I Love Thursday #201 Prolific Blessings
This is the 201st post of things we love for the week. We usually post each Thursday (but a hair early this week) along with LeeAnna from Not Afraid of Color. Several additional friends also share on a weekly basis – be sure to check them out as you will surely find something to inspire you. “From the fullness of His grace, we have all received one blessing after another.” John 1:16
Purpose in Life! I am a firm believer that everyone is born with a special purpose. I was a change-of-life baby for my parents as my mom was just short of her 47th birthday when I was born. Think about that for a minute. FORTY-SEVEN. Needless to say, I rather upset the applecart. I have been blessed to learn what my purpose in life was although there still must be something else since I’m still here! My dad died young at 71 years old and had a long six-month hospital stay prior to his passing. I was essential to his being able to return home for a month at Thanksgiving that year. That was the first and only Thanksgiving he ever spent at home. Prior to that year, he had always gone deer hunting with his brothers. Anyway, we were able to celebrate his homecoming and Thanksgiving together as family. By Christmas, he was gone but I truly know in my heart that I was born to help them through those long six months. Have you discovered your purpose?
Discuss ideas! I was blown away when I received this meme in a morning email recently. I am sorry to say that I am probably only an average mind since I often discuss events. Well, Sue and I discuss many, many quilting ideas . . . so perhaps there is just a wee bit of a great mind between us. HAHA! How about you?
Your mind is a garden! This meme goes directly to our whole Thursday message of positivity throughout our lives. Your mind and the thoughts that you think (and perhaps don’t necessarily share) set the whole tone for your disposition. I have always been a glass-half-full type of person and prefer not to address a possible negative thought or action until it has happened. Some might call that denial or even say that my head is buried in the sand. I think of it as a happiness bubble – there’s always time to be unhappy later.
And speaking of memes . . . Sue and I watched an old episode of Judge Judy the other day. The plaintiff referred to a meme on her phone. She pronounced it as “me-me”. We pronounce it as “ME-m”. I wonder which is correct?!
Another Village Display! When I shared our shelf liner project last week during the Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange and extravaganza, Karrin Hurd from Karrin’s Crazy World wrote and told me about a display her brother built. She also forwarded me a picture and then asked Bill, her brother, if it would be okay for me to share it here. Isn’t it just the coolest thing?! Way better than my ladder, I love that the bottom layer has the small-scale train riding about those village pieces. I could really get into decorating this fancy display unit. I think it’s nifty, too, in that it ends up at a tree at the top. It’s like we’re seeing into a secret village after someone has pushed aside the branches. Thank you so much to Karrin and Bill for letting me share this priceless piece.
Our littles . . . had a wonderful Christmas. Addison and Dominic helped Momma make cookies for Santa. As soon as they were cool, the decorating began. Both had to taste test the frosting, leaving Addison with a blue-rimmed mouth. It seems that Dominic is a huge fan of sprinkles – the more the better, while Addison gives each cookie one. Just one sprinkle. Addison received a new Coco Melon doll from Santa, and she had to kiss it with the Eskimo, Eskimo nose. Dr. Auntie Sue taught her that! Chaser enjoyed a moment on his Chase-on-the-case scooter from Santa.
All three littles enjoyed the desk that we got Dominic for Christmas. Chase seems to be quite attached to those Hot Wheel cars that never leave his hand. Dominic and Addison conferred about a drawing on the whiteboard side of the desk. Finally, Happy New Year from Dominic, Addison, and Chase.
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