VISTAS: An awareness of a range of time, events, or subjects. A broad Mental View.
April 26

This morning when I wakened And saw the sun above, I softly said, "Good morning, Lord, Bless everyone I love."

Right away I thought of you And said a loving prayer, That He would bless you specially, And keep you free from care.

I thought of all the happiness A day could hold in store, I wished it all for you because No one deserves it more.

2006

"I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate. It is, after all, to matter: to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all."
- Leo Rosten -

2005

"I just kept on doing what everyone starts out doing. The real question is, why did other people stop?"
- William Stafford -

2004

"Try not to become a man of success. Rather become a man of value."
- Albert Einstein -

2003

Not Often and very rarely have I included items I have received in the e-mail in this area of my site.. but this is something I received today and want to make sure I always keep it in my thoughts. thank you Laura Ann

PERFECT LOVE

Everyone longs to give themselves completely to someone-
To have a deep relationship with another,
to be loved thoroughly, and exclusively.

But God, says,
"I want you to be satisfied, fulfilled, and content with being loved by Me alone.
With giving yourself totally and unreservedly to Me.
With having an intensely personal and unique relationship
With Me alone.

Discovering that only in Me is your satisfaction to be found,
will you be capable of the best human relationship that I have planned for you.

I want you to be united with another after you are united with Me-
Exclusive of anyone or anything else,
Exclusive of any other desires or longings.

I want you to stop planning, stop wishing,
and allow Me to give you the most thrilling plan existing-
one that you cannot imagine.

I want you to have the best.
Please allow Me to bring it to you.
You just keep watching Me, trusting Me.
Keep experiencing the satisfaction that I am.
Keep listening and learning the things I tell you.
You just wait. That's all.

Don't be anxious.
Don't worry.
Don't look around at the things
others have gotten or that I've given them.
Don't look at the things you think you want.
You just keep looking up to Me,
Or you'll miss what I want to show you.

And then, when you're ready, I'll surprise you with a love
Far more wonderful than any you would dream of.

You see, until you are ready and until the one I have for you is ready,
(I am working even at this moment to have both of you ready at the same time),
until you are both satisfied exclusively with Me and the life I prepared for you,
You won't be able to experience the love that exemplifies your relationship with me.
And this is the perfect love.

And dear one, I want you to have the most wonderful love.
I want you to see in the flesh a picture of your relationship with Me,
And to enjoy materially and concretely the everlasting union of beauty, perfection, and love
That I offer you with Myself.
Know that I love you utterly.
Believe and be satisfied."

2002

as the week closes, I wonder what is to come
as the day draws to an end what shall be
as the hours slip by, I wonder even less
as the minutes fly into the next the end has come

2001

Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at.
- Carlos A. Urbizo -

2000

Memory feeds imagination.
- Amy Tan -

1999

Softness in a small bundle,
of fur,
and spirit,
everywhere they venture,
life is new,
interesting,
inspiring new games,
new antics

1998

The storm is brewing
ripping and tearing at us all
we try to peek around the corner
ducking back to hide

Facing the strife head on
working to build
struggling against the destruction
gaining ground slowly

Soon the storm shall pass
and all the days past forgotten
for we only have tomorrow to reach
and to make better

1997

You must pray that the way be long, full of adventures and experiences.
- Constantine Peter Cavafy -