Friday, January 08, 2021

If You Love Barns


One day a father and his rich family took his young son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose to show him how poor people can be. They spent a day and a night in the farm of a very poor family. DSC_0125

When they got back from their trip the father asked his son, "How was the trip?"


Very good, Dad!" "Did you see how poor people can be?" the father asked."Yeah!"


"And what did you learn?"

DSC_0147 The son answered, "I saw that we have a dog at home, and they have four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of the garden, they have a creek that has no end.


We have imported lamps in the garden, they have the stars. Our patio reaches to the front yard, they have a whole horizon."


When the little boy was finishing, his father was speechless.

DSC_0141 His son added, "Thanks, Dad, for showing me how poor we are!"


Isn't it true that it all depends on the way you look at things? If you have love, friends, family, health, good humor and a positive attitude toward life, you've got everything!


You can't buy any of these things. You can have all the material possessions you can imagine, provisions for the future, etc., but if you are poor of spirit, you have nothing!

32 Inch Amish Painted Metal Tin Barn...


Maybe barns are about love


I say, “If your dealing with a “knothole” in your life


Slow down head to a barn or the woods for some quiet meditative time for yourself and think of all the things you have to be grateful for. Might not hurt to live a little simpler life.” How much is enough? Click to find out.


Barn in the U.S.A. (BUY)

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

The Silence of the Forest


The Silence of the Forest.
By Eunice E Powe
The silence of the forest, the echo of the trees
The whispers as the wind blows, just as you please!
I swirl around and around and look to the sky
Through the tall branches, I see the clouds float by.
Can I be dreaming or am I just in a spin
The peace that is before me, a chill upon my skin.
As I walk, the leaves rustle beneath my feet
Sending little notes of joy, a melody to beat.
I can only stop and stare and keep the memory mine
The forest has it’s mystery and I must keep in line.
I will sit beneath the tree and listen to the sound
So many different messages are scattered all around.
The whistle of the wind rushing pass my face
Looking for the exit, so it can leave this place.
The branches sway and the leaves begin to fall
I can hear the birds now, sending me their call.
I must now follow and leave the forest too
Day is nearly ended, the dark will spoil my view.
Tomorrow I can come again, enjoy the peace I seek
The silence of the forest, are whispers I can keep.
Artist Anna Speshilova

Stay Safe & Have A Great Day

Tuesday, January 05, 2021

"If our principles are right, why should we be cowards?"


"Any great change must expect opposition, because it shakes the very foundation of privilege."
"The world has never yet seen a truly great and virtuous nation, because in the degradation of women, the very fountains of life are poisoned at their source."
"In the true married relationship, the independence of husband and wife will be equal, their dependence mutual, and their obligations reciprocal."
"Man is not by nature a tyrant, but becomes a tyrant by power conferred on him."
"My convictions led me to adhere to the sufficiency of the light within us, resting on truth as authority, rather than 'taking authority for truth.'"
"If our principles are right, why should we be cowards?"
- Lucretia Mott (

Have A Great Day... Joe Todd

Sunday, January 03, 2021

I asked a friend who has crossed 70


I asked a friend who has crossed 70 & is heading towards 80 what sort of changes he is feeling in himself? He sent me the following:
1 After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and my friends, I have now started loving myself.
2 I have realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.
3 I have stopped bargaining with vegetable & fruit vendors. A few pennies more is not going to break me, but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.
4 I leave my waitress a big tip. The extra money might bring a smile to her face. She is toiling much harder for a living than I am.
5 I stopped telling the elderly that they've already narrated that story many times. The story makes them walk down memory lane & relive their past.
6 I have learned not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. The onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.
7 I give compliments freely & generously. Compliments are a mood enhancer not only for the recipient, but also for me. And a small tip for the recipient of a compliment, never, NEVER turn it down, just say "Thank You.”
8 I have learned not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. Personality speaks louder than appearances.
9 I walk away from people who don't value me. They might not know my worth, but I do.
10 I remain cool when someone plays dirty to outrun me in the rat race. I am not a rat & neither am I in any race.
11 I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. It’s my emotions that make me human.
12 I have learned that it's better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. My ego will keep me aloof, whereas with relationships, I will never be alone.
13 I have learned to live each day as if it's the last. After all, it might be the last.
14 I am doing what makes me happy. I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to myself. Happiness is a choice. You can be happy at any time, just choose to be!
I decided to share this for all my friends. Why do we have to wait to be 60 or 70 or 80, why can't we practice this at any stage and age?

Have A Great Day... Joe Todd

You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going.


You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.

- Thomas Merton -

Have A Great Day... Joe Todd

Saturday, January 02, 2021



“Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.”
“In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.”
“If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.”
“Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what is right.”
“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.”
“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.”
“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.”
― Isaac Asimov

Have A Great Day... Joe Todd