On the lighter side...

It was autumn, and the Indians on a remote reservation asked their new Chief if the winter was going to be cold or mild. Since he was an Indian Chief in a modern society he had never been taught the old secrets, so when he looked at the sky he couldn't tell what the weather was going to be.
Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he replied to his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect wood to be prepared.
But also being a practical leader, after several days he got an idea. He went to the phone booth, called the National Weather Service and asked, "Is the coming winter going to be cold?"
"It looks like this winter is going to be quite cold indeed," the Meteorologist at the weather service responded. So the Chief went back to his people and told them to collect even more wood in order to be prepared.
One week later he called the National Weather Service again. "Is it going to be a very cold winter?"
"Yes," the man at National Weather Service again replied, "it's going to be a very cold winter."
The Chief again went back to his people and ordered them to collect every scrap of wood they could find. Two weeks later he called the National Weather Service again. "Are you absolutely sure that the winter is going to be very cold?"
"Absolutely," the man replied. "It's going to be one of the coldest winters ever."
"How can you be so sure?" the Chief asked.
The weatherman replied, "The Indians are collecting wood like crazy."

Words for life's journey...


There are two days in every week about which we should not worry, two days which should be kept free from fear and apprehension.

One of these days is yesterday, with its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. We cannot undo a single act we performed. We cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone.

The other day we should not worry about is tomorrow with its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise, or poor performance. Tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control.
Tomorrow’s sun will rise, whether it is in splendor or behind a mask of clouds…but it will rise. Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet unborn.

That leaves only one day….TODAY.

Any person can fight the battles of just one day. It is only when you and I add the burdens of these two awful eternities – yesterday and tomorrow – that we break down.
It is not the experience of today that drives people mad – it is the remorse or bitterness of something that happened yesterday or the dread of what tomorrow may bring.

Let us therefore, LIVE BUT ONE DAY AT A TIME.

Words for life's journey

A random act of kindness is:
 “A selfless act performed by a person or persons wishing to either assist or cheer up an individual… There will generally be no reason other than to make people smile, or be happier.”

How different our world would be if we were all just a bit more compassionate and kind.
So what is it that prevents us? Kindness is free, it never goes bad, it has no sell-by date, we can never get enough of it, and we can never give enough of it.
However, kindness is often overlooked or undervalued. Which is a pity as it takes only a very small amount of it to turn someone’s day from bad to wonderful.

Have a blessed Sunday!

Cheeseburger dip

Cheeseburger Dip
Warm and Cheesy With Onion and Green Chiles

1/2 lb. lean ground beef
1 small finely chopped onion
1 can (16 ounce) refried beans - regular or fat free
1 jar green chiles, chopped
1 cup chili sauce (from store)
2 cups Monterey Jack cheese shredded
1 - 8 oz. container of sour cream
Thinly sliced black olives, optional

Preparation:Saute the ground beef and onion in a skillet.
Drain off the fat and place the beef and onion mixture in a crockpot.
Then stir in the refried beans, chili sauce, green chiles and shredded cheese.
Cook on low for 3 to 4 hours.
Just before serving, stir in the sour cream and black olives (if using). 

Serve warm with your favorite chips, crackers or vegetables!