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    kai

    thank god its the weekend quotes

    Cheers From Kai

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    My Mother passed away in 2011 aged 95 years. She had Alzheimers and didn’t really know me but she always waited for her kiss and hug when I arrived at her bedside each morning.

    To all Mothers past and present, Happy Mothers Day

    My mother 4877427198 n

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    In a classroom full of students, a professor asks:
    If you had $86,400.00 and someone stole $10.00 from you, would you:
    Throw away the $86,390.00 you still have to try and get your $10.00 back or would you just let it go?
    They all said they would let it go.

    Then he told them, you have 86,400 seconds every single day.
    This time is so much more valuable than money.
    You can always work for more money, but once a second passes you can never get it back.
    EVER!!

    Every time someone upsets us, it probably took 10 seconds, so why do we throw away the other 86,390 seconds worrying about it or being upset?

    We all make this mistake.
    It is time to start letting the little things go.

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    #1719371
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    kai

    That’s a neat example super gold

    Thanks for the share

    Cheers From Kai

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    supergold

    WORRY

    Is there an imaginary cut-off period when offspring become accountable for their own actions?
    Is there some wonderful moment when parents can become detached spectators in the lives of their children and shrug,
    ‘It’s Their life,’ and feel nothing?

    When I was in my twenties,
    I stood in a hospital corridor
    Waiting for doctors to put a few stitches
    In my son’s head and I asked,
    ‘When do you stop worrying?’
    The nurse said,
    ‘When they get out of the accident stage..’
    My Parents just smiled faintly
    And said nothing.

    When I was in my thirties,
    I sat on a little chair in a classroom
    And heard how one of my children
    Talked incessantly, disrupted the class,
    And was headed for a career
    Making license plates.
    As if to read my mind, a teacher said,
    ‘Don’t worry, they all go through this stage
    And then you can sit back,
    Relax and enjoy them.’
    My Parents just smiled faintly
    And said nothing.

    When I was in my forties,
    I spent a lifetime waiting
    For the phone to ring,
    The cars to come home,
    The front door to open.
    A friend said,
    ‘They’re trying to find themselves.
    ‘Don’t worry!
    In a few years, they’ll be adults.
    ‘They’ll be off on their own
    They’ll be out of your hair’
    My Parents just smiled faintly
    And said nothing.

    By the time I was 50,
    I was sick & tired of being vulnerable.
    I was still worrying over my children,
    But there was a new wrinkle..
    Even though they were on their own
    I continued to anguish over their failures,
    Be tormented by their frustrations and
    Absorbed in their disappointments..
    And there was nothing I could do about it.
    My Parents just smiled faintly
    And said nothing.

    My friends said that
    When my kids got married
    I could stop worrying
    And lead my own life.
    I wanted to believe that,
    But I was haunted by my parent’s warm smiles
    And their occasional,
    ‘You look pale. Are you all right’ ?
    ‘Call me the minute you get home’.
    Are you depressed about something?’

    My friends said that
    When I became a grandparent
    That I would get to enjoy
    The happy little voices yelling
    Grandma! Papa!
    You know what the next bit is …
    Yes. I just smiled faintly and said nothing.

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    kai

    il_340x270.80859896

    THIS INCLUDES LIFELONG PRECIOUS FRIENDS AS WELL !!!

    Cheers From Kai

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    supergold

    “The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

    ~ Dorothy Nevill

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    “If I don’t drive around the park
    I’m pretty sure to make my mark.
    If I’m in bed each night by ten’
    I may get my looks back again.
    If I abstain from fun & such,
    I’ll probably amount to much.
    But I shall stay the way I am,
    Because I do not give a damn.”

     

    “Every year back ,comes Spring, with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off & the ground all mucked up with plants.”

    Dorothy Parker

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    supergold

    Seems to me that the writer/s of your post, were having a bit of a bad day. 😆

    Thanks for the giggles Lilith. 😆  😆

    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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    Supergold-Wainuiomata (Wellington)

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