people live longer than single ones or does it 

only seem longer?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured

 out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage? 

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put

 money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?  


Did you ever stop and wonder.......

Who was the first person to look at a cow and say, 'I think

 I'll squeeze these pink dangly things here, and drink
whatever comes out?' 

Who was the first person to say, 'See that chicken there..

. I'm  gonna eat the next thing that comes outta it's bum.' 

Why do toasters always have a setting so high that could

 burn the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would 
eat?

Why is there a light in the fridge and not in the freezer? 


Why do people point to their wrist when asking for the 

time, but don't point to their bum when they ask where
 the bathroom is? 

If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?
 

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from

 vegetables, then what is baby oil made from? 

If electricity comes from electrons, does morality come from 

morons? 

Why do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star 

have the same tune?

Stop singing and read on......
 

Do illiterate people get the full effect of Alphabet Soup?
 

Did you ever notice that when you blow in a dog's face, 

he gets mad at you, but when you take him on a car ride,
 he sticks his head out the window? 

Does pushing the elevator button more than once make it 

arrive faster? 


 

Stitch a Strawberry



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