It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Chapter 12, Page 10, Book 08


Encourage people to believe in you.
Always remember who's naughty and who's nice.
Don't pout. It's as much fun to give as it is to receive.
Some days it's okay to feel a little chubby.
Always ask for a little bit more than what you really want.
Bright red can make anyone look good.
Wear a wide belt and no-one will notice
how many pounds you've gained.
If you only show up once a year,
everyone will think you're very important.
Make your presents known.
Whenever you're at a loss for words, say:
"HO, HO, HO!"


I’ve been know to be at a loss for words for sure so today I’m going to take that advice.

The customers, my co-workers, and our employees not to mention the beagle may hear those 3 words many more times than they are used to for sure.
Ho Ho Ho

Do you ever get that way? Not know what to say???

I guess I’d better finish my good cup of coffee now and get on to work

Ho Ho Ho


To Prepare for the Holidays – Think Like a Kid

Kids don’t feel obligated to spend money on gifts but instead share something that’s special to them

Kids never turn down consumable gifts despite their excitement in finding this year’s hottest toy waiting for them. This is proven when they open little treats like those plastic candy canes filled with holiday M & Ms--they can enjoy them the moment they receive them

Kids like action more than stuff. Fond memories of ice skating on a cousin’s pond and playing charades into the night with friends and family stand out far more than any toy ever received

Children don’t try to keep up with the Jones’s, forget about playtime or over extend themselves just because society and all its consumer demands persuade us to do or buy just one more thing all in the name of perfection or how others might perceive us

Whatever else be lost among the years,

Let us keep Christmas still a shining thing:

Whatever doubts assail us, or what fears,

Let us hold close one day, remembering

Its poignant meaning for the hearts of men.

Let us get back our childlike faith again.

Grace Noll Crowell

‘On Ya’-ma


Linda said...

Good Morning Ma, Yep I have been at a loss for words for a while now. That is why I haven't posted as much lately, but I think I am getting over it and might actaully be able to post again. Have a great day. Linda

Cindi said...

Have a wonderful day...

Rose said...

Great entry!

Hugs, Rose

Jan said...

Ho Ho Ho ,I know what you mean ,good old Santa Jan xx

Alice said...

Yeah, and sometimes you wish certain others around you would get that way once in awhile:) Have a great evening :)......

Hollie said...

I know what you mean also.


betty said...

I never seem to be at a loss for words, LOL; but I've been know to say too many words that haven't been kind at times; need to work on that and on using words wisely and being quiet more than talking

great entry :)


Chrissie a.k.a. HoneyB said...

So true if we could all just be children again. I think you do get that back as you age. This year I could care less about money being spent, just want my family together for a meal that would be a huge blessing for me. My kids don't get that, but I know they will one day in the future. I think you have to be a mother to understand those kind of wants.
Take care, Chrissie

Joann said...

What a great entry!! I love all the words of wisdom!!