Wednesday, June 22, 2011


'God gives us dreams a size too big so that we can grow in them.' ~Author Unknown

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Words of Wisdom Wednesday

R. E. S. P. E. C. T.

I heard a bit on the radio this morning about respecting our husbands and that men like to hear "I respect you" and not just "I love you", something that we as women don't usually think about because to us, love = respect. And I guess, it's not just telling them that we respect them, but showing them too.  Respect, they were saying, is a choice. We choose to respect others. It's not something someone needs to earn.

Respect is both a noun and a verb. An action and an attitude. A choice.


1 [mass noun] a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements: the director had a lot of respect for Douglas as an actor2 due regard for the feelings, wishes, or rights of others: young people's lack of respect for their parents
3 a particular aspect, point , or detail: the government's record in this respect is a mixed one

verb[with object]
 1 admire (someone or something) deeply, as a result of their abilities, qualities, or achievements: she was respected by everyone she worked with
2 have due regard for (someone's feelings, wishes, or rights): I respected his views

So how do we respect others? I think the following 're-post if you agree' statuses going around on facebook at the moment says it well: "I was raised to say please and thank you, to have respect for my elders, to lend a helping hand to those who were in need, to hold the door for the person behind me, to say excuse me when it was needed, and to love people for who they are, not for what you can get from them! I was taught to treat people the way I want to be treated."

Here is a very good article about respecting our husbands.  

“The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent, tolerance; to a friend, your heart; to your child, a good example; to a father, deference; to your mother, conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself, respect; to all men, charity.” - Benjamin Franklin

"Never take a person's dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you." - Frank Barron

Thursday, June 9, 2011


It's amazing how God can speak to us. This song is a special song now for a friend of mine, and although all the lyrics are not entirely applicable, the chorus was heard at the right time and the meaning was understood. Without God, my beautiful friend would have sad eyes, she would be discouraged and would have darkness inside her. God is allowing people's true colours to show in this situation; her true colours are shining through, and they are as beautiful as the rainbow!

Cyndi Lauper's True Colours

You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
Oh I realize
It's hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small

But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

Show me a smile then,
Don't be unhappy, can't remember
When I last saw you laughing
If this world makes you crazy
And you've taken all you can bear
You call me up
Because you know I'll be there

And I'll see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Computer Ethics

  1. Thou shalt not use a computer to harm other people.
  2. Thou shalt not interfere with other people's computer work.
  3. Thou shalt not snoop around in other people's computer files.
  4. Thou shalt not use a computer to steal.
  5. Thou shalt not use a computer to bear false witness.
  6. Thou shalt not copy or use proprietary software for which you have not paid.
  7. Thou shalt not use other people's computer resources without authorization or proper compensation.
  8. Thou shalt not appropriate other people's intellectual output.
  9. Thou shalt think about the social consequences of the program you are writing or the system you are designing.
  10. Thou shalt always use a computer in ways that ensure consideration and respect for your fellow humans.


Words of Wisdom Wednesday

Here are some wonderful quotes from George Eliot (English Victorian Novelist. Pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans, 1819-1880)

“Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.”

“ Oh, the comfort, the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all out, just as they are, chaff and grain together, certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness blow the rest away."

“ What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they are joined ... to strengthen each other ... to be at one with each other in silent unspeakable memories.”

“The strongest principle of growth lies in the human choice.”

And some quotes from the witty Will Rogers (American entertainer, famous for his pithy and homespun humour, 1879-1935)

“Don't let yesterday use up too much of today.”

“If you want to be successful, it's just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.”

“People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing”

“Live that you wouldn't be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip.”

“The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.”
“People's minds are changed through observation and not through argument”

“Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in”

and finally: 

“If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?”  

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Silk and Frost

Brrrrrr! What a cold morning! 

At school yesterday there were thousands??? of little tiny spiders flying through the air (like at the end of Charlotte's web) leaving their thin silk strands all over the place. The long grass was covered in a shimmering layer of spider silk. It doesn't show up too well in this photo (wish I'd had my camera rather than the phone) but it looked amazing! There was spider silk everywhere!

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