Category: Heart Reflections

Sep 24 2016

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Sep 20 2016

It was a busy full week of school, work, activities and appointments, but a productive week as well.  Thankful for some many opportunities and the ability to get things done, meet new people, and do activities that help us grow as individuals and as a family.  There are so many blessings to pick from each day this week.  Grateful for all that the Lord has done through me and continues to work in my heart and life.

I want to be accountable to you so the following are snip-its of some of the things I am thankful for this past week.

Counting My Blessings – Week In Review:

Monday –Thankful Karlie was able to get into the pediatric eye Dr. today to get her eyes re-check, her prescription had changed which is why she was having more difficulty seeing the chalkboard at school

Tuesday - Thankful for a job that allows me to come in a little earlier so I can make up time missed while at Karlie’s appointment yesterday and for the people I get the privilege to work alongside.  It is nice being part of a time and accomplishing task even though today was an incredibly busy day!

Wednesday - Thankful for a few minutes outside enjoying the fresh air with the kids after getting home, spending a little time with the pets, picking up sticks in the yard, and soaking in some sunshine after being inside most of the day

Thursday - Thankful that Jake was willing to watch the girls, help with homework and dinner so I could go to ladies Bible Study.  It was a crazy day at work, running errands, appointments, picking up the kids, and the Bible Study was a nice end to the evening to help me refocus on truly what is important in life and spend time with other ladies who are wanting to grow their faith as well

Friday – Thankful that Jake and I were able to relax for a little bit at the end of a very busy week and have a couples massage.  Love any extra time with him and the massage felt amazing too.

Saturday - Thankful for having a day with my family.  Although Saturdays are a different kind of busy from the work and school day they are relaxing, enjoyable, yet productive around the home and more opportunities for special activities and fun time with the kids.

Sunday - Thankful for a day of rest and worship with other believers.  Grateful that the girls enjoy church and are learning as well as interacting with kids their own age.

What are you thankful for today?  I encourage you to take the time to write down a few blessings that you have in your life today.  It will help cheer you up and turn your focus on the amazing blessings you encounter each day.

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Sep 17 2016

Listen to the little stuff...:

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Sep 13 2016

It was great having Labor Day off of work and school so got an extra day together.  Thankful for our time to celebrate, relax, and have fun.  We are blessed, look around you and think about the good and positive blessings all around you.

I want to be accountable to you so the following are snip-its of some of the things I am thankful for this past week.

Counting My Blessings – Week In Review:

Monday –Thankful we were able to spend the extra day together on Labor Day

Tuesday - Thankful for an extra day off with the girls since they did not have school today due to Professional Teachers Work Day – the girls and I got some stuff done, but had a fun day together

Wednesday - Thankful the girls had another day off from Professional Teachers Work Day again even though I was not able to spend the day with them they had a good day

Thursday - Thankful that Jake is willing to take the girls to school so I can head into work in the mornings and only have to pick them up after school each afternoon

Friday – Thankful that Jake split the errands with me to help out – he went to one store with its list and I did the other store with its list and we got home at almost the same time

Saturday - Thankful for an opportunity to work in the yard – Jake mowed while the girls and I picked up sticks, did a bonfire, refilled Skipper’s bin, filled the goats water, and many other outside activities

Sunday - Thankful for a chance to go to church as well as spend some time Hiking on the Appalachian trail with the family.

What are you thankful for today?  I encourage you to take the time to write down a few blessings that you have in your life today.  It will help cheer you up and turn your focus on the amazing blessings you encounter each day.

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Sep 07 2016

Lily - Red & Orange Flower - Mother's Day Gift

  • A friend is someone who listens without judging you right or wrong, good or bad, and gently helps you define your thoughts to regain perspective.
  • When you’re feeling bad about yourself, a friend is there to remind you of all those positive qualities you may have forgotten.
  • When you share with a friend, decision-making becomes easier and problems seem less critical.
  • A friend gives you the priceless gift of time; time to share, to try out new ideas and rethink old ones.  No matter how often you’re together, you discover dimensions of yourself through the bonds and the mirror of friendship.
  • A friend loves you for who you are, not what you do.  Feeling so accepted, you are able to set higher goals, try harder, and achieve more.
  • Through close friendship, you learn the fine art of giving.  You expand, become more selfless, feel more deeply, and help more effectively.  See the happiness you bring to another person gives you a greater sense of well-being and increases your capacity to love.
  • Wherever you go in life, whatever stage or place you reach, a friend who has entered your soul is always with you, gently guiding, faithfully following, and ever walking beside you.

- Sandra Sturtz Hauss

Developing the deeper friendships take time energy and commitment.  The first and ultimate relationship we should focus on is with our heavenly father followed by our relationship to our spouse and then trickles down to our kids, extended family members, friends, and others in our lives.

Sometimes our friends are close enough to our hearts that they are like family.  We feel comfortable around them.  We share laughter as well as dig deeper into the fears and struggles of life.  They are the people you know pray and encourage you no matter what that day brings.  Make sure you are continuing to be the kind of friend who allows your friends to celebrate and grow!

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