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Archive for April, 2008

“True friendship is like a rose.  We don’t realize it’s beauty until it fades.” –Unknown

This rose was in the parking lot where I parked the other day.  It was so beautiful that I had to photograph it. I’m glad I stopped to catch it.  Next time I go to that parking lot, it will have opened completely and probably wilted.  Thank goodness for small cameras that fit in purses!

*I don’t know the name of this rose but to me, it looks like fire!

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A Mother’s Consolation

At least I know they’re all good kids. I hear it from everyone. All three have learned to be good, decent humans. It didn’t happen by itself. I had something to do with it. Their father only taught them that there are selfish, self-centered people in the world. I get compliments on the kids all the time. Everyone tells me what great kids I have. That’s my consolation. They’ve turned out to be dependable, decent, and caring people AND they learned it from me!

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One Thing I Know

One thing I know for sure is that, regardless of what I do, people will always criticize me.  I won’t make everyone happy  And, since that’s the case, I should just worry about me.  For once, I NEED to be selfish, even if  don’t want to.  Somehow, what I want for me will be seen as selfish, even though it is really what I have to have for my own survival.  I have to follow through with my plan.  I guess I should think again about what Jane said all those years ago: “Take care of yourself or you won’t be able to take care of anyone else.”

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