Natural Highs to Think About!

  • Falling in love.
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  • Laughing so hard your face hurts.
  • A special glance.
  • Getting mail.
  • Taking a drive on a pretty road.
  • Hearing your favorite song on the radio.
  • Lying in bed listening to the rain outside.
  • Hot towels out of the dryer.
  • Walking out of your last final.
  • A long distance phone call.
  • A good conversation.
  • A care package.
  • The beach.
  • Finding a $20 bill in your coat from last winter.
  • Laughing at yourself.
  • Midnight phone calls that last for hours.
  • Running through sprinkler.
  • Laughing for absolutely no reason at all.
  • Having someone tell you that you're beautiful.
  • Laughing at an inside joke.
  • Friends.
  • Accidentally overhearing someone say something nice about you.
  • Waking up and realizing you still have a few hours left to sleep.
  • Your first kiss.
  • Being part of a team.
  • Making new friends or spending time with old ones.
  • Late night talks with your roommate that keep you from sleeping.
  • Sweet dreams.
  • Hot chocolate.
  • Road trips with friends.
  • Swinging on swings.
  • Watching a good movie cuddled up on a couch with someone you love.
  • Song lyrics printed inside your new CD so you can sing along without feeling stupid.
  • Going to a really good concert.
  • Getting butterflies in your stomach every time you see that one person.
  • Winning a really competitive game.
  • Making chocolate chip cookies. 
  • Having your friends send you homemade cookies!
  • Spending time with close friends!
  • Running through the fountains with your friends.
  • Riding a bike downhill.
  • The feeling after running a few miles-an accomplishment!
  • Seeing smiles and hearing laughter from your friends.
  • Holding hands with someone you care about.
  • Running into an old friend and realizing that some things (good or bad) never change.
  • Discovering that love is unconditional and stronger than time.
  • Riding the best roller coasters over and over.
  • Hugging the person you love.
  • Watching the expression on someone's face as they open a much-desired present from you.
  • Watching the sunrise.

101 Ways To Say Your Child Is Great!

  • Wow
  • Way To Go
  • Super
  • You're Special
  • Outstanding
  • Excellent
  • Great
  • Good
  • Neat Well Done
  • Remarkable
  • I Knew You Could Do It
  • I'm Proud Of You
  • Fantastic
  • Super Star
  • Nice Work
  • Looking Good
  • You're On Top Of It
  • Beautiful
  • Now You're Flying
  • You're Catching On
  • Now You've Got It
  • You're Incredible
  • Bravo
  • You're Fantastic
  • Hurray for you
  • You're On Target
  • You're On Your Way
  • How Nice
  • How Smart
  • Good Job
  • That's Incredible
  • Hot Dog
  • Dynamite
  • You're Beautiful
  • You're Unique
  • Nothing Can Sop You Now
  • Good For You
  • I Like You
  • You're A Winner
  • Remarkable Job
  • Beautiful Work
  • Spectacular
  • You're Spectacular
  • You're Darling
  • You're Precious
  • Great Discovery
  • You've Discovered The Secret
  • You Figured It Out
  • Fantastic Job
  • Hip, Hip Hurray
  • Bingo
  • Magnificent
  • Marvelous
  • Terrific
  • You're Important
  • Phenomenal
  • You're Sensational
  • Super Work
  • Creative Job
  • Super Job
  • Fantastic Job
  • Exceptional Performance
  • You're A Real Trooper
  • You Are Responsible
  • You Are Exciting
  • You Learned It Right
  • What An Imagination
  • What A Good Listener
  • You Are Fun
  • You're Growing Up
  • You Tried Hard
  • You Care
  • Beautiful Sharing
  • Outstanding Performance
  • You're A Good Friend
  • I Trust You
  • You're Important
  • You Mean A Lot To Me
  • You Make Me Happy
  • You Belong
  • You've Got A Friend
  • You Make Me Laugh
  • You Brighten My Day
  • I Respect You 
  • You Belong
  • You've Got A Friend
  • You Mean The World To Me
  • That's Correct
  • You're A Joy
  • You're A Treasure
  • You're Wonderful
  • You're Perfect
  • Awesome
  • A+ Job
  • You're A-OK-My Buddy
  • You Made My Day
  • That's The Best
  • A Big Hug
  • A Big Kiss
  • I Love You!!!

Remember a Time When?

  • Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
  • Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do-over!"
  • "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fasted.
  • Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in Monopoly.
  • Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
  • It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
  •  Being old, referred to anyone over 20.
  • The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball and rules didn't matter.
  • The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.
  • It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
  • It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn?t an Olympic event.
  • Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a slingshot.
  • Nobody was prettier than Mom.
  • Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
  • It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people" rides at the amusement park.
  • Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.
  • Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare."
  • Saturday morning cartoons weren?t 30-minute ads for action figures.
  • No shopping trip was complete, unless a new toy was brought home.
  • "Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.
  • Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles.
  • The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
  • War was a card game.
  • Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
  • Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
  • Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.
  • Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
  • Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.


Medicine Through the Ages

0001 AD: Here, eat this root.

1000 AD: That root is heathen. Here, say this prayer.

1850 AD: That prayer is superstition. Here, swallow this potion.

1940 AD: That potion is snake oil. Here, swallow this pill.

1985 AD: That pill is ineffective. Here, take this antibiotic.

2000 AD: That antibiotic is dangerous. Here, eat this root.


Gifts That Don?t Cost You Anything

1) THE GIFT OF LISTENING... But you must REALLY listen. No interrupting, no daydreaming, no planning your response. Just listening.

 2) THE GIFT OF AFFECTION... Be generous with appropriate hugs, kisses, pats on the back and handholds. Let these small actions demonstrate the love you have for family and friends.

3) THE GIFT OF LAUGHTER... Clip cartoons. Share articles and funny stories. Your gift will say, "I love to laugh with you."

4) THE GIFT OF A WRITTEN NOTE... It can be a simple "Thanks for the help" note or a full sonnet. A brief, handwritten note may be remembered for a lifetime, and may even change a life.

5) THE GIFT OF A COMPLIMENT... A simple and sincere, "You look good in red, "You did a super job" or "That was a wonderful meal" can make someone's day.

6) THE GIFT OF A FAVOR... Every day, go out of your way to do something kind.

7) THE GIFT OF SOLITUDE... There are times when we want nothing better than to be left alone. Be sensitive to those times and give the gift of solitude to others.

8) THE GIFT OF A CHEERFUL DISPOSITION... The easiest way to feel good is to extend a kind word to someone. Really, it's not that hard to say, Hello or Thank You. Friends are a very rare jewel, indeed. They make you smile and encourage you to succeed. They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their hearts to us. Show your friends how much you care.

Happy gift giving


Interesting Facts

Here's an interesting set of facts to think about! Can you imagine working at the following company?

It has a little over 500 employees with the following statistics:

  • 29 have been accused of spouse abuse
  • 7 have been arrested for fraud
  • 19 have been accused of writing bad checks
  • 117 have bankrupt at least two businesses
  • 3 have been arrested for assault
  • 71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit
  • 14 have been arrested for drug-related charges
  • 8 have been arrested for shoplifting
  • 21 are current defendants in lawsuits
  • In 1998 alone, 84 were stopped for drunk driving

    Can you guess which organization this is?
  • It's the 535 members of your United States Congress.
  • The same group that perpetually cranks out hundreds upons hundreds of laws
  • Designed to keep the rest of us in line.


About Time and Friendship

"Work like you don't need the money.
Dance like nobody's watching and Love like you've never been hurt".
Imagine there is a bank that credits your account each morning with $86,400.
It carries over no balance from day to day.
Every evening the bank deletes whatever part of the balance you failed to use during the day.
What would you do? Draw out every cent of course!!!!
Each of us has such a bank. Its name is TIME.
Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds.
Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever of this you have failed to invest to good purpose.
It carries over no balance. It allows no overdraft.
Each day it opens a new account for you.
Each night it burns the remains of the day.
If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours.
There is no going back. There is no drawing against the "tomorrow".
You must live in the present on today's deposits.
Invest it so as to get from it the utmost in health, happiness, and success.
The clock is running. Make the most of today.
To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade.
To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby.
To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper.
To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who missed the train.
To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask a person who just avoided and accident.
Treasure every moment you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time.
Remember that time waits for no one.
Yesterday is history.
Tomorrow is mystery.
Today is a gift.
That's why it's called the present!
Friends are very rare, indeed.
They make you smile and encourage you to succeed.
They lend an ear, they share a word of praise, and they always want to open their heart to us.


Slow Dance

Have you ever watched kids on a merry-go-round
Or listened to the rain slapping on the ground
Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight
Or gazed at the sun into the fading night?

You better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last
Do you run through each day on the fly
When you ask "How are you?" do you hear the reply?
When the day is done, do you lie in your bed
With the next hundred chores running through your head?

You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last
Ever told your child,
We'll do it tomorrow
And in your haste, not see his sorrow?

Ever lost touch,
Let a good friendship die
'Cause you never had time to call and say "Hi"?
You'd better slow down
Don't dance so fast
Time is short
The music won't last
When you run so fast to get somewhere
You miss half the fun of getting there.
When you worry and hurry through your day,
It is like an unopened gift....
Thrown away...
Life is not a race.
Do take it slower
Hear the music
Before the song is over.