Photo corners: Josie Celio "Gypsy Set"
Mina is a vivid, intense and passionate artist with a great outlook on life. She sent me the following statement about ATTITUDE, penned by Charles Swindoll - and I thought I should share it with you!
The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past,
Than education, than money,
Than failures, than successes,
Than what other people think or say or do.
It is more important than appearance,
Giftedness or skill,
It will make or break an organization…
A school…a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice
Everyday regarding the attitude we will
Embrace for that day.
We cannot change our past…
We cannot change the fact that people will
Act in a certain way.
We cannot change the inevitable.
The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have.
And, that is our attitude…
I am convinced that life is 10%
What happens to me
And 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you.
DO NOT PRAY FOR A LIGHTER LOAD, BUT FOR A STRONGER BACK
"Seek the Lord and his strength, seek his presence continually!"
1 Chronicles 16:11
I'm currently reading a marriage book - its called "Your Time Starved Marriage" by Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott. I'm reading it alone at this point because we are sooo busy, tho we began it together at first. The way I figure it is at least if one of us reads it we can share the knowledge. If only I change some things I can help our marriage to be the best it should be. Too often I've had to return books to the library unread, which I had every good intention of reading "when I got time"...
I'm certainly glad I am reading it. Its making me aware of why its good to 'move' on things... not to wait. For example they say:
"It's been said that the saddest word in our language is someday. Why? Because someday eventually turns into "if only." And "if onlys" are the result of time you can't recoup: "If only we would have made more free time." "If only we would have taken that trip." "If only we would have built that porch." "If only..."
It's at that moment - when "someday" becomes "if only" - that your marriage slips quietly into the future, and you wonder how you could have let that happen. How could you have taken time - not to mention your relationship - for granted?"
I would highly recommend this book - you can find it HERE on the Parrott's website. The website itself is a wealth of information, and what better thing to invest in, but your marriage?
LAYOUT BY BLOG READER SHIRLEY (xashee)
thanks for sharing Shirley!
xashee (Shirley) Memories of Mom kit
dragonflies by Heather Benson
picture by Mrs.Miles
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein. - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
There is never enough time, unless you are serving it. - Malcolm Forbes
The great paradox of our time is that many of us are busy and bored at the same time. - Henri Nouwen
PRETTY BALSALM FLOWER
Ok - this is sort of gross... so if you are squeemish or don't like spiders, you won't want to read the story about nine year old Jesse. If you're not, you can click on THIS LINK and read an article about his small misfortune, which ended up alright (if you did not see it splashed on the news already.
Today in History:
1541 - Hernando de Soto discovers Mississippi River
1792 - British Capt George Vancouver sights - names Mt Rainier - Wash
1886 - Atlanta pharmacist John Styth Pemberton invents Coca Cola
1926 - 1st flight over North Pole (Bennett & Byrd)
1945 - VE Day - Germany surrendered - WW II ends in Europe
1951 - Dacron men's suits introduced
1970 - Beatles release "Let it Be" album
Birthdays in History:
1786 - Thomas Hancock, founded British rubber industry
1828 - Henri Dunant, of Switzerland founded Red Cross YMCA (Nobel 1901)
1884 - Harry S Truman, 32nd President (1945-1949)
1926 - David Attenborough, Environmentalist
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