Bliss and Blessings-May 3, 2013

Hi! Sweet Things!

This week has brought many blessings,
large and small.
Here are just a few of mine.

holding emmy

snuggling my sweet grandarling, Emmy

fireplace

a cold night and a warm fire in May

chocolate cupcake

a sugar free, healthy and YUMMY chocolate cupcake

titanic bracelet

my vacation souvenir – a bracelet with an authentic piece of coal from the Titanic

honeysuckle

a honeysuckle cutting given to me by an elderly couple I deliver “Meals on Wheels” to

“Every good and perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father…”
James 1:17

What about you?
I’d love for you to tell me about your Bliss and Blessings this week.
Write to me in the comment section of this post.

Love Y’all,
Terri Marie

The Best Day of My Life

JUMP FOR JOY

Hi, Sweet Things!

Here is an energetic piece of motivational prose, (author unkown):

The Best Day of My Life

Today, when I awoke, I suddenly realized that this is the best day of my life, ever!

There were times when I wondered if I would make it to today, but I did.

And because I did I’m going to celebrate!

Today, I’m going to celebrate what an unbelievable life  I have had so far;

the accomplishments, the many blessings,

and yes, even the hardships because they have served to make me stronger.

I will go through this day with my head held high and a happy heart.

I will marvel at God’s seemingly simple gifts:

The morning dew, the sun, the clouds, the trees, the flowers, the birds.

Today none of these miraculous creations will escape my notice.

Today I will share my excitement for life with other people.

I’ll make someone smile.

I’ll go out of my way to perform an unexpected act of kindness for someone I don’t even know.

Today, I’ll give a sincere compliment to someone who seems down.

I’ll tell a child how special he is,

and I’ll tell someone I love just how deeply I care for them

and how much they mean to me.

Today is the day I quit worrying about what I don’t have

and start being grateful for all the wonderful things God has already given me.

I’ll remember that to worry is just a waste of time

because  my faith in God and his divine plan ensures that everything will be just fine.

And tonight, before I go to bed, I’ll go outside and raise my eyes to the heavens.

I will stand in awe at the beauty of the stars and the moon,

And I will praise God for these magnificent treasures.

As the day ends and I lay my head down on my pillow,

I will thank the Almighty for the best day of my life

and I will sleep the sleep of a contented child,

excited with expectation because I know

tomorrow is going to be the best day of my life, ever!

Love y’all!
Terri Marie

 

gather roses, today!

web roses

gather ye roses while you may
old time is still a-flying
and the same flower that blooms today
tomorrow will be dying.

live  now, believe me.
wait not till tomorrow.
gather the roses of life today!

So often we believe we must wait until some perfect, future some day…
when we lose the weight, when the kids are older,
when we have more money, when we retire from our job…
and THEN we can pursue our dreams,
enjoy our life, feel good about ourselves…

but the truth is, someday never comes.

As Ecclesiastes 11:4 NLT says,
“If you wait for perfect conditions,
you will never get anything done!”

We should appreciate, savor and give thanks
for our blessings, RIGHT NOW!
Right now,
while we are still fighting the battle of the bulge,
when the sink is full of dirty dishes
and there is a pile of laundry on the exercise machine,
and the dryer is broken and the budget is tight…
Right now,
in the midst of our astonishingly imperfect
but amazingly precious life -
we must embrace the beauty of each moment
and celebrate every single day.

That’s my deepest conviction and my life message.
And it’s the reason I put up this site…
to encourage you darling gals to stop putting your life on hold
and to remind you (and ME!) to notice all the sweetness and wonder of life
RIGHT NOW!

Love Y’all!
Terri Marie