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FReeper Canteen ~ Sunday Chapel ~ WHEN DO WE START TO LIVE AND BE HAPPY? ~ 09 September 2012
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 09/08/2012 5:00:06 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska


 


 

 

 

WHEN DO WE START TO LIVE AND BE HAPPY?


We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that we're frustrated we have teenagers with whom to deal. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage! We tell ourselves our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when we get a nicer car, are able to go on a vacation, when we retire. The truth is, there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when?

Your life will always be filled with challenges. It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. Alfred D'Souza said, "For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life".

This perspective helps us to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with ... and remember that time waits for no one.

So stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on, until you die, until it's too late to decide there is no better time than right now to be happy ... for happiness is a journey, not a destination.

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To: grobdriver

Glad it worked for you.

The only reason I know that is that at work lots of sites are blocked and I can’t see graphics and backgrounds on those blocked sites. I’ve learned to mouse over the blank spaces and find any text. d:o)


21 posted on 09/08/2012 6:27:14 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: left that other site
Good evening, ML!

*HUGS*

A Blessed Lord's Day to you and yours!



Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

22 posted on 09/08/2012 6:28:51 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS!



Amazing Grace - Frank Patterson
(Click)


Please let me know by Freepmail if you want to get on or off my music pinglist







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

23 posted on 09/08/2012 6:37:28 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: unique1; USMCPOP; JFoxbear; Dad of Chris Mason; debm29palms

God Bless our military men and women who have given their all.

Thanks, unique.


24 posted on 09/08/2012 6:38:53 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: left that other site

Thanks....sometimes some things just don’t show up for everyone.

Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...did you and Linda have a good day? Lessons? A ride for Linda?

A Blessed Lord’s Day and Shavua Tov to you and yours.


25 posted on 09/08/2012 6:45:30 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: SoldierDad; vigilante2; PERKY2004; LUV W; GodBlessUSA; Tax-chick; Vineyard; jackv; Jemian; ...
Thanks, Military Families, for your service to our country.


John Conlee ~ They Also Serve


26 posted on 09/08/2012 6:49:52 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; ConorMacNessa

Linda loves her little rides...even if it is just to the Post Office! :-)


27 posted on 09/08/2012 7:12:02 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

The essay on being happy now, reminds me of a quote I wrote down many years ago. “Everything doesn’t have to be perfect in your life, for you to be blessed now.”


28 posted on 09/08/2012 7:26:08 PM PDT by TheConservativeParty (Hey Obummer...Get Off Our Lawn.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!






Amazing Grace
(Click)

By John Newton


Amazing grace! How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found;
Was blind, but now I see.
.
’Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, .
And grace my fears relieved;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed!
.
Through many dangers, toils and snares,
I have already come;
’Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.
.
The Lord has promised good to me,
His Word my hope secures;
He will my Shield and Portion be,
As long as life endures.
.
Yea, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease,
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.
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The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, Who called me here below,
Will be forever mine.
.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years,
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’d first begun.





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

29 posted on 09/08/2012 7:44:02 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...


GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!



Cdr. John J. O'Connor, CHC USN, Distributing Communion to Marines of the 1st Marine Division – Danang, RVN - 24Mar1965

The Lord’s Prayer
Andrea Bocelli
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DEAR LORD, who suffered torment, agony, and death upon the Cross to free our souls from the chains of iniquity, protect and defend our troops. Guide them in the performance of their duties. Strengthen them to endure hardship, danger and deprivation in Your service. Let their efforts free the people of Iraq and Afghanistan from the chains of terror and slavery, foster a lasting peace in the region, and bring all to a greater share in Your Mercy.

Amen.







Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

30 posted on 09/08/2012 7:48:03 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Beautiful!!!


31 posted on 09/08/2012 7:48:45 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: Kathy in Alaska; laurenmarlowe; BIGLOOK; alfa6; EsmeraldaA; SandRat; mylife; TMSuchman; PROCON; ...



GOD BLESS AND PROTECT OUR TROOPS AND OUR BELOVED NATION!

THE NAVY HYMN
Eternal Father, Strong to Save
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The Marine Corps Verse:

Eternal Father, grant we pray
To all Marines both night and day,
The Courage, Honor, Strength and Skill
Their Land to serve, Thy Law Fulfill.
Be Thou the Shield forevermore
From every peril to the Corps!


This is the day which the LORD hath made;
we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalms 118:24(KJV)



A Blessed Lord’s Day To You And Yours!






Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

32 posted on 09/08/2012 7:51:54 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thanks for today’s sustenance for body and soul. ((HGS))

A Blessed Lord’s Day for The Mayor family.


33 posted on 09/08/2012 7:52:39 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Jet Jaguar; txradioguy; Laurita; CMS; OneLoyalAmerican; Defender2; JemiansTerror; Beagle8U; ...
To our Military -

Thank you for protecting us. Sleep well and safe.
May you be protected. May your families' hearts be at ease.

Thank you to our Allies.

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To those of our Military and Allies who gave their all,
- May your souls rest in peace. May your families be comforted.
May your/our country always remember.


34 posted on 09/08/2012 7:55:12 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: ConorMacNessa; AZamericonnie; BIGLOOK; LUV W
Thanks, Mac, for Amazing Grace....two versions, both wonderful.

Been a busy day here. My Dad "passed" his finger stick and we don't go back for 4 weeks! Yeah!

Did a library run. I've been parking in handicapped parking, trying to get my Dad to come in, but not today. Then an Emergency Preparedness event was taking place in the parking lot and it was a long walk into the library. Turn in the old and get new...all large type books. They really like mysteries, so it's pretty easy to get books.

Then home to take some pictures of the wind damage to us and the neighbor. His yard backs up to the creek but the wind blew down his trees into the yard....his yard is covered in downed trees and branches, and one must have come down on his roof...he now has a blue tarp roof on this end. I am so thankful that our trees went away from the house.

Our deck in the background and the tree that fell on the schoolyard fence.

From our yard looking at the base end of the tree.....it peeled up all the ground around it.

The second tree in our yard. It also landed on the fence.

The neighbor's yard....you can just see the edge of the blue tarp roof.

More of the neoghbor's yard...I'm in the schoolyeard.

Then the guy came to tear down the front steps and start putting in new. The old wood was really rotten and because of the width, 5', they need 4 stringers instead of 3. So, we are upgrading to code. I was in and out all day just looking and answering questions. He left about 6p and I swept up the sawdust. He will be back Monday to finish. He hadn't been gone a half hour before it poured down rain for 20 minutes.

Just finished baking a pizza and now I can sit. My knees are screaming.

35 posted on 09/08/2012 9:10:25 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: SkyDancer

G’Day, Janey...((HUGS))...a Blessed Lord’s Day to you and yours and Dad and his friends.

The pictures are terrific! That house is funny.


36 posted on 09/08/2012 9:26:07 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Man! Sounds like a wild and wooly weekend up there for you! Glad the damage wasn’t any worse! Or kids in the area when the tree fell down!


37 posted on 09/08/2012 9:29:35 PM PDT by LUV W (All my heroes wear camos)
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To: ConorMacNessa

Glad you and John Man were able to get the disposal fixed. Always satisfying to win against the machine.


38 posted on 09/08/2012 10:37:45 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Good grief...have a typo!!!!

neighbor

schoolyard


39 posted on 09/08/2012 11:59:42 PM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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To: All

The Lord's Prayer

40 posted on 09/09/2012 12:01:52 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (((~RIP Brian...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)))
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