Friday, June 17, 2011

Parental Holidays

"Father's Day" is coming up on Sunday, and last month we celebrated "Mother's Day."  Personally, I think it's great that we have these days set aside to honor our parents, but in all actuality, we really don't need a special day to say that we appreciate our mothers and fathers.  If you truly love and appreciate your parents, they should know it on a daily basis.  I don't have to wait until "Mother's Day" to tell my mom that I love her, or show her that I care with some sort of gesture.  Also, if you're not kind to your parents throughout the year, what's the point in being kind to them on that one day?  My
great-grandmother used to tell us to give her flowers while she was alive, and those flowers weren't just the beautiful, colorful, flowers that we can smell, but it was the way that we treated her.  She always said that when she died, it didn't matter how many flowers she had, she wouldn't be able to see them.  So, if your parents are still alive, and they're decent human beings, treat them well, and count your blessings!  Have a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Merriam Webster's Dictionary's definition of the word "hope" is "to desire with expectation of obtainment" or "to expect with confidence."  These are the transitive verb meanings.  The intransitive verb meanings are "to cherish a desire with anticipation" or it is "archaic":trust.  Nevertheless, it is with hope that most people make it through any given day.  They press on hoping that tomorrow will be better than the day before.  As one travels on this journey called "life," with the many obstacles that can face you, it is sometimes difficult to hold onto hope.  We lose hope when things go wrong, and we get it back when things appear to be getting better, or they actually do get better.  The one thing I know for sure is that whether we have hope, or we lose it sometime along the way, we have to get it back, because in the beginning and in the end, sometimes it's all we really have. Also, as my great-grandmother used to say, "As long as there's life, there's hope."  So, as long as we are breathing, we have the power to change our lives for the better; simply by taking the first step.  To everyone that may be going through some sort of struggle right now, don't lose hope.  Hang in there.  Tomorrow will be better.  Just believe!