TO TOUCH A HEART
January 14, 2013
As night unfolds around me
And I know the day is gone,
I search my heart and wonder
If I left something undone.
Did I help to lighten any load
Of a traveler along the way?
Did I leave a smile on someone’s face
Or brighten up their day?
I linger over thoughts of friends,
The memories we share,
And wonder if they really know
How much I really care.
I wander through the shadows
And the hallways in my mind,
If I peeled back all the layers,
What truths and secrets would I find?
I hear the distant, mournful call
Of a train just passing through,
And think of all the lonely hearts
That have broken a time or two.
Tomorrow is not promised,
Only God can really know,
He gives us one day at a time
And a choice to reap or sow.
I close my eyes and say a prayer
To send up heaven’s way,
I’ll rest in peace and be content
If I touched a heart today!
©Janice Francine Flasschoen (January 2013)
A BILL OF RIGHTS FOR WINNERS
January 06, 2012
1. You have the right to be you—the way you are, the way you want to be.
2. You have the right to grow, to change, to become, to strive, to reach for any goal, to be limited only by your degree of talent and amount of effort.
3. You have the right to privacy—in a marriage, in a family, in any relationship, in any group—the right to keep a part of your life secret, no matter how trivial or how important, merely because you want it to be that way. And you have the right to be alone part of each day, each week, and each year, to spend time with yourself.
4. You have the right to be loved and to love, to be accepted, cared for, and adored, and you have right to fulfill that right.
5. You have the right to ask questions, of anyone, at any time, in any matter that affects your life, so long as it is your business to do so, and to be listened to and taken seriously.
6. You have the right to self-respect and to do everything you need to do to increase your self-esteem so long as you hurt no one in doing so.
7. You have the right to be happy, to find something in the world that is meaningful and rewarding to you and gives you a sense of completeness.
8. You have the right to be trusted, to trust, and to be taken at your word. If you were wrong, you have the right to be given a chance to make good, if possible.
9. You have the right to be free as long as you act responsibly and are mindful of the rights of others and of those obligations that you entered into freely.
10. You have the right to win, to succeed, to make plans, to see those plans fulfilled, to become the best you that you can possibly become.
YOU CAN MAKE LIFE GO YOUR WAY!!!
AMONG THE THORNS
October 03, 2011
In a world with busy people
living separate, busy lives,
it's nice to know
where're we go...
a caring heart still thrives.
Integrity and honesty,
a pride in what you do ~
in all these things
the faithful brings...
and Hope still springs anew.
The seed of kindness planted
that a velvet heart adorns,
to seek and find
a rarer kind...
a Rose among the thorns!
© Janice Francine Flasschoen (June 21, 2005)
INCREASE IN TAX PAYMENT
September 30, 2011
TO ALL MALE TAXPAYERS:
The only thing the Internal Revenue Service has not yet taxed is your “Pecker”, mainly because 98% of the time, your “Pecker” is out of work and the other 2%, it is in the hole. Moreover, it has two dependents, who are both nuts!
Accordingly, beginning January 1, 2012, your “Pecker” will be taxed according to its size, using the Pecker-Checker Scale listed below to determine your category. Please insert this information on page No. 3, section F, line 1 of your standard No. 1040 Tax Form.
Yours very truly,
P. O. Inchlong, Director
Internal Revenue Service
10 to 12 inches....Luxury Tax............$50.00
8 to 10 inches......Pole Tax...............$25.00
6 to 8 inches........Privilege Tax.........$15.00
4 to 6 inches........Nuisance Tax.........$ 5.00
Note: Anyone under four (4) inches is eligible for a refund. Please do not request extensions. Members exceeding 12 inches should file under Capital Gains.
When You Lose Your Teeth
August 01, 2011
A preacher visited an elderly woman from his congregation. As he sat on the couch he noticed a bowl of peanuts on the coffee table. "Mind if I have a few?" he asked.
"No, not at all," the old woman replied.
They chatted for an hour, and as the preacher stood to leave, he realized he had emptied most of the bowl. "I'm so sorry for eating all your peanuts," he said. "I really just meant to eat a few."
"Oh, that's all right," replied the old woman. "Ever since I lost all my teeth all I can do is suck the chocolate off them."