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I is for Iced Tea and Integrity!

One advertisement of Iced Tea boasts that it is; An iced tea made with a progressive bottling process that extracts oxygen, the cause of food spoilage. With oxygen gone, so is the need to laden the product with chemicals or preservatives. The result is an organic tea that is as pure as any tea freshly prepared.  It is actually very delicious.

Brewed from the same leaves as hot teas, iced tea has the same health benefits as its warmer counterpart. Numerous studies have shown that higher levels of flavonoids and other substances in tea give it many antioxidant properties. Adding lemon juice, which contains high amounts of beneficial vitamin C and potassium, to your iced tea not only lends flavor, but can increase the health benefits as well.

Don’t you just love a Iced Tea with a twist of Lemon on a warm day!!

iced tea

Iced tea assists in increasing the strength of the immune system. It protects teeth from plaque with many health experts recommending it for people looking to shed some weight.

A person who loves his/her tea can sit with an ice tea firm in their integrity.

Whoho  “Integrity”

What is Integrity?

Don’t you just love Wipedia.

Integrity is a concept of consistency of actions, values, methods, measures, principles, expectations, and outcomes. In ethics, integrity is regarded as the honesty and truthfulness or accuracy of one’s actions. Integrity can be regarded as the opposite of hypocrisy,[1] in that integrity regards internal consistency as a virtue, and suggests that parties holding apparently conflicting values should account for the discrepancy or alter their beliefs.

To be a person of integrity can on occasion be a tall order but necessary courage.

A person of integrity is validated by their words and deeds. Integrity is making your daily actions line up with your heart’s values.

In other words, what I say and what I do give evidence as to who I am.

Now that is significant because how I feel in my heart, I Must do, less I become closer to a weakling, a fake, a coward. Oh my that is huge.

Mark Twain said: “Speaking honestly is better. It takes a lot of stress out of our lives. If you tell the truth you don’t have to remember anything, but if you don’t tell the truth you have to remember what you said.”

If I have integrity then I have a guidance, a peace, a path. No need to worry. I will have a moral compass.

When tested a person of integrity will do what is right.

Since integrity begins in our heart.  For me; that means I must ask God to examine my heart to see if there be anything unbecoming a lady.

My encouragement; don’t cave in.  Even when all things are going wrong remain faithful.  Be a person of integrity.  Be blameless.  Don’t be persuaded by others to diminish your integrity.

“Everybody else is doing it?” This is one of the most lame rationalizations that we could use to justify our actions.

I care what the creator thinks of me.  I want to remain integral in all my dealings!

Again what does integrity look like? If you/I is a person of integrity it will reflect in every facet of our lives. How we act/react in our relationships; our business, our marriage, friendship, acquaintances, writing, words, sports, politics, sickness, spiritual life, thoughts, extra curricular or testing or turmoil.  Nothing goes untouched.

It is open and honest in all y/our dealings! WOW!



Quotes I am Pondering Today!

If you take care of yourself and walk with integrity, you may be confident that God will deal with those who sin against you. Above all, don’t give birth to sin yourself; rather, pray for those who persecute you. God will one day turn your persecution into praise. Warren Wiersbe

Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring, and integrity, they think of you.  H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius

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E is for Eggs and Enthusiasm!

Egg yolks and whole eggs store significant amounts of protein and choline and 14 essential nutrients. But like all good things don’t eat too much.

One of my favorite sandwich is an Egg Salad Sandwich instead of using mayonnaise I use Vegenaise a vegan replacement of mayonnaise/miracle whip. An Egg Salad Sandwich made right makes for a very nutritious lunch. Now you don’t have to eat eggs that’s your choice.


I approach an Egg Salad Sandwich with ‘enthusiasm’.

WOW Enthusiasm!


Enthusiasm means passionate and lively interest or eagerness;  an object of keen interest; passion.

Enthusiasm is a quality necessary for delightful human interaction but also to be successful.

Enthusiasm is the energy, the fuel, the blazing fire that brings about a victorious result. I don’t think a whole lot can ever happen without enthusiasm. If you want to accomplish great things; if you want to realize great goals; if you want to live a great life, you absolutely must possess enthusiasm for everything you do. Enthusiasm is like a magnetic pull towards the things you want to achieve. It’s that something extra that drives you to learn until you are knowledgeable with a belief in your project or even life that transcends to passion and action.

Enthusiastically living and loving is a tremendous experience.  It’s like a new day. You get it?

When things go wrong enthusiasm the fuel helps us along. It gives us clarity to know what is important each day.

So what does enthusiasm look like?  It’s shown in the remnants of pride, passion, proactive, grateful, willing to change.

many a day

you drag your feet

wait for the wind-fall

all blues and gray,

but the fragrance

of enthusiasm

poetry in motion

take charge


fire’s spark

dancin’ steps


a new day

of inspiration

has sprung





with verve…..©



Jan 8, 2013

Quotes I Am Pondering Today!

It’s faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes a life worth living.

 -Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr.

There is a real magic in enthusiasm. It spells the difference between mediocrity and accomplishment. . . It gives warmth and good feeling to all your personal relationships. – Norman Vincent Peale

One of the main reasons that we lose our enthusiasm in life is because we become ungrateful, we let what was once a miracle become common to us. We get so accustomed to God’s goodness it becomes a routine.  – Joel Osteen

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I LOVE apples.


The sound of that crisp crunch is defining and beautiful followed by a scrumptious taste.


Conjures up all kinds of mental pictures:

  •  Helix Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope called Eye of God’s to others Apple of God
  • Little hands Bringing an apple for the teacher
  • Children’s stories of  Worm Wiggled Into An Apple – wIgGle WiGglE
  • Cooking shows how to peel an apple
  • The scene in Sleepless in Seattle, Annie’s (Meg Ryan’s) As she peels her green apple in one big long swirl
  • Cheeks rosy as apples
  • Of course an Apple is a good source of dietary fiber and vitamin C

Apple Sayings:

  • “A” is for Apple
  • American as apple pie
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away
  • Comparing apples and oranges
  • Don’t upset the apple cart
  • One rotten apple spoils the whole bunch
  • Rotten to the core
  • The apple of my eye
  • The apple never falls far from the tree
  • The “big Apple”

Apples – I appreciate apples…many people cannot eat apples for various reasons.

‘Appreciate’ hmmm that’s a good word as well. An expression of gratitude. The act of cherishing a person beyond the material.

I think the more we appreciate the people in our lives and what we have even an apple will enhance our day. Personally the more I appreciate the more I realize I have. If I think about what I don’t have then I’m never satisfied.

Swing around there is so much that surrounds to appreciate from the stars to the ground underneath our feet.

Yes I know that each day can bring more than love, joy, happiness and peace; it can bring so many other things that are challenging.
Negativity feeds off more of negativity and I do not want to enhance negativity but the Positive vibes of appreciation.

Appreciation becomes contagious…love it.

There’s a time to weep & a time to laugh, a time to mourn & a time to dance, a time to scatter stones & a time to gather them, a time to embrace & a time to refrain, a time to search & a time to give up,  a time to keep & a time to throw away, a time to tear & a time to mend, a time to be silent & a time to speak, a time to love & a time to hate…YOU get the Picture.

Time to Appreciate. Appreciate your time as a gift from the creator.

And Yes we do have pity parties. Pity Party, get it done, hurry up, now step away and smell the coffee; Opps I mean the roses.

Never doubt the power of showing appreciation ‘Good Job’ in y/our lives and what personal benefit you/I will receive.

Appreciation is like a Sweet Crisp Apple;

Pure and Simple!

Genuine Appreciation to those around you has tremendous power to buoy the spirit.


a reverse of devalued

let us do no harm

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by beverley hoyles

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Quote I am Pondering Today!

“There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.” ~ Mother Teresa

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