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Five Frogs

Posted by IrishRose Oct 11, 2012

Five frogs are sitting on a log.  Four decide to jump off.  How many are left?

Answer:  Five

Why?  Because there's a difference between deciding and doing.


Comes the Dawn

Posted by IrishRose Oct 9, 2012

You may be saying, "This has nothing to do with smoking!"  If you think about it, everything has to do with smoking when you are a nicotine addict.  Take what you want, and leave the rest, but enjoy it anyway...


After awhile, you learn the subtle difference

between holding a hand and chaining a soul

and you learn that love doesn't mean possession

and company doesn't mean security.

And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts

And presents aren't promises

and you begin to accept your defeats with your head up

and your eyes ahead

with the grace of an adult, not the grief of a child.

And you learn to build your roads today,

because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans

and futures have ways of falling down in mid-flight.

After awhile you learn that even sunshine

burns if you get too much,

so you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul

instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.

And you learn that you really can endure

that you really are strong

and you really do have worth

and you learn and you learn...

with every goodbye you learn.

~~Virginia Showstall