My Thought for Monday

* I have been out sick for the last few days and therefore will be playing catch up for the next few.  My apologies for the late responses to your comments and I will attempt to reply to you all asap.  If I should happen to miss someone, I’m sorry, but there have been quite a few of them.  

Thank you for continuing to drop by even though I wasn’t here!

With love,

Terri

You’ve Been Great

My Thank You Card to Almighty God (Revisited)

My Friday Military Honor Post

My Monday Military Appreciation; Pictures Via My Brother & Nephew

What I Am Thankful For… Via My Mother; So, So True!!

I AM THANKFUL: FOR THE WIFE WHO SAYS IT’S HOT DOGS TONIGHT, 
BECAUSE SHE IS HOME WITH ME, AND NOT OUT WITH SOMEONE ELSE.

FOR THE HUSBAND WHO IS ON THE SOFA BEING A COUCH POTATO,
BECAUSE HE IS HOME WITH ME AND NOT OUT AT THE BARS.
 

FOR THE TEENAGER WHO IS COMPLAINING ABOUT DOING DISHES
BECAUSE IT MEANS SHE IS AT HOME, NOT ON THE STREETS. 

FOR THE TAXES I PAY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM EMPLOYED . 


FOR THE MESS TO CLEAN AFTER A PARTY 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN SURROUNDED BY FRIENDS. 

FOR THE CLOTHES THAT FIT A LITTLE TOO SNUG
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT. 


FOR MY SHADOW THAT WATCHES ME WORK
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM OUT IN THE SUNSHINE
 


FOR A LAWN THAT NEEDS MOWING, WINDOWS THAT NEED CLEANING, AND GUTTERS THAT NEED FIXING 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE A HOME

FOR ALL THE COMPLAINING I HEAR ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT 
BECAUSE IT MEANS WE HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH. 

FOR THE PARKING SPOT I FIND AT THE FAR END OF THE PARKING LOT BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM CAPABLE OF WALKING AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH TRANSPORTATION. 

FOR MY HUGE HEATING BILL
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM WARM.
 

FOR THE LADY BEHIND ME IN CHURCH WHO SINGS OFF KEY
BECAUSE IT MEANS I CAN HEAR. 


FOR THE PILE OF LAUNDRY AND IRONING 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE CLOTHES TO WEAR. 


FOR WEARINESS AND ACHING MUSCLES AT THE END OF THE DAY 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE BEEN CAPABLE OF WORKING HARD. 


FOR THE ALARM THAT GOES OFF IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS 
BECAUSE IT MEANS I AM ALIVE. 

AND FINALLY, FOR TOO MANY E-MAILS …….

BECAUSE IT MEANS I HAVE FRIENDS WHO ARE THINKING OF ME. 

SEND THIS TO SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT. I JUST DID.
Live well, Laugh often, &
Love with all of your heart! 

Hope Unites Globally (HUG) Award Nomination; Thank You

First I must say thank you to Autumn and Gabby @  http://autumn-sunshine.net/blogs for nominating me; you two are, as always, so sweet to think of me for this award and I do appreciate it ever so much!!

ELIGIBILITY GUIDELINES for HUG AWARD©

Hope is an expectant desire; a confidence in a future event; a ground for trust and confidence; to think; to look forward to with trust and expectant desire.”

The HUG Award© was initiated by Connie Wayne at A Hope for Today at http://ahopefortoday.comwhich promotes hope, love, peace, equality, and unity for all people.

The HUG Award© is for people with an expectant desire for the world, for which they:  Hope for Love; Hope for Freedom; Hope for Peace;Hope for Equality; Hope for Unity; Hope for Joy and Happiness; Hope for Compassion and Mercy; Hope for Faith; Hope for Wholeness and Wellness; Hope for Prosperity; Hope for Ecological Preservation; Hope for Oneness

The HUG Award© recognizes and honors those who help keep hope alive in our current world, which is plagued by war, natural disasters, and economic recession.  They nurture hope, in any of the above areas (in italics),  by the work they do, or in their personal lives with things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc.

The HUG Award© is for anyone, anywhere in the world, who meets the guidelines and wants to be nominated for the award. Please leave a comment on this page if you are interested in receiving this award, or if you would like to nominate someone else for the award.

The HUG Award© is for people who, without giving up or compromising their own religious, spiritual, or political beliefs, are able to nurture hope and respect the dignity of all people.

The HUG Award© is for those who, without bias or prejudice, use their resources and gifts to make the world a better place for everyone.

The HUG Award©is for people who have a hope or an expectant desire that the work or talents they use in things such as blogging, public speaking, charity work, etc., will make a positive impact on the world.

These people do not have to actively use the word “hope” in their work or creative talents.  They only need be conscious of their desire to make the world a better place for everyone.

These people use their available resources–a smile, a hug, a helping hand, a listening ear, a voice, time, money, possessions, education, personality, talent, websites and blogs—to make a positive impact on the world and make the world a better place to live.

The HUG Award© is not specifically a website or blog award.  It can be given to people in your community, at your employment, at your place of worship, etc.  Please make sure they have a copy of these Guidelines, and please don’t forget to submit their names back to this site.

HUG AWARD© IMAGE for RECIPIENTS of HUG AWARD

HUG Award© Image:   Those who receive the HUG Award© may paste a copy of the original HUG Award© image into an Image widget on their website or blog by simply copying and pasting the following image URL into an Image widget:  http://hopesfortoday.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/hug-award1.png.  As the link URL for the imageplease inserthttp://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/.

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GUIDELINES for NOMINATING OTHERS FOR THE HUG AWARD© 

1.  If you receive a HUG Award©, you may nominate others who also meet the above guidelines for the award.  You may nominate as many people, websites, or blogs as you want to nominate to receive the award.  I do ask that, upon receipt of the award, you nominate at least one other person.  The award is also not time limited, so you can nominate new people or sites you encounter in the future.  Please try not to nominate those who have already received the award.

2.  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTACTING YOUR NOMINEES and telling them you nominated them for the  HUG Award©.  AND when you contact them…

3.  Please link this page:  When you contact your nominees for the award, please include a link to this page,http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/so they will have the same information you received about the award.  Then, they also can perpetuate the award by nominating others.  AND…

4.  Please post a comment on this page at http://ahopefortoday.com/2012/01/14/hope-unites-globally-hug-award-guidelines/ with the name and the complete website or blog address of the site(s) or person(s) you nominate.

5.  If you know, I would appreciate you informing me of the geographical location of your nominee(s) and /or their site(s).

6.  Social Media Sites:  You may also copy and paste unchanged copies of the original HUG Award© and HUG Award© Guidelines’ wording to other social media sites such as Facebook and Linkedin.  You may also print original copies for your personal use for display, etc.

7.  You may print a copy of the HUG Award© Guidelines for people you nominate, who do not have a website, blog, or social media account to which they can paste award and Guidelines.  If they have email, you may email them a copy of the original HUG Award© and original Hug Award©Guidelines.

Thank you for your help sharing HUGs (HUG Awards©) with the people of the world.  Blessings, Connie

The Hope Unites Globally HUG Award© and the HUG Award©Guidelines are the copyright of Connie Wayne – ©Connie Wayne 2012 athttp://ahopefortoday.com.  They both may be copied and shared in accordance with the Guidelines established in this post.

 http://ahopefortoday.com

My nominations for this award are:

http://womenofspiritandlight.wordpress.com/

http://writenwodexpress.com/

http://eyobberhane56.wordpress.com/

http://countrygirldreams.wordpress.com/

As always, I could go on and on with these nominations.  I tried to pick some that I have not nominated before; if your site does not appear here and you are offended, my apologies!  If you would like to receive this award, please let me know and I will add you to the list 🙂

With Regret Via My Mother – Sadly, So True!

   |: WITH REGRET:|

America idolized and memorialized Whitney Houston, yet looked the
other way concerning her well-known substance abuse and tumultuous
life with singer Bobby Brown.
Charlie Sheen is 45 and his story is all over the news because he is a
Substance abuser, an adulterer, sexually promiscuous and obnoxious.

Lindsay Lohan is 24 and her story is all over the news because she is a
Celebrity drug addict and thief.

Something as frivolous as Kim Kardashian’s stupid wedding [and
Short-lived marriage] was shoved down our throats like they count for
something, WHILE……..

Justin Allen 23
Brett Linley 29
Matthew Weikert 29
Justus Bartett 27
Dave Santos 21
Jesse Reed 26
Matthew Johnson 21
Zachary Fisher 24
Brandon King 23
Christopher Goeke 23
And Sheldon Tate 27…

Are all Marines who gave their lives last month for us. There is no
Media for them; not even a mention of their names.

Young Men who most likely came from rural America seeking a chance
To better themselves and to serve this county.

My Blog Reviewed

I had the honor of my blog being reviewed today!  I want to thank my good friend and cyber-son, Arjun Sharma for the wonderful praise that he gave to me.  I am very humbled by it.

Arjun is a great writer in his own right.  If you don’t already know his work, please stop by his blog, check out the review he did of mine and explore some of his work as well.  It won’t be a waste of your time, I promise 🙂

Respectfully,
Terri 

http://arjun1097.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/blog-review-httpterri0729-wordpress-com/

B is For Breath – Weekly Photo Challenge: B-Archive

image source: google.com/images

B is for the breath
each second of the day
that God gives to me
as I go on my way

When I take it in
and then expelled it out
I’ve found it’s not something
that I’m even conscious about

But I know without it
I would cease to live
therefore it is some gratitude
to God that I should give

 Father accept my thank You
for the air I breathe
that does sustain the life
from You I did receive!

Teresa Marie  1/9/12 ©


A-Z Archive: B Challenge

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