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The little things… day 25


Out of 86,400 seconds we get each day, I think we can spend 10 of it counting our blessings. ~ Christine Sternfels

I’m grateful for…
Time I am given each and every day.  Time to pray, time for myself, time for my family, time for work, time for leisure and time to do absolutely nothing at all!

I’m letting go of…
Wishing there were more than 24 hours in each day, I would probably be exhausted everyday if that were so.

First of all, I’d like to apologize for reducing my daily blog down to a weekly post.  That is temporary.  I’ve been putting so much time on finding ways to raise funds for my non-profit organization that I’ve forgotten about my love…  pictures and words.  Oh well I guess the kids and hubby too!  In addition to being so focused, I’ve neglected to set aside some time for my family.  Can someone please kick my behind?

Time… It’s the one thing you can’t buy and holds more value than the most expensive possession you’ve ever had.  It’s also what most of us take for granted and should be more mindful of more often.  It isn’t something we can ever get back.  It moves too swiftly, yet not fast enough for others.  We are all given this, how you use it is up to you.  So now, I will take some time away from the computer and spend it with my family, under the stars, in front of the bay and away from my crazy routine… Have a great weekend everyone!

The little things… day 24


An ice cream cone can solve any problem— even if it’s only for a few minutes. ~Anonymous

I’m grateful for…
Yogurt shops that have mastered fat-free and sugar-free ice cream tasting treats!  That I am not lactose intolerant.  Hot summer days, when ice cream seems to be the only solution to cooling down.

I’m letting go of…
Thinking ice cream is just for desert.

Ok, so there are a few people who don’t love ice cream like some of us do, but can you imagine a world without it?  There’s something about eating ice cream that makes me feel like a kid, every lick down to your fingers always brings back some happy childhood memory.  Not to mention how yummy it is!  When was the last time you enjoyed a scoop or two? 

The little things… day 23


I wept because I had no shoes, until I saw a man who had no feet.  ~Ancient Persian saying

The quote says what I am grateful for and letting go of.  Simple, but says a lot.

This past weekend, we volunteered to help Child United pack over a hundred over-sized boxes of clothing, shoes, books and toys for kids affected in the recent typhoons that devastated parts of Central Philippines.  These shoes were donated by a child who still wore them, they still fit him.  I was told that one of them was his favorite pair… but he donated them anyway, because he knew another child thousands of miles away (a child he doesn’t even know) needs them more than he does.  I am also thankful for big and kind-hearted kids who do these amazing things.

Look at your shoes, reflect on all the journeys they have been through with you.  Be they sweet or bitter memories, there are always blessings to be counted.

Have a great week everyone.



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