Thursday, December 18, 2014

Do what is Right

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Taking Care of Our Veterans

By Terry Orr


Thursday, November 27, 2014


For each new morning with its light;
For rest and shelter of the night;
For health and food, for love and friends;
For everything Thy goodness sends;
For flowers that bloom about our feet;
For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet;
For song of bird, and hum of bee;
For all things fair we hear or see,
Father in Heaven,
We Thank Thee!

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Senior Citizens

By Terry Orr
(Thanks Mary for the email)

Senior citizens are constantly being criticized for every conceivable deficiency of the modern world, real or imaginary. We know we take responsibility for all we have done and do not try to blame others.

HOWEVER, upon reflection, we would like to point out that it was NOT senior citizens who took:

The melody out of music,

The pride out of appearance,

The courtesy out of driving,

The romance out of love,

The commitment out of marriage,

The responsibility out of parenthood,

The togetherness out of the family,

The learning out of education,

The service out of patriotism,

The Golden Rule from rulers,

The nativity scene out of cities,

The civility out of behavior,

The refinement out of language,

The dedication out of employment,

The prudence out of spending,

The ambition out of achievement or

God out of government and school.

And we certainly are NOT the ones who
eliminated patience and tolerance from
personal relationships and interactions with others!!

And, we DO understand the meaning of
patriotism, and remember those who have fought and died for our country.

Just look at the Seniors with tears in their eyes and pride in their hearts, as they stand at attention with their hand over their hearts, as the American Flag passes by in a parade!


I'm the life of the party.....
Even if it lasts until 8 p.m.

I'm very good at opening childproof caps.....
With a hammer.

I'm awake many hours before
my body allows me to get up.

I'm smiling all the time,
because I can't hear a thing you're saying.

I'm sure everything I can't find is
in a safe secure place, somewhere.

I'm wrinkled, saggy, lumpy,
and that's just my left leg.

I'm beginning to realize that aging is not for wimps.

and I think I am having the time of my life!
Now if I could only remember who sent this to me, I wouldn't send it back to them.
Or, maybe I should send it to all my friends anyway.
They won't remember, even if they did send it.
Spread the laughter
Share the cheer
Let's be happy
While we're here.

Go Green - Recycle Congress!!!!

Monday, November 3, 2014

It’s Hard to Love Someone with ADD

By Terry Orr

It’s a fact; a person with ADD is hard to love. You never know what to say. It’s like walking through a minefield. You tiptoe around; unsure which step (or word) will be the one that sets off an explosion of emotion. It’s something you try to avoid. ~ June Silny

“20 Things to Remember If You Love a Person with ADD”

  1. They have an active mind
  2. They listen but don’t absorb what is being said
  3. They have difficulty staying on task
  4. They become anxious easily
  5. They can’t concentrate when they are emotional
  6. They concentrate too intensely
  7. They have difficulty stopping a task when they are in the zone
  8. They are unable to regulate their emotions
  9. They have verbal outburst
  10. They have social anxiety
  11. They are deeply intuitive
  12. They think out of the box
  13. They are impatient and fidgety
  14. They are physically sensitive
  15. They are disorganized
  16. They need space to pace
  17. They avoid tasks
  18. They can’t remember simple tasks
  19. They have many tasks going on at the same time
  20. They are passionate about everything the do

“12 Reasons Why You Should Love Having ADD”

  1. You see what others don’t see, you see more
  2. You’re a champion multi-tasker
  3. You’re philosophically deeper than most people
  4. You are an … artist, an actor, a writer, marketing expert, chef, Wall Street trader, a musician, or filmmaker
  5. When you find something you love, you do it with passion
  6. Change doesn’t scare you
  7. You’re an out-of-the-box thinker
  8. Your awesome sense of humor keeps you optimistic
  9. You are resilient
  10. You work great under pressure
  11. You have a photographic memory
  12. You are compassionate empathetic, and totally lovable

Who said it’s so terrible to have ADD?

Isn’t it time to start loving your special gifts? Admit it, you’re fabulous!

Thank you June for your words of wisdom!

So you were wondering who were and are some of these people whom had/have ADD/ADHD? Here is a list of some you might know something about.

Socrates, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Steven Spielberg, Henry David Thoreau, Edgar Allen Poe, Nolan Ryan, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Whoopi Goldberg, Ernest Hemingway, Dustin Hoffman, Abraham Lincoln, Galileo, William Randolph Hearst, George Bernard Shaw, Ann Bancroft, Nostradamus, John D. Rockafeller, Napoleon, General George Patton, Pablo Picasso, Babe Ruth, Harry Belafonte, George Burns, Andrew Carnegie, Salvador Dali, Dwight D. Eisenhower, William Butler Yeats, Prince Charles, Louis Carroll, Eleanor Roosevelt, Louis Pasteur, Terry Bradshaw, Richard Branson, Glenn Beck, Jim Carrey, Ryan Gosling, Woody Harrelson, Paris Hilton, Adam Levine, Howie Mandel, Ty Pennington, Michael Phelps, Pete Rose, Michele Rodriguez, Will Smith, Justin Timeberlake, Robin Williams, Emma Watson, Bill Gates, Eva Longoria, Steven Tyler, Bill Cosby, Michael Jordan, John Lennon, Liv Tyler, Jack Nicholson, Leonardo da Vinci, Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Woodrow Wilson, John F. Kennedy, Alexander Graham  Bell, Thomas Edison, Magic Johnson, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Steve McQueen, Alfred Hitchcock, Babe Ruth, Louis Pasteur, and me.

The last four links are to previous article on ADD/ADHD posted on the Blog site.