"Life's a Tug of War" 
Life is not always rainbows and butterflies. But despite it all, life is beautiful, and we all know why. Life highlights the kindness we receive, the love that we see, and the hope that it creates. We are living life now, and that's all that matters - because all that life brings has the power to move us, surprise us, and ultimately, make us appreciate it. Here's a beautiful thought about life I'd like to share.  
Life can seem ungrateful and not always kind.  
Life can pull at your heartstrings and play with your mind.  
Life can be blissful and happy and free. 
Life can put beauty in the things that you see. 
Life can place challenges right at your feet. 
Life can make good of the hardships we meet.  
Life can overwhelm you and make your head spin.  
Life can reward those determined to win. 
Life can be hurtful and not always fair. 
Life can surround you with people who care.  
Life clearly does offer its ups and its downs.  
Life can bring you both smiles and frowns. 
Life teaches us to take the good with the bad. 
Life is a mixture of happy and sad.  
Take the life that you have and give it your best. . 
Think positive be happy let God do the rest.  
Take the challenges that life has laid at your feet. 
Take pride and be thankful for each one you meet.  
To yourself give forgiveness if you stumble and fall. 
Take each day that is dealt you and give it your all..  
Take the love that you're given and return it with care. 
Have faith that when needed it will always be there.  
Take time to find the beauty in the things that you see.  
Take life's simple pleasures let them set your heart free.  
The idea here is simply to even the score.  
As you are met and faced with Life's Tug of War.
"Just the Same" 
A married Irishman went into the confessional and  
said to his priest, 'I almost had an affair with another woman.'  
The priest said, 'What do you mean, almost?'  
The Irishman said, 'Well, we got undressed and  
rubbed together, but then I stopped.'  
The priest said, 'Rubbing together is the same as putting it in.  
You're not to see that woman again. For your penance,  
say five Hail Mary's and put $50 in the poor box.'  
The Irishman left the confessional, said his prayers,  
and then walked over to the poor box.  
He paused for a moment and then started to leave. 
The priest, who was watching, quickly ran over to him saying,  
'I saw that. You didn't put any money in the poor box!'  
The Irishman replied, 'Yeah, but I rubbed the $50 on the box,  
and according to you,  that's the same as putting it in!'  
\"Yesterday When I Was Young" 
Glen Campbell 
Designed & Compiled  
Ev & Els 
God Bless Everyone 
Don't be afraid to encounter risks, it is by taking chances we learn how to be brave. 
Fare thee well....'Til we meet again... Take care.