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I have recieved the following story from some dear friends
Jamie & Tony 2 great spirited people ,
I have met online.This story touched my heart like many others
and I feel it needs to be nurtured and since Jamie & Tony gave me
the seed ,I will plant it here & watch it grow here near the fire

Mud Puddles & Dandelions

When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of
weeds that are going to take over my yard.
My kids see flowers for  Mom and Dad and blowing whitefluffs you
Can wish on. When I look at an old drunk and he smiles at me, I see a
smelly, dirty person who probably wants money and I look away.
My kids see someone smiling at them and they smile back.
When I hear music I love, I know I can't carry a tune and don't
Have much rhythm so I sit self-consciously and listen.
My kids feel the beat and move to it. They sing out the words.

If they don't know them, they make up their own.
When I feel wind on my face, I brace myself against it. I feel it
messing up my hair and pulling me back when I walk.
My kids close their eyes, spread their arms and fly with it,
until they fall to the ground laughing.
When I pray, I say thee and thou and grant me this, give me that.
My kids say, "Dear Father! Thanks for my toys and my  friends.
Please keep the bad dreams away tonight. Thanks for loving me and for
dying for me. When I see a mud puddle I step around it. I see muddy
shoes and dirty carpets.My kids sit in it. They see dams to build,
rivers to cross  and worms to play with.
I wonder if we are given kids to teach or to learn from?
No wonder God  loves the little children!!
Enjoy the little  things in life, for one day you may look back
and realize they were  the big things.
My wish to you.......Mud Puddles and Dandelions, and may God
bless this day and all days for you!Love doesn't make the
world go 'round.
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

Author Unknown

Kia:wen  Jamie & Tony


My prayer for all
May the Sun brighten your days and warm your heart
and the Moon light your way and soothe your nightly dreams.
Let the waters refresh you and wash your fears away and
most of all let Mother Earth nourish your body and free your soul.