Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Just by Chance.

Hello my Friends ~~ This will not be a long post as I have

a big day tomorrow. My son is taking me to Maryborough,

Victoria which is about 2 ½ to 3 hour trip from here.

It is for the funeral of my cousin, and to see several other

cousins who will attend, as well as seeing how Kath’s husband,

daughter, and her three boys are coping. No post tomorrow folks.

I will find a poem for you and then there is an article about

“women” that my friend Sandy sent to me.

Thanks so much Sandy.

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<><><> Poem -- Just by Chance. <><><>

Just by chance you came along,

You smiled as you passed me by,

Just by chance I saw you smile ---

And grinned back in reply.

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Just by chance I heard you laugh,

When the world seemed dull and grey,

Just by chance I laughed aloud,

And the sun shone right away.

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Just by chance you sang a song,

The tune embraced the air,

Just by chance I heard your lilt,

And softly said a prayer.

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A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE..

. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill, and a black lace bra... A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...

One friend who Always makes her Laugh... And one Who lets her cry...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE..

. A good piece of furniture not previously owned by Anyone else in her family...

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE

Eight matching plates, Wine glasses with stems, And a recipe for a meal that will Make her guests feel honored.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE...

A feeling of control over Her destiny...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

How to fall in love Without losing herself...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

HOW TO QUIT A JOB

BREAK UP WITH A LOVER

AND CONFRONT A FRIEND WITHOUT RUINING

THE FRIENDSHIP...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

When to try harder... and

WHEN TO WALK AWAY...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

That she can't change The length of her calves, The width of her hips, or

The nature of her parents...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

That her childhood May not have been Perfect... but; It's over...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

What she would and Wouldn't Do for love or more...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

How to live alone... even if She doesn't like it...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

Whom she can trust, Whom she can't, And why she shouldn't Take it personally...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

Where to go.. Be it to her best friend's kitchen table.. Or a charming inn in the woods... When her soul needs soothing...

EVERY WOMAN SHOULD KNOW...

What she can and can't accomplish In a day... A month... And a year.

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And a few quotes, from my book, “Pocket Positives.”

Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of

them ? -- Abraham Lincoln.

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Animals are such agreeable friends --- they ask no questions,

they pass no criticisms. --- George Eliot.

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You can always tell a real friend; when you’ve made a fool

of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.

--- Laurence J. Peter.

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What are you looking forward to in the next year ?

The next ten years ? Isn’t it exciting to imagine all the

possibilities the future holds. – Anonymous.

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The best thing about the future is that it only comes one

day at a time. --- Abraham Lincoln.

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Bye for now. I will be back posting on Thursday. Take care

and be happy. Cheers, Merle.

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15 comments:

Tammy said...

Dear Merle you have a safe trip and know that my thoughts and prayers are with you!!
I've often thought smiles soothe so much...so many people are frowning in this world....
:-D

Peter said...

Hi Merle, hope the funeral went as well as can be expected and that everyone coped with the loss of Kath too.

PEA said...

Have a safe trip dear Merle and your presence at the funeral will certainly be appreciated...will be thinking of you!! Love the "Just By Chance" poem, so beautiful!! Also loved the one about what every woman should have and should know...all of it is so true! Thank you for being such a delight and a friend! Hugs xoxo

Lee-ann said...

Dear Merle,
I send you all my sincere prayers on the loss of your cousin, it is a sad thing loosing anyone from your family but I am sure the love you all showed her at the funeral will be seen from above.

Maryborough is not that far from here but a very long trip from your neck of the woods so take care on the roads and know we are thinking of you here today.
lee-ann

Jon Cox said...

Wonderful post! I love the poem and quotes! :o)

mreddie said...

Even though it is not the best reason for a trip, I hope it goes well and you are able to comfort those of Kath's family. ec

Connie and Rob said...

Please have a safe trip and take care. I know the circustances are sad but being around other family will comfort you.

Take care,
Connie

Janice said...

Hi Merle,

I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your cousin, and you have my deepest sympathies.

I live your A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE, and it's true we should have or at least know these things.

Janice~

rhapsody said...

Hi Merle- Thanks for the wonderful posts- what I don't know, I'm learning!

Have a safe trip- see you Thursday!

Mike said...

Lovely poem. My condolences regarding your cousin. Travel safe.

Donnak said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin. I hope you have a good visit with your cousins, dispite the sad reason for the get-together.

I really enjoyed your post today. The woman thing was my favorite today. Hugs!! :)

Ava said...

I hope that your trip goes well.

audrey` said...

Please take care, Merle.
Be strong.
Sorry, Merle.

Granny said...

Sorry I'm late getting here. Blame blogger.

Hope your journey both directions is safe.

My best to your and your family.

Kelvin said...

Hi from across the ditch. I hope you have a safe trip and we all look forward to your return. Maybe when you get back, you can 'twist' Peter's arm and get him do "what a man needs on his blog" !!!
My thoughts & prayers are with you Merle.