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“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#1720 May 21, 2012
Truths wrote:
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Beautiful (c: All of that will help him to relax and repair (((((Water)))))))
Well, Truths, I lost it completely with Skombolis on WSJLM. Not pretty, and I should have held my temper. There will be weeks now of discord on there whether I post or not as he will never let any thing go.

“John 3:seventeen”

Since: Feb 07

God BELIEVES in YOU~

#1721 May 21, 2012
He is a pitbull on any topic he grabs onto for sure. There has been wrongful posting on that thread since I can remember- I just don't want to participate in such negative enviornment. Life is SWEET when we choose to see it that way, and some people have not got there yet friend. Maybe they need a few more years to mellow~

I hope that your day is a lovely one.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#1722 May 21, 2012
Truths wrote:
He is a pitbull on any topic he grabs onto for sure. There has been wrongful posting on that thread since I can remember- I just don't want to participate in such negative enviornment. Life is SWEET when we choose to see it that way, and some people have not got there yet friend. Maybe they need a few more years to mellow~
I hope that your day is a lovely one.
I had a wonderful day today. My youngest granddaughter spent the day with me while her mom took her mother to chemo. She's in her 80's and is in stage 4, and everyone has accepted what is coming. Not to say that it will be easy for my DIL, but she has at least come to terms with it.

My granddaughter and I painted a sign for her garden, played Scrabble and just spent some great time together.

Tomorrow is my day to take care of my son. Wednesday I have to have some tests done at the hospital. Thursday back to take care of my son and Friday I go to Dr. Saturday will be back with my son and then I won't go back until Tuesday. I think that's pretty much going to be my turn to take care of him (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) unless something changes.

Hope your day was wonderful.

“John 3:seventeen”

Since: Feb 07

God BELIEVES in YOU~

#1723 May 21, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>I had a wonderful day today. My youngest granddaughter spent the day with me while her mom took her mother to chemo. She's in her 80's and is in stage 4, and everyone has accepted what is coming. Not to say that it will be easy for my DIL, but she has at least come to terms with it.
My granddaughter and I painted a sign for her garden, played Scrabble and just spent some great time together.
Tomorrow is my day to take care of my son. Wednesday I have to have some tests done at the hospital. Thursday back to take care of my son and Friday I go to Dr. Saturday will be back with my son and then I won't go back until Tuesday. I think that's pretty much going to be my turn to take care of him (Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday) unless something changes.
Hope your day was wonderful.
How nice that you had the day to "just be". Your presence will help your son to heal in all areas~

Great day here~ I am relearning "life" by not being here throughout the day (c: I have been online since 1996~ and VERY involved online since 2006. I hope to attack my flowerbeds for weeding them tomorrow~ I feel like I just WOKE UP and noticed how in need of help they are!

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Since: Jul 07

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#1724 Jul 8, 2012
Anyone still over here? Hi WN and Truths.:)

“John 3:seventeen”

Since: Feb 07

God BELIEVES in YOU~

#1725 Jul 8, 2012
Hello (c: Checked in for messages~ and TAH DAH~ Here you are !

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#1726 Jul 9, 2012
Open Your Eyes wrote:
Anyone still over here? Hi WN and Truths.:)
OYE!!! It's so good to see you. HOpe all is well in your little part of the world. Things are improving over here in mine.

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Since: Jul 07

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#1727 Jul 11, 2012
Hi WN, glad they are improving. I'm looking for another job but otherwise everything is fine. We're getting more rain this year.

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#1728 Jul 11, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>OYE!!! It's so good to see you. HOpe all is well in your little part of the world. Things are improving over here in mine.
What is "Rings of Saturn Emporium"?

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#1729 Jul 11, 2012
Open Your Eyes wrote:
Hi WN, glad they are improving. I'm looking for another job but otherwise everything is fine. We're getting more rain this year.
It has been so dry here that all my grass is dying and I'm watering vegetable plants twice a day.

Here's hoping you find a great job!

I have missed your posts on Topix. I don't blame you for leaving several of the threads though.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#1730 Jul 11, 2012
Open Your Eyes wrote:
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What is "Rings of Saturn Emporium"?
A fictional place of peace, quiet and unequaled beauty.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#1731 Jul 11, 2012
Rings of Saturn Emporium and Grand View Hotel. Come on over and sit on the porch in a rocking chair any time!

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#1732 Oct 14, 2012
Well...I came to just read some old posts and found that others have done the same from time to time.

Hidden away in a far far away place are the words of a few...just looking for peace...

“John 3:seventeen”

Since: Feb 07

God BELIEVES in YOU~

#1733 Oct 14, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
Well...I came to just read some old posts and found that others have done the same from time to time.
Hidden away in a far far away place are the words of a few...just looking for peace...
Peace looks for you - do not run from it.
Your burdens are not lighter than anothers- nor' are they heavier than most. But they are yours- so you feel them deeply. Give them to God -

"Fear knocked at the door. Faith opened it to find no one there."

Faith WILL make YOU whole ~

Let go of concern and be restored dear sister.
((((((Annie))))))))
I love you sister~
Deb~

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#1734 Oct 14, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
Well...I came to just read some old posts and found that others have done the same from time to time.
Hidden away in a far far away place are the words of a few...just looking for peace...
Peace is hard to find on Topix. But I agree, there are some worthy posts here to be read.

“John 3:seventeen”

Since: Feb 07

God BELIEVES in YOU~

#1735 Oct 14, 2012
Hello ((((((W_N)))))))(c:

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#1736 Oct 15, 2012
Truths wrote:
Hello ((((((W_N)))))))(c:
Hey there, Truths. Hope you're having a good morning.

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#1737 Oct 15, 2012
water_nymph wrote:
<quoted text>Peace is hard to find on Topix. But I agree, there are some worthy posts here to be read.
I have grown weary of the debates over faith. I have no need to prove or disprove anything. One's faith should be of beauty and peace...most times, at least on Topix, it becomes ugly.

I am also weary of the unkindness...the arrogance...the hatefulness. I am not sure why as human beings that we can not find what we have in common.

A forum such as Topix is designed to be able to share and discuss varying beliefs and to possibly learn from each other. If we are secure in our beliefs then there should be no need for this..."I am right and you are wrong" argument. I don't know...maybe I am just being too optimistic...ya think??? LOL

There is just too much beauty in the world...too many people that just need a word of kindness...a smile...a hug...to spend time in the ugliness that is found in places such as this.

Yet I enjoy being able to exchange ideas with people from all over the world. I like being able to get on the computer while I drink my morning coffee and see what others have said that might add a bit of inspiration to my day.

I think that is why I looked this thread up after so long...I remembered that at one time we shared some of those "moments of inspiration".

“BE BRAVE ENOUGH ”

Since: Oct 09

TO STEP IN MUD PUDDLES

#1738 Oct 15, 2012
I thought that this might trigger memories for anyone that might happen to read. I loved those rainy days when you had to find something to do inside...looking out my window watching the raindrops trickle down...walking in the mud puddles afterwards...

I BELIEVE IN THE HAPPINESS OF RAIN
by Jaclyn - Atlanta, Georgia

http://thisibelieve.org/essay/61543/

Every day I wake up hoping for rain. There is nothing more tranquil than the sound of falling rain on the roof, its rhythmic tapping on the window pane, silvery streaked lines, or the soft glow of a dove gray sky that makes colors seem so vibrant. Blues, greens, yellows, and reds brilliantly splashed across a misty canvas.

Looking at my early life experiences, I should not enjoy rain. My psychiatrist mother has told me that many fears develop while children are young, at about two or three years old. That being said, during those formative years I was living in Pensacola, Florida, a small beach town vulnerable to moody, unpredictable weather and tremendous thunderstorms, on the Gulf of Mexico. Many nights were spent bursting into my parents’ room, seeking protection from the wailing storm outside. A giant pine tree loomed above the roof of my bedroom. When the sky would become angry and dark, the wind would gust, sending pinecones crashing from the tree, landing above my bedroom with the blast of a grenade. No matter how hard it rained, or how strongly the wind blew, those temperamental storms could not touch me. They were never welcome or invited into my warm, comforting home.

Growing up, rainy days were always special. Rainy days seemed to be like a vacation from everyday life, whether it was tea parties, fort making, or reading about a princess in faraway lands. There were always hushed soft voices, warm enveloping hugs, and a feeling of magical wonder. No matter what I was doing, an overwhelming sense of comfort and security surrounded me, like a single flame in the midst of darkness. It was my cozy little world where dreams came alive and were played out before my eyes.

Most people consider the rain ruinous, a guaranteed recipe to destroy one’s day. They see the rain as pollution to their sunshine, unwanted gloominess lingering above their heads. Often, when people are upset, rain becomes a metaphor for their hurt feelings. In movies, when the princess is distraught and thinks she has lost her true love, heavy rainfall ensues until the prince arrives to sweep her off her feet. Then, magically, the sun peeks out from behind the clouds. All is well in the world. People naturally want to wish away the rain and bring out rays of sunshine.

Not me. Whenever I am feeling blue or am upset, I think back to those rainy afternoons. I can hear the clink of teacups, feel the soft pillows of a living room fort, or smell the scent of vanilla from baking cookies. While people search for sunshine on a cloudy day, I look for my rainy day in the midst of clear skies.

“Live Love Laugh”

Since: Aug 07

Rings of Saturn Emporium

#1739 Oct 16, 2012
AnnieJ wrote:
I thought that this might trigger memories for anyone that might happen to read. I loved those rainy days when you had to find something to do inside...looking out my window watching the raindrops trickle down...walking in the mud puddles afterwards...
I BELIEVE IN THE HAPPINESS OF RAIN
by Jaclyn - Atlanta, Georgia
http://thisibelieve.org/essay/61543/
Every day I wake up hoping for rain. There is nothing more tranquil than the sound of falling rain on the roof, its rhythmic tapping on the window pane, silvery streaked lines, or the soft glow of a dove gray sky that makes colors seem so vibrant. Blues, greens, yellows, and reds brilliantly splashed across a misty canvas.
Looking at my early life experiences, I should not enjoy rain. My psychiatrist mother has told me that many fears develop while children are young, at about two or three years old. That being said, during those formative years I was living in Pensacola, Florida, a small beach town vulnerable to moody, unpredictable weather and tremendous thunderstorms, on the Gulf of Mexico. Many nights were spent bursting into my parents’ room, seeking protection from the wailing storm outside. A giant pine tree loomed above the roof of my bedroom. When the sky would become angry and dark, the wind would gust, sending pinecones crashing from the tree, landing above my bedroom with the blast of a grenade. No matter how hard it rained, or how strongly the wind blew, those temperamental storms could not touch me. They were never welcome or invited into my warm, comforting home.
Growing up, rainy days were always special. Rainy days seemed to be like a vacation from everyday life, whether it was tea parties, fort making, or reading about a princess in faraway lands. There were always hushed soft voices, warm enveloping hugs, and a feeling of magical wonder. No matter what I was doing, an overwhelming sense of comfort and security surrounded me, like a single flame in the midst of darkness. It was my cozy little world where dreams came alive and were played out before my eyes.
Most people consider the rain ruinous, a guaranteed recipe to destroy one’s day. They see the rain as pollution to their sunshine, unwanted gloominess lingering above their heads. Often, when people are upset, rain becomes a metaphor for their hurt feelings. In movies, when the princess is distraught and thinks she has lost her true love, heavy rainfall ensues until the prince arrives to sweep her off her feet. Then, magically, the sun peeks out from behind the clouds. All is well in the world. People naturally want to wish away the rain and bring out rays of sunshine.
Not me. Whenever I am feeling blue or am upset, I think back to those rainy afternoons. I can hear the clink of teacups, feel the soft pillows of a living room fort, or smell the scent of vanilla from baking cookies. While people search for sunshine on a cloudy day, I look for my rainy day in the midst of clear skies.
This is really beautiful, Annie. Thanks for posting it.

I love my rainy days when I can curl up with a good book and just let it rain.

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