Browsing Archive: March, 2010

Mothers and Daughters...

Posted by Pam Hastings on Monday, March 15, 2010, In : Family 

 “ Mothers and daughters are closest when daughters become mothers.” – author unknown


This quote may be unclaimed but is certainly not unwise. I never truly understood my mom until I became one myself. The only sad part about that for me is that when I was now “mom”, my own mother was no longer alive. I lost her as a teenager but have not forgotten her love, her sacrifice, her expressions, the smell of her shampoo on her hair when I hugged her and her many phrases and admonitions tha...


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Hunger, Thirst, Cold, and.....Pride

Posted by Pam Hastings on Thursday, March 11, 2010, In : Spiritual 

“ Pride costs more than hunger, thirst, and cold.” – Thomas Jefferson

 

There exists numerous elements in one’s life that can destroy them. These things are costly and the price can be a high one. If a person is hungry, thirsty, or cold their entire lives are affected. These physical conditions wear and fray on the mind and the spirit of a human being simply because everyone needs food, water and warmth to survive. If we would ever find ourselves without these necessary provisions f...


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Moms...Don't Try To Be Your Child's BFF !

Posted by Pam Hastings on Wednesday, March 10, 2010, In : Family 

“ Moms need to learn that their child does not want or need them to be their BFF.” – Pam Hastings


For the first time ever in my blog , my quote is one of my own. I certainly do not claim to be an expert on parenting but I do know one thing for certain…which is that I never cared one iota if my kids considered me to be their friend while they were growing up. It just didn’t matter. What did matter very much however is that I was their Mom…with a capital “M”. What that meant was ...


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What I Have Seen Points to What I Have Not Seen !

Posted by Pam Hastings on Friday, March 5, 2010, In : Spiritual 

“ All that I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all that I have not seen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

The American poet and essayist, Ralph Waldo Emerson surely has put his finger on a great truth with the above quote. So much of life that is right in front of us screams the existence of a creator, a master designer, a God.


One needs look no further than the human body itself to prove this. I can remember as a child my dad once said to me “ Isn’t it neat how peoples’ ears...


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ACCEPTANCE - Make it Your Friend, not Your Enemy

Posted by Pam Hastings on Wednesday, March 3, 2010, In : Spiritual 

“ The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles as in growing with them.” – Bernard M. Baruch

 

What life has no trouble?  Such a life does not exist. Human beings struggle with all kinds of areas of trouble…money woes, health issues, family hurts, friendship problems, parenting pain, you name it….the list is endless.


Our happiness and fulfillment in dealing with trouble really is not to escape it or wipe it out because that is impossible. Rather, the solution is to first...


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Empty Puppy House Syndrome

Posted by Pam Hastings on Monday, March 1, 2010, In : Family 

“To his dog, every man is Napolean; hence the constant popularity of dogs.” – Aldous Huxley

 

“ There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.” – Ben Williams


“ If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” – Woodrow Wilson


The three quotes above all point to the same thought which is that humans are dog lovers. Let’s face it…we love the critters. Last May one of the very first ...


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