It’s HOT! That is my thought for the day! Don’t worry, the quotes below will be more inspiring than my thought for the day. We are seeing the dog days of summer for sure. My other flowers that had been fighting to stay alive, gave up the fight. They didn’t make it through the summer but they did survive longer than usual, so my record is slowly getting better. Hope you can stay cool today, by having a nice cold drink, or perhaps a bowl of Banana fudge ice cream! Doesn’t that sound good? My husband and I loved it, but then they discontinued the flavor, or else just stopped selling it in our grocery stores. I miss it! Coffee ice cream is good too. What is your favorite kind? Enjoy the quotes. leave a comment if you wish, and have a wonderful day!
Good Morning! The last day of June and its going to be a pretty hot one! My flowers are still hanging on, though I am afraid that the one is done, but it lasted 2 months at least! It has perked up before and surprised me, so we will see. With as hot as it will be today it would make a perfect day for the beach, but …. will have to just keep dreaming for now. That day will come though! The first quote describes where my mind is! What is your mind dreaming of today?
- YES! LOL!
My sister shared this video and I found it very moving. It is almost 6 minutes long, but I feel it is worth it! I love bringing smiles to all of you, sometimes with crazy stories and sometimes with some powerful words by someone else. Enjoy, and would love to know your thoughts!
Good Morning! Some movies recently have come up in conversation with friends of mine, so I thought I would do a little “scientific” poll among all of you. Any of you that want to participate that is. My all time favorite movie, hands down, would be “The Sound of Music!” I started watching it with my family when I was little and basically grew up with it. Every year around Christmas time we would gather around the TV to watch it. It is one of those movies that never grows old, and warms my heart every time. What is yours?
There are many types of movies that I do like, and two of them came up in conversation. One was a movie from back in my teen years, “Dirty Dancing” with Patrick Swayzee, my sister and I would watch it and dream. How many of you remember it? The other one is more recent, “Mama Mia!” The great music and the beauty of the ocean in the movie, just makes one go “Ahhh!” I will admit though that if “ABBA” would have been singing their own songs the movie would have been even better! Your thoughts? While you are thinking, enjoy the quotes, pick a favorite one or 2, and may they bring a smile, and lift your heart on day number ???? of lockdown!
- Another great classic movie. 🙂
For the first time I have been listening to a book by audio. I really wasn’t sure if I would like “reading” a book that way, but I am really enjoying it. The lady’s voice draws me in and I am so intrigued with the story. Plus now I can “read” and do laundry at the same time! Cook and “read” at the same time. So while nothing compares to an actual book that I can hold in my hand, this has been fun for something different! What new thing have you done lately?
Don’t forget that tomorrow is April Fools Day. Be on your guard. I have ones who keep me on my toes all the time, so I am used to being on my guard. May these quotes bring some sunshine your way today and please stay well, as we keep taking one day at a time!
Happy Tuesday! This time last week I was sitting on a beach with my feet in the sand …. and …. Ahh! The memories. Allow me to post one more picture of my friends please. They were literally swarming around me, as I had just fed one. Let me tell you they know how to spread news quickly!
May you soar through this week with happiness! Enjoy the quotes!
- Who can relate?
- Go splash in the puddles and run in the rain!
Happy Tuesday! Hope you all had a nice weekend, and a relaxing Labor Day! The tables turned this year as it was our children who had to work on Labor Day. They wanted to now why everything wasn’t shut down for Labor Day. When you work in retail or the restaurant business, unless its Christmas, you don’t close! I would add Thanksgiving to that as well, but more and more places are staying open on Thanksgiving now which…well don’t get me started! Lets go to a more enjoyable topic, like Quotes! 🙂 Enjoy!
- Always room for a little romance, right! ❤
Good Morning! What is for supper tonight at your house? Yes, I am looking for ideas. 🙂 I think I will probably make chicken curry. A family favorite, unless something else happens to pop into my mind. Have a wonderful day! May these quotes fill your heart and bring you smiles and may good food fill your stomach today.
There was a small boy trying to move a large, heavy rock out of his way. He was straining as he tried to lift it, and soon the tears fell down his cheeks. His Dad was watching him and asked his son if he was using all his strength to try to lift it. The son replied, ” Yes!” His Dad gently responded with , “No, you aren’t, you didn’t ask me to help you.”
How many times have we been like that little boy? No matter the weight of the problem, we tell ourselves we can handle it, we got it. We go about trying to handle it all on our own, while we stumble under the weight of it. Why is it so hard sometimes to lean on another for help? That’s what friends and family are for. We help each other out. While there are many of us who would help a friend at the drop of the hat, we aren’t as quick to be the ones to admit that we need help. To admit that we are tired and can’t do this on our own.
I know I wrote about this subject before on my blog, but reading that story just brought it back to my mind. It also took me back in time. Took me back to a time of where I vividly recall telling my Mom that I was done!
Without going into a lot of detail, let me just say that 2010 was a very hard year! It started out hard on January 1st and just kept going. It was the Fall of that year and the firemen had just left our house. Only one room was damaged, but that wasn’t the point. When my Mom hugged me, with tears in my eyes I told her that I was tired and done! I meant it. I was worn. I had dealt with a serious medical issue with my oldest daughter that year and this was the 2nd time that the firemen had been at our house that year.
I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that our family wouldn’t have made it through that time without the love and help of our family and friends!
It doesn’t matter how strong we think we are, no one is made to go through trials alone. It is not a sign of weakness to say, ” I can’t do this, I need help! !” It is actually a sign of strength I believe to admit when we need a helping hand. It also provides others the chance to be a blessing to us!
I will admit that it can be hard for me be on the other side. I would much rather be the one who spreads encouragement. Be the one who is making others smile.
Life has thrown some wild curve balls at me though. In those times I have had to admit that I can’t do this on my own. I have had to admit that more than once. This past year was another example of when I needed others to lean on. My heart is still full of gratitude for those who were there and who continue to be there.
If you find yourself struggling to move a heavy rock on your own, please reach out! Don’t rob someone of the blessing that they can be by helping you. Let that friend be your wings, while yours feel too broken to fly. Let them hold you while you cry, and let them guide you with their gentle words of encouragement. Let them be there for you. Most likely down the road sometime, you will have your turn at being their wings for them. That is what true friendship is all about!