Soon spring will be upon us and with that comes our annual Celebrate Women event. This year we are changing it up a bit and having it on a Saturday. Historically we’ve always had it on a week night but thought we’d try this so the ladies attending don’t have to rush home from work and then get downtown for the event. This way they can have a nice relaxing day of pampering, fellowship and inspiration. I hope to see you all there.

My friend Karla sent this to me and I thought it was worth sharing.


Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman and wished I was as beautiful. When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle. She had one leg and used a crutch. But as she passed, she shared a smile.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two legs; the world is mine.

I stopped to buy some candy. The lad who sold it had such charm. I talked with him, he seemed so glad. If I were late, it’d do no harm. And as I left he said to me, “I thank you, you’ve been so kind. It’s nice to talk with folks like you. You see,” he said, “I’m blind.”

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two eyes; the world is mine.

Later, while walking down the street I saw a child I knew. He stood and watched the others play, but he did not know what to do. I stopped a moment and then I said, “Why don’t you join them dear?” He looked ahead without a word. I realized, he couldn’t hear.

Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two ears; the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I’d go. With eyes to see the sunset’s glow and with ears to hear what I would know. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine, I’ve been blessed indeed; the world is mine.

What a simple reminder that we have so much to be thankful for! Give the gift of love, it never comes back empty!

Take care,