What’s so funny?

dsc_00015843%20Revised.jpgLooking at this picture you may want to know what is so funny.  Some of you may know that my youngest goes through speech therapy once a week in the birth to three program.  His speech therapist comes to the house every week at 7:30 AM.  She comes to the door with her colored bag of goodies.  She is a wonderful speech therapist that I can’t imagine Peyton learning as much as he has without her.  Both of my children get so excited to let her in when she comes knocking on the door.  She gets right down on the floor to start "playtime."  Little does Peyton know how much he is learning with the games they play.  He has come so far since he started this program.  For more pictures click here.

In this picture Amy was playing a game and he was laughing so hard that his face turned red and he could hardly breath.  It was the uncontrollable laughter that makes your belly jiggle.  There is no drug or therapy that can take the place of a child’s’ contagious laughter.

Best Advice

Again, I received an e-mail that puts things into perspective. I hope you all enjoy. I will certainly take the advice since I think I have already been infected.

The Center for Disease Control has issued a medical alert about a highly contagious, potentially dangerous virus that is transmitted orally, by hand, and even electronically. This virus is called Weary Overload Recreational Killer (WORK). If you receive WORK from your boss, any of your colleagues, or anyone else via any means whatsoever – DO NOT TOUCH IT. This virus will wipe out your private life completely. If you should come into contact with WORK you should immediately leave the premises. Take two good friends to the nearest grocery store and purchase one or both of the antidotes – Work Isolating Neutralizer Extract (WINE) and Bothersome Employer Elimination Rebooter (BEER). Take the antidote repeatedly until WORK has been completely eleminated from your system. You should immediately forward this medical alert to five friends. If you do not have five friends, you have already been infected and WORK is controlling your life.

It’s Not the Cup but the Coffee… worth reading

I recieved this story via e-mail and thought it best to share as the new year begins.  Enjoy!


A group of alumni, all highly established in their respective careers, got together for a visit with their old university professor. The conversation soon turned to complaints about the endless stress of work and life in general… Offering his guests coffee, the professor went into the kitchen and soon returned with a large pot of coffee and an eclectic assortment of cups: porcelain, plastic, glass, crystal – some plain, some expensive, some quite exquisite. Quietly he told them to help themselves to some fresh coffee. When each of his former students had a cup of coffee in hand, the old professor quietly cleared his throat and began to patiently address the small gathering… ”You may have noticed that all of the nicer looking cups were taken up first, leaving behind the plainer and cheaper ones. While it is only natural for you to want only the best for yourselves, that is actually the source of much of your stress-related problems! " He continued…”Be assured that the cup itself adds no quality to the coffee. In fact, the cup merely disguises or dresses up what we drink. What each of you really wanted was coffee, not a cup, but you instinctively went for the best cups… Then you began eyeing each other’s cups….” ”Now consider this: Life is coffee. Jobs, money, and position in society are merely cups. They are just tools to shape and contain Life, and the type of cup we have does not truly define nor change the quality of the Life we live. Often, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the coffee. Enjoy your coffee!” The happiest people don’t have the best of everything – they just make the best of everything they have… So please remember: Live simply. Love generously. Care Deeply. Speak Kindly. And remember – the richest person is not the one who has the most, but the one who needs the least.