Linda M Brandt’s Blog

The Feeling of Fall
September 28, 2010, 10:42 pm
Filed under: Thoughts for Today

Wow, I just was in the backyard watering the flowers. Forget the garden….it’s history! Anyway, that stifling, blood curdling heat seems to be dissipating. Yeah! I’ve always considered myself a sweater person. Like it just a bit “nippy”! How ’bout you? There’s something quiet and serene on a Fall day. The birds are singing and I’ve seen several butterflies today! No matter the weather, take time to be thankful today. It’ll change your thoughts, which will change your world! Henry sends his best as he begins his journey “underground”! Take care my friend, Linda


I want to be a Winner!
May 13, 2010, 5:58 pm
Filed under: What I want to Be

Today is about challenges, discouragements and disappointments and it’s also about inspiration, encouragement and fortitude!!! Remember the movie, “Rocky”?? Well, I understand Sylvester Stallone wrote that movie and could have given up after writing many movies that never made it. With less than $100 in the bank, he “showed up”, persisted and went on to write three more successful sequels. Since that movie, there isn’t a day that people don’t show up on the steps of the Philedelphia Art Museum. They run up those steps, waving their arms in the air as a sign of facing a challenge head-on! They’ve placed themselves in the shoes of “Rocky”. Do you lead a life that encourages others to never give up??? Is there anyone who would want to put themselves in “your shoes”??? If you’ve got a dream, never, never give up! History shows us that those who continue are the ones that win! And, you, my friend, are a winner!!! So let’s run the race together, shall we??? Have a great one!

Little Thoughts for a Big Day!
April 8, 2010, 3:34 pm
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Good Morning and Top of the Day to You, Here’s something to think about as you wander through the Game of Life today:

There was a man who saw a scorpion floundering around in the water. He decided to save it by stretching out his finger, but the scorpion stung him. The man still tried to get the scorpion out of the water, but the scorpion stung him again.

Another man nearby told him to stop saving the scorpion that kept stinging him. But the man said: “It is the nature of the scorpion to sting. It is my nature to love. Why should I give up my nature to love just because it is the nature of the scorpion to sting?”

Don’t give up loving. Don’t give up your goodness. Even if the people around you HURT and STING.

So let us not become tired of doing good; for if we do not give up, the time will come when we will reap the harvest.
(sent to me by one of my friends)

And, yes, you will reap the harvest! :O) Have a great one! Linda

Just a Little Poem!
March 31, 2010, 11:46 pm
Filed under: Henry Thought

Don’t know who originally wrote this, but thought of you, my friend…..

“Be like the sun and radiate,
Be like the moon and glow,
Be like the stars and shine,
Be like the grass and grow.”

Sounds like something “Henry” would write, now doesn’t it?? Enjoy your day. Blessings, Linda

March 3, 2010, 5:01 pm
Filed under: Thoughts for Today

Had enough of the coooooooolllllllddddd??????? I’m starting to realize what my little Henry (The Tulip Bulb) felt in the dark, damp, cold ground. Wow, time to light a fire in the fireplace, make a pot of chili and think of warm, sultry summer breezes. How ’bout you? What do you like to do when it’s cold and dark outside? Maybe you could warm your heart with prayer and meditation and a cup of hot, steamy coffee????? I feel my “blanky” calling….just wanted to wish you a very Happy, Henry Day and lots of love and hugs, Linda

Morning, Glory!
January 20, 2010, 4:25 pm
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I am in awe….in awe of His Wonder! There’s a feeling of excitement in me this morning. Like something really great’s about to happen!

As I prepare to head into “Quiet Time”, I want you to know that I’m praying for you, too. May peace abide in your soul today and may His creativeness be in your hands.

As I write and as I paint, I am welcoming this new day into my life! Today, may your hours and minutes explode into wonder, wealth, health and much success!


Loving your Neighbor as Yourself could mean this…..
January 20, 2010, 1:45 am
Filed under: Thoughts for Today

I read this today and thought you would enjoy it….Hugs, Linda

People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered.
Love them anyway.
If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.
If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway.
The good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow.
Do good anyway.
Honesty and frankness make you vulnerable.
Be honest and frank anyway.
The biggest person with the biggest ideas can be
shot down by the smallest person with the smallest mind.
Think big anyway.
What you spend years building may
be destroyed overnight.
Build anyway.
People really need help but may attack if you help them.
Help people anyway.
Give the world the best you have
and you might get kicked in the teeth.
Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.
– Anonymous

Christmas Greetings!
December 23, 2009, 4:16 pm
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Good Morning, my friend….I took this off of an email I received this morning….”Cherish the time you have, and the memories you share …
Being friends with someone is not an opportunity but a sweet responsibility”.. and, just maybe, your greatest friend could be that someone in your family?? Let’s remember our Savior’s birth today…..our Greatest Friend….the One that will never leave you….take some time to get to know Him….you’ll never regret it! Hugs and Merry Christmas, Linda

Following Your Conscience!
November 23, 2009, 7:09 pm
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As we prepare for a weekend of Thankful Celebrations, let us remember to live with a grateful heart….always! God’s Voice is eternal and changeless. He leads us to decisions based on trust, compassion, understanding and kindness. Your conscience is a Great Teacher who lives within you. And even more than a Great Teacher, your conscience is a Great Treasure. Our country was founded on these principles. I pray that we, as a nation, will once again return to the “Proddings” from this Great Friend. May you choose happiness today, my friends, and may you love your family, count your blessings and sincerely pray for this great nation. Hugs, Linda

It’s still Dark out There!
October 2, 2009, 2:57 pm
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The birds aren’t even rousing yet! The neighbor’s cats are still in the house and all is quiet. Maybe your eyes haven’t even begun to open while others are still on the job and/or driving to get there! As I begin my morning with prayer, I remember you. I am praying for this world, this nation, my neighbors, my family, my friends. And, I am thanking the Father for you, for your wonderful talents, for the many smiles and encouragements and for the ability to capture them with my eyes, my hands, my memory. Have a great day, my friend, the morning awaits your “Quiet Presence”! Hugs, Linda