07 Oct 2016
This just in from Vickie Reese Simeon!
I'll be spinning on the Wheel of Fortune on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
Your E-mails after our 2015 Reunion!!
From Dan Nevoraski:
I just want to say that my wife and I had a great time at the reunion! I also want to thank everyone who helped put the weekend together, you did an outstanding job. My wife, who did not go to Bradford, commented how well it flowed and how nice everyone was. I was pretty quiet in school and didn't know a lot of people, but it was nice to see some of them and all the other familiar faces. Very nostalgic. Again, great job!!
From Ann Zievers Branchini:
Dear Friends from the Bradford Class of '75:
I regret that I will not be able to join you this time, but wanted to wish you all a wonderful time celebrating good memories and renewed friendships. I look forward to all the pictures that will be posted.
Best wishes for a great weekend of fun!
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Send A Message.
Having Fun is what The Class of '75 does Best!
www.bradford75.com Mission Statement:
This site has been created
to help celebrate and reconnect
with classmates and friends.
It's Reunion planning purpose will
serve as a most valuable tool to help us
reach everyone and pass the word!
As with much of Life,
your participation is essential for it to succeed.
Your photos, updates, and memories enhance the site.
Simply put, you make our site more special!
Your friends and fellow classmates will enjoy hearing about you!
Even if you haven't attended a reunion,
nor kept in touch since high school or before,
we ask that you please take the time to update your profile
and add a photo or two!
Your additions make this site fun, interesting and complete.
Thank you for helping us keep the site going!
It is what we make it!
...C'Mon, Join The FUN!...
Git' Your Happy On!....
Meet an Old Friend,
Meet some New Friends...
"Long live the Mini-Reunions"
You are Invited!!!
"Bring your dancing shoes and your listening ears
and Rock the night away with us.
Hope to see you all there!!"
Come on out, you'll have a blast!
(Photo by Larry Zamba and Zamba Photography!)
Classic Inferno '74 Photo courtesy of Merrill Merfeld!
The Boys are back...Together Again!!
Yes, we're at it again.
Our new band is called Full Circle and
we're playing out for the first time in over 20 years.
Our band members consist of Jim Frangelo on guitar,
Keith Cesario on bass guitar and Rick Cesario on drums.
It would be a great honor for us to see all our old friends
who we used to play in front of ,back at our school dances.
So, come on out and Dance, Party and have a whole lot of Fun.
Thanks, hope to see you all there,
Congratulations to Rick and The Band!
p.s. The evening was a success!
Rick Jake posted some pics! Thanks, Rick!
Rock and Roll is here to stay!!
Bumper Sticker Insight for Today:
(and probably Tomorrow!)
Time is Nature's way of keeping everything
from happening all at once!
"You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.'
You make a mistake.
If you are not content with what you have,
you will not be satisfied if it were doubled."
Charles H. Spurgeon
"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.
It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home,
a stranger into a friend."
-Melody Beattie, Author
Our August 1, 2015
was unofficially Our Best Reunion Yet!
If you were not able to make it,
we hope to see you "Next Time", if not before!
Thanks to everyone for making it so special!
Check out the Mary D. Bradford Alumni Site!
Click Here for a list of planned
Mary D. Bradford High School Class Reunions
scheduled this year!
This alumniclass.com website is NOT in any way
associated with Bradford HIgh School, Mary D. or Kenosha Bradford!
They will take your money but offer essentially nothing more than SPAM!
A HUGE THANK YOU to Merrill Merfeld
(and American Collision of Kenosha)
for the very generous donations to our
2010 and 2015 Reunion Fund!
Thank you so much!
Got a dent or a wreck?
Let Merrill Fix it!
Call American Collision!!
Click HERE!Just click on the reply, Add a topic, or Start a new one!
There are some topics that beg for contributions, input, feedback,etc!
Please help us get the dialogue going!
A VERY WARM WELCOME TO
Roberta, Bob, Rick, Karen, Maria,
Greg, Robert and Jolanta!
(that's the Happy Dance!)
Are you getting your e-mail??
If not, Check your SPAM file!
Make sure your e-mail address is correct!
Please make a note of:
on your contact list so that e-mails
are not marked as SPAM!
E-mails cannot be delivered if your address is not current!
Please ensure that your contact information is correct
Emails that have "bounced" as of Jan 2017
Deborah McBride Lozano
Lynne Willems Hock
Kathleen Nutini Cohen
JoAnn Saulys Rodriguez
If you are in contact with these friends,
please let them know.
Missing Classmates and Friends...
Have you seen any of these folks?
Please help us find everyone!
Barber ('73), Bill
Barca ('73), Peter
Bianchetti (Teacher), Mr. Mervin
Birchell (Sielaff), Patricia
Capelli (Eldridge), Paula
Davis (Barber), Brenda
Erickson, James (Mr. Mary Houghton)
Esters, Delphia Michelle
Glaeser (Richter), Julie
Harmsen (Kangas ('74)), Holly
Juskewicz (Gildenstern), Mary
Juskewicz, Mary Anne
Koser (Schact), Susan
Ladousa (Alfano), Renee
Lucas (Head), Lynn
Meyer (Gutche), Karla
Miller '80 (Holborn), Zora
Mlodzik (Journalism Teacher), Mr. Ron
Olsen ("79), Norman
Palmen (Veasy), Jane
Pitts (Corradini), Claudia
Platt (Sadlon ('77)), MaryAnn
Prostko (Steigerwald), Karen
Radovanovic (Kozak), Vera
Rainey ('74), Len
Ritacca ('74), Rick
Roders (Faculty), Mr. Tom
Russo (Dosemagen), Debbie
Sadlon ('77), Dale
Sironen (Beasy), Polly
Stephenson (Mauldin), Melissa
Stine (Shelton), Lynn
Taminger (Sadlon), Maureen
Tweiten (Music Director), Mr. Roger
Varnes (Luther), Joyce
Weidner (Nelson), Jeannine
Zemezonak (Glassman), Leslie
Thanks in advance!
We hope to find as many from The Class of 1975 as possible!
If everyone "finds" just one person, or maybe two,
imagine the difference it would make!
Those of you on FACEBOOK, please pass the word!
Free resources used to find those "lost" include
MIRACLES HAPPEN!! WE EXPERIENCED ONE!
THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!!
We could not have had so much FUN without you!
Do you have a worthy cause that you support,
contribute to, volunteer for or support in any way?
Please help us help out and spread the word!
Send us your information or a link and
we'll be happy to share it on our site!
Thanks in advance!
Cares and Concerns is a "new" page.
It's really the "old" section of "news" about
friends,classmates and family
that is now relocated.
Welcome to the newest Little Ones!
Congratulations to one and all,
new grandparents, new parents
and all new family members!
Lois Dosemagen Johnson passes along the following good news:
Granddaughter Everly Elaine Scalzo was born Aug. 21st
to my daughter & son-in-law Rachel & Brandon Scalzo
(Brandon is Faith Scalzo's son and Briana Scalzo's twin brother!).
Welcome Mila Kevlen!
Joan Eldred Elger passes along the news of their first grandbaby's arrival!
See the News From You page!
Terry Kimberlin announces the arrival of their new granddaughter
on June 15, 2014.
Adelaine Madeiros, arrived weighing in at 7lbs, 3 oz, and 18 inches.
Her proud Dad is a Captain in the United States Marine Corps.
Congratulations to one and all!
Check out he new pictures posted in Terry's Gallery Pics on
The Class of '75 Photo Gallery
Our Loss, Heaven's Gain...
Until we meet again...
Deepest condolences to our friends and classmates
who have experienced the loss
of loved ones recently.
Please keep them and their loved ones
in your thoughts and prayers.
Deepest condolences to Brenda Frederick
and the entire Frederick family
on the passing of Brenda's Mom,
Nancy on Jan 31, 2017.
Services will be held in Kenosha on Feb 4, 2017.
Details can be found and condolences sent at:
Deepest condolences to Debbie Thompson Edmark
and the entire Thompson family on the passing of Debbie's brother,
Alan "Butch" Thompson on Dec 6, 2016.
Services held Sunday, Dec 11, 2016.
Details can be found and condolences sent at:www.kenoshanews.com
Please remember their families, friends and loved ones
in your thoughts and prayers
and/or with a note of concern.
"But for the Grace of God, there go I,"
and we will all, if not already, experience our times of need.
it is not how we die,
but how we Live
that becomes our legacy.
Please help us remember those who have made an untimely appearance
on our Memory page.
Please add a note of remembrance of their lives.
Just click on their name, either on Class of 75 profiles
or In Memory page, click "post response"
and enter your thoughts, comments or memories.
Click submit at bottom of page.
May be easily edited after the fact.
It's worth your time.
You give but little when you
give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself
that you truly give.
When the power of love,
overcomes the love of power,
the world shall know peace
Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and be that perfectly.
St Francis of Assisi
"The whole secret of a successful life
is to find out what it is one's destiny to do,
and then do it."
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Henry David Thoreau
I may not have gone where
I intended to go,
but I think I have ended up where
I needed to be.
You have to have an idea of
what you are going to do,
but it should be a vague idea.
For everything you have missed,
you have gained something else.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Patience cures many an old complaint.
old Irish proverb
Wisdom has two parts:
1. Having a lot to say
2. Not saying it
Silence is often the Best Answer...
Smiling is often the Best Reaction...
Blessed are the Flexible,
for they shall not be bent out of shape.
old Finnish Proverb
Kindness is difficult to give away
because it keeps coming back.
A blind person asked St. Anthony:
"Can there be anything worse
than losing eye sight?"
He replied: "Yes, losing your vision!"
From the FYI file! ...
Check it out...
The Beatles invaded The USofA 50 years ago!
Check it out! Take a flashback visit...
click on the pic below!
Larry D's Latest Adventure and Business!
Check it out at:www.goinfobelize.com
BOB'S CORNER from Bob Bartholomew!clickhere!
TRUE STORY FROM PAM! Worth the Read!! Thanks,Pam!
4 THE HEALTH OF IT A page dedicated to Health and Wellness!
Save A Life! Did you know there's a new way to perform CPR,
No Certification Required!
The Joys of Aging!
All the research points to keeping the brain young thru "exercise"...
Here are some sites for some Brain "FUN" and exercise!
Learn-a-new-word-a-Day at Merriam-Webster.com
Here's a FUN game from Pam Montemurro to ward off Old-Timerz! Thanks Pam!
ClickHere for some fun "brain exercise"!
Check out MARIO'S JOKES...Thanks,Mario!
"CALLING ALL COOKS"
Please share your favorite recipes!
We would love to know "what's cooking"! !
Winter is a great time for wonderful food
and sharing your favorites!
Click on the pizza guy
for another great recipe from
AnyDay in History page...
kinda fun to check out a quick overview of any day you choose!
More Stuff You Send is just that. Thanks for any and all "stuff"!
"Business Cards" for Class of "75 etc on the Links Of Interest page...
Check it out and Add yours!
Send your contact info and/or logo to "contact us"!
ClickHere to get your computer screen cleaned! FREE!!!
Our greatest glory lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
Life is Easier with a Friend...
Friendship is always a sweet responsibility,
Never an Opportunity.
There are copies of The 1975 Spy yearbook available for sale
from The Bradford Alumni Association $35 each.
Many others years available. clickhere!
We couldn't have done it without you!
A very sincere Thank you to one and all!
'Life may not be the party we hoped for...
but while we are here, we might as well dance!"
Some people come into our lives and quickly go;
Some people move our souls to dance;
they awaken us to new understanding
With the passing whisper of their wisdom;
Some people make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon
Friends share simple, ordinary times in our lives,
Moments that become memories that stay in our hearts forever
... And we will never, ever be the same.
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
you have within you the strength,
and the passion
to reach for the stars
to change the world. "
"I have never let my schooling interfere with my education."
~ Mark Twain
Whether you think you can....
Or think you can't...
YOU ARE RIGHT!
Most folks are as happy as
they make up their minds to be.
"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."
"Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude
from achieving his goal;
nothing on earth can help the man
with the wrong mental attitude. "
- Thomas Jefferson -
The successful person is an ordinary person
but with extraordinary determination.
- Author unknown -
Reunion Posts..From You!!!
I want to thank all of the people that were involved in the 40th class reunion decorations,food, people were all warm and friendly.There are alot of class reunions that never develop over 40 years, it says alot about our class. Thanks again.
Terry Kimberlin writes:
I am very sorry, But I don't think I will be able to attend the class reunion. Just found out last week my Son and his family will be coming out from NC. My son is a Captain in the Marines....He is getting Deployed next month, this would be his 4th deployment. I will try and hit Bakers street on Friday
Hope everyone have a safe time
This is Just In from Mindy and Paul!
Looking forward to seeing everyone at the reunion, get your dancing shoes on and get your back up off the wall. If you have any special music you would like, bring it.
paul and mindy hubbard
The following is from Janet Thrall Funderburk:
I wrote a Haiku for the class.
(If you recall, Haiku poetry is a group of three lines, of 5 syllables first line, 7 second, 5 on the third. Each stanza follows those rules.)
Here it is:
High School Reunions
By: Janet Thrall Funderburk
High school reunions
Memories from years gone by
Friendships once renewed.
Heads now bald or gray
Once was thin, now bellies wide
Aging takes it’s toll.
Is that really you?
I thought I recognized you,
After all these years.
Grandkids, one or two?
Sharing life’s experience,
Journeying through the years.
We must keep in touch!
Never letting friendships die
Blessed by God above.
Happiest of Birthdays
to our February Celebrants,
including, but not limited to...
Evelyn Reinke Bennett 2/4
Teresa Olbrys Struthers 2/8
Sue Talbert Belsito 2/8
Annette Valeo 2/13
Gloria Blasi Zdanowicz 2/14
Renee Landeau Sparks 2/14
Joy Grno Lane 2/15
Shari Schwartz Werve 2/16
Jeff Starr 2/16
Paul Starr 2/16
Mary Getschman Pietsch 2/19
Cyndi Cutler Bitto 2/20
Irene Buswell Niccolai 2/21
Barb Braze 2/23
Steve Christman 2/25
Kirk Grimes 2/27
THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!!
Happy Happy Birthday!
Happy Happy Birthday
From All of Us to You!
We're So Happy
It's Your Birthday,
So We Can Party, Too!
Once a Party Animal, Always a Party Animal!
Click Here to read the "headlines" from your Birth date!
Hope it's the Best one Yet! Have FUN!!!
More greetings below...keep on scrollin'...
TODAY IS THE OLDEST
YOU'VE EVER BEEN,
YET THE YOUNGEST
YOU'LL EVER BE,
SO ENJOY THIS DAY
WHILE IT LASTS.
Happiest of Birthdays
to our January celebrants,
including, but not limited to....
Richard Brown 1/1
Pam Marchesini Montemurro 1/3
Kathy Burby Surges 1/4
Stirling (Paul) Hubbard 1/4
Charles Langerman 1/4
Cheryl Pierangeli Kasdorf 1/4
Tom Corradini 1/7
Scott Epping 1/17
Julie Mico Baxter 1/18
Gary Leineweber 1/20
Leslie Zemezonak Glassman 1/22
Doug Cox 1/23
Tony Venci 1/28
Dave Bolyard 1/29
Vince Caira 1/29
Tom Glassman 1/29
Jim Truax 1/30
We Wish for You...
when sadness intrudes,
on difficult days,
to follow the clouds,
to warm your heart,
when spirits sag,
for your eyes to see,
for when you doubt,
to brighten your being,
so that you can believe,
to know yourself,
to complete your life.
Happy Happy Birthday,
Today and Always!
Have FUN !!!
It's a Journey,
not a Destination!
Enjoy The Journey!
This is Kinda FUN!
Check it out...
ClickHere for "What Happened in My Birth Year "!
You're the kind of person,
Who's hard to forget,
To the people you've met.
Your friends are as varied
As the places you go,
And they all want to tell you
In case you don't know:
That you make a big difference
In the lives that you touch,
By taking so little
And giving so much!
Thanks for being You!
Happiest of Birthdays to You!
One of the beautiful things
about getting "older"
is knowing that your secrets are safe
with your friends,
they can't remember them either!
The picture below captured outside a Biker Bar,
somewhere in Florida!
In celebration of World Smile Day...
Share yours with someone who needs one!!!
p.s. Everyone needs one!
The following smile is from Pam Petrick Monroe.
Old is Great
An old Woman was asked,
"At your ripe age,
what would you prefer to get :
Parkinsons or Alzheimers?"
The wise one answered,
"Definitely Parkinsons -
Better to spill half my wine than
to forget where I keep the bottle."
More Thoughts from the
"You're not getting older,But you're getting better" file...
The Aging process could be slowed down if it had to work its way through Congress.
(Quote from Will Rogers!)
You're getting old when you're sitting in a rocker and you can't get it started.
You're getting old when you wake up with that morning-after feeling,
and you didn't do anything the night before.
It's hard to be nostalgic when you can't remember anything.
You know you're getting old when you stop buying green bananas.
When you lean over to pick something up off the floor,
you ask yourself if there is anything else you need to do while you are down there.
You find yourself in the middle of the stairway,
and you can't remember if you were downstairs going up or upstairs going down.
...WAG MORE, BARK LESS...
Do Ya, Do Ya, Do Ya
Do Ya Wanna Dance....?
Just a simple reminder to Dance in the Moonlight....
Here's a Wonderful Video that will bring a Smile to your Face!
Click on the Link and Enjoy the Universal Power of Music!
Imagine a world that joined in the Dance...
Thanks to Thelma in Michigan for this wonderful video!
Please note: The "regular music" can be found on the Listen 2 the Music link/page...
If you want to keep the music playing,use pop-out player and start music,
then "minimize" it! Or click circle on left to stop the music if you wish!
Don't forget to Dance,
even if you have to make your own music!
Laughter is the sun that drives winter
from the human face.
"Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends for it is one of God’s best gifts.
It involves many things, but above all the power of going out of one’s self
and appreciating whatever is noble and loving in another."
-Thomas Hughes (1822-1896);
If you want others to be happy,
If you want to be happy,
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
to make it the Best Year Yet!
...still more "stuff" to start the New Year!
1. Drink plenty of water. Your body will thank you!
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2012 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minute walk daily.
And while you walk, smile and talk to God
in thanks for His love and grace.
11. Don't compare your life to others.
You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control.
Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past.
Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past.
That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn.
Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear
and fade away like algebra class
but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument.
Agree to disagree...
25. Call your family and loved ones often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends will.
Stay in touch.
32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. Love has healing power.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come...
38. When you awake alive in the morning, be thankful for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
40. Most important of all.
Wake up thanking God for all your blessings as life is a blessing.
Good and bad.
The good is a blessing and the bad, let us appreciate the bad times
and what helps us grow in life.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
1. Your presence is a present to the world.
2. You're unique and one of a kind.
3. Your life can be what you want it to be.
4. Take the days just one at a time.
5. Count your blessings, not your troubles.
6. You'll make it through whatever comes along.
7. Within you are so many answers.
8. Understand, have courage, be strong.
9. Don't put limits on yourself.
10. So many dreams are waiting to be realized.
11. Decisions are too important to leave to chance.
12. Reach for your peak, your goal, and your prize.
13. Nothing wastes more energy than worrying.
14. The longer one carries a problem, the heavier it gets.
15. Don't take things too seriously.
16. Live a life of serenity, not a life of regrets.
17. Remember that a little love goes a long way.
18. Remember that a lot . . . goes forever.
19. Remember that friendship is a wise investment.
20. Life's treasures are people . . . together.
21. Realize that it's never too late.
22. Do ordinary things in an extraordinary way.
23. Have health and hope and happiness.
24. Take the time to wish upon a star.
Yet Still More New Year Wishes...
May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastro-enterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber and the I.R.S.
May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall;
and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count and your mortgage interest not rise.
May New Year's Eve find you seated around the table,
together with your beloved family and cherished friends.
May you find the food better,
the environment quieter,
the cost much cheaper,
and the pleasure more fulfilling
than anything else you might
ordinarily do that night.
May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what others see in you delight them.
May someone love you enough to forgive
be blind to your blemishes,
and tell the world about your virtues.
May the telemarketers wait to make their sales calls until you finish dinner,
may the commercials on TV not be louder than the program you have been watching,
and may your check book and your budget balance -
and include generous amounts for charity
May you remember to say "I love you"
at least once a day to your spouse, your child, your parent, your siblings;
but not to your secretary, your nurse,
your masseuse, your hairdresser or
your tennis instructor.
And may we live in a world at peace
and with the awareness of God's love
in every sunset,
every flower's unfolding petals,
every baby's smile,
every lover's kiss,
and every wonderful, astonishing,
miraculous beat of our heart.
Wishing you and yours
The Very Best in 2017!
Even more New Year "wishes"...
We wish you health
So you may enjoy each day in comfort.
We wish you the love of friends, family
And Peace within your heart.
We wish you the beauty of nature
That you may enjoy the work of God.
We wish you wisdom to choose priorities...
For those things that really matter.
We wish you generosity so you may share
all good things that come to you.
We wish you Happiness and Joy
and Blessings for the New Year.
We wish you the best of everything
My family and friends,
We wish you a Happy New Year!
A Prayer for the New Year
God grant us this year a wider view,
So we see others' faults through the eyes of You.
Teach us to judge not with hasty tongue,
Neither the adult ... nor the young.
Give us patience and grace to endure
And a stronger faith so we feel secure.
Instead of remembering, help us forget
The irritations that caused us to fret.
Freely forgiving for some offense
And finding each day a rich recompense.
In offering a friendly, helping hand
And trying in all ways to understand;
That all of us whoever we are ...
Are trying to reach an unreachable star.
For the great and small ... the good and bad,
The young and old ... the sad and glad
Are asking today; Is life worth living?
The answer is only in, loving and giving.
For only Love can make man kind
And Kindness of Heart brings Peace of Mind.
By giving love, we can help this year
To lift the clouds of hate and fear.
Helen Steiner Rice
RECIPE FOR A HAPPY NEW YEAR
Take twelve whole months.
Clean them thoroughly of all bitterness,
hate, and jealousy.
Make them just as fresh and clean as possible.
Now cut each month into twenty-eight, thirty,
or thirty-one different parts,
but don't make up the whole batch at once.
Prepare it one day at a time out of these ingredients.
Mix well into each day one part of faith,
one part of patience, one part of courage,
and one part of work.
Add to each day one part of hope,
faithfulness, generosity, and kindness.
Blend with one part prayer, one part meditation,
and one good deed.
Season the whole with a dash of good spirits,
a sprinkle of fun, a pinch of play,
and a cupful of good humor.
Pour all of this into a vessel of love.
Cook thoroughly over radiant joy,
garnish with a smile,
and serve with quietness, unselfishness,
You're bound to have a happy new year.
~ Author Unknown ~
Survival Kit for 2015
Toothpick - to remind you to pick the good qualities in everyone,
Rubber band - to remind you to be flexible.
Things might not always go the way you want, but they can be worked out.
Band-Aid - to remind you to heal hurt feelings,
either yours or someone else's.
Eraser - to remind you everyone makes mistakes,
but that's okay because we learn by our errors.
Candy Kiss - to remind you everyone needs a hug
or a compliment every day.
Mint - to remind you that you are worth a mint to
Bubble Gum - to remind you to stick with it and
you can accomplish anything.
Pencil - to remind you to list your blessings
Green Tea Bag - to remind you to take time to
relax daily and go over that
list of God's blessings.