Thank you so much for being a wonderful sounding board and encouraging so many people who have heavy hearts. You've been a blessing on the radio for so long. Your show is a delight and has brought joy to my soul and a tear to my eye on many occasions.
We've listened to a wide range of stories and cheered along with you and the people sharing their stories... We've prayed along with them and been so thankful that there is someone out there who cares and will take the time to listen and minister to someone's heart with your words of wisdom, encouragement and the perfect song to match their situation. Linda
Linda’s letter gave me an idea: Every day, all day long people are posting on my Facebook wall, and many of them are seeking prayers or simply need encouragement. Unfortunately I’m only one person and I just can’t get to every single one of them. If you would like to do a good deed today, a really easy one, go to my Facebook page and look at what other people are posting; if you find a post from a complete stranger who could use an encouraging word, compassion or wisdom, go ahead and give it out. Just a thought.
I make a great summer salad out of leftover veggies. I put cold cooked veggies over a bed of romaine lettuce, add some diced leftover chicken, add a few dried cranberries for additional color and flavor, and add your favorite salad dressing. Delicious meal which does not require heating up the house on an already hot summer day! Patricia
I make oven fried chicken. If there is any leftover chicken I cut it off the bone and make chicken salad pita with baba ghanoush where you top pitas with hummus or eggplant spread, lettuce, cucumber, tomato and mint-marinated grilled chicken for an inspired, easy take on the grilled chicken salad. Jessica
And when it’s just too darn hot to cook and you decide to get takeout instead…you can use the leftover Chinese food in scrambled eggs. Just chop up the meat and use it in your morning eggs or wrap it into an egg burrito for a really delicious twist on breakfast. And combine any leftover fried rice with some grilled veggies for a delicious lunch or side dish to dinner the next night. That’s my little trick.
All it takes is a little creative thinking to come up with the next big recipe. If you think you’ve got a good one, email it to me! I’d love to publish it in a newsletter for all the world (well, close enough) to see! Email me at D@Delilah.com and put “My Leftover Recipe for Delilah” in the subject line.
I think my husband and I are worthy of your “Happy Anniversary” song. We are both 52 and we will be married 19 years this fall. We have been together for 20 years come Labor Day. I was diagnosed with mild Cerebral Palsy by age 3. The doctors told my parents that I would never walk (I did), I would never make it through school and definitely not college (I did). My parents thought I would never be on my own and never dreamed that I would be happily married (I am).
When I met my husband he was having 3-5 Grand Mal Seizures a day. My mom would say that I fell down and remembered, and he fell down and forgot. We were half a person each, but together made 1 person. I found someone who would wait for me to catch up since I am so slow but worth waiting for. He found someone who stayed around until he woke up and told him what he missed out on. He has had a seizure disorder since age 3 ½ and has been seizure-free for 3 years.
My brother once said “They are so in love it is sickening.” I have married my best friend and he his. Margaret
Who else is worthy of my Happy Anniversary song on air? If you’ve been married 10+ years, I like to reward your love and loyalty to your spouse with a fairly off-key serenade on my nighttime show. If you think your love story is worth sharing (the good, the bad, the ugly, the heartwarming and the funny), call me and let me sing to you tonight! My number is 1-888-633-5452.
I knew a man many years ago who would say “I love my son, I love my child; he means the word to me.” But he didn’t show up for his visits and he didn’t send birthday cards or Christmas gifts. He didn’t have any idea who his son’s teachers were or what his daily routine was like. So even though his words said “I love you,” his actions said “I could care less about you.”
Just as communication is key, actions speak louder than words – you’ve heard both of those before. And both are so true. So don’t be a liar, liar, pants of fire. Don’t say one thing and have your actions reflect something else. Think about this in your home with your children and your sweetheart; think about this with your co-workers or employees. Think about this with your friends. Be true to your words.
Show the people in your life how precious they are. Show them you’re not a false friend. Actively engage in finding out what’s going on in their life, their world, their mind, their friendships and their dreams. You will be rewarded with deeper friendship, healthier relationships and happier kids. And you will find a deeper joy in return. Just a thought.
Start by mixing in a bowl:
1 can or two cobs fresh corn
Cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 red onion, diced
Optional: shaved carrots, feta cheese crumbles, black or kidney beans
1/3 cup (+ or -) extra virgin olive oil
A few squirts of lemon and lime juice
A few shakes of salt and pepper to taste
Cilantro or other desired herb such as lemon thyme
Mix dressing and pour over salad fixings. Enjoy!
This sounds like a great recipe for a summer cookout with your loved ones. Let me know if you try it! And I have one more tip for you today; it’s not food related but it’s just the thing you need to end a hot day of fun in the sun. Keri® Advanced Lotion is the key to pampering your summer skin. You can choose from 3 moisturizing formulas including Original, Advanced, Shea Butter, Basic Essentials and Luxurious – each with their own different skin benefits. It’s easy to have healthy looking, smooth skin – go to KeriLotion.com today to find out how!
I am not quite sure where to begin. My mother passed away last week and I was able to be with her for her final moments. I was so distraught because she elected to stop her cancer therapy and allow nature to take its course. We had fought over that and I didn’t speak to her for nearly a year. Then I received the call that she was going to pass and all I could think about on the drive over was that wasted year!
At the hospital I had your show playing softly for her at the end and you played Martina McBride’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes”. How beautiful that was! And how perfect. Thanks Delilah for comforting me when I truly needed it most, and making that moment easier on my mother. Can you please play that song again for my mom and me? Lydia
Folks, anger is not worth it. It’s not worth holding a grudge, and it’s not worth wasting precious time with people you love. You may not like someone right now, but if you still love that person deep down, make amends. No one is ever promised a tomorrow, just be aware of that before you hold grudges and waste precious time. And thank you, Lydia, for this special reminder today.