one could just enjoy the wrapping!!!
Merry Christmas everyone!
.....One Day at a Time
I get troubled....and I get to thinking, I can’t do this; it is just too hard.
I wonder did I hear you right; are you sure this was the door I was to walk through?
It is then that He gently whispers to me……..
“One day at a time.”
I just ask you to take one day at a time.
One day, this day.
Not tomorrow, not next week, not next month, not next year,
I give you grace. I give you mercy. I give you strength
Today is a gift.
I didn’t give you today so that you could worry about tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s worries will have tomorrows grace.
the gifts that I have for you. Enjoy all that I have for you today.
Can you handle one day?
Today my heart is filled with hope and delight,
As I stand in my gown of satiny white,
Today I will celebrate a new chapter in my life,
Where soon I will acquire the awaited status of wife,
I rethink the words of the vows I will make,
And hope some of the clauses I won't have to debate,
I know the words say for richer for poorer, for better for worse,
But I hope for the better and the fatter the purse,
Today I gaze down the long aisle where soon I will meet,
My friend at the end all odds to defeat,
Today I will soak in the cheers and the laughter,
And stick to my dream of happily ever after,
Today I step forward with confident stride,
Because today I get to be, The Bride!
What were you thinking on your special day?
…things that make you smile!
Seems like just a few days ago that I turned the calendar over to September.
As I flipped the page I was excited to see what the September photo would be. And when I saw it I couldn’t help but smile.
It contained two of my favorite things.
With 3 books stacked behind and one underneath there was a kitten peering so intently at the open book he was sitting on that he looked like he was reading it. Smart kitty!!
So I got to thinking with the world around us that can quickly take our smile away, as much as we can we should surround ourselves with things that make us smile.
What surrounds you?
I used to do this, perhaps not every year but come the end of the year or early in the New Year, it was something I liked to do.
I would like to get a little notebook, my pen and find a comfy spot to sit. And then I would think over the past year with of course a cup of fresh coffee by my side.
I didn’t call them resolutions; it was more like reviewing my past year or taking inventory and setting some goals for the New Year. This year I got a new notebook and revived the tradition.
To get my mind rolling I would ask myself some questions like:
Then I would record some things in my inventory. Here are some examples of what I would list:
I could also record any new things I wanted to try or goals I wanted to accomplish in the next year.
Then I’d close the book and put it away. Just put it in a place I can remember so I can find it next year and compare the results!
Do you have any New Year traditions?