Friday, May 29, 2009

#4 Inspiration

Ok, so I know that you are itching to know the rest of my blessings, right?? Right.

So, here's the scoop. For a while now I have been posting in both blogs, this one and
Leen The Graphics Queen. Well, I am posting the same things in both blogs. Literally, I am copying and pasting from one to the other. And I wonder where all my time goes! Silly time munchers like that.

So I will probably not be posting here so much anymore. Unless it's a personal, family thing.
If you want to know what I am up to you'll have to check out the other blog. And I know that you want to know all the amazingly interesting things I am up to :) and of course, the rest of my blessings list.

Here's the address again,

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Contentment #3

Saturday morning I woke up around 4 and couldn't get back to sleep, this happens to me often because I have SO much on mind at any given time. By 5 I was emptying the dishwasher and starting laundry (quietly of course, it's a little house and I didn't want to wake anyone). Around six 'ish I gave up even thinking that I may go back to sleep, made some coffee and headed out to the garden.

My yard sounded like a rain forest, the birds were all talking at once. I saw a few herons flying toward the waterway, starting their day. The flowers in my garden are so beautiful right now and there was not another person to be seen. The entire scene was so peaceful. I was enjoying the sereneness (is that a word?) of it all and thinking about the day ahead and was looking forward to my family waking up and making them breakfast and spending a day with them with no plans at all. It made me realize how content I am with my life.

Yes, sometimes I stress and there are even times that I think I may lose it but even then I am content deep inside. I have the most wonderful husband and four great kids (I could go on and on and on about them), I make a living doing something that I love to do that allows me to be creative. I live near the ocean, for gosh sakes, how fabulous is that? I realized that for me, it just doesn't get any better. I did a few of those big happy sighs (you know the ones) and said a little prayer of thanks.

I truly have a wonderful life and I am so thankful that I was given the opportunity to reflect on it that morning. So my blessing for today is contentment and I hope that today you are also blessed with that feeling of a big happy sigh :)

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

T-Mobile Mom to Mom Quiz

This is the kind of silly things I do from the couch!! I think this really is me :)

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Blessings Day 2~ Baby Naps!

Ok, I do realize that I skipped yesterday so this should be day 3 of my Blessings posts.

But I have a good reason. Middle boy, baby boy and I all have walking pneumonia. Yes, you do remember correctly that we just over the flu twice. And no, I don't know why they call it walking pneumonia because I don't feel like moving from the couch much less walking. If I did walk I think my lungs would absolutely Explode!

Now that that is out of the way, my blessing for today is that baby boy has finally stopped coughing long enough to take a nap and I think that I will join him :)

I hope that today you can find a few moments to close your eyes (at least) and think about your blessings.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Todays Blessing~ FAITH

Today the first blessing that came to mind was Faith. To me, faith is different from religion. There have been times in my life when my faith was wavering. As I grow older I see that faith must be an important part of my life in order for me to live the life that was planned for me.

I won't dwelve into it too deeply here but no matter what your faith is, no matter where you place that faith recognize what a blessing it is.

Today's Quote~ “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Jesus the Christ


Every time I get frustrated or stressed out (which lately happens more often that I care to admit), I stop and think about the things that I am grateful for. Try it, it really helps :)

For example, when I have a mountain of work to do and my 2 year old is not content to play quietly with his train set but instead MUST be on my lap rocking, that tends to stress me out! But then I think how blessed I am to even have this sweet little boy who wants to snuggle me and that some day all too soon he will be too busy with friends and girls (gasp!) and other things that he won't be bothered to cuddle his mommy. Suddenly the stress melts away and the snuggling begins :)

I saw an article recently about people listing the top five things they are thankful for. I quickly mentally rattled off at least 20. For the next ten days I will list ten blessings in my life in no particular order (that's because I don't know which ten I am going to use yet). Just ten random things, not necessarily my TOP ten.

I hope this inspires you to think about the blessings in your life and how fortunate you are to have them.