Demented Mom

If you think that you will understand me one day soon, you will not.
If you think that you will find a magic pill that will cure me, you will not.
If you think that I am happy doing and saying what I am, I am not.
If you think I can understand your look of confusion now, I do not.
If you can just leave me alone to be in my own little new  world, I will be fine.
You are not welcomed.
You are not needed.
You are only there some of the time.
Most days, I just go along my merry way.
If I want to shout, I will.
If I want to try to get out of bed, I will.
If I want to spit out my food, I will.
If I do not want to take my medicine, it is my problem, not yours.
You can only do so much for those like me.
My body has already been invaded by the aliens that hate good mental health.
You can help by joining in the battle to fight this beast called dementia.
That would make me smile.

No matter what, just remember that I will always love you.

Thank you.

Your mother*

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

ANY WISDOM LEFT*

My two sons take after their father in many ways. The most recent way is in the area of ones wisdom teeth. It appears that my second son must have his pulled in the morning. We went for a consultation today. My first son had his all pulled 2 years ago. What a mess that was. Now, we get to repeat the fun. My husband also had his wisdom teeth removed. So, it appears the men in the household have NO MORE WISDOM! That does explain A LOT to me! I on the other hand, have ALL of my wisdom teeth. SO THERE! I ask you….”Who holds the strength of wisdom and knowledge in this household?”…You had better answer that one correctly, or else…my Italian New Yorker side may become visible! lol Have fun today. I am sure I will! I will be by asap!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Friends in Life……LAUGH with DORAZ*

Thought for the day:

Women are angels. And when someone breaks our wings,

we simply continue to fly…on a broomstick.

We are flexible like that.

A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day…

30,000 to a man’s 15,000.

The wife replied, ‘The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men…..

The husband then turned to his wife and asked, ‘What?’

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A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…
One friend who
Always makes her Laugh…
And one
Who lets her cry…

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HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO SPEND TIME WITH YOUR “LONGTIME” FRIENDS?
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CONTRIBUTED by:KRISTI KEYPERS

Woman and a Fork…a story*

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There was a young woman who had been diagnosed with a terminal illness and had been given three months to live. So as she was getting her things ‘in order,’ she contacted her Pastor and had him come to her house to discuss certain aspects of her final wishes.

She told him which songs she wanted sung at the service, what scriptures she would like read, and what outfit she wanted to be buried in.

Everything was in order and the Pastor was preparing to leave when the young woman suddenly remembered something very important to her.

‘There’s one more thing,’ she said excitedly.

‘What’s that?’ came the Pastor’s reply.

‘This is very important,’ the young woman continued. ‘I want to be buried with a fork in my right hand.’

The Pastor stood looking at the young woman, not knowing quite what to say.

That surprises you, doesn’t it?’ the young woman asked.

‘Well, to be honest, I’m puzzled by the request,’ said the Pastor.

The young woman explained. ‘My grandmother once told me this story, and from that time on I have always tried to pass along its message to those I love and those who are in need of encouragement. In all my years of attending socials and dinners, I always remember that when the dishes of the main course were being cleared, someone would inevitably lean over and say, ‘Keep your fork.’ It was my favorite part because I knew that something better was coming…like velvety chocolate cake or deep-dish apple pie. Something wonderful, and with substance!’

So, I just want people to see me there in that casket with a fork in my hand and I want them to wonder ‘What’s with the fork?’ Then I want you to tell them: ‘Keep your fork the best is yet to come’

The Pastor’s eyes filled up with tears of joy as he hugged the young woman good-bye. He knew this would be one of the last times he would see her before her death. But he also knew that the young woman had a better grasp of heaven than he did. She had a better grasp of what heaven would be like than many people twice her age, with twice as much experience and knowledge. She KNEW that something better was coming.

At the funeral people were walking by the young woman’s casket and they saw the cloak she was wearing and the fork placed in her right hand. Over and over, the Pastor heard the question, ‘What’s with the fork?’ And over and over he smiled.

During his message, the Pastor told the people of the conversation he had with the young woman shortly before she died. He also told them about the fork and about what it symbolized to her. He told the people how he could not stop thinking about the fork and told them that they probably would not be able to stop thinking about it either.

He was right. So the next time you reach down for your fork let it remind you, ever so gently, that the best is yet to come. Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us.

Show your friends how much you care. Remember to always be there for them, even when you need them more. For you never know when it may be their time to ‘Keep your fork.’

So, keep your fork.

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Just Thought I’d Ask You This Question?……….2/28 *(*

WISDOM

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Do you feel WISDOM means the same as INTELLIGENCE?

While we’re here, we should dance…message of the day

Today is International Disturbed People’s Day

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Please send an encouraging message to a disturbed friend… just as I’ve done.

I don’t care if you lick windows,

take the special bus

or occasionally pee on yourself..

Every sixty seconds you spend angry, upset or mad, is a fullminute of happiness you’ll never get back.

Today’s Message of the Day is:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here we should dance.

Thanks to my good friend Deb for this one!

A HEALTHY LAUGH FOR YOU……

Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.

Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.

Drive carefully. It’s not only cars that can be recalled by their maker.

Eat a live toad in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you for the rest of the day.

If you can’t be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

Never buy a car you can’t push.

Never put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you don’t have a leg to stand on.

Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.

The early worm gets eaten by the bird, so sleep late.

The Second mouse gets the cheese

When everything’s coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.

Birthdays are good for you, the more you have, the longer you live.

You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.

We could learn a lot from crayons, some are sharp, some are pretty, some are dull, some have weird names, and all are different colors but they all have to learn to live in the same box.

A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

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See what they say……..interesting

Sometimes, when I look at my children, I say to myself ~~’Lillian, you should have remained a virgin.’
— Lillian Carter (mother of Jimmy & Billy Carter)

The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending; and to have the two as close together as possible.
— George Burns

Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people only once a year.
– – Victor Borge

Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
— Mark Twain

Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.
Alex Levine

I don’t feel old. I don’t feel anything until noon.
Then it’s time for my nap.
— Bob Hope

I never drink water because of the disgusting things that fish do in it.
— W.C. Fields

We could certainly slow the aging process down if it had to work its way through Congress.
— Will Rogers

Don’t worry about avoiding temptation as you grow older, it will avoid you
— Winston Churchill

Maybe it’s true that life begins at fifty, but everything else starts to wear out, fall out, or spread out.
— Phyllis Diller

B y the time a man is wise enough to watch his step, he’s too old to go anywhere
— Billy Crystal

The cardiologist’s diet: If it tastes good, spit it out.

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Who’s mad, me?????

People that know me usually see me happy and with a smile on my face, but if there happens to be a day when I do not really feel like smiling…LOOK OUT! I usually do not feel up to par because I did not get a good nights sleep. Lately, I have gotten a lot of nights where, if I get 3 hours sleep, that’s great! I usually can’t sleep because I am thinking about stuff! Sometimes though, it is because I had coffee too late! Whatever…..I just want people to know, I am NOT mad! I do start getting mad when people keep asking me , “Why are you so mad today?” I just want to scream! So, I guess what I am trying to say is…do not jump to conclusions about people when they are not acting ” normal.” It is probably not as big a deal as you might be making it! If someone is mad, they will come to you for support….When They Are Ready To Do So! Don’t be pushy. Just let them understand you are ready to listen.

Recipe for Friendship……

Friends come in all sizes.
They will support you….
And respect your creativity
for thinking outside the box….
They’re there when you need a shoulder to lean on.
Or a great big hug….
A true friend takes interest in
understanding what you’re all about….
They see beyond the black and white
to discover your true colors….
And accept you just the way you are…
Even when you just wake up in the morning
So make your own kind of music….
ollow your heart wherever it takes you….
And when someone reaches out to you,
Don’t be afraid to love them back….
They may just be a friend for life…
Practice patience and tolerance…..
Good friends are hard to find, harder to leave…
And impossible to forget !

Why not share this with all your unforgettable friends today….I just did!

Have a Grrreat day and week !

Thanks to Kristi, my friend since 8th grade!