Friday, December 23, 2011

Who can resist....

A gift wrapped in this!
one could just enjoy the wrapping!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Letter O is for One...

.....One Day at a Time

Some days....

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,

only today.

I give you grace. I give you mercy. I give you strength

for today.


Today is a gift.

I didn’t give you today so that you could worry about tomorrow.

Tomorrow’s worries will have tomorrows grace.


So enjoy,

the gifts that I have for you. Enjoy all that I have for you today.

Can you handle one day?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Do you remember?

If you forgot, the words are on your Ten Dollar Bill
(if you are Canadian)

I had to look for myself but there it was on the back in really tiny print, the first verse of In Flanders fields.

"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row by row,
That mark our place and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly,
Scarce heard amid the guns below."
~John McCrae 1872 - 1918

For the complete poem you can go to In Flanders Fields on Wikipedia, the Free Encylopedia.

Thank-you Veterans!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Today I get to be....

"The Bride!"

I've been thinking of weddings and anniversaries and hence this post. After all aren't most brides hopefully minded? Hope you enjoy...

Today I get to be "The Bride"

by Betty

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?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Surround Yourself With

…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?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Did you walk right by?

Ever look for the sugar bowl? You can't find it so you go on a search. You look high and low, up and down and all around only to discover that it was right there in front of your nose and you missed it. And you feel kind of silly.

Ever go for a walk down the road? You look around and enjoy the scenery and observe all the things around you. On the way back you discover something that you hadn't seen on the way down and you wonder how you missed it. Were you looking in too many directions?

The eye is for seeing. It is an amazing part of our body, but there are times when we just don't see. We look but we don't see.

Are you looking for hope? Did you miss it because you couldn't see? Did you walk right by because you were too busy looking in other directions?

Hope is there. Can you see it?

Thursday, March 31, 2011

The sign is right

Sign seen in doctor's office.....

"Babies are such a nice way to start people."
~author unknown

So how is your "nice factor" growing?

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Cool Sunrise

With temperatures below -20 C today......we could use a little help .......
....for a lot of global warming!!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Blog Anniversary Two!

Well here it is - blog anniversary Two!

Here is what I've learned so far:
  • Blogging can be fun!
  • Your first blog is a starting place.
  • You will get ideas on what to write.
  • You may even get ideas for other blogs.
  • Not everything is engraved in stone - it can be changed!
  • It is ok to leave comments.
  • It is ok to leave comments on every blog post!
  • How much I enjoy comments on my blog.
  • I even enjoy comments on other peoples blogs.
  • Blogging will take up as much time as you let it.
What have you learned in your blogging journey?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

An interesting view

A peak at the world........
just like through a sleepy eye that partially opens up.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Reviving an Old Tradition

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:

  • Did I learn something new this year? Could be a hobby, computer program, or a book I read.
  • Did I travel anywhere? Could be to another country or just to the next town.
  • Did I make some new friends? Who were they and where did I meet them?
  • Did I try any new ventures? Did I try a new business, new job or project?
  • Do I have some great memories? What happened that was memorable?

Then I would record some things in my inventory. Here are some examples of what I would list:

  1. My weight – Never know when you might come across a great weight loss program (if you need one). Or just a great preventive health measure to monitor your weight.
  2. My current job and salary – never know when you might get a promotion, a raise or even a new job? Or a great business idea?
  3. My current place of residence – never know when you might move
  4. As a writer – write down current places where you’ve published – including blogs, etc. You never know when you discover another great publisher or get that best selling book idea!!
  5. Pictures of your home – never know when the next great decorating idea will hit you, or when the clutter bug exterminator comes by.
  6. Any Projects that I’ve started and still have an interest in finishing.

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?