Just about anywhere that you go, there is some type of gambling at the palm of your hand. You got the Pull-Tabs, Scratch-off’s, Bingo, Horse Racing, Keno, Lottery, and Gambling machines in a variety of ways!!! I like to do some gambling but, a little here, and there, just for fun, and entertainment! I just recently witnessed a person with a definite Gambling problem. He would walk up to a machine and put a $20.00 bill into the machine and push a button and a handful of pull-tabs would fall into a try at his convenience. The first time I watched him, I didn’t think much of it. Then, we noticed he would pull the pull-tabs as fast as he could and would return as soon as he was done, immediately! As, my husband and I listened to the music being played at this bar, we both saw him return many times. My husband even made the comment, that he must have spent at least $300.00 and that was in a short time! Then, we noticed that he would leave his billfold on top of the bar wide open unattended, as he went back for another handful of pull-tabs. There was no sign of him wanting to quit or excited that he had won! I was exhausted by what I had witnessed as, I have bills to pay and can’t freely spend money like running water!! At the tail end of the night, him and his wife got out unto the dance floor and danced, everyone cheered them on! I was only to pleased to see him out on the dance floor, then pulling another pull-tab! I told another person what I had seen at this particular bar and the person told me that this is his every weekend fun thing to do. I exhaled! The sad part about all of this was, his small framed, tiny little wife, was a waitress at this bar! He pulled pull-tabs and she worked, while he had fun with his illness of gambling! The sadder part of all this was, he pulled more pull-tabs in dollar amounts than what she earned the whole week at work!!!! It all will catch-up to him sooner or latter! What an experience to witness on a fun night out!
The first week in February, I heard on the radio that every second to fourth day we would be having some type of weather issues, to the end of the month! Well, that weather announcer was right, give him a raise!! This last winter storm has left many people baffled. The snow, ice, winds, white-outs, blizzard conditions, freezing rain, sleet, and the low temperatures, have left us breath-less!! The best place to be, was indoors to be safe! The road conditions, were the worst I have ever heard or saw for such a length of time. One man decided to add some humor to everyone’s day. His car was parked in a mound of snow, not going anywhere to soon, so he decided to build a snowman on the trunk of his car. People who drove by laughed and this winter humor cheered them up! One person sent a Valentine with fake snow inside as, he was sharing some snow with other family members! Another person, carved out of a large snow mound, a older mans face. Looked pretty impressive. It’s when we’ve simply had enough that humor sets in by some! They find some creative way to make the best out of the drudgery and make people laugh. We need those people in our lives! I, myself, was stranded in Waconia, from Thursday to Sunday! Glad I had a bag packed with all the trimmings! The most important thing was, “I was safe!” I got to hear many stories about the weather outside, from those traveling. All the cars, trucks, and snowplows in the ditch, due to the icy road conditions. Whatever it takes, try to find some humor or share some humor, to make the world a better place to live in, till the grass turns green! Have a great day and stay safe!!
You might say, we have all had our fill of snow this year! Our weather has been very interesting, as we dodge drifts of snow across the roads, slide along on the highways on glare ice, blizzard conditions with white-outs, not to mention snow flakes that dart at your windshield while driving! We all take a beating before we get to work! Today, we are going to have more snow, not just a dusting but, enough to say, “here we go again!” Latter on in the week, we’ll be blessed again! This winter season has exhausted everyone’s billfold with fuel refills. As we try to make the best of the situation, we have the month of March to go! That month can also leave us drained with the same drama. However we think about our weather, in time, we will all see green grass, flowers blooming, and beautiful sun-shiny weather once again! We just have to stay positive minded! We will all make it through this drudgery together!! Have a great day, the best you know how too, in situations like these!!!
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So often, I see people who are very self centered, who find the time to think about only their own self. It’s very sad to watch and to experience in ones life-time! I found a touching story that I would like you to read as, it touches the heart and the truth in life experiences from a young age to an elderly age. It was written by: Shel Silverstein.
The Little Boy and the Old Man
Said the little boy, ”sometimes I drop my spoon.” Said the old man. ”I do that too.” The little boy whispered, “I wet my pants.” ”I do that too,” laughed the little old man. Said the little boy, ”I often cry.” The old man nodded, ”So do I.” ”But worst of all,” Said the boy, ”It seems Grown-Ups don’t pay attention to me.” And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand. ”I know what you mean,” Said the little old man. How full of truth is this amazing story. There is much to think about in our daily life, when we come across the elderly or those who are less fortunate then ourselves!
Valentines Day is right around the corner! It’s a day that always brings that four-lettered word, “love.” into practice. The word love is used in so many different ways and is the most overused word in the English language. It’s a word that has been given a lot of mileage in the dictionary, just like any other word. But other words don’t have the same effect or outcome as the word love does. Love is a word that never wears out, fades away, or leaves us. One thing about the word love, is that it’s a word that cannot be defined. It has to be demonstrated. It has to be experienced. Love is a word that is immeasurable, it is contagious and can be spread everywhere is a short moment. There are so many different ways to show your love this Valentines Day. There is no wrong way, just give of yourself to others, for being and doing what you feel is right within your own heart! ”You are Special and you are Loved!” Have a great day and demonstrate…”Love,” the best you know how!!!
Winter is winter, but when they start closing schools and issue warnings about, “no travel” it starts to instill a fear inside of you! The snowy, icy, road conditions have caused many accidents, along with those many folks who have found the ditch in a fast tail spin. Driving to fast and black ice have contributed to many of those who have sunk their vehicles in the snowbanks! Slow down! Now, we are faced with blizzard conditions, strong winds, and below temperatures. Next, we have issues with not knowing where were traveling, because we can’t see, were in a whirl wind that spins in circles all around us. When you think about it,, it’s unsafe for any person to be out there! When you’re faced with winter challenges like these, it’s best to stay indoors and find something to do that keeps your mind off of the blistery conditions that are outdoors. Occupy your time with a puzzle, baking, cleaning, embroidering, card games, T.V., reading, etc. Then, for those of you who have know choice, try to find a warm place to stay for the evening, for none of this is wise to travel in! Times like these, make us grateful for the beautiful days we have in summer and fall. When venturing out, be cautious and safe to your destination!