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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Simply Saturday - something to think about . . .

Inner Peace: This is so true - It's something to think about . . .

If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment ,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without a glass of wine,

if you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

...Then You Are Probably The family dog!!

And you thought I was going to get all spiritual.


Love, chatty

Thanks Jerry.

"Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you." ~ Arnold Palmer


Changes in the wind said...

Oh Chatty and just when I was feeling like such a failure:)

Thena said...

Well I guess I one of the few that doesn't start my morning with caffeine. Just never cared for coffee. And my family hates the way I wake up. I wake up at the first sound of an alarm, no snooze here, and ready to go. Usually singing whatever song is in my head.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

LOL! I need one Diet Pepsi each morning to start my day.

Sandra said...

the dog looks a lot like me except for the curlers, but I USED to use those ugly pink things many years ago

Home In The Hollow said...

That's it! Copper & Moon are my new idols with the exception of having coffee...:)JP

Susan said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! Oh, that was a good one, Sandie. I definitely cannot start the day without caffeine.

Well, I suppose I could, but then a huge herd of elephants starts stomping on my brain with a headache to end all headaches. It goes away when I pour coffee down my gullet! ha!

Oh, Sandie. You are hilarious. I hope you have a GOOD day today. Shoot those shingles out the window! Susan

Kim said...

Oh Sandie, I was starting to worry because I am enjoying my morning coffee while reading this! Lol

Michaele said...

I was wondering how to be cheerful and ignore aches and pains. I thought - "seriously?"

Jeanie said...

It sounds like you scared a lot of us by starting off with the no caffeine thing.
It seems like our dogs have a lot to teach us.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Whew! I knew there was a catch there somewhere! caffeine? Uh, not this gal! OK, so at least we know I'm not the family dog. Love you girl and hope you are having a good Saturday. hugs, Linda

Jane said...

Hey Sandie, I have found a way to read your posts,and leave comments! What I am doing,is I click on your blog,and then just set aside the computer,wait and finally it shows your posts! So I am back!!! Blessings jane

Rae said...


Thisisme. said...

You got me with that one Chatty! Yes, I did think you were getting all spiritual! I should have known better - LOL! What a super photo of that stupid dog!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I was lost on the very first one!! NO ONE wants me to start my day without caffeine!! LOL!

I was relieved to see I would have needed to have been the family dog to have passed the test! LOL!

blessings ~ tanna

Doris Sturm said...

Love that photo of the big dog and the little dog sleeping on his pillow...I enjoyed the three-D dot picture. I used to have a calendar entirely comprised of 3D pictures and I miss it!!!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Chatty -

Too funny! Thanks for a good laugh.

Susan :)

Ginny said...

Glad I'm not a dog!! Scary day, tornados all around!!! We just survived one warning, but are still on watch till nine P.M., the ones that hit N.C. are on their way now!!

Shanda said...

Very cute! I was waiting for something profound but I got a laugh instead. That, also, makes it worth while to read this blog!

Angela said...

You know Sandie, I don't think I could take being a dog. I wouldn't want to eat the same food every day for the rest of my life!

Hope you are feeling better!

That corgi :) said...

LOL!! I was thinking "oh gosh, I don't think I will ever get that inner peace....." That was a cute one! Hope you had a great day Sandie!!


Knitty said...

That's funny. Even though I drink decaf, I NEED coffee in the morning. I don't think I am crabby without it, just much nicer after I've had some. ;-)

Sharon Kirby said...

You are such a stinker!!

Anyway, intended or not, it was a great spiritual lesson!

How are the shingles? (Actually, that sounds like a completely lame question - how are you supposed to answer??? Oh, they're great, lots of fun, not painful at all...sorry).

Here - this one's better - how's your roof???