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10 Ways to Know If You Have PMS:

1. Everyone around you has an attitude problem.
2. You're adding chocolate chips to your cheese omelet.
3. The dryer has shrunk every last pair of your jeans.
4. Your husband is suddenly agreeing to everything you say.
5. Your using your cellular phone to dial up every bumpersticker that
says "How's my driving? Call 1-800-***-****"
6. Everyone's' head looks like an invitation to batting practice.
7. You're convinced there's a God and he's male.
8. You're counting down the days until menopause.
9. You're sure that everyone is scheming to drive you crazy.
10. The ibuprofen bottle is empty and you bought it yesterday.

People will forget what you said.
People will forget what you did.
But people will never forget how you made them feel.

Author Unknown

11 Step Guide To Being Handy

1. If you can't find a screwdriver, use a knife.
If you break off the tip, it's an improved screwdriver.

2. Try to work alone. An audience is rarely any help.

3. Despite what you may have been told by your mother,
praying and cursing are both helpful in home repair ...
but only if you are working alone.

4. Work in the kitchen whenever you can ...
many fine tools are there, its warm and dry, and you
are close to the refrigerator.

5. If it's electronic, get a new one ...
or consult a twelve-year-old.

6. Stay simple minded: Get a new battery; replace the bulb
or fuse; see if the tank is empty; try turning it to the
"on" switch; or just paint over it.

7. Always take credit for miracles. If you dropped the
alarm clock while taking it apart and it suddenly
starts working, you have healed it.

8. Regardless of what people say, kicking, pounding, and
throwing sometimes DOES help.

9. If something looks level, it is level.

10. If at first you don't succeed, redefine success.

11. Above all, if what you've done is stupid, but it works,
then it isn't stupid.

Author Unknown


Return everything you borrow.
Stop blaming other people.
Live within your means and within your seams.
Be humble.
Listen more; talk less.
Every day, do something nice and try not to get caught.
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
Be on time.
Don't criticize anyone for 24 hours.
Be kind to other people.
Be even kinder to unkind people. Take time to be alone.
Admit it when you make a mistake.
Understand and accept that life isn't always fair.
Let someone cut ahead of you in line.
Don't argue.
Know when to say something.
Know when to keep your mouth shut.
Don't make excuses.
Don't sweat the small stuff.

Author Unknown

25 Love Quotes

1. It hurts to love someone and not be loved in return, but what is more
painful is to love someone and never find the courage to let that person
know how you feel.

2. Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the
right one so that when we finally meet the right person, we will know
how to be grateful for that gift.

3. Love is when you take away the feeling, the passion, and the romance
in a relationship- and find out you still care for that person.

4. A sad thing in life is when you meet someone who means a lot to you,
only to find out in the end that it was never meant to be and you just have
to let go.

5. When the door of happiness closes, another opens but at times we look
so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been
opened for us.

6. The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing
with, never say a word, and then walk away feeling like it was the best
conversation you've ever had.

7. It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it, but
it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it

8. Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love
you back! Don't expect love in return; just wait for it to grow in their
heart, but if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.

9. There are things you'd love to hear that you would never hear from
the person whom you would like to hear them from, but don't be so deaf
as not to hear it from the one who says it from his heart.

10. Never say goodbye if you still want to try - never give up if you
still feel you can go on - never say you don't love a person anymore if
you can't let go.

11. Love comes to those who still hope although they've been
disappointed, to those who still believe although they've been betrayed,
to those who still love although they've been hurt before.

12. It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone, an hour to like
someone and a day to love someone - but it takes a lifetime to forget

13. Don't go for looks; they can deceive. Don't go for wealth; even that
fades away. Go for someone who makes you smile because it takes only a
smile to make a dark day seem bright. Hope you find the one that makes you

14. There are moments in life when you miss someone so much that you
just want to pick them from your dreams and hug them for real! Hope you
dream of that special someone.

15. Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you
want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the
things you want to do.

16. The best and most beautiful things in this world can neither be seen
nor touched, but can be felt with the heart.

17. Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you,
it probably hurts the person, too. Don't be so quick to judge.

18. A careless word may kindle strife; a cruel word may wreck a life; a
timely word may level stress; a loving word may heal and bless.

19. The beginning of love is to let those we love be just themselves,
and not twist them with our own image - otherwise, we love only the
reflection of ourselves we find in them.

20. The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of
everything; they just make the most of everything that comes along their

21. Happiness lies for those who cry, those who hurt, those who have
searched, and those who have tried, for only they can appreciate the
importance of people who have touched their lives.

22. Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss and ends with a tear.

23. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you
can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and

24. When you were born, you were crying and everyone around you was
Live your life so that when you die, you're the one who is smiling and
everyone around you is crying.

And last but not least...

25. May you have
enough happiness to make you sweet,
enough trials to make you strong,
enough sorrow to keep you human and
enough hope to make you happy.

Author Unknown

Subject: Six Great Lessons

The Important Things Life Teaches You...

1 ~ Most Important Question

During my second month of nursing school, our professor gave us a pop quiz.
I was a conscientious student and had breezed through the questions, until
I read the last one: "What is the first name of the woman who cleans the
school?" Surely this was some kind of joke. I had seen the cleaning woman
several times. She was tall, dark-haired and in her 50s, but how would I
know her name? I handed in my paper, leaving the last question blank.

Before class ended, one student asked if the last question would count
toward our quiz grade. "Absolutely," said the professor. "In your careers
you will meet many people. All are significant. They deserve your
attention and care, even if all you do is smile and say 'Hello'." I've
never forgotten that lesson. I also learned her name was Dorothy.

2 ~ Pickup in the Rain

One night, at 11:30 PM, an older Black woman was standing on the side of an
Alabama highway trying to endure a lashing rainstorm. Her car had broken
down and she desperately needed a ride. Soaking wet, she decided to flag
down the next car. A young white man stopped to help her - generally
unheard of in those conflict-filled 1960s. The man took her to safety,
helped her get assistance and put her into a taxicab. She seemed to be in
a big hurry! She wrote down his address, thanked him and drove away.

Seven days went by and a knock came on the man's door. To his surprise, a
giant console color TV was delivered to his home. A special note was
attached. It read: "Thank you so much for assisting me on the highway the
other night. The rain drenched not only my clothes but also my spirits.
Then you came along. Because of you, I was able to make it to my dying
husband's bedside just before he passed away. God bless you for helping me
and unselfishly serving others."


Mrs. Nat King Cole

3 ~ Always remember those who serve

In the days when an ice cream sundae cost much less, a 10 year old boy
entered a hotel coffee shop and sat at a table. A waitress put a glass of
water in front of him. "How much is an ice cream sundae?" "Fifty cents,"
replied the waitress. The little boy pulled his hand out of his pocket and
studied a number of coins in it. "How much is a dish of plain ice cream?"
he inquired. Some people were now waiting for a table and the waitress was
a bit impatient. "Thirty-five cents," she said brusquely. The little boy
again counted the coins. "I'll have the plain ice cream," he said.
The waitress brought the ice cream, put the bill on the table and walked

The boy finished the ice cream, paid the cashier and departed. When the
waitress came back, she began wiping down the table and then swallowed hard
at what she saw. There, placed neatly beside the empty dish, were two
nickels and five pennies - her tip.

4 ~ The Obstacle in Our Path

In ancient times, a king had a boulder placed on a roadway. Then he hid
himself and watched to see if anyone would remove the huge rock. Some of
the king's wealthiest merchants and courtiers came by and simply walked
around it. Many loudly blamed the king for not keeping the roads clear, but
none did anything about getting the big stone out of the way. Then a
peasant came along carrying a load of vegetables. On approaching the
boulder, the peasant laid down his burden and tried to move the stone to
the side of the road. After much pushing and straining, he finally

As the peasant picked up his load of vegetables, he noticed a purse lying
in the road where the boulder had been. The purse contained many gold
coins and a note from the king indicating that the gold was for the person
who removed the boulder from the roadway. The peasant learned what many
others never understand. Every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve
one's condition.

5 ~ Giving Blood

Many years ago, when I worked as a volunteer at Stanford Hospital, I got to
know a little girl named Liz who was suffering from a rare and serious
disease. Her only chance of recovery appeared to be a blood transfusion
from her 5-year old brother, who had miraculously survived the same disease
and had developed the antibodies, needed to combat the illness.

The doctor explained the situation to her little brother, and asked the
boy if he would be willing to give his blood to his sister. I saw him
hesitate for only a moment before taking a deep breath and saying, "Yes,
I'll do it if it will save Liz."

As the transfusion progressed, he lay in bed next to his sister. He looked
up at the doctor and asked with a trembling voice, "Will I start to die
right away?" Being young, the boy had misunderstood the doctor; he thought
he was going to have to give his sister all of his blood.

6 ~ I've Two Choices

Jerry was the kind of guy you love to hate. He was always in a good mood
and always had something positive to say. When someone would ask him how
he was doing, he would reply, "If I were any better, I would be twins!"
He was a unique manager because he had several waiters who had followed him
around from restaurant to restaurant. The reason the Waiters followed
Jerry was because of his attitude. He was a natural motivator. If an
employee was having a bad day, Jerry was there telling the employee how to
look on the positive side of the situation. Seeing this style really made
me curious, so one day I went up to Jerry and asked him, "I don't get it!
You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?"

Jerry replied, "Each morning I wake up and say to myself, Jerry, you have
two choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or you can choose
to be in a bad mood." I choose to be in a good mood. Each time something
bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or I can choose to learn from it.
I choose to learn from it. Every time someone comes to me complaining,
I can choose to accept their complaining or I can point out the positive
side of life. I choose the positive side of life."

"Yeah, right, it's not that easy," I protested.
"Yes it is," Jerry said, "Life is all about choices. When you cut away all
the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to
situations. You choose how people will affect your mood. You choose to be
in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's your choice how you live

I reflected on what Jerry said. Soon thereafter, I left the restaurant
industry to start my own business. We lost touch, but often thought about
him when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.

Several years later, I heard that Jerry did something you are never
supposed to do in a restaurant business, he left the back door open one
morning and was held up at gun point by three armed robbers. While
trying to open the safe, his hand, shaking from nervousness, slipped off
the combination. The robbers panicked and shot him. Luckily, Jerry was
found relatively quickly and rushed to the local trauma center. After 18
hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, Jerry was released from the
hospital with fragments of the bullets still in his body.

I saw Jerry about six months after the accident. When I asked him how he
was, he said, "If I were any better, I'd be twins. Wanna see my scars?" I
declined to see his wounds but did ask him what had gone through his mind
as the robbery took place. "The first thing that went through my mind was
that I should have locked the back door," Jerry replied. "Then, as I lay
on the floor, I remembered that I had two choices - I could choose to
live, or I could choose to die. I chose to live. "Weren't you scared?
Did you lose consciousness?" I asked.

Jerry continued, "The paramedics were great. They kept telling me I was
going to be fine. But when they wheeled me into the emergency room and I
saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and nurses, I got really
scared. In their eyes, I read, 'He's a dead man. " I knew I needed to take

"What did you do?" I asked. "Well, there was a big, burly nurse shouting
questions at me," said Jerry. "She asked if I was allergic to anything.
'Yes,' I replied. The doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for
my reply. I took a deep breath and yelled, 'Bullets!' Over their laughter,
I told them, "I am choosing to live. Operate on me as if I am alive, not
dead." Jerry lived thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of
his amazing attitude. I learned from him that every day we have the choice
to live fully. Attitude, after all, is everything.

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.

Author Unknown



But you must REALLY listen.
No interrupting, no daydreaming,
no planning your response.
Just listening.


Be generous with appropriate hugs,
kisses, pats on the back and handholds.
Let these small actions demonstrate the
love you have for family and friends.


Clip cartoons.
Share articles and funny stories.
Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."


It can be a simple
"Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet.
A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for
a lifetime, and may even change a life.


A simple and sincere,
"You look great in red," "You did a super job"
or "That was a wonderful meal"
can make someone's day.


Every day, go out of your way
to do something kind.


There are times when we want nothing better
than to be left alone.
Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of
solitude to others.


The easiest way to feel good is
to extend a kind word to someone,
really it's not that hard to say,
Hello or Thank You

Author Unknown


1 "There are two things I've learned: There is a God. And, I'm not

2. "Following the path of least resistance is what makes rivers and men

3. "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might
be the world."

4. "Going to church does not make you a Christian anymore than going
to McDonald's makes you a hamburger."

5. "Real friends are those who, when you feel you've made a fool of
yourself, don't feel you've done a permanent job."

6. "A coincidence is when God performs a miracle, and decides to
remain anonymous."

7. "Sometimes the majority only means that all the fools are on the
same side."

8. "I don't have to attend every argument I'm invited to."

9. "People gather bundles of sticks to build bridges they never

10. "Life is 10% of what happens to you, and 90% of how you respond to

11. "Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time and
sometimes you weep."

12. "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to
make them all yourself."

13. "Your worst days are never so bad that you are beyond the reach of
God's grace. And your best days are never so good that you are beyond
the need of God's grace."

14. "When it comes time to die...make sure that all you have left to
do is die."

15. "And faith is, in the end, a kind of homesickness - for a home we
have never visited but have never once stopped longing for.

Author Unknown

Don't Look Back

As you travel through life there are
always those times when decisions just have
to be made when the choices are hard,
and solutions seem scarce and the rain
seems to soak your parade!

There are some situations where all you can
do is to simply let go and move on, gather
courage together and choose a direction
that carries you toward a new dawn.

So pack up your troubles and take a step
forward the process of change can be tough
but think about all the excitement ahead
if you can be stalwart enough!

There could be adventures you never imagined
just waiting around the next bend and
wishes and dreams just about to come true
in ways you can't yet comprehend!

Perhaps you'll find friendships that spring from
new interests to challenge your status
quo. And as you learn there are so many
options in life, and so many ways you can grow!

Perhaps you'll go places you never expected
and see things that you've never seen, or
travel to fabulous, faraway worlds
and wonderful spots in between!

Perhaps you'll find warmth and affection
and caring, a"somebody special" who's there
to help you stay centered and listen with
interest to stories and feelings you share.

Perhaps you'll find comfort in knowing
your friends are supportive of all that you do
and believe that whatever decisions you
make, they'll be the right choices for you!

So keep putting one foot in front of the other
and taking your life day by day.
There's a brighter tomorrow that's just
down the road. Don't look back,
you're not going that way!

Author Unknown

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