Archive for the Luxury Category

Timeless Lesson In Working Toward Something Worthwhile

Posted in Cherished memories, childhood, Children, Family, Gratitude, Inspiration, Life, Luxury, Musing, Parenting, Thought For Today on March 15, 2015 by Morguie

Thought for today —

 

   “All life demands struggle. Those who have everything given to them become lazy, selfish, and insensitive to the real values of life. The very striving and hard work that we so constantly try to avoid is the major building block in the person we are today.”

― Pope Paul VI

 

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Anything worth having requires working a bit harder for. Very few things in life can be better appreciated that that which requires a fair amount of desire and determination…dedication and elbow grease to acquire.

Children now seldom understand this without being put to the task. SO much is taken for granted…so much is expected and is often received without the benefit of the lesson of what it is to actually earn it.  It is important for us to remember our own longing for a certain little ‘luxury’ or special item so that we can give the reward of this lesson to our own children.

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It is no surprise that here in America, very few people have managed to put away any measurable amount of  earnings into a savings account…with the ample variety of credit or installment plans, folks who want something NOW often get it NOW. Sometimes it’s good to step back and save for extras…it helps us to realize what we feel about that thing’s necessity in our life by taking the time to gradually save up and pay for it in cold, hard cash.  Many impulsive purchases would be avoided as well as the debt load that keeps many a soul awake with worry.

Can we go back, or has the world of ‘instant gratification’ moved beyond the point of no return?

Sometimes we wonder about this  —- especially during those occasions when we find ourselves longing for kinder, simpler times of our past. Somehow all of the comforts of today do not quite give that gentle happiness and joy…we wonder, again, what the magic is that seems to be lacking.

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The sense that sacrifice and struggle add a little more appreciation for things we hold dearer? Perhaps that’s it.

Then again, we awaken to the current moment,  admitting that everything seems a little sweeter when looking back with a sentimental heart.

Peace to all…and thanks for coming by!

CJ and the Mouse

 

© C. S. Thompson, 2015.

Crackers and Bits: Mousie Goes On Strike!

Posted in Animals, Crackers and Bits, FOOD, Fun and Entertainment, Labor disputes, Life, Luxury, Pet peeves and annoyances, Pets, Politics, Relationships, Video Clips with tags , , , , on January 22, 2015 by Morguie
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C’mon Uber-Froggy! Let’s blow this joint! The injustice of it all!!!

 

 

Hi there everyone, CJ here….

Mousie is upset. He has had enough of the bad treatment and apparent deprivation he feels he is forced to exist under.

So, Morguie has ‘walked off the job.’  He says he is officially on strike until conditions improve.

 

The problem started when I caught him binge-watching animal videos on the YouTube. Remember, earlier this month, he tried to run away, attempting to get ‘across the pond’ to stay with our loyal follower, David , in Wales?

Yeah, well that was an ‘epic fail’ as they like to say…he and the Uber-froggy ended up in a Mexican immigration cell for sneaking over the border without visas. Suddenly he wanted to come home. Hmmm.

He might have made it to Wales, if only they’d had a map…

Morguie demands similar living conditions, special perks, and the basic comforts he found one of his distant cousins enjoying …in the really short clips below:

 

 

 

Really now???  

Sorry folks, Mousie might be gone for a little while, as near as I can estimate…the ‘Pizza’ is NOT going to happen. Period!

We  thank you so much for coming in to see us,  ME today. I apologize for Morguie’s bad behavior, too.

Now I am going to need every ‘like’ vote I can get if I am to hope to manage this show solo…

SO, pretty, pretty please…won’t you tap that “Like” button on your way out….and leave any thoughts you have about this strike Mousie is on, too?

 

Thanks!!!

©C. S. Thompson, 2015.

Sleep Tight, Enoki

Posted in Animals, Fun and Entertainment, Guest Post, Humor, Kindness, Life, Luxury, Musing, Pets, Relationships, Video Clips on January 2, 2015 by Morguie

C J never tucks ME into MY bed…wait…I don’t even HAVE A BED! Wow, I am so deprived!!!
Maybe one you lovely followers or visitors will help my cause…I think I am missing out on some vital pampering!
See you all later, Hugs — Morguie the UN-pampered MorgueMouse

So Thankful and Incredibly Blessed

Posted in American Military, Animals, Children, Faith, Family, FOOD, Friendship, Gratitude, Holidays, Hope, Inspiration, Kindness, Law Enforcement, Life, Love, Luxury, Mortuary Management magazine, Musing, Pets, Relationships, Sheldon the Tortoise, Tradition, Veterans, Wisdom with tags , on November 26, 2014 by Morguie
For All of these and so much more…

 

So many wonderful things to be thankful for, every  day!

 

My Heavenly Creator, from Whom all things come, including my free will;    035

 

My family;

 

my  Sweetheart, the life we’ve made together, the love we share, and the good times we’ve had;

 

my caring and supportive friends;

 

Wise mentors who lend perspective to widen my views;

 

Good Samaritans and unnamed others whose words and deeds came when hope was low;

 

my health, home, and sustenance of daily life;

 

blessings and extra comforts so many others deserve but do not have;

 

a life with a sense of purpose, using my writing talent here

 

and in a leading funeral trade journal;

 

the love and encouragement  I receive from so many people;

 

hope, forgiveness, compassion, and humility;

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a little mouse to inspire me, lend a voice to my thoughts, and tell the world my story,

even if he isn’t exactly ‘real;’     🙂

 

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the service men and women who bravely defend my country;

 

peace officers, medics, and fire dept. people keeping safety and order around me;

 

Sheldon, my tortoise;

 

Shadow, my loyal angel-dog;

 

self-control and patience for Hunter, the devil-pup 😛

 

and a life of special memories, experiences, and meaningful lessons;

 

that I was born in America, the Land of The Free,

 

where these things are mine to enjoy without fear, torture, or retribution

 

and most of all—

 

a heart to fully cherish, love, and feel SO MUCH for ALL of the above.

 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving to All. We have certainly been blessed to call you friends.

 

CJ and Morguie

©C.S. Thompson, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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