"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Some Family Sharing

Our granddaughter and grandson posing on school stage, after Ella's kindergarten program..  This photo shot reminds me of those "real people" stagings Norman Rockwell would use to create his paintings from. Ella is 6  and Ezra is almost 3 yrs old. Ezra was so proud to get to stand on the school stage with his sister after the event was over.

Last month, my husband and I
took a quick trip to Pennsylvania and we made it just in time to see our
granddaughter, Ella's kindergarten music program.  She was given a solo to perform and she did a spectacular job!

At first, we were not sure we could make the 9 hour trip in time to be there for her early evening event, until over the phone
 when she asked,
 "grandma, are you still coming 
to hear me sing at my program?"
 Once those sweet, begging words met my ear,
 I and papaw decided that come rain or shine, we would be there.

Her solo was in the song DO RE MI from Sound of Music. We were blown away by how well she sang.  Here is the video her daddy recorded of her singing her solo.  After her solo, we thought it was cute how she really got into the singing with the arm swinging.

Here is a picture of her and papaw at her surprise 
birthday meal after being picked up at school and taken to Olive Garden. 
(she loves Olive Garden! Good taste for a 6 yr. old )

Thanks for letting this grandma boast and share!


1000 Gifts List continued...

321. the anticipation of spending precious time with those you love.
322. the joy of hearing our sweet granddaughter sing 
323. our grandson's funny, cute and clever personality

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Dare Not To Think

Been thinking too much lately.  
Have you ever been in that place? 
I am trying to change up that part of me that over thinks things, or at least I'm
trying to be more aware, more intentional about catching myself
and turning the over-thinker off
 and starting the action accelerator  instead.

(this is an art journal page from a post I did last year. See it here)

I think...I mean I think and think..that maybe over thinking is
 a way of procrastinating!

“Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”  
 …. A. A. Milne  (Winnie the Pooh)

Okay, so as a little test this week, 
when I start to feel myself
wanting to go into the over-thinking mode, 
I am going to allow myself to stay
 there only 15 minutes. 
We shall see how this turns out for me.
I'll let you know.

"Time is limited, so I better wake up every morning fresh
 and know that I have just one chance to live this particular day right,
 and to string my days together into a life of action, and purpose."
Lance Armstrong       

Have you dealt with over-thinking things 
and putting off beginning?
If so, I would love to hear your story
 and how you deal 
with it now, or how you  have overcome it.
Winnie the Pooh and I want to know! (he he)

After writing this post, I went over to read Bren's blog and saw where
she wrote a post about almost the very same subject of the
 problem with over-thinking and to just stop it!
You can pop over and read it here:

1000 Gifts continued....

313.  fresh outside air to breathe
314.  the gift of "choosing" to think or not to think
315.  celebrating 36 years of marriage to my hubby
316.  for our youngest daughter's engagement to her     special guy
317.  beautiful and free flying butterflies..
318.  knowing I can trust the Lord as I wait upon Him to answer
319.  road trips with my hubby
320.  Winnie the Pooh and the way he says things!