What Is Lonnie's Room?

There is a room in our home to which I navigate more frequently than the others. It makes me feel secure, it is cozy, and it is quiet. From the peak of the room, there is a large rusty metal angel suspended by a very thin wire. It would apear as if the angel is hovering over me, protecting, and always present. The lighting in the room creates a virtual display of dancing shadows around the angel.

Every evening when I am in "MY ROOM", I think of what Luciano de Crescenzo once said, "We are all like one-winged angels. it is only when we help each other that we can fly."

Saturday, May 20, 2017

What Do You Do?

My inspiration today has come from a book which my supervisor gave to me when I retired.  I loved this little book so much that I have read it three times.  It is entitled, "What Do You Do With An Idea?" written by Kobi Yamada.  It actually is a children's book I believe, but the meaning and the illustrations are wonderful.  It is a story about an idea and the child who helps bring it to life.  How many times have we had ideas that we thought were wonderful but no one else did?  How many times did those ideas not come to reality because we were afraid to try?  This book encourages us to have faith in ourselves and our ideas because one day that idea may change the world!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A Diffendoofer Day!

Yes!  It was a Diffendoofer Day!  I decided to review my old posts and realized it has been a year since I have exercised my writing skills in this form.  Shame on me!  Writing is a relaxant for me and something I enjoy. Consequently when Life gets too busy to do the things you enjoy,.... time to take a step back and make a change.  I am reminded of Dr. Seuss Book entitled "Hooray for Diffendoofer Day".  The book is all about children realizing that school and learning can be fun and silly and exciting.  It encourages the children of the Diffendoofer School to excel and have fun while doing it.... releasing those smart cells in the brain.  That is the way I felt this morning as I started this blog again... Hooray for Today!  It feels good to sit and let the creativeness in captivity escape.  What is going to be your Diffendoofer Day Plans?

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Step Out of the Box

One of our traditions for the ladies in our family is to attend the Sugar Creek Symphony and Song opera production each year.  This year the opera was The Magic Flute.  It was an outstanding performance and one of my favorites.  Leila Bowie played Pamina, Gennard Lombardozzi played Tomino and my favorite character was Reuben L. Lillie who played Papageno, the "bird man".   The costumes were beautiful, the music outstanding, the casting was perfect and it was "funny"!  Everyone needs to try different things, laugh, enjoy the moment and share that moment with those you enjoy being with.   I sometimes think that in our everyday life we get so busy we forget to do things that make us laugh.  Instead of concentrating on meeting deadlines and checking off items on a to-do list, let's step out of the box, do something fun, and laugh!  Laughing is good for the soul!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

There is a verse I read on an American Greeting Card which read:  "Hope is not pretending that troubles don't exist....It is the trust that they will not last forever, that hurts will be healed and difficulties overcome.  It is the faith that a source of strength and renewal lies within to lead us through the dark to the sunshine."

Let us keep in mind as we forge forward on our journey through the difficult winter to emerge and bask in the sunshine of spring.  It is coming... I promise!  In July when we are complaining of the heat, retrieve those pictures you took this winter.  It is not that these snow storms all of a sudden got smaller or the winter has lessened.... it is just that they have lost their ability to overwhelm.  Think Spring!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year 2014 -- A New Chapter

I look at this new year as a new chapter in my life, and as this new chapter opens, it is  full of hope, excitement and curiosity.  I am anxiously anticipating being involved in family activities as always.  Ball games and recitals and holiday events to name a few.  Mind plans are in motion for activities and outreach programs for hospice.  I am trying not to dwell on insecurities with healthcare plans and cutbacks but to rely on my faith to keep me moving on through the dark tunnels we all face in life. I believe it is important to concentrate on the positives, and to laugh at silly things.  I want to skip through life like a child and be happy with what we have.  As I watch the Rose Bowl Parade with the theme, "Dreams Come True", I think how appropriate to start the New Year.  Dream a little or a lot, anything is possible during this year, and we can do anything we put our minds to.  Have a great chapter!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Could Have Been Me... But it wasn't!

I want to share something with you today that a friend had forwarded to me.    I do not know the author or precisely where this was taken from... but it could have been me at any time in the last year.  I chuckled as I read it and thought .. oh yeah.... could have been me.  Hope you enjoy and share in the wisdom of the words.
"Lord, Thou knowest me better than I know myself, that I am growing older and will someday be old.  Keep me from getting talkative, and particularly from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion.  Release me from craving to try to straighten out everybody's affairs.  Keep my mind free from the recital of endless details, and give me wings to get to the point.  I ask for grace enough to listen to the tales of others, help me to endure them with patience, but seal my lips on my own aches and pains.  They are increasing and my love of rehearsing them is increasing as the years go by.  Teach me the glorious lesson that occasionally it is possible that I may  be mistaken."

Monday, June 10, 2013

Remedy Drive is a Christian rock group from Lincoln, Nebraska.  The following is a quote from David Zach, one of the members of the group.  I thought the quote was worth sharing with my followers:
"I see two tendencies in my own life:  I either get burned out by the weight of a situation and lose hope...., or I tend to put my hope in something that is not going to sustain the weight of my human heart.  But, there is always hope in the most desperate of times and the darkness must precede the dawn.  No matter what you are going through, hold on..... becasuse daylight is coming."