While they're very nice, flowers aren't necessary.
Nor are chocolates or even Tim Horton donuts!
Forget the gourmet meals, the diamonds, and the week-end getaways.
The most wonderful thing a man can do to zoom his sex appeal into the stratosphere?
Pick up a paintbrush. Trust me on this.
But the Tim Horton donuts? A very close second!
Monday, March 26, 2012
Someone asked me for advice last week. Now, that might seem like small potatoes to some of you, but for me it's a large baked potato with butter AND sour cream. Oh, I get asked for advice all the time, but it sounds like this:
My ride will be here in 30 seconds; I can't find my shoes! Do you think we have to time to go to the mall and buy a pair?
So when my friend asked my advice, we both cried a little. I cried because it felt so good to be needed for something other than my debit card. She teared-up because she was withdrawing from some medication.
Her request got me thinking of all this knowledge I have been acquiring for the last half-century-ish. It used to be nicely catalogued in my brain, but now it's kind of having a free-for-all up there. That must mean it's time to Spring clean a little. Perhaps if I share some of that hard-earned knowledge with you, things will quiet-down a little in my brain. And, no. I will not use anymore hyphenated phrases for the rest of this post.
Today's advice ~
If you really want to appreciate the flowers in your yard, don't overdo it when it comes to planting. An entire bed of blooms will simply detract from the true beauty you might otherwise experience. Thus, you should plant judiciously and opt for a minimalist approach. That is why I have planted TWO bulbs. Imagine our joy when they blossomed into full beauty this week!! The love those flowers have received from this family is tremendous.
Friday, March 9, 2012
She says she wants to be a teacher, and we encourage her by saying,
"You'll never get a job."
To test her resolve, we suggested that that she help her brother through his homework last night: a task which typically exhausts us and makes him absolutely overwhelmed.
She never raised her voice. He never cried.
And in just a few minutes, she convinced him that he did know how to do division - all by himself!
She's going to be a mighty fine teacher.