We need to hold on to our past! We need to remember those before us! We need to learn through our history who we are, and what was important to our families. Realize we are currently making our own history! One hundred years from now, our great grandchildren will be looking at old pictures of us (if we print them off our phones), and wondering who we were. Make sure who you are is worthy of future generations to talk positive about nicely.
P.S. After printing off pictures (hint, hint), please write the names of who they are now before they are passed down, and no one remembers who they are! Really sad to have to toss those old pictures!
So, sometimes when something bad happens, you get creative! We had a leak in the showerhead that led to mildew covering the walls inside the cabinets. Plumber fixed the leak, told me to wash the walls with 50% bleach, and let it dry completely. Then, because the cabinet always seemed moist, I took off the doors, make a curtain for the bottom cabinet, and staged the top shelves. This is just the guest bath, so no bath toys, etc. that need to be hidden. It solved the problem, and I think it turned out cute!
I have allowed my fear to creep into my thinking even though I know God has my back! It is hard to blog, put your thoughts out there for the world to read, put your art or crafts out there to be seen by so many, but today is the day to start! Do not let your fear stop you from using your God-given talents! Open up, share, and make a difference in someone’s world today, and by doing that, you also open up your world! We are not alone! You are loved!
I love spring!!! I love opening up the house to bring in fresh air! I feel like the house needs to breathe after all the months it was closed up with the heater on! It seems happier which makes me happier! We need to do the same thing with our lives! Open up those “windows” and clean out the impurities. Go outside, dig in the dirt, breathe in fresh air, and just enjoy life. There are surely cloudy days to come, but enjoy the sunshine for today! God, thank you for this day you gave us! Help us to always be thankful! Hugs to all!
After a long winter for all, we are slowly moving into spring (you can’t tell it from the north with the latest snow storm). I am sure you are like me when all you really want is feeling the sun on your cheeks! I think that is when I am the most thankful for our very creative God, and all of His splendor! Next sunny day, go and enjoy yourself and be thankful for this beautiful world we live in!
Do you ever feel like you were last to be chosen? Like when you were in elementary school, and you were last to be picked for kick ball. It probably had little to do with skills, but more to do with popularity, and that could hurt even more! We go through life wondering if we are good enough. Good enough to be chosen for kick ball, good enough to be friends with the popular kids, good enough for that first job out of college, good enough for the guy you want to marry, and the list goes on and on. We could stress ourselves out over this issue. But for a moment, we need to stop this cycle. We need to look at ourselves inside and out, and tell that inner child that you are good enough. That God loves us for who we are, not for who we wish we were. He made us in His image. He created us individually with unique talents and abilities. No, you will not be like “Mary Ann”, you will be like You! The one He uniquely created! We all have things we can and should change, but realize today, that you are “good enough”, and be thankful for the “you” that God created! Now, get up and make this day special you fabulous you!
So, you never know what the weather will be like in South Texas. This weekend was warm and sunny, and even though I should have waited till after the freeze date, I just had to get in the yard! It was such a beautiful day, so I cleaned up my side yard, or fairy garden as I like to call it! My plans were going to be inside crafting, but the sun called me out! Just being in God’s beautiful world can be such a pleasure. Enjoy those moments and be thankful! God bless your day!
As the old year passes, and the new year begins, let us look back over all the sweet memories we had. Do not dwell on old hurts, but leave them on God’s lap. Let this new year be a year of new beginnings! The year to change bad habits, make healthy choices, find new passions, and embrace the ups and downs of life. Be thankful for what you have and pleased with your talents. They are unique to you! Tell yourself that you are special, and encourage yourself to be better at whatever it is. Life is short...use it well...and enjoy every minute! Happy New Year! Make it a good one!
I love the nostalgia of a real tree! The smell when you walk into your home, the warmth it gives your room, and even the quirkiness of the uneven branches. This year, due to an early season Christmas party, I decided to get a fake tree, so that I knew I could turn on the lights on Christmas Day without worrying about it being too dry. I actually found a really pretty one at Walmart, and the cost was right since I was thinking this might just be for this season. It was so easy with the lights already attached and all! So, the tradition of going every year to find that perfect tree, hauling it home, and spending most of one day decorating it, may be lost to the ease and cost of a fake tree. Plus, It pays for itself in two years. And as I get older, this tree makes more sense. As far as the lack of tree smell, I offset it with Pier 1’s Holiday Forest. Yummy! So, enjoy the season, and remember this is all fluff anyway because the reason we celebrate this season has nothing to do with real or fake trees, but everything to do with the birth of a special child, who changed our world for real!
Sometimes as we go through life, we need to take a hard look at how we are growing. Are we on a mission that is so dead set that we cannot handle the twists and turns of life, or are we like this tree that is growing in all directions, ready to take on new challenges, and grow were we need to grow? Notice it is supported in places just like times when we need a little help from family and friends. When life gets heavy, it is okay to lean on others, but keep growing. Don’t let your growth stop there, but realize that God is in every situation, and like the tree, you grow into a beautiful living thing if you allow yourself to lean on God and the friends and family he put in your life!
Hi, I am Sharon Farmer. I am married, have a great son and sweet daughter-in-law, my parents moved down here years ago, so we share a house (Mom passed away almost two years ago now), and I am ready for a change in my life....hence the blog!