Thursday, November 26, 2009

Never save something for a special occasion.

A friend of mine opened his wife's underwear drawer and picked up a silk paper wrapped package:

'This, he said, isn't any ordinary package.'

He unwrapped the box and stared at both the silk paper and the box.

'She got this the first time we went to New York , 8 or 9 years ago. She has never put it on , was saving it for a special occasion.'

'Well, I guess this is it.'

He got near the bed and placed the gift box next to the other clothing he was taking to the funeral house, his wife had just died.

He turned to me and said:

'Never save something for a special occasion.'

'Every day in your life is a special occasion.'

I still think those words changed my life.

Now I read more and clean less.

I sit on the porch without worrying about anything.

I spend more time with my family, and less at work.

I understood that life should be a source of experience to be lived up to, not survived through.

I no longer keep anything.

I use crystal glasses every day...

I'll wear new clothes to go to the supermarket, if I feel like it.

I don't save my special perfume for special occasions, I use it whenever I want to.

The words 'Someday....' and ' One Day...' are fading away from my dictionary.

If it's worth seeing, listening or doing, I want to see, listen or do it now...

I don't know what my friend's wife would have done if she knew she wouldn't be there the next morning, this nobody can tell.

I think she might have called her relatives and closest friends.

She might call old friends to make peace over past quarrels.

I'd like to think she would go out for Chinese, her favourite food.

It's these small things that I would regret not doing, if I knew my time had come..

Each day, each hour, each minute, is special.

Live for today, for tomorrow is promised to no-one.

If you got this, it's because someone cares for you and because, probably, there's someone you care about.

If you're too busy to send this out to other people and you say to yourself that you will send it' One of these days' , remember that 'One day' is far away... or might never come...

Don't keep this message.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Want the $8000 Tax Credit?

One of the most unusual -- and generous -- programs ever rolled out by the Federal Government is the recent $8000 tax credit for home buyers.

Who is eligible?

* first-time homebuyers
* anyone who has not owned a principal residence in the last three years


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Owning a home during the holidays

It’s great owning a home during the holidays!

First, it’s great having Thanksgiving at your house, especially when you enjoy a potluck dinner with your friends. With everyone to bringing something, it reduces the amount of cooking you have to do…

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

House votes to expand homebuyer tax credit

House votes to expand homebuyer tax credit... Senate extends home-buyer tax credit and jobless aid.

First-time homebuyers — or anyone who hasn't owned a home in the last three years — would still get up to $8,000. To qualify, buyers in both groups have to sign a purchase agreement by April 30, 2010, and close by June 30, 2010.The measure is expected to be approved by the House and signed by Obama within days. It is aimed at giving the real estate market an added boost and would expand the credit to existing homeowners.

The legislation was approved unanimously on Wednesday by the Senate, which added two unrelated provisions to extend and liberalize tax breaks that were in this year’s $787 billion economic stimulus package. One provision will continue for five months a popular $8,000 credit for many first-time home buyers, which was to expire Nov. 30, and create a $6,500 credit for some homeowners who want to buy a new residence.

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Updates can be found on the Facebook page for The Sibling Group

I've decided that most updates and posts are already on Facebook. Updates can be found on Facebook pages...   The Sibling Group he...