Tag Archives: words of wisdom

Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom From Facebook

6 Feb

“We don’t receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.”

~Marcel Proust

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I don’t watch much television nowadays, and I NEVER watch the news. Therefore, most of my worldly information and entertainment comes from Facebook. Sad, right? But, I do glean wonderful words of wisdom from my many friends who post great quotes.

Here is what made me smile, cry, ponder, commiserate with, and learn from on Facebook just today…

Yep, I’m going to take that trip, buy the shoes and eat LOTS of cake.

Montage Monday:) A Week In A Peek

8 Jan

“They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress progresses too fast!”

― Dr. Seuss

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Another great week. One minute I’m in Chicago, the next I’m back in McKinney. No, it’s not time travel, but I sure would love that. It was wonderful to be with family and friends. All I can say is… I am blessed.

It’s a new year. It’s a great time to start fresh. I’m hoping to make this the best year ever. Wishing the same for you.

Wednesday:) What’s Your Word for 2019?

3 Jan

I am AMAZING, and I am smart.

I love to bake, and I love my art.

Writing every day renews my soul.

Walking each day, a personal goal.

Strangers I meet will become a friend.

My gifts and my blessings have no end.

I am AMAZING, you already know.

I am AMAZING because I said so.

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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This is a brand new year, and time for a brand new start. Each New Year’s Day, people all over the world make resolutions, set goals, and make plans for a better year. These don’t always last too long, do they?

Yesterday, I wrote about counting your blessings, and writing down the blessings and wonderful things that happen to you. Then, you put the slips of paper in a jar all year round. January 1st of the next year, read all your blessings. Keep the blessing jar in sight at all times and it will be easy to keep up with.

Another thing so many people do January 1st is to pick a word for the year. You pick a word that you want to be, or something you want to do or become. Pick a word that inspires and motivates you. Choose a positive word with wonderful energy and power. It’s like your mantra. Every day, think about your word. Become your word. It can be a new word or one you’ve used before. Define your word, envision it, and live it.

It is suggested that you pick your word. Look up the definition. Have the word become a part of you. Have your word written somewhere you can see all the time. Say your word out loud every day.

WHAT IS YOUR WORD FOR 2019?

I chose my word right away. It’s a word I’ve used before and I’ll use it again. It might be my forever word…

AMAZING

I am AMAZING! Whenever I wear this leather cuff, I tell people, “Look! I am amazing, and I have a bracelet that says so.” (I made this bracelet in a leather tooling class.)

amazing FL adjective

Definition of amazing 

: causing astonishment, great wonder, or surprise

an amazing story of personal bravery and survival

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I like this definition and example. Causing astonishment, great wonder, or surprise. An amazing story of personal bravery and survival. Yep!

So, what is your word???? Pick a word. Share your word. Live your word.

Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom From Facebook

27 Dec

“All my wisdom, knowledge, and vital information was ascertained on my Facebook page.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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Thought I would share some words of wisdom that I found on my Facebook page just today. Some very great quotes shared by some very dear friends.

Words to live by. Hope you are having a great Wednesday and day after Christmas.

OK! Just one more Gamma picture for good measure.

Wednesday:) Words of Wisdom~ Family

6 Dec

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”

~Michael J. Fox

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Today’s words of wisdom is correct. Family is the most important thing in the world. It’s everything. Family isn’t always a relative or blood relation. Family consists of the people who love you unconditionally and you love them right back. People come into your life and people go. The ones who stay are real family.

I have been blessed with a wonderful family. How about you?

Sunday Sermon and Women of Steel (Stihl)

14 Oct

“A strong woman understands that the gifts such as logic, decisiveness, and strength are just as feminine as intuition and emotional connection. She values and uses all of her gifts.”

– Nancy Rathburn

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A dark and gloomy Sunday morning, but this afternoon, the sun is out. Yay!

Today’s Gospel from Mark was the story of Jesus being asked by a wealthy man, what he must do to inherit eternal life. The wealthy man said that he followed the commandments as he was taught.

“Teacher, all of these I have observed from my youth.”

Jesus, looking at him, loved him and said to him,

“You are lacking in one thing.

Go, sell what you have, and give to the poor

and you will have treasure in heaven; then come, follow me.”

At that statement his face fell,

and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.

Jesus looked around and said to his disciples,

“How hard it is for those who have wealth

to enter the kingdom of God!”

The disciples were amazed at his words.

So Jesus again said to them in reply,

“Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God!

It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle

than for one who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.”

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My take on it… my concept of what wealthy truly means here is not that you can’t have any possessions or have money, but if you are so obsessed with money and so greedy that you don’t help those less fortunate, then you have only accumulated treasures on earth and will not be welcome in heaven. When you are blessed, you need to share your blessings. Words to live by.

After Mass, I stopped and had coffee with Mr. Jerry. We laughed and joked around, shared of few family stories, and looked at each other’s grandchildren pictures on our phones. Then I said, “Mr. Jerry, you’ve known me for a long time, I want to ask you a serious question, and I want you to be perfectly honest. Do you think I’m goofy?” I thought it would be interesting to get an honest perspective on what a male friend thinks about me. I know all my girlfriends would say I was wonderful, but girlfriends are not always going to tell you the truth. I wanted in unbiased opinion.

Mr. Jerry thought a while and didn’t know what to say. I rattled off, “Do you think I talk too much? Am I too silly. Is it weird that I talk to strangers or hug people at church?” He thought a few more seconds and said, “I don’t think you’re too silly or goofy. BUT… There is that one time you crashed that Mexican man’s funeral at St. Michael’s.” We laughed. Oh, I forgot about that. I saw all the cars and thought it was an Ash Wednesday service. Well, it turned out to be a funeral, so I just stayed for the Mass and prayed for a man named Juan that I never met.

Jerry said, “Those are all good things and what makes you a nice person.” Okay. Well I guess that was honest enough.

Mr. Jerry went home to watch football, and I stopped at the store to get groceries and stock up on some sales. I like to get great sales on canned goods, etc. so I can take them over to the food pantry or share with the new moms over at the Bella House shelter.

As in today’s Gospel, it’s important to share your blessings. I don’t consider myself wealthy, but I sure have been blessed.

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As I was sitting here writing and flipping through the channels on TV, I noticed a show called STIHL TIMBERSPORTS. I was fascinated because I have a couple of friends who are pretty important people in the STIHL Corporation. Stan Crader and his son Justin are a couple of the nicest people you’d ever want to meet. When I was watching the show, there were these strong powerful women competing in different events using chain saws, and axes, in rather dangerous looking situations. I thought to myself, “Now, those are some women of STEEL”

As women, we need to be strong inside and out. And, I guess it doesn’t matter what other people think, as long as we know what we’re made of. Steel… we’re made of steel.

Wednesday:) What You See Is What You Get

4 Oct

” What you see is what you get, so please squint a little. I’m a work in progress.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis

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When you start each day with smile, a prayer, and time to be thankful for your all your blessings, then the world is beautiful place. If you see beauty, you get beauty. If you see blessings, you are blessed.

I start each day with a morning walk. I don’t drink coffee or eat breakfast. I get dressed, drink a tall glass of water, then out the door. The mornings have their own glory, a time to think and be thankful.

Along my walk today, I had butterflies fluttering around me. Blessings. I found a lucky penny. Lucky.

Later in the afternoon, a grasshopper hopped around by my feet. Grasshoppers are supposed to be a sign of good luck. So, I felt lucky.

Grasshoppers can only jump forward….not backward, or sideways. … This is why grasshopper is the symbol of good luck all over the world. Grasshopper’s ability to connect and understand sound vibrations is why he is also a symbol of your inner voice. he could be telling you to trust yours.

The best part of any day is always when I get a call from my son and daughter-in-law so I can FaceTime with my adorable granddaughter. Here she is saying goodbye and sending me a kiss. (Melt my heart)

To end the day, when I can, I like to chase the sunset. I go for a brisk walk in the evening, and scurry several blocks over to an open area where I can take a picture of the sunset.

What I see is what I get. Beauty, blessings and love…everywhere I go.