Monday, May 24, 2010

trying to simplify my life......and enjoy it more

a friend sent me this.....what i am striving for daily........and will succeed....i can/will do this

1. Pray
2. Go to bed on time.
3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule, or that will compromise your mental health.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.
6. Simplify and unclutter your life.
7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)
8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Pace yourself. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.
10. Take one day at a time.
11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.
12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.
14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.
15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.
16. Get enough rest
17. Eat right.
18 Get organized so everything has its place.
19. Write down thoughts and inspirations.
20. Every day, find time to be alone.
21. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot.
22. Make friends with Godly people.
23. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .'
24. Laugh.
25. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.
26. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

27. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).
28. Sit on your ego
29 Talk less; listen more.
30. Slow down.
31. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.
32 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before. GOD HAS A WAY OF TURNING THINGS AROUND FOR YOU.

'If God is for us, who can be against us?'


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

rough day

can i vent and tell you how much it stinks to struggle with money!
i am sure everyone knows and understands this difficulty.
i have to admit that on saturday night i was talking to my mom
sharing the stress that seems to be trying to consume me these days.
i am looking for a better job.
i am trying to find my dogs a better home, so they can be better taken care of and vetted.
i am trying to organize my house and purge things we do not need.
i am trying to create a menu/budget to strictly stick to.
i am trying to donate clothes, cook a couple of meals to freeze and support the flood victims with prayer.
i am trying not to let some people's judgmental comments hurt my feelings.
i am trying to make some extra money babysitting, so i can still be with my baby girl.
i am trying to not let the stress consume me and control my life.
i am trying to give my little the best life i possibly can and give her the best me i possibly can!
i am trying to trust that God has our lives under control and is not going to leave us.
i am trying to remember that i am the happiest i have ever been in my life.
then i look at this face and it makes it a whole lot easier to accept that i am doing the best i can!

Friday, May 7, 2010

1st time feedin the ducks

we fed the ducks for the 1st time!
so much fun!
we stopped one afternoon at a little
neighborhood lake and fed the ducks
and the geese!
raymak ate most of her
i kept the ducks comin up to us
and we watched the squirrels runnin
it was a great day and so much fun
to watch her precious face!
man i love this girl!!