Monday, January 02, 2012


Here we are at the next to the last letter of the alphabet.
The letter is " Y ".
This post is going to be just a bit different than most I
have blogged.
I had a YEN to think about some direction for the new YEAR.

If YOU will go back to my last post YOU'LL see that my
Hubby is now 70 YEARS YOUNG.
He celebrated his birthday YESTERDAY, January 1st.

Here are some thoughts and quotes for 2012.

I think this is a great time to contemplate what we do with
our money.
Do we care for those less fortunate than ourselves?
Let's keep the YULETIDE Spirit going and be generous
and get the focus beyond ourselves.
I really like these thought provoking quotes. They are
something to think about.

-Peter Marshall: "Give according to YOUR income, lest God
make YOUR income according to YOUR giving."

-George Mueller: "God judges what we give by what we keep."

-Martin Luther: "I have tried to keep things in my hands and
lost them all, but with what I have given into God's hands I still

-J.D. Rockefeller: I never would have been able to tithe the
first million dollars I ever made if I had not tithed my first
salary, which was $1.50."

-Jimmy Carter: When it comes to giving, some people
will stop at nothing."

-Mother Teresa: "If YOU give what YOU do not need, it isn't giving."

Interesting life words to chew on.
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Olivier said...

la montre gousset est magnifique, j'adore

Sandra said...

i like what you did with the letter today, creative thinking and lots of good advice for us to follow.

Paula Scott said...

A great set of thought provoking quotes that we should all take to heart (and I start with myself). A good way to star the year off! HNY!

Roger Owen Green said...

yeasty wisdom
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Meryl said...

Happy Birthday...Happy New Year and may 2012 bring only the best for you, your youthful husband, son, the whole family!

jabblog said...

Food for thought, indeed.
Happy belated birthday to your husband - New Year's Day is a great day to celebrate a birthday:-)

Kim, USA said...

Beautiful! Like the clock photo. Happy New Year!


Gigi Ann said...

You out did Yourself again this week. A very enjoyable post.

Reader Wil said...

The watch is great! And the quotes are very stimulating, especially the Martin Luther one!
Have a wonderful 2012!

Leslie: said...

Wonderful quotes to consider. And Happy Birthday to your hubby! My grandson turned 8 on Jan. 1...

abcw team

Carver said...

I hope your husband had a wonderful birthday. Great Y post!

Wanda said...

What a clever way to use "Y"... When I have Creative Tuesday...I'm aways a little late for ABC...

Hopefully can post a Y tomorrow.

Rambling Woods said...

I love quotes and collect them...

Tumblewords: said...

Interesting, indeed. A wonderfully lovely post for pondering!

ChrisJ said...

Great quotations and well worth implementing. Happy birthday to your husband and Happy New Year

Andy said...

Hello. Happy New Year!
The quotes are certainly thought-provoking. Great way to put things in perspective.
Thanks for sharing & visiting. I appreciate the comment.

Youth At Play

chubskulit said...

Belated happy birthday to your sweet hubs!

nonizamboni said...

Lovely post full of gentle reminders and quotes. Happy BD to hubby too.
Nicely done!

Martha said...

Your post made me think of a story I heard about RG LeTourneau living on 10% of his income and tithing 90%. Hard to out give someone like that!

Francisca said...

Your Yuletide thoughts work all Year round! Happy belated to Your Youthful husband! And Happy New Year to both of You!

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday to Hubby! You always have such creative takes on each letter. I've always liked the Martin Luther quote.

Kansas Bob said...

Love that Carter quote Sue!

Happy 2012 and Happy Birthday to Dave!

imac said...

Very clever stuff.

Joy said...

Some great quote ideas to start the year in a giving way. Super day to have a birthday, it will always start with fireworks.

☆•.¸.Mildred.¸.•☆ said...

Very nice and reflective post for Y day!
Thanks for sharing;o)
♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥HAPPY NEW YEAR♥ღ♥ღ♥ღ♥

Dave said...

Mmmm, that's a real challenge you are issuing Sue! - Dave

Rajesh said...

Wonderfully write-up. Certainly makes one thinking.