Sunday, June 27, 2010

Earthquake! And the Earth Moved, and the Heart Moved!

On June 23, around 1:00 P. M. I was sitting in my recliner and I thought the windows in my house popped up about three inches, and I said to myself, "I must be going crazy!" Then I heard a large noise rumble by like a flock of turkeys landing on my roof. So, I raced to the nearby window, and I saw nothing unusual. Then I raced to the living room, and I saw a delivery truck outside. And I said to myself, "It couldn't have been that truck, but I better get the delivery."

The delivery man jumped out of the truck and said to me, "I just heard on the radio we had a earthquake. Did you feel anything?"

I said, "Yes, I did." And I told him what I saw and heard.

Okay, the earthquake was in Ottawa, Canada, more than 112 miles away, but we did feel some tremors in Rochester.

That same evening my grandson, Ricky, graduated from Gates Chili High School. It was a heartfelt moment. As a young youth, he struggled with liver disease for a number of years, and then when he was really ill, he received a liver transplant. Before and after his transplant, he kept his grades up and he didn't lose focus as to how important his education is. After the transplant procedure, it was never easy sailing. The family had 33 visits to Cincinnati Hospital the first year post-operation. There are less visits now, and getting a good educations is still important to him. So, we are very proud that he graduated. I caught his "I've-really-done-it-smile" on the big screen at Rochester Institute of Technology...

It was a heart moving moment!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Get Some Humor Here!

Humor is the affectionate communication of insight.
Leo Rosten

My grandson, Ricky, was going to the Senior Ball, and this was photo opportunity time on the front lawn for two of his grandparents. A neighbor yelled, "Get away from the garage sale sign!"

Then I yelled, "No, stay there!" And he did. Ricky and I both had the same insight at that moment. This would make a rather silly photo. I didn't ask him to lean on the sign, which made it an even better photo. Who would ever wear a tuxedo to a garage sale? Shop for bargains in a tux?   

Humor is the instinct for taking pain playfully.
Max Eastman

Ricky has gone through a lot of medical procedures in his life, but he has a rich sense of humor. I think that is partly due to all of the pain that he has experienced.   

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life, choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones

I agree 100% with that quote. There's nothing silly about it. 

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Three Things

Three Things

Three things in life that, once gone, never come back -  Time, Words and Opportunity

Three things in life that can destroy a person - Anger, Pride and Unforgiveness

Three things in life that you should never lose - Hope, Peace and Honesty

Three things in life that are most valuable - Love, Family & Friends and Kindness

Three things in life that are never certain - Fortune, Success and Dreams

Three things that make a person - Commitment, Sincerity and Hard Work

Author Unknown