Recent picture of me.
I decided to go through the Alphabet to tell a little bit about me. Some you may already know, some you may not. I hope you find it fun and interesting. I've tried not to give this a lot of thought and go with my first instinct.
A - AGE - is a fact of life. We did not choose when to be born and it is totally a matter of living 24/7 365 days a year. It amazes me how many people fret about what their age is, or is not. Mine is currently 75.
B - BALLOONS - hot air ones that is. Mickey & I have owned 2 hot air balloons in the past. The first one was called Suzy Blue, and the second one was called Pink-A-Boo.
C - CHRISTIAN - the basis of my faith and my life, since age 18.
D - DADDY - I was definitely a Daddy's girl. I adored him and I have always appreciated all the things he taught me, both by word and action.
E - ETERNAL - goes with C - I believe I have eternal life, not "will have" I already have.
F - FAMILY - next to God, family is, and always has been the most important thing to me.
G - GRATEFUL - I am basically a very grateful person for everything I have and have enjoyed during my lifetime.
H - HEALTH - I have been blessed with good health. I do not take any medicines/prescriptions on a daily basis.
I - INDEPENDENCE - in many ways I have always been very independent. This is one area I am seeing decrease as I'm aging and need some help doing some things and I rely very heavily on my husband.
J - JOYCE - of course. I inherited this lovely Irish last name from my dear husband and claimed it proudly.
K - KINDNESS - I think kindness is one of the most important things we can give to all people, at all times, in all situations.
L - LOVE - because I have been blessed with such an abundance of it my entire life. I believe unless things are done in a loving manner they are not of much value.
M - MOTHER - my own lovely, very refined and proper one who raised me and set a good standard and my own most important role for some 59 years now. As I always tell my kids, "Once a mother, always a mother."
N - NOTHING - I never am thinking of "nothing" and I can't even begin to imagine people who can!
O - OPENNESS - is a quality and trait I value highly in people in every area of my life. I, myself, am an open book.
P - POISE - is another trait I admire in people, especially when they can remain poised under fire.
Q - QUIET - I now only value my quiet time, but it is essential to my well being.
R - RELIABLE - I am very reliable and if I tell you I will do something you can be sure you can rely on me.
S - STRONG - I believe I am a strong person, not physically, but emotionally.
T - TENACIOUS - definitely one of my strengths and the one my husband admires the most.
U - USEFUL - I believe in things being useful and using things to their maximum.
V - VALUE - I place great value in my relationship with my family, friends. and co-workers and laborers.
W - WORK - I believe in and have always had a good, strong work ethic. This is something I acquired from my parents and I began "working" in my father's real-estate office, answering the phone and running errands when I was about 14 years of age on Saturday and after school. I got my first full-time job with an R.A (Registered Accountant) at age 18 and I retired from a CPA firm in 2002, at the age of 65.
X - can't think of a thing except X-RAY - yes, I've had a few over my life. At age 18 a routine one located a spot in my right side, between the rib-cage & lung. It was surgically removed immediately. It was a calcium deposit the size of a baseball. I had been kicked by a young colt at about age 9 and they believe that is what cause it. (See, more than you ever wanted or needed to know!)
Y - YELLING - I hate it and it has never be allowed or tolerated in our home.
Z - ZEALOUS - yes, I am very zealous about everything that involved me or that I am involved in.