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Valentine's Ideas and Dessert!

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  • Sheryl Simons
    The Simple Life By Sheryl Simons THE LAW OF CHOICE One day a couple hopped into a taxi and took off for the airport. They were driving in the right lane when
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 2009
      The Simple Life
      By Sheryl Simons

      One day a couple hopped into a taxi and took off for the airport.
      They were driving in the right lane when suddenly a large black car
      pulled out of a parking space right in front of us. The taxi driver
      slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just
      inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and
      started yelling at them. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the
      guy. He honestly was really friendly!
      So they asked, "Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined
      your car and sent us to the hospital." This is when the taxi driver
      taught me what I now call: The Law of the Garbage Truck.
      He explained the following: Many people are like garbage trucks.
      They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger,
      and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a
      place to dump it, and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it
      personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take
      their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on
      the streets.
      The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage
      trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the
      morning with regrets, so... love the people who treat you right, and
      pray for the ones who don't.
      Remember you cannot always choose what happens to you in life,
      but you can always choose how you react to it. We live by choice, not
      by chance.
      * * *
      Everyone knows that St. Valentine's Day will be here in a few
      short weeks. Why not plan something simple, but meaningful. Even if
      you are not in a relationship right now, you can make it fun for you
      and some friends. Don't limit yourself to romance. How about a
      dinner of friends for an annual "Lonely Hearts Club". Have a raffle
      to see who has the "Biggest Lonely Heart".
      If you have kids, plan a special night for your sweetheart by
      planning a nice dinner in, or out. Get a babysitter, or maybe have a
      Valentine's party with the kids early, and plan a surprise for after
      they are in bed. You do the cooking, buy or make a nice card, and
      really go all out for your sweety - especially if you are not in the
      habit of being the "romantic". Now is your chance. Never mind you
      can complain about your partner `til the cows come home, but when it
      really boils down, what would you do without them? And, while you're
      at it, write down all those reason's you love them in a card you make
      yourself. Or, dig up all those old cards and bind them together to
      begin a book. Show them how you really feel! Don't be one of
      those "not really into you" people. Don't be half-hearted in your
      relationship. Make it work by being your loved one's biggest fan.
      But even if you think Valentine's Day is corny, or commercial, or
      whatever excuse you have, really step up and get ready for a day or
      evening neither of you will ever forget! – Or maybe you have a group
      of friends who could put on a pot-luck for everyone. Whatever you
      decide, start planning ahead – you will be glad you did! No matter
      what the holiday, there is always a way to make it special! Why
      waste any chance at all to make a special day?

      * * *
      Simple Valentine's Dessert

      Have you ever had a strawberry dipped in chocolate? Or a piece of
      pineapple, apple slice, or banana? You can buy those chocolate
      dipping pieces, chocolate or white chocolate bark, or just use milk
      or dark chocolate chips. Use a bit of oil or butter and melt slowly
      in a double boiler. When chocolate is creamy, dip fruit ahead of
      time and chill or right at dessert time. You can also use pieces of
      pound cake, cookies, or use your imagination!

      Keeping it Simple,

      Note: email me with your best romantic idea or story!
      Email: thesimple_life@...
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