It’s Called Mindset

As my friend was passing the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at anytime, break away from the ropes they were tied to but for some reason, they did not. My friend saw a trainer nearby and asked why these beautiful, magnificent animals just stood there and made no attempt to get away.
"Well," he said, "when they are very young and much smaller we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it’s enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free." My friend was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds but because they believed they couldn’t, they were stuck right where they were.
Like the elephants, how many of us go through life hanging onto a belief that we cannot do something, simply because we failed at it once before? So make an attempt to grow further…. Why shouldn’t we try it again?




When U Black U Black


This has been around for quite some time, but it still makes me chuckle!  


When U Black, U Black  

This was written by a black gentleman in Texas.

What a great sense of humor and creativity!!! 


When I was born, I was BLACK, When I grew up, I was BLACK, When I went in

the sun, I stayed BLACK, When I got cold, I was BLACK, When I was scared, I

was BLACK, When I was sick, I was BLACK, And when I die, I still be BLACK.

NOW, You ‘white’ folks….

When you’re born, you’re PINK, When you grow-up, you’re WHITE, When you go

in the sun, you get RED, When you’re cold, you turn BLUE, When you’re

scared, you’re YELLOW, When you get sick, you’re GREEN, When you bruise, you

turn PURPLE, And when you die, you look GRAY.

So who y’all callin’ COLORED folks?  











My wonderful friendships formed here are one of my greatest joys

and by far, one of my most valued and treasured gifts!

Love and Hugs to one and all!

Kids…gotta love em!


May I have this dance?  


Cool footrest!  

What a way to travel!


I think I drank the wrong bottle!


Oink Oink!


Look out Marilyn!


I want some cheese now!


Copy Cat!  

That’s it Folks!

Man of the House


The husband had just finished reading the book. "MAN OF THE HOUSE".

He stormed into the kitchen and walked directly up to his wife.

Pointing  finger in her face, he said, "From now on, I want you to know that I
am the man of this house, and my word is law!

I want you to prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, and when I’m finished
eating my meal, I expect a sumptuous dessert afterward.

Then, after dinner, you’re going to draw me my bath so I can relax.

And when I’m finished with my bath, guess who’s going to dress me and comb my hair?"

His wife replies,

"The funeral director…"  

Hearts and Minds: Shyness


The shell must break before the bird can fly.
– Tennyson

Everyone is shy — it is the inborn modesty that makes us able to live in harmony with other creatures and our fellows. Achievement comes not by denying shyness but, occasionally, by setting it aside and letting pride and perspiration come first.
– Kirkpatrick Sale

When you’re worried, tell yourself the truth: Shyness is a strength to build on, not a character flaw to be stamped out.
– “Shyness Is Not A Character Flaw" at the Malvern School

Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
– André Dubus

The way you overcome shyness is to become so wrapped up in something that you forget to be afraid. 
– Lady Bird Johnson

I believe I like the first one the best:

The shell must break before the bird can fly.”


For those of you who received a guest book goodie from me today saying "It’s Monday already", please save it and read it again tomorrow…I’ve gone the entire day thinking today was Monday and was just throwing a tantrum because my DVR didn’t record my soap opera today.  Well, Duh..it’s Sunday and
I just realized it!
Now, can anyone beat that "senior moment"…actually it was a whole "senior day"!
With that being said, let me take this opportunity to wish everyone a very pleasant SUNDAY evening!
Love and Hugs

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