Friday, July 6, 2012

The Open Gate

Aisha Patterson

Home is the place your heart resides

Home is the place that you decide

Home is the womb that holds the soul

Home is the place where one is whole

Home is the glow you hold in your eye

Home is the emotion that makes you cry

Home is safe and a place of peace

Home is where all strivings cease

Home is protective against the others

Home is full of sisters and brothers

Home is where you find your rest

Home is where you feel your best

Home is a memory that follows your being

Home is a dream for those agreeing

Home is the place where reserves fall

Home is the place you yearn to call

Home is where the family meets

Home is a place of restful retreats

Home is the place you know you’ll be heard

Home is the pace where nothing blurs

Home is all these wonderful things

Home is the place you develop wings

Home is the place that you’ll find one day

Home is the place where your heart will stay


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Pretty hot again today with that darn humidity hanging around. Got up a little later than usual and that made for unhappy watering. Everybody was so grateful to have water I didn't mind so much. :)

Started the apples for the apple butter last night. Today was the all-day simmering so the house smells so good! Tonight the first batch will be whisked into the fridge to chill overnight and then tomorrow all day in the oven.

Have you ever wondered how your life would look if it was written in a book? Would it be a best seller, top of the charts?;Or would it be sold at the dollar store or lost in a dusty dark corner of a used book store?

Looking back at your life, there were so many opportunities to capture; Because of circumstances, you might have had to pass many of these by- you were a child, you had a child, you were taking care of an elderly parent or sick spouse, your work schedule was so hectic, your kids schedule was crazy. But in the meantime, what happened to you?

There are so many possibilities in the universe and time isn't being kind. Tick, tock, your life is running out. It's time to live life like you are a dog and someone left the gate open.

There is a whole world out there, waiting for you to unearth it. What will you discover, once you allow yourself to venture out?

Our bodies are only transitory, and can hold us back. After all, there are only so many hours in a day and we succumb to sleep and health issues; but how many hours, minutes, precious seconds are we wasting to the everyday grind? Yes, we have to work and pay the bills but YOU are important as well. A mind is a terrible thing to waste. It has to be fed just like your body. And, in turn it feeds the soul, which keeps the body healthy and you happy. And when you are happy, it translates to others around you... the kids, the clients, the boss, the spouse.

The hardest thing when you are a type A personality is allowing yourself time. And Time is not a gentle conqueror. It feeds. It steals and then, it's gone.

If you took the time to find your 'open gate', what would you discover? Would you troll the stars online? Would you connect to a needy soul and brighten their lonely life? Would you venture out of your comfort zone and see what is beyond that gate?

Fear is a big motivator; But so is time. You are in control of your own ship and your destiny its course. If you read the book on your life, would you be happy with the ending? Would the journey along the way be an adventure you would want to read about?

The world is waiting, out that open gate. And whether you experience it in just a few minutes a day or take time to smell the roses, it is up to you to take that first step. Don't miss that open is out there, waiting for you.The first step of the rest of your life starts with the journey of a single step. Enjoy the adventure that awaits!

You Might Be A Redneck If...

  • You might be a redneck if on Thanksgiving Day you have to decide which pet to eat.
  • You might be a redneck if one of your fantasies involves a bulldozer.
  • You might be a redneck if people come to your door mistakenly thinking you have an auto salvage business.
  • You might be a redneck if people hear your car a long time before they see it.
  • You might be a redneck if someone accuses you of lying through your tooth.
  • You might be a redneck if someone asks, “Where’s your bowling bag?” and you answer, “She’s at home with the kids.”
  • You might be a redneck if taking your wife on a cruise means circling the Dairy Queen.
  • You might be a redneck if the best 5 years of your life were in the second grade.
  • You might be a redneck if the bouquet at your wedding was stolen from a cemetery.
  • You might be a redneck if the figures on your wedding cake wore overalls.


On today in American history, people in gardens everywhere were talking about:
1852 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of Sherlock Holmes and many others, dies at age 71. Coincidentally, this is also the birthday he chose for Holmes sidekick, Watson
1863 Lt. Colonel Christopher "Kit" Carson begins his campaign against the Indians of New Mexico and Arizona
1865 Mary Surrat becomes the first woman to be executed by the federal government for her role in Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Ever since her death, numerous sightings of her ghost and other strange occurrences have been reported around Ft. McNair. A hooded figure in black, bound at the hands and feet, as Surrat had been at the time of her execution, has allegedly been seen moving about. Several children of soldiers have reported a 'lady in black' who plays with them.
1898 President McKinley announces that the US has annexed Hawaii
1900 Warren Earp, the youngest of the Earp brothers, is killed in a barfight in Arizona
1942 Heinrich Himmler starts medical experiments on Auschwitz prisoners
1946 Mother Frances Cabrini becomes the first US citizen to become a saint
1930 The building of the Hoover Dam begins, with 21,000 unemployed workers flocking to the desert to work ceaselessly for five years on the largest man-made structure in the world.
1976 For the first time in history, female cadets are enrolled in the United States Military Academy
1986 President Reagan nominates Sandra Day O'Connor as the first woman justice in the US Supreme Court
2012 Hundreds of thousands of people on the East Coast are still without power after a week of storms

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