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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Blessings Week Four -Month End


February


Counting It All Joy



February 19 Good morning coffee and donuts! Just being lazy and enjoying the morning. Kitchen salon open. Katherine Fischer Huston gets a new cut. Love that smile of happiness. Lazy is my day. Leftovers for lunch and dinner. Blasting the heater again today....so tired of being cold. Thankful for the heater, electricity, and funds to pay the bill. Though the house is empty and lonely it gives me time for reflection. Time to discover what's important to me. Some days means taking care of you. Grateful I can do that. Praying and talking to God in the loneliness and quiet of my house. So blessed to have this time; even when it's not comfortable or easy. Knowing I'm loved by God. So very thankful. Blessings


February 20 Here comes Monday knocking on my door. Oh! Yes! Sleep in ....its President's Day. A phone call from Tanina Cossimina Giarrusso with an invitation for lunch with a little shopping therapy. What a wonderful surprise and great visit and time of catching up. Windowing shopping can be great therapy; especially with a friend. Thank you Tanina! Though there were lots of rain clouds we surely made our own sunshine today. As this day comes to a close I count my many blessings laced in the stormy clouds of life. As the sunshine breaks through creating the sunshine that lights my day with many blessings and smiles, I count each one with joy in my heart. Thank you Lord. Blessings


February 21 Time to rise and shine for a day full of appointments. Morning coffee is always a pleasure and a blessing. Love the rich aromatic smell of it brewing. From the first sip to the last drop it tastes so yummy and warms my insides as it gets my day started. Thankful for my car to get me to and from each and all of my many appointments today. Working windshield wipers as the rains came down. As the sky was full of raindrops today so we're my eyes. Feeling very emotional today. Grateful for my kleenex as I wiped the many tears away that streaked my face. For the safety of my daughterAmber Webber and my granddaughter Sara Harris. As they had a horrific experience tonight coming home in the snow storm. Thankful for the hands of the Lord upon them. As grey and stormy as the day, I'm so thankful for the smiles that came across my path today bringing in the light of sunshine to brighten my day. Even in grey stormy days we can find the blessings of life to be thankful for. Praising God for His hand upon my family and loved ones, including me. Thank you Lord! Blessings


February 22 Foggy start to the day. Grateful for those headlights to get to work safely. Time to create smiles of beauty. Four ladies out of eight. Finished up early today. Still had some beautiful smiles leaving the shop. Love seeing those smiles of happiness and beauty. Home to a yummy lunch. Thank you Katherine Fischer Huston for the homemade stew. Very yummy! Loved the sunshine popping out. Blue skies with fluffy white clouds bringing me a sneak preview of what's to come. Thankful for this afternoon to get some chores done on this hump day; as we race towards the weekend. Blessings


February 23 Good day! Signs of a new season. As in life ~ birthdays, anniversaries, life events, come and go. Each marking a new life, a new day, new year, a new season, another passing of life events; creating the life and person who we are at this moment. Today I was blessed as I am each week to do hair on our amazing elderly generation. Thinking how much life they have lived and been apart of making. Living history. I'm so blessed to have the opportunity to meet each one and make their lives just a little brighter. Today one of the daughter's of one of my clients blessed me beyond words. She told me how much she appreciates me and how gentle and loving that I am. That her mom looks forward to coming each week. That she always looks so beautiful. WOW! Maybe what I do really does make a difference. Then a new gentlemen will come next week, his nephew came and made an appointment for his Uncle and said really appreciate what you do and being here. Another WOW! So with the passage of each season of life and with each person that crosses our path; their is a mark of beauty left permanently upon our souls. I'm in Awe today with the paychecks of the heart. Thankful for each one and reminded of the many that have been planted in my heart and have blossomed into the wealth and beauty I carry with me daily in my life; that I can reflect upon when life turns upside-down. What a wealth of blessings I have been gifted with. So those smiles may just be changing some one's life creating a bouquet of beauty to pull from in whatever season of need. Thank you Lord! Blessings


February 24 Fun Friday! Actually I think today was prayer Friday. Lots of prayers going up for family and loved ones. Reminded how fragile and precious life truly is. I appreciate those in my life and what each add to my life daily. Glad to have my telephone to call those I love. Thankful for another day to be able to tell my family and friends, how important they are and how much they mean too me. As we are not promised tomorrow. Loved being able to pray for them all throughout the day. Thank you Crystal N Koch for praying with me today. And it was great to just talk and catch up. Love you!  A fun evening out with Mary McCormick Loomis. Dinner and the ballet to see Swan Lake. Feeling totally relaxed. Thank you Lord for another day. Blessings


February 25 Warmth under my cozy fuzzy warm blankets; really don't want to get up today. But....I have an idea! The sun is out and it's a great day for a short journey to see my sisters. It's been a long Winter. Time to travel the gorgeous Gorge to go to the The Dalles. So happy to have my car full of gas so I can take this trip to see my sisters and extended family. Great to see family and friends I haven't seen since November. Fun times....running errands with them. Then time with my great nephew's who always bring such joy to my heart. Oh Yes! The kitchen salon at the Good household is open for business. Did I mention their home is toasty warm. I'm so in seventh heaven here. I don't have to wear six layers of clothing. 😆😆 I truly enjoyed the beautiful day and the views. Grateful my sisters home is always open to me. My heart is full! Thank you Lord for my family and friends you have blessed me with. God's blessings filled me to over flowing. Simply pleasure in the everyday with those I love fill my heart. Blessings



February 26 Waking at my sisters house to the brewing of coffee. Out for morning breakfast withChristine Good and Jennifer Merritt-Estep and Dave. What a wonderful way to start my day. Spent the day relaxing and enjoying the company of family. Some free groceries from the monopoly game from the coupons. Thank you Rosie for sharing your win with me. Then some true crime before heading home. Thank you all for a lovely weekend and hospitality full of love. Loved playing with my great nephew's and spending time with them as well. I sure didn't want to come home. Then a misty drive home. Always beautiful, looking at the snow covered trees on the mountain sides. Thank you Lord for the many blessings. Blessings



February 27 A new day and a new week. It's Monday time to get this week rolling. Though I would prefer to stay in bed and act as if it wasn't. So I will thank you Lord for for waking me; getting my bum rolling. Some coffee and prayers. Some chat time with the beautiful Sally Mazza. Then out the door to run some errands before heading to afternoon appointment. A short visit with my brother Don. Always blessed to hear his voice and his enthusiasm along with his huge dreams. Though the skies are grey and my heart blue. I know that the love of my family and friends with the gift of another day; that the sun will shine and my heart will dance a new song. Grateful for this day to learn to shine and dance under the grey skies. Thank you Lord for holding me on days that are hard to get through. Truly blessed! Blessings


February 28 Wake up time Beth! Time to get up and celebrate another day. Coffee prayers out the door to the many appointments I have today. Thankful for the Chiropractor and the work they are doing to help me with my pain. In between appointments a stop at fast food for lunch. Thankful for the dollar menu, but even more thankful for all the many provisions and daily things I take so for granted. As I saw many today that shined with much less than what I have. The opportunity to catch up with Mary McCormick Loomis after all of my appointments today. She always shines and has a smile no matter what. Thankful for our friendship. 😊😊 Enjoyed the beauty of the evening sky. As this last day of the month comes to a close I look forward to what the new month holds for me. Feeling very blessed and thoughtful of all that I have been given daily. Thank you Lord! Blessings

Monday, February 27, 2017

Three Word Wednesday




High-pitched, adjective: high, high-frequency, shrill, sharp, piercing; soprano, treble, falsetto.

Impish, adjective: mischievous, naughty, wicked, devilish, rascally, roguish, playful, sportive; mischief-making, full of mischief, elfin, elflike, pixieish, puckish; mischievous, roguish, sly.

Languid, adjective: relaxed, unhurried, languorous, slow; listless, lethargic, sluggish, lazy, idle, indolent, apathetic, laid-back, leisurely, languorous, relaxed, restful, lazy, sickly, weak, faint, feeble, frail, delicate; tired, weary, fatigued.



The impish little girl
spoke in high-pitched tones
Though languid
In all of her movement
The impish girl
Spoke with authority
She made her self known
In all of her languid movement
In her high-pitched speech
This impish girl was
Not one to be reckoned with

~Beth~


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

February Blessings Week Three


February


Counting It All Joy



February 12 Waking to celebrate the Lords day. So a cup of coffee as I dress and shine for the day. Headed off to church to celebrate the Lord's day. Picked up my wonderful cozy soft leggings fromRebecca Sherrett. Thank you so much. I so love the warmth of these soft cozy leggings. Home for leftover tacos for lunch and Hallmark Valentine movies. Kinda sappy.......but....maybe somewhere out there is my future valentine. LOL A girl can dream even at my age. :) Loved the beautiful sunshine that was bursting with its warmth and beauty today giving me hope for warmer days ahead. A wonderful conversation with Katherine Fischer Huston, catching up. Praying for your health and all your various needs. Love you. Wrapped up in my electric blanket as I sit here learning that being alone isn't always a bad thing. As much as I hate it........I'm grateful for the peaceful quiet it brings and soul searching. Giving me opportunity to hear my heart and what is truly important to me. Small gifts even in the empty quietness of my life. Finding hope in the simple tasks of daily life. An evening call from my brother to check on me, making sure I'm okay. Thank you my sweet brother, I love you. Thank you Lord for all your many gifts you grant me daily. (Picture is of Clackamas River) Blessings




February 13 Can I please stay in bed and forget about the new week. The sun broke through the drapes, bringing sun rays of the new day and week ahead. Breaking through the cracks bringing me Monday morning; ready or not. A new week of gifts to be treasured and found. So time for coffee and prayers. A slow start to my day and thankful for the extra time of quiet as well as added prayer time. Some house cleaning making me feel productive. Thankful I have a home to clean. Enjoying the sun beaming through the windows. Warming the house with rays of hope. Feeling grateful that my family and friends are safe from the flood waters and dam breaks in Northern California. Thank you Lord for watching over them all. My emotions all over the place. Wishing I could hold them all in my arms. It's days like today I long to have them all little and home with me. Thank you Lord for your watchful eye and provisions daily. Blessings


February 14 Swinging into the day of hearts of love. Draped in sweet scented flowers and sweet heart candy, lavished in chocolate foiled red boxes of hearts. That must mean it's Valentine's Day. ♡♡♡ Happy Valentine's my sweet family and friends! ♡♡♡ Pray it was all you dreamed it to be and more. Grateful that my broken heart is mending and the lover of my soul is my Valentine year round. As I sit through this day of candy hearts of love; I'm thankful for all that bring joy and love into my life daily. You each bring a valentine heart of happiness year round to treasure. Thank you for your presence and gift of friendship. I'm truly blessed by all year round. ♡♡♡♡ Blessings


February 15 Up early to rock it at the salon creating smiles of beauty. It was a full day at the salon seven ladies only two cancellations. A phone call to go and cut hair in a private home after work. An added extra blessing with warm beautiful smiles to cap my working day off. Home to laundry and the quiet and loniness. Which was kinda cool.......as I listened to the rain thunder down on the house. Making music...so I guess one could go dance in the rain. But I'm staying in the warmth of my electric blanket and counting my blessings one by one. Blessings



February 16 Phone call 5 am from daughter number 2 Amber Webber wishing me a very happy birthday. Back to sleep....phones ringing with beautiful birthday wishes from many friends ♡♡♡. Daughter number 3 Rachael calls then daughter number 1Webber Heather calls. Lots of beautiful wonderful birthday wishes covering my Facebook page with birthday wishes and love. Thank you everyone for all the beautiful messages sent my way. Feeling very blessed and loved. I spent all morning curled up in my blankets and I even turned on heat to blaring to warm my house. Birthday gift to me, {warmth}. Then I got my self moving and did my hair and makeup Cuz a girl has to look good when she turns 59. So thankful for all the birthday wishes and love being sent my way this day. I'm truly blessed!♡♡♡ Another year ahead of me to adventure and journey through. Thank you Lord for 59 years of living well. Blessings



February 17 I could've slept in....but no, 6:30 am awake. So prayers and coffee with morning weather and news. Then I decided to watch a movie. It was one I had DVR'D. Really like that device. Afterwards grabbed my jacket to go to the bank. Chelsie Lanning made my day. Wishing me a happy birthday, then telling me I was 29 plus interest. LOVE IT! Thank you Chelsie you made my day. Then a visit from my beautiful friend Randi Hilary. We had so much fun catching up. Then out the door to help celebrate my friendRebecca Sherrett new business adventure. So excited for her. I won a pair of leggings. So much is stuffed into one day. God's blessings coming in many ways. While at Rebecca's meet some wonderful ladies and caught up with another friend the beautiful Christina Lee. The day painted in beauty just as the evening sky was painted in rich beauty for me to enjoy. It's seems one can always find a blessing to be thankful for. Loving all the many gifts of the day. Blessings






February 18 Good morning Beth time to rise and shine. Sister's, Christine Good, Rosie, and Jennifer Merritt-Estep, taking you out for brunch. Katherine Fischer Huston is arriving in town. And so many gifts and blessings are awaiting you today. Thank you sister's and Jennifer, for brunch so much fun, and tons of food. Then Mary McCormick Loomis and Katherine arrive on the scene. More food and surprises. After enjoying a hearty meal Katherine, Mary, and I headed for adventures unknown on the old scenic highway heading towards all the beautiful Falls in the Gorge. Rain and beauty. A little wine tasting at Skamania Lodge in Washington. Then a surprise treat at the bath house in Carson, at the Carson Hot Springs, in Washington. We are treated to a mineral bath and wrap. Total relaxation 😊Heading home from a very full day. A late dinner and drinks to top the day off. Arriving home to crash from our long excursions throughout the day. To numerous to mention them all. Feeling refreshed and renewed. Totally blessed from the first morning light to the last flicker of the day before my eyes closed for the night. Thank you everyone for making this memorable. God's blessings truly over took us today. Blessings


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Three Word Wednesday



Decaying, adjective: decomposing, decomposed, rotting, rotten, putrescent, putrid, bad, off, perished; moldy, festering, fetid, rancid, rank; maggoty, wormy, declining, degenerating, dying, crumbling, disintegrating; derelict, run-down, tumbledown, ramshackle, shabby, decrepit; in decline, in ruins, on the way out.

Ember, noun: glowing coal, live coal; cinder; (embers) ashes, residue.

Fragrant, adjective: sweet-scented, sweet-smelling, scented, perfumed, aromatic, odoriferous, odiferous, perfumy; literary redolent. 



Fragrant was the love
The ember burning hot
Lost in years
Of neglect
It no longer could burn 
The ember lost its light
Barely a flicker
Of the fragrant love
It once was
Decaying by the day
Dreaming for 
The fragrant love
Lost in years
Of neglect
Just a flicker
Of decaying memories
Of the fragrant love
That once was
A Love story
Of fragrant beauty
Now lost in memories
Burning embers
Decaying 
Of the love
That once was

~Beth~


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Saturday, February 11, 2017

February Blessings Week Two

February 


Counting it All Joy




February 5 Waking to the raindrops pelting the house. As the rain woke me it also lulled me back to sleep. Staying snuggled in the warmth of my bed later than normal. Then hot shower. So happy my tub is running once again. That I have hot running water and the comforts of home that we take for granted everyday. Then a lazy day of book reading and murder mystery movies wrapped up in my electric blanket on my couch. Watching the rain come down in buckets. Or is that raining cats and dogs? Thankful for the peaceful quiet as I listened to the rain all day. Now as I watch the overtime in the Super Bowl game, I'm grateful for my big screen TV. Absolutely thankful for my creature comforts of my home. So many to be thankful for. Congratulations to the Patriots for their win! Blessings




February 6 Waking up this morning before the bell tolls. A little morning pray and some bible study time before I head out. A day filled with lots of appointments and activities to fill my day. Thankful they all went well. Talking to my mom and telling her I love her. I'm so blessed to still have her and to be able to call her and tell her how much she is loved. Thank you mom for all you do! Conversations with those that I love. Family and friends that make each day brighter because of their presence in my life. The beautiful sky painted all day in many shades of rich color. From the stormy dark rain clouds to the breaking of the rich golden sun; the raindrops that glistened like diamonds, as the rainbow arches across the broken beauty of the sky in its many shades of blues and golden rays of beauty. Reminding me with every storm there is a promise and beauty of strength that comes. I am so thankful for the gifts hidden in the darkness of the storms of life. God's gifts are gems even in the ordinary routines of daily life. Thank you Lord for all your many gifts and blessings. ♡♡♡ Blessings


February 7 Happy birthday to my beautiful nieceLenita Campbell. May you have a very blessed day. Waking to wish those we love birthday blessings, before we get this day rolling. So thankful for my family. I have been blessed with a very large and extended family. Then of course the family we hand pick. Those amazing friendships that just enhance every aspect of your life. Grateful for each one. Today was another opportunity to see my chiropractor to help with my pain levels. Really hopeful to see how this all works out for me. Just another ordinary day filled with some snow, slushy rain and grey skies. Smiles brought about by every appointment held and every person who crossed my path today. Some bringing great laughter and knowledge of great wisdom with their contiguous smiles. And under the grey rainy skies their were even pink blooms breaking out their beauty. Waiting to share the silent strength of grace in the storm. Reminding me once again that out of every storm comes the hope of strength and beauty; that cannot be contained or held back. The beauty must bloom and shine as it breaks through the storm to victory. Thankful for the gifts that daily remind me how truly blessed I am to wake each day to fill it with my imprints of life. Blessings


February 8 Early morning rise for a day of beauty and smiles. I had earned in my first two appointments this morning more than enough to cover gas for the week. Love how the Lord watched over me today. That made my day as these were two unexpected clients. Today was a wonderful day in living history as many of the ladies shared amazing stories of their lives and the history they help create and see happen over their life time. So love hearing their stories, as they share with one another and myself. So rich and beautiful each one, the rich colorful lives they have lead and those they have touched along the way. Making history through living a full life. Truly the journey is about the impact and love you leave behind, not the gathering of things or the job. But the PEOPLE! Love how the Lord watches over us all. It was a full day of creating beauty and smiles, watching each one leave with huge joy of happiness and smiles on their faces. Home to do laundry. Love that the towels for salon and all my personal clothing is done for the week. All folded and put away. Love that I own my own washer and dryer and I don't have to go out and use public machines. Love sitting under my electric blanket getting all snugly warm. So glad I have this blanket, as it truly has been an unexpected blessing to me this very long cold Winter. Now as the day comes to a close I sit in the quiet of my home saying silent prayers of the heart. My heart is over flowing in His grace and love for me. Thankful for this day I was blessed with. Blessings


February 9 The day our family was blessed with Shawn Harris my number 2 grandson. And what a blessing he is too. Wishing I was in California to celebrate his special day with him. I love you Shawn! Grateful to be able to wish him Happy Birthday and many blessings. Lounged and sipped on my morning coffee before getting my day going. Watched many rain storms pass by today. Sitting and dreaming, thinking about life. Wondering about those that have come into my life and life in general. Praying for those I love, health, answers, direction and wisdom for all on my prayer list and myself. There is always someone or something to pray for or about. Then a beautiful break in the afternoon and in the storms going through the area. Great opportunity to go out for a bit. Took my necklace in to be repaired. Grateful for life time warranty on my jewelry. Then a little window shopping dreaming of all the beautiful bling. Even tried some on. Fun to just look and dream. Driving home just in time to enjoy the beauty of the evening sky. As I sit here once again tonight trying to be thankful for the quiet, hating the loneliness. As I listen to the down pour of rain thunder down upon the house; I realize even in this quiet difficult time of loneliness there is a promise of simple love only God can give. Thanking God for even the difficult times. Giving Him all the glory knowing He will work all things out for His good and glory in Him. Another day closes with hope of His promises in my heart. Thank you Lord. Blessings


February 10 With temperatures rising I feel hopeful that I will once again feel warmth outside of my blankets. It was a slow start to my day with many blessings awaiting me. But...first that morning coffee. I was so excited to share and pray with my beautiful friend Crystal N Koch this morning. I so loved hearing her voice and her love radiates through the phone lines. Lord thank you for this friendship that you brought together so many years ago and even through the hundreds of miles. You are a treasured gift Crystal. I love you. Then out the door to get my hair cut. Finally! Looks great! Then after a bite to eat I meet up with Rebecca Sherrett for some fun. Did a little live feed for tonight's pop up event that I'm hosting on line. What a great time. Thank you for allowing me to model your clothing line. Home for homemade tacos. My flower garden of life today was blooming every where I went. Now the evening is closing as this day quietly slips away as I sit and reflect upon all the gifts I've been blessed with. Missing others in my flower garden, as I pray for them and ask God to watch over each one. And if it's His will they call and say hello. I'm so thankful for each and all the flowers that bloom and come and go in my garden of life. The love, the pain, the loss, the joy, the laughter, and so much more; each piece that each one has brought into my life. Which has made me rich beyond measure. The joy to be apart of God's plan for those around me and myself. Thank you Lord for such rich treasures and gifts in my life. Blessings


February 11 Could've slept in.....but no. Up for early morning coffee and weather report. Crawled under electric blanket and enjoyed a peaceful morning and the sun breaking through the morning clouds. What a wonderful way to start my day. Wonderful conversations with several friends and family today. Enjoyed my visits with them through out the day. Though most live hundreds of miles away; the phone lines were the next best thing. Sadly none were in person, but so grateful for each call. Across the miles to catch up on lifes adventurers and happens. Very up lifting and encouraging with prayers laced in love in every spoken word. We even worked on solving the world problems. Crystal N Koch with so much encouragement wrapped up in love and prayers. Sally Mazza with insight of long friendship and laughter. Always has an ear to listen with humor. Thank you. Jim Gentry we solved all the world problems and fixed what needs fixing. Always makes me laugh and knows how truly important longtime friendship is..the family we pick. Mary McCormick Loomis with her bright and shiny smiles even through the phone lines with laughter to carry you all day long. Mom.....the perfect love. What does one say. So grateful I have her still. I love you mom. Rose always so fun to talk with. She is my living history book so full of life and great information from just living a long full life. And love all her doggy information. I call her my walking encyclopedia. Then I also received an unexpected message; God's unexpected grace. Each bringing a ray of sunshine and love that they could only give. So my day was filled with friendships and family filling my heart with lots of love. And to think I didn't even have to leave the comfort of my home for these amazing wonderful blessings. A short walk in the sunshine that broke forth and is bringing warmer temperatures. Enjoyed the giggling of the children playing outdoors. The simple pleasures found in a lazy Saturday. Resting in God's love for me. Blessings

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Three Word Wednesday


Asymmetrical, adjective: lopsided, unsymmetrical, uneven, unbalanced, crooked, awry, askew, skew, misaligned; disproportionate, unequal, irregular.

Bare, adjective: naked, unclothed, undressed, uncovered, stripped, having nothing on, nude, in the nude, stark naked, without a stitch on, buck-naked, butt-naked, mother-naked, in one's birthday suit, in the raw, in the altogether, in the buff, empty, unfurnished, cleared; stark, austere, spartan, unadorned, unembellished, unornamented, plain, empty of, devoid of, bereft of; without, lacking, wanting, free from, barren, bleak, exposed, desolate, stark, arid, desert, lunar; treeless, deforested, bald, plain, essential, fundamental, basic, straightforward, simple, pure, stark, bald, cold, hard, brutal, harsh; verb: uncover, strip, lay bare, undress, unclothe, denude, expose.

Crave, verb: long for, yearn for, desire, want, wish for, hunger for, thirst for, sigh for, pine for, hanker after, covet, lust after, ache for, set one's heart on, dream of, be bent on, have a yen for, have a jones for, itch for, be dying for.



Her asymmetrical  body
Was bare
Her soul to see
A rare beauty 
Hidden in pain
She craved
To be loved
Longed to be
Adorned 
In her lovers arms
Lost in her pain
Bare for all to see
As her asymmetrical body
Laid across her bed
Hidden in pain
Baring her soul
Craving love
Only the
Lover of her
Soul could give

~ Beth~


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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Crack Pot



An elderly Chinese man had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which he carried across his neck.
One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water. At the end of the long walk from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the man bringing home only one and a half pots of water.
Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments. But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do. After 2 years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the man one day by the stream. "I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your house."
The old man smiled, "Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?" "That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them." "For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house."
Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding. You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.
So, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!
Author Unknown