CHEROKEE WISDOM One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, "My son, the battle is between 2 wolves."
"One is Evil. It is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.
The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf wins?"
The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."
Why Women Cry
Watch her eyes.A little boy asked his mother, "Why are you crying?" "Because I'm a woman," she told him.
"I don't understand," he said. His Mom just hugged him and said, "And you never will."
Later the little boy asked his father, "Why does mother seem to cry for no reason?"
"All women cry for no reason," was all his dad could say.
The little boy grew up and became a man, still wondering why women cry.
Finally he put in a call to God. When God got on the phone, he asked, "God, why do women cry so easily?"
"When I made the woman she had to be special.
I made her shoulders strong enough to carry the weight of the world, yet gentle enough to give comfort.
I gave her an inner strength to endure childbirth and the rejection that many times comes from her children.
I gave her a hardness that allows her to keep going when everyone else gives up, and take care of her family through sickness and fatigue without complaining.
I gave her the sensitivity to love her children under any and all circumstances, even when her child has hurt her very badly.
I gave her strength to carry her husband through his faults and fashioned her from his rib to protect his heart.
I gave her wisdom to know that a good husband never hurts his wife, but sometimes tests her strengths and her resolve to stand beside him unfalteringly.
And finally, I gave her a tear to shed. This is hers exclusively to use whenever it is needed."
"You see my son," said God, "the beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart - the place where love resides."
Please send this to five beautiful women you know today. If you do, something good will happen - You will boost another woman's self-esteem!
AND HE SHALL GIVE HIS ANGELS CHARGE OVER THEE TO KEEP THEE.
|National Day of Prayer Thur May 5, 2005|
There will be many observances throught the State and the Nation. A group of us are planning to meet at noon in Shain Park in Birmingham and all are invited to attend.
The following is a letter from a good friend of mine that acknowledges the power of prayer.
First of all, I have very good news for today! Tomorrow is my last day of radiation, hard to believe I am done!. While I am very happy to be finished and resume my old life back with changes, I will miss all the wonderful people I met, and the support staff from the hospital. I will be followed up with my oncologist in 3 weeks,and then next month with my radiologist/oncologist. I am thrilled, and scared at the same time. I plan to resume working and have a ton of stuff to do when I get back to my office in the next couple of days!
I want to say thank you to all of you for all your calls, sweet notes, gifts, concern,love,prayers, everything; it all helped! I am now going to try to help others in the same way, by making the time to make sure when someone is going through a life crisis to help in any way I can. This whole experience has changed my life, and for the better. I will make sure that I take the time to write a note, make a call, take a visit, when the situation calls for it. I will exercise a balance as well in my life, for quiet time,and work time, and make sure that I do not forget to stop,and smell the roses.
Cancer is a mental disease,as well as physical, some of you already know that, and I am finding that out as I write this.I have only 4 1/2 months into this whole new journey, but I plan to keep my spirits high, attitude uncompromising, and energy level back to where I was if possible, so I can work and be happy. Believe it or not,I am looking forward to going into my office at the end of this week.
The waiting room today was full, my support group,other patients wanted to make sure that we got each others phone numbers and emails,and we plan to form our own little support group so we can share our trials and tribulations. We are all so different, and yet,so much alike as we go through our healing time together.
So for all my loving friends, cousins, relatives of any and all kind, new friends,old friends, family, a big kiss and thank you for being with me all the way through this one. God has truly blessed me with healing, and giving me a new beautiful Grandson sometime in the next few hours. How sweet life is! With love, kisses, and hugs,thank you,thank you, thank you!
|Silver Anniversary Commodore's Ball Saturday May 7, 2005|
Sailing Singles will host their annual Commodore's Ball at the Edgewood Country in Commerce Township on Saturday May 7, 2005. This Year's Ball Marks their 25th anniversary and Dave Shaw the founder of the club has been rounding up former members.
The 'Black Tie Optional " event will start at 6:00 pm with cocktails followed by dinner and dancing.
The cost to member is $60.00 and $65.00 for guests. After April 30, 2005 the cost of the Ball will go up to $70.00 for all.
Some people were commenting that the Edgewood Country Club is hard to find so the PJSN went out to Commerce Township and found it to be only two tenths of a mile west of the intersection of Union Lake and Commerce Road in Commerce Township and took this picture. If you are driving west on Commerce road start looking for the entrance as soon as you pass Union Lake Road. The entrance is on the south side of the road and does look like an entrance to a sub-division.
Event details are available here.
|You can sign up here|
|Downriver Swing Club Dance Thu 5/5/2005|
The Downriver Swing Club will be dancing at Pier 500 507 Biddle Wyandotte ,MI. 48192.
Thursday night Swing and hustle dancing for both couples and singles, lesson at 8-9 pm( $ 5.00 )open dancing till 1 am. It's right on the Detroit River and offers a full dinner menu ( great food ) and an upscale atmosphere.
|"Dare To Dream Dance" Fri 5/6/2005|
The "Dare to Dream Singles" will host their monthly dance at Lapeer County Center Building 425 County Center St. Lapeer, MI 48446 Starting at 8:00 pm.
No drinking or smoking.Contact: Joan 810-664-4191 Linda 810-245-0936 Lyal 810-793-5008
|Waterford Oaks Dance Fri May 6, 2005|
The Waterford Oaks Ballroom Dancers will host a dance at the Waterford Oaks Activity Center, 2800 Watkins Lake Road, Waterford, MI 48238. Automatic Information Line:248-988-7169
Singles and Couples. Ballroom Dancing. Ballroom attire. Fox Trot, Waltz, Swing, Cha- Cha, Rumba, Tango, Samba, Mambo, Polka, Viennese. Ballroom Lighting. Cabaret Setting. Coffee, Tea, Sweets, Door Prizes. Music from the 1940's to the present time.
The cost is $6.00
|Mothers's Day Sunday May 7, 2005|
|Mother's Day Prayer |
by Gaynell Bordes Cronin
I love you, Mom. I love your aliveness,
your joy in living, your understanding,
And what I love best of all
is that you love me.
God of all Mothers,
thank you for my mom!
|"Pride of Michigan Tour" Sat 5/7/2005|
The Pride of Michigan is hosting an Open House on Saturday May 7, 2005
The Pride of Michigan Moored upriver from the North Star Sail Club on South river Road
|Upcoming Special Events|
Some of these events require advance registration and are presented here so that you can take appropriate action.
The Michigan Heart Association will be sponsoring their 18th annual Heart Ball on Saturday May 21, 2005.(note the change) Details are here.
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|Art Exhibit at the Red Hat Winery|
Nancy Curnow, a member of Sailing Singles and on the right in the photo, is showing her Art at the Red Hat Winery from April 13, thru May 11. The hours are: Wednesday to Friday from noon til 7pm, Saturday from 9:00 am til 7 pm and Sunday from 1:00 pm tile 5 pm.
The Red Hat Winery is located at 24601 Jefferson 4 blocks south of 10 mile in St Clair Shores.
|Shirley Hathaway Exhibit May 6-7, 2005|
Shirley Hathaway, Sailing Singles member, has a painting accepted in the 58th Michigan Watercolor Exhibit showing through June 11 at the Crooked Tree Art Center on Mitchell Street in Petoskey, Michigan. It could be selected for the traveling exhibit and travel to the Birmingham/Bloomfield Art Center as well as other areas. She will also be exhibiting in the Mt. Clemens Outdoor Art Fair on May 6 & 7 on Macomb Street.