Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
And it's also easy to forget just how good we all have it. It's easy to indulge (because that is what it is) in self pity, in why me-isms, and sometimes it takes far more effort to be happy with what we have, rather than bemoan what we don't have.
Remember, nothing last forever, what goes around comes around and God will never give you more than you can handle. And if your not a God person then, replace God with whatever you believe in, or just have faith in yourself that you are like a willow branch in that in a strong wind you will bend and creak, but you will not snap.
And when you do start feeling sorry for yourself, or you aren't appreciating the life you have, take a look around you, I promise you, you will find someone worse off. If you want to find that someone and feel good about lending a hand check out
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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
1. Feeling my baby kick and move.
2. Hearing my baby girl say, "Help mama please"
3. A beautiful sewing machine.
4. Great podcasts.
5. A safe community in that I can walk the dog in the evening and not feel unsafe.
6. Communtiy events like fireworks and live bands put on free by my local council.
7. Juicy sweet apples.
8. Support of family when I really need them.
9. My son's love of board games
10. Autumn and it's releif that comes after a long hot summer.
My husband is not lazy. Just terribly unmotivated. So when I put on my list of 101 things in 1001 days, get the decking done between the shed and vegie patch, I was prepared to have to nag to get it done. I was even prepared to nag a lot.
I'm happy to say it's half done, the deck timber just has to go on top now, and I didn't have to nag, well not very much anyway.
And even though my husband and I have differing ideas on how much should be decked (me: whole lot, husband: pave the patch where that red rocker is in the picture), it at least has been started.