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My smile


I am a stumbleupon fan, it is my most used site. I received this from a fellow SU user terencechang

wow.. Lovely smile.

 

I happened to found your smile on the Happiness page.

Check out the blogger smiles I collected. I am hoping to get your great smile on the happiest blog in the world as well.

Interested?

Here are some of the blogger smiles.
http://www.smilemyday.com/

Thank you for taking time to smile!

So I went to the site and saw a lovely page with people smiling all over it. I didn’t think twice about participating and responded that I was in.

veronicaromm:

Thank you for your participation. Here is how it works.

I will grab your great smile and post on the site and link to your stumbleUpOn profile and the blog your list under your profile. I will need your answers about the following 5 easy questions.

1. Something about you and your blogs/sites.
2. Why were you smiling in the photo?
3. How would you find happiness and be happy?
4. What is the secret of your great smile?
5. What would you recommend people do to find happiness and be happy?

Looking forward to hearing from you! Have a great day!

So I did and this is the title and link on the piece they did on me.

Blogger Smile – Intereview – a great joker smile from the advice girl that make my day.

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We have a new president.


  • Barack Obama is the President of the United States.  America has taken a step toward maturity by electing the right candidate no matter what race.  Finally, a dream has been realized.  Many people are very happy and there is a sense of hope all over the world.  I join in that pride and re-post Dr, King’s dream as it comes true with the first African American President being sworn into office.  The world is watching this momentous occasion and I am so excited to be able to witness it.
  • President Barack Obama
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I Have a Dream Speech

    Martin Luther King Jr. dedicated his life to a cause he felt was worth fighting, yet he never believed in violence. He was one of the greatest orators, but he was reluctant and could be shy. People oppressed saw in him the possibility. He gave them hope, for he was brave and determined. He led a march on Washington that changed the world, although he may not have seen it that way at the time. He is the voice of many today as he was the day he uttered the words “I have a dream.” And did he ever? His words are inspiring, poetic and proud. These passages are my personal favorites from that historic day.  Many resonate so much today.

    • I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.
    • I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” (Today that dream has become reality)
    • I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
    • This will be the day when all of God’s children will be able to sing with a new meaning, “My country, ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died, land of the pilgrim’s pride, from every mountainside, let freedom ring.”
    • And if America is to be a great nation this must become true. So let freedom ring from the prodigious hilltops of New Hampshire. Let freedom ring from the mighty mountains of New York. Let freedom ring from the heightening Alleghenies of Pennsylvania!Let freedom ring from every hill and molehill of Mississippi. From every mountainside, let freedom ring.
    • And when this happens, when we allow freedom to ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

    That dream has come true Dr. King, and you must be very proud. Congratulations to the Obama family on this historical achievement!!


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    Ode to Winter Time


    My Perfect Winter Day

    Ski slopes braved with red faces and frozen toes.

    Colorful pajamas worn moments after being unwrapped.

    Blankets strewn around the fireplace.

    A Christmas Story” reliably on.

    Lazy long supper to warm the bones and replenish strength

    For the next day’s adventures.

    Snowboards, Skis, Skates and Snowmobiles just waiting

    To glide through the fresh snow giving the rider a thrill


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    Holidays Through John Lennon’s Eyes.


    The year end holidays are supposed to be a  time of joy and giving. No matter what happens through the year, no matter who you are, Christmas/New Year’s/Hanukkah etc.. always come around and we pause to acknowledge them.  John Lennon’s “So This Is Christmas” is not the typical holiday song. Rather it is an observation of what millions of children around the world deal with to this day. Not much has changed since Lennon recorded this song. Yes, perhaps the children are in other third world countries today, but they are still hungry and lacking the basic necessities of life. I think John Lennon would have been dismayed to know that fact.  Yet there are those who continue to work for bettering the lives of these children and to them I say thank you.  Let us hope that the New Year will truly be one where change will be possible and children will have a chance to live better than they do now.  For those suffering this holiday season, you are in my thoughts.  For those who have something to share, there are many many ways of helping some of these children make it to another New Year, give to The Red Cross, The Children’s Charities of America, and/or any charity of your choosing.

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) – John Lennon

     So this is Christmas
    And what have you done?
    Another year over
    And a new one just begun
    And so this is Christmas
    I hope you have fun
    The near and the dear one
    The old and the young.
    A very Merry Christmas
    And a Happy New Year
    Let's hope it's a good one
    Without any fear
    And so this is Christmas
    For weak and for strong
    For rich and the poor ones
    The road is so long
    And so Happy Christmas
    For black and for white
    For yellow and red ones
    Let's stop all the fight.
    A very Merry Christmas
    And a Happy New Year
    Let's hope it's a good one
    Without any fear
    So this is Christmas
    And what have you done?
    Another year over
    And a new one just begun
    And so Happy Christmas
    I hope you have fun
    The near and the dear one
    The old and the young.
    A very Merry Christmas
    And a Happy New Year
    Let's hope it's a good one
    Without any fear
    War is over!
    If you want it
    War is over!
    War is over, Now!

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