Wednesday, May 4, 2016

{ Wednesday's Word - Attitude}

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude to me is more important than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than success, than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill.
It will make or break a company.....
a church.....
a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past.....
we cannot change the fact that people act in a certain way. 
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one thing we have,
and that is our attitude.
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And, so it is with you.....
we are in charge of our ATTITUDES.

~~~~~ Chuck Swindoll ~~~~~

Today, I choose happy over sad.....
glad over mad.....
grateful over hateful.....

well, you get the picture!

HOPE EVERYBODY has an awesomely blessed day!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

{ A favorite time of day }

One of my most favorite times of day is right now......
around 5:30 in the morning.
My bum knee has hurt a bit during the night.....
just enough to aggravate and to let me know it's not happy.....LOL!
I got up to put some essential oils on it for the pain.
As I stepped into the living room,  I was greeted by the sweetest sound of the birds singing to welcome the day.   It's almost like they're in some kind of competition to see who can sing the prettiest song.

I can't help but think God planned it just that way.
That nagging pain in my knee was just what I needed to get up and spend some time with Him!
I wonder how many times I've missed those precious things He had in store for me because I was too busy, too preoccupied, too caught up in my own selfish worries to realize He's right there.....
ALWAYS right there......
and has a blessing in store for me!

I apologize for being so slack in visiting these days,
but so appreciate all the comments and encouragement my friends leave for me here.
I somehow think my blogging might be headed in a different direction.....
I'm prayerfully considering what God is asking of me.

HOPE EVERYBODY has an awesomely blessed day!!!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

{ SONday Morning Song - Embrace This Place }

Several years ago Pappy and I visited a church to hear a speaker and there was a band that sang prior to the gentleman speaking.  The name of the group was "Among Thorns". There were a couple of songs they sang that really spoke to our hearts.  Pappy came across the cassette (yes, cassette tape....LOL) and we listened to it in the truck this week (pretty blessed to have a cassette player in our older model truck).  As soon as the songs played that meant so much to us back then.....
well, we felt that nudge in our Spirits once again.

HOPE you enjoy the song as much as we do.....

and HOPE your SONday is awesomely blessed!

Friday, April 29, 2016

{ Friday Foto Friends #25 }

This is my favorite time of year as far as the flowers in bloom in the yard.  I thought I'd share a few with y'all today.....

Beautiful purple clematis

Red Hot Pokers

Yellow Climbing Rose


HUGE azalea (already faded)

 Purple Hydrangea

Pink/Orange Rose
(I call this my Ladies of Faith rose bush because it was given to me by the members of the Sunday School class I was a part of when my Mamaw passed away almost 5 years ago)

Wisteria "tree"

Would love to see what's blooming in your yard?

HOPE everybody has an awesome weekend!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

{ My Summer Work-Out Routine }

Add this little machine to the mix.....

Weedeater 20" Deck Push Mower  Briggs & Stratton Engine
.......and, that's about all the exercise (besides my walking) that this old gal can handle these days.

What about y'all?
Do you have an exercise routine?
Do you go to the gym?
(I've never sat foot in a gym.....
which you could have guessed by looking at me.....LOL)

HOPE everybody has a Terrific Thursday.

You remember what tomorrow is, right?
(Friday Foto Friends)

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

{ Wednesday's Word - Embrace }

I heard the word "Embrace" yesterday in a song that Pappy and I were listening to on yet another old cassette tape he came across. (What a blessing that the truck has a cassette player!)  The word embrace reminds me of my word(s) for 2016.....

(be) Present

Embrace the here and now.
Embrace my current situation in life.
And, especially embrace family and friends who mean so much to me!

Always room for improvement...but in the meantime...:

embrace it....and become stronger:

and when this journey comes to an end, I'll rest in your embrace. Lord come quickly, please:

Embrace your day, sweet Friends!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

{ Sing, sing a song }

"Sing, sing a song
Sing out loud

Sing out strong"

~~~The Carpenters~~~

Pappy and I have this little thing that we do when it comes to songs.  It seems that in a lot of our everyday conversations a song will come to mind.
(I think this might  be more me than him...;-)
For instance, a new car wash is being built in a small town we frequently go to and......
well, you know what song I started singing as we drove by, right?

"Working at the car wash,
Working at the car wash, yeah"

~~~Rose Royce~~~

Now, don't get the idea that I have an awesome singing voice.  
Oh, I guess I do alright.....
I can somewhat carry a tune.....

It's just that.....

And, it's kinda nice to know that my memory isn't completely gone yet!

HOPE everybody has a Terrific Tuesday.