HAPPY PEOPLE HAVE LOTS OF HEART – GIVE LIFE ALL YOU GOT

Today we’ll take another look at Miss Prim’s 3rd grade class and meet little Nora Nott. Nora teaches us a lot about “heart.” Whatever you do in life, give it all you’ve got. “You gotta have heart, lots and lots of heart.” People who are the happiest in life are people who give life their best effort and enjoy life to the fullest. You only have one chance at life so be determined to make the most of it. Jump in with both feet and LIVE LIFE WITH A LOT OF HEART. Nora Nott loves to sing, though she cannot.Poor … Continue reading HAPPY PEOPLE HAVE LOTS OF HEART – GIVE LIFE ALL YOU GOT

PARABLE OF THE GIRL NOBODY WANTED

In one of the border skirmishes that the Russians had with the Ukrainians, little six-year old Anna‘s parents were killed and she was placed in an orphanage. Americans often visited the Ukraine to find children to adopt.  On this one occasion, a group of American couples were at the orphanage talking to the children, hoping to discover at least one child that would appeal to them, one they could adopt and love and take home to America. Anna was never chosen when the Americans came.  Perhaps it was partly her unkempt appearance.  Perhaps it was partly the smudges on her … Continue reading PARABLE OF THE GIRL NOBODY WANTED

ALL LIVES NEED MENDING

I grew up in the ‘50s, those nostalgic “happy days.” Eight sisters and brothers and two parents on a little farm with dogs, cats, chickens, cows and pigs. Those years are etched in my heart forever. We had nothing, yet we had everything. We had little entertainment, yet we were entertained. We had outdoor movies, ice cream socials, fish fries, hayrides, and hot dogs roasted over a blazing bonfire. We were joined often by friends and relatives who lived near and our times together were rich and full. We sat and talked and laughed a lot and sometimes cried. We … Continue reading ALL LIVES NEED MENDING