LUCIOUS LOLLY ELEMENT
Yesterday, I was picking up an article of clothing that my husband had discarded on the floor in his haste to get ready for work yesterday. Annoyance flashed in my mind almost immediately and I set my teeth as I to just 'do it' and I mentally rehearsed just how I would express my displeasure to him when he came home. AS IF.... thats what he would like to be greeted with, lol! And then, something tugged at my heart. I thougtht about what it would be like if something happened and he were gone tomorrow... how I would love to be able to do that very thing for him!
I sat and thought on that for a bit, and prayed on that for a bit and realized that I needed to change my heart and mind about these small things. This does not mean that I should just forever walk around picking up after him, but that I should approach it in a loving manner, and a bit of humour never hurts! He has often told me, that I can request ANYTHING, but its when I wrap my arms around him and ask lovingly that I get results - lasting results.
I will also now take some joy in these small things I can do for him - after all, in our one income family, he goes out every day and 'earns the bread' so to speak, so not to not notice the good he does - not just see the small faults. None of us is perfect and I know he often loves me through some of my little 'quirks' too.
Sometimes we are so busy adding up our troubles
that we forget to count our blessings.
I will remember the works of the Lord;
surely I will remember thy wonders of old.
I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.
How bout you hug someone today and tell them what bugs you! lol.
Miles has a good laugh at me - have you seen the Chevron commercial on t.v.? The one with the little talking cars? I don't know why... but those little cars CREEP me out. When they come on I can hardly sit still. Oh, they are cute enough, and the animation is great - but there is just something about them that sends shivers up my spine. Do you have any explaination or experience like this too? Sorry, just had to confess this... (its my space and I can do what I want... *stamping my feet*)
BARB'S HANDY TIP # 102
Remove Water Rings - naturally
I found this great tip on the Care2 website. I know I will use it!
All you need are these kitchen cupboard ingredients, and your tables will look look presentable again, just in time for the holidays.
1. Mix corn oil and enough salt to make a paste and rub it on the ring or water stain with a soft rag or your finger.
2. Break a walnut into large pieces and rub the broken edge on the ring.
3. Mix vegetable oil and wood ash to make a paste and rub it gently onto the trouble spot.
4. Rub a small amount of white toothpaste on the ring or stain.