The Beauty of a Woman


For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of each of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mode but the true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It is the caring that she lovingly gives the passion that she shows. The beauty of a woman grows with the passing years.

Audrey Hepburn

What is the beauty of a woman?

image0011.gifIs it the way her hair falls about her face, the sparkle in her eye?  The grace of her walk, the way she moves her hands?

Or is it her devotion to family, to herself and a cause?  Is the beauty of a woman found in the sound of her laughter, the glory within her heart?

Is her beauty found as she ages, in each wrinkle–a testament to life?  The way she holds a child in her arms, giving and nurturing?

Is her beauty found in three-piece suits, heels and lipstick?  Where is this woman…is she in you…do you recognize her could you…in a crowd?

Women over 40

A friend of mine fwd this to me today:

As told by 60 Minutes Correspondent Andy Rooney (CBS)

As I grow in age, I value women over 40 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why: A woman over 40 will never wake you in the middle of the night and ask, “What are you thinking?” She doesn’t care what you think. If a woman over 40 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She does something she wants to do, and it’s usually more interesting. Women over 40 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you if they think they can get away with it. Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated. Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 40. Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 40 is far sexier than her younger counterpart. Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off that you are a jerk if you are acting like one. You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her. Yes, we praise women over 40 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 40, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize. For all those men who say, “Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?”, here’s an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!Andy Rooney is a really smart guy!  

Warm weather this weekend


I am dying to get out and explore Missouri and lounge by the beach.  Any beach…even Lake Michigan…I just miss being around grand bodies of water.  I would love to get out on a boat and relax, have the sun caressing my face…hearing the water lapping…just immersing myself in the tranquility.

This weekend should be half-way decent (except for the chance of rain–humbug)…I am suffering from severe cabin fever.  I want to take my bike out and have the wind in my hair.  In my town we do have a helmet law but once we hit the trails we can discard them.  I usually do.  I am so ready to get out there and have some fun.

Sweet anticipation (update)

badgeccreal.gifThere is an Army engineering unit interested in me becoming their AGR person….just WAITING for the medical waiver regarding my knee.  Sweet and agonised anticipation.  I spoke to someone on the phone from the unit and they asked me if I knew I had to join the Army Reserves for this position. I told him I already was planning to join and that my enlistment package was before the review board.  The guy seemed eager to take me on. He had my resume for an all of three days.  Soooooo…..I left a msg. with my recruiter to see what can be done to speed up the process. If I do not hear back from him today I will be going to the recruiting station and see what is going on. He is also a new recruiter so I want to make sure everything is being done to get me back in.

WHAT is AGR Exactly?

Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Soldiers serve full time and enjoy the same benefits and entitlements of Active Duty Soldiers, including full pay, medical care for themselves and their immediate family and the opportunity for retirement after 20 years of Active Service. Soldiers serving within the AGR Program are stationed worldwide in positions that directly support the Army Reserve.

Active Guard Reserve Soldiers work in these areas:

  • Recruiting
  • Public Affairs
  • Transportation
  • Quartermaster
  • Chemical Corps
  • Military Police
  • Signal
  • Finance
  • Adjutant General
  • Engineer
  • Military Intelligence
  • Ordnance
  • Medical Service Corps
  • Army Nurse Corps
  • Judge Advocate General’s Corps
  • Civil Affairs
  • Aviation