I will send you for a little time a child of mine, he said.
For you to love while he lives and mourn for when he is dead
It may be four or seven months, or twenty two or three.
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He'll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief.
You'll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.
I cannot promise you he will stay since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I've looked the whole world over, in my search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life's lanes, I have selected you.
Now will you give him all your love, nor think the labour vain
Nor hate Me when I come to call him back again?
I fancied that I heard them say "Dear Lord, thy will be done.
For all the joy thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we'll run.
We'll shelter him with tenderness, we'll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we have known, forever grateful stay.
But should the angels call for him much sooner than we've planned
We'll brave the bitter grief that comes, and try to understand.
Author Unknown


Wazza’s Way

"Be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. Make all your friends feel there is something special in them. Look at the sunny side of everything. Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect only the best. Be as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. Forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. Give everyone a smile. Spend so much time improving yourself that you have no time left to criticize others. Be too big for worry and too noble for anger."



To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics

And endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty,

To find the best in others,

To leave the world a bit better,

Whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier

Because you have lived,

This is to have succeeded.

By Ralph Waldo Emerson


"Catch you on the flip side"

"If you can't go up the front of the mountain, then go up the back"

"It is better to live one year as a tiger than 100 years as a sheep".


Irish Blessing

May the road rise to meet you.

May the wind always be at your back.

May the sun shine warm upon your face,

The rain fall soft upon your fields.

Until we meet again,

May you be held in the palm of God’s hand.