|Posted on November 14, 2016 at 10:40 AM||comments (5)|
Going into this holiday brings me memories of past years. The year my Dad gave me a tool kit that others didn't think I would like considering I am female. He always seemed to know me better than anyone else. My parents used to make this wonderful fruit cake. It wasn't like the kind sold in stores with the candied fruit. More of a spice cake with raisins, walnuts, coconut and oranges along with certain spices. Think I want to make one this year. Bringing some memories back helps me decide where I want to go this coming year.
What about you? What are your wishes and dreams? We would love to hear your wishes and dreams.
May the Lord bless you.
Spread love and kindness. It can change the world.
|Posted on July 26, 2016 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
This last year has been so hard that I feel like I got lost somewhere. This made my business suffer due to me not being able to focus. Now is the time to change ways of thinking and doing.
I will give you a rundown of what has been going on.
My Dad passed last year on August 4th. He was my best friend and mentor. I have felt lost without him to talk to at least once a week about everything. He was a wealth of information on almost any topic and knew me better than I knew myself most of the time. He is still in my heart and some people have told me that I am a lot like him. It is a good feeling.
A couple of friends also passed in the last year. They were like family and are missed. Both would do anything they could for anybody. My fiancé and Mom have both been having it rough. Mom has been coping with the loss of Dad and Tom dealing with COPD. I try helping yet at times it is over whelming. My oldest daughter suffered a heart attack a few weeks ago and is coping best she is able. My boys are doing ok, no major problems with them, thankfully. My other two girls have some difficulties, one with physical health issues and the other with mental issues. Both of them are working on their problems but you know how a mother worries.
One happy note is the welcoming of a great grandson in February of this year. He is growing so fast and learning quickly. Know he has to be a handful for his Mom and she is doing a great job. He seems to be a very happy boy. Already is a Daddy's boy.
For me, I am doing ok except feeling needed too many places. Some times wish there was a clone or something to cover what I cannot. It will be okay though because I have a very deep faith in God and he has brought me thru much. He gives me strength and peace.
The business will be grown and updated on a regular basis from here on out, good Lord willing. Never know what might come. I am ready for a change.
Thank you for your support and patience.
You are loved!
|Posted on February 17, 2016 at 1:45 AM||comments (0)|
We would like to share some joyful news with everyone. One February 14th we welcomed a new soul to the family. This is my first great grandchild. Seems like not too long ago my grandchild was just a baby and now she is beginning a family of her own. Guess we were busy living life instead of just watching the time pass.
As always, sharing the love.
|Posted on February 9, 2016 at 3:45 PM||comments (0)|
I knew a woman who always found an excuse to love.
I met her working at the most difficult job of my life - as a helper in an after-school daycare center. I was completely unprepared for the work; I had no training and my temperament seemed to be particularly unsuited to the position.
I reminded myself that I was hired to watch the children, play with them and lead arts and crafts - not fix all of their problems, of which there were many. And my only help was Mrs. Tucker, a 73-year-old retired social worker who worked with me. All that stood between the kids and disaster was me and a 73-year-old woman. And I wasn't that sturdy a defense. But I soon learned that Mrs. Tucker was a master with these children.
"Some children just need more love," she always said. A case in point was Timmy. Timmy received special help at school because of his emotional problems. He was developmentally delayed. He often fought with other children and was a compulsive hair-puller. I could never get close to Timmy - he did not trust anyone. Anyone, that is, except Mrs. Tucker. He responded her. He genuinely loved her because, I came to believe, she loved him.
One day a fight broke out between Timmy and one of the other children. After separating them, Mrs. Tucker directed Timmy to sit in a chair. He screamed, "I HATE YOU, Mrs. Tucker! You're a mean, old lady! I hate you!"
"I know you hate me right now, Timmy," she said firmly, "but I'm sure not going to let you pull the other children's hair."
After a while Timmy had calmed down and Mrs. Tucker called him over. His cheeks were still dirty and bore dried tear streaks. I could not hear their conversation, but I saw Timmy put his arms around her neck. When I walked by I heard him say, "I'm sorry I called you a mean old lady, Mrs. Tucker." I knew he meant it.
A little later Mrs. Tucker said to me, "Timmy just needs more love than other children."
On another occasion I heard Timmy's mother say, "You work magic with him, Mrs. Tucker. He doesn't respond to anybody like he does to you."
Maybe so, but sometimes "magic" is just another word for "love."
-- Steve Goodier
As always, share the love
|Posted on December 31, 2015 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
As we move from 2015 to 2016 I stop to think about all the things that have happened. My Dad made the transition from this life to the next. A few people I knew and love went the same way. There have been good things during the year. No major car problems and finances are a little better.
I used to worry about so many things and I have decided to let life be and live it the best I can. Guess the best choice is to go with this:
As the original prayer: God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr .
If I can change something then great. If I can't then just let it be.
My prayer for you is to find peace and joy in your life. We love people and try to make a difference where we can. You never know what a small act of kindness can do for another.
From all of us at Quodary Enterprises
Have a safe and prosperous new year!
|Posted on December 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
Carefully examining a display in the drugstore, a man asked the pharmacist, "Do you really guarantee this hair-restorer?"
The pharmacist responded, "Better than that, sir. We give a comb with every bottle." Wouldn't you love to have that kind of confidence?
One man quipped, "When it comes to believing in myself, I'm an agnostic." One of the greatest problems many people experience is lack of confidence. Some don't believe they “have what it takes,” others are afraid to try something they've never done before, others hang back out of shyness and still others don’t believe they measure up to friends or colleagues.
Of course, those inner fears do not need to define you. Or control you. And one of the simplest ways to banish them is through healthy self-talk. It has taken most of a lifetime, but here are some things I now know about confidence:
• Your words and your thoughts have immense power. Be careful what you think and say.
• Be gentle with yourself. Don’t say you don’t like your body, your looks, your personality. Treat yourself like a good friend. (If you don’t, who will?)
• Don’t beat yourself up over mistakes. We all make them. Tell yourself you’ll do better next time and let it go.
• Remember what you do well and don’t worry about the rest. You have a unique contribution to this world.
• Remind yourself that it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. You may need to tell yourself this many times.
• Tell yourself that your fear will not hold you back. Tell yourself that you can do what you’re afraid to do. Encourage yourself.
Too many of us are not aware of the tremendous power of our words and thoughts. They are yeast in life’s dough. They quietly work deep inside until they eventually change the character of the dough itself. Those who move from fear to confidence, those who believe in themselves and are secure within, have learned to let the yeast of good words and thoughts grow - to work their magic.
And be assured - they will work their magic.
By Steve Goodier Life Support System newsletter
|Posted on August 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM||comments (0)|
This was shared on Facebook by a friend of mine. Very relavant to me right now. This too shall pass.
It's never easy saying Goodbye....
you find the strength and motivation to let go of the pain
that hurts you....
you let yourself go, you cry, you become stronger....
When we lose someone we truly love in this world,
we lose part of our heart but then it takes time to let it grow back.
We ALL have pain, we just let go when the time is truly right...
Its NOT a crime to let it all go and cry when we lose someone
We live, We Learn, We Survive, We Move On and we
become a much stronger person...
people die everyday,
when we lose our most loved person, we shut down completely...
but just know that person wouldn't want us to dwell on our pain
they'd want us to become stronger, move on and be happy for their achievements and Strengths they're proud of us for.
Life hurts, but it only hurts if you dwell on it...
Move on, Survive, Cry if you must but you WILL find
the power and the strength to carry on...
When the time comes,
even the youngest become the wisest,
even the eldest become the strongest...
Life is what you truly make of it,
Live it by the second, NOT the moment...
we see the strength we have, we live by that strength.
What we lose in this life, is created in another....
Be Strong, Stand Strong and BE Strong...
We are here on this Earth to Learn, Live, Survive and become strong...
We lose the Strength of a Loved one, but then another
makes us just as Strong....
Family never gives up on Family,
I Love mine and I hope THIS Status reaches even the
most Strong headed of my family.
Its NEVER Wrong to Cry....
Be Strong when you can, Cry when you must....
we all lose our loved ones...
but they will ALWAYS be proud of who we become.
Sorry for my Family's loss,
Be Strong, Stand Tall and Shake The Heavens.
Much Love and Respect to my Family.
Love you Dad.
|Posted on August 6, 2015 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
We all reach a time when we realized what truly matters in our life. It is the people and relationships we have. It is never about stuff, money, fame or anything else. I knew what mattered and tried to keep connected with family yet it kept seeming that things I thought needed to be done were just motions of going thru life. Granted some things such as laundry, dishes and the like are important but making sure we tell the people in our life that we care and do what we can for them are more important.
My Dad recently made the transition from this life to the next and he will be greatly missed. A man of full of love for his family. One that could talk to anybody about any subject and could get into a conversation with anybody. Knew more about mechanics than most and could give ideas about finding the simple solution to any problem.
Robert Jones, you will be missed by so many whose lives you have touched.
8/20/1931 to 8/4/2015
Shirley Jones Landram
|Posted on July 12, 2015 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
“ At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure. And the sooner you realize that, you accept that, and integrate that into your work ethic, you will start being successful. As long as you blame others for the reason you aren't where you want to be, you will always be a failure. ”
― Erin Cummings
Often we make excuses for not accomplishing something. I have been guilty of that too. Do you have a desire to do something that is important to you? Decide how much you want it and follow that dream. The only one stopping us is ourselves. Surfing the net, playing games, watching tv a lot are all ways we stop ourselves from creating our desired future. It does not mean we must hurt another or break a law. I challenge each of you to figure out what you really want to do with your life and go for it.
As always, share the love. Be kind to others and yourself.
|Posted on July 5, 2015 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
We had a wonderful time connecting with people on the July 4th weekend at Scottsville Virginia. We wish to thank all those that came by our booth and the interest in our products. We hope to hear from you. Add a comment to a blog post, send us an email or submit a form. Connecting is important for both of us. It helps us understand what your interests are and how we can better be of service.
Thomas Landram is the designer and builder of our planters. Many people liked the design and sturdiness of the planters. More to come. We will bring out product for Christmas in late September. So much more to come.
Hope your 4th was a joyous occassion filled with lots of fun.
Please get in touch.
Thomas email: firstname.lastname@example.org
434 808 6211