Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Remain in the Moment...



 (Shown is a small stained glass piece in which it is always spring. It hangs in a kitchen window.)


 
Sometimes I have to remind myself to remain in the moment.

So much of life is thinking ahead to what "might" or "could" be. 

It's the worst possible way to think.

Our minds can sometimes be our own worst enemies.

No one knows what tomorrow will bring.

No one even knows if there will be a tomorrow.

There are times in life when remaining in the moment is the best possible thing we can do.

With several difficult things happening at once, I guess this is a time in my own life, to re-visit the premise to remain in the moment while repeating "This, too, shall pass."

 WHAT HELPS YOU TO LIVE ONE MOMENT AT A TIME?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Fragile Moments...




Fragile. 

That means delicate, right?  

Easily broken?

It indicates the need to treat something with great care.

The other day, I was thinking how fragile life is.



The old expression "Here today, gone tomorrow" speaks volumes. 

It's so true, too.

Life is very, very precious. 

It's as tenuous as a candle flame or a tender new flowering plant.




Each day, each moment, each breath that is given to us is a gift.

It's important to make that realization and treat life with great love and care.

It may be accomplished through a moment of silence and peace.

Or by looking outside and watching the birds at the feeder hungrily eating their seeds.

Or by looking into a child's eyes and seeing the wonder of being alive.


Take time to realize what a gift you have been given to be alive today.

Take time to laugh, to hug, to enjoy, and to appreciate life today, right now, this minute.

In reality, it's all we have! 


WHAT COMES INTO YOUR MIND WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD 'FRAGILE?'


Friday, January 13, 2017

Darling Dollies



During a visit before last Christmas, my daughter and her family went with me to an estate sale.


The woman whose estate was being sold apparently had numerous moving dolls, all holding lighted candles, on her front enclosed porch each Christmas season.




Each doll was about three feet tall and in pristine condition.

My little granddaughter fell totally in love with a precious brunette doll dressed in a fancy red velvet and white silk dress.




I favored an equally fashionable one, with blonde hair, dressed in a satin dress in my favorite color, pink, with cranberry colored velvet accents.



Truly, the lace, satin and velvet dresses of the darling dolls were stunning, right down to their lacy sleeves.

My daughter  decided to forgo buying a doll, however, much to the chagrin of my granddaughter.



The little lady in pink came home with me.


After my daughter and her family went home, I returned to the estate sale and bought the doll dressed in red and white, for my granddaughter.  

Both "fashionistas", which she deemed sisters, joined us this past Christmas and added extra charm to our holiday celebrations.



Guess what? 

 The little $10 sweethearts are going to live with me year-round and my grand will play with them when she comes to visit.

DO YOU LOVE BUYING THINGS YOUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN LOVE?
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