Friday, February 27, 2009

300 Reasons

I believe in being creative on valentines day when I give my Husband, Son, Daughter their valentines.( homemade vs store bought)( photo only of two of them cause son has his at school with him)

I have made them CD's, handmade cards, but this year I decided to do something a bit different I found these cute containers and then I bought foam and colored paper and for each of them I wrote out 100 reasons why I love them. 100 for my daughter, 100 for my son, 100 for my husband. This took me a great deal of time I thought this was going to be something super easy and to be honest the first few were totally easy however it then became a bit harder with out repeating myself. I hope they like it. the idea is that they will open the jar everyday and read one reason a day. hopefully as they do this it will express to them the unconditional love that I give them on a daily basis.which I am sure they know but sometimes it is just nice to read or hear. perhaps I should have called these little love notes.

when they opened their gift and found these, they were truly memorized and could not believe what love I felt and where did I find the time to put these together without their knowledge.

my daughter liked it so much she had made one for her boyfriend. ( though they have only dated six months!!)
I know there really are to many reasons to even possibly list. The point was that is came from my heart to theirs. so far they really love opening one up every morning my daughter says it
is such a inspiration to start the day off with.

I am glad that they have a bit of inspiration that comes from my heart! maybe one day they will
do this for me! (actually I take it in hugs, talks and just being together)

I am working on something like this but a bit different for some other relatives
and those who are the recipient of this gift I hope they find the same kind of joy that my immediate family did.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

our life

" Our life is shaped by our mind, we
become what we think, joy follows a pure
thought like a shadow that never leaves"

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I do not

" I do not cut my life up into days
but my days into lives; Each day,
each hour, an entire life"

Juan Ramon Jimenez

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

zen thought for the day

" For a deed to be totally pure, it must be done
without any thought of reward
whether worldly or divine"

Thich Thien-An

Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Love Dare

Last November a Christian based film came out called " Fireproof" I felt it was a good movie the acting was not that good but the story really hit home with me. The main actor in this film is Kirk Cameron ( aka as Mike Sever from Growing Pains) this movie was about how to build your marriage from the bibles perspective, it really stopped and made me think every marriage ( even the best of them has work to do on a daily basis) not only did I see the movie I decided to buy the book and give it a try (not that I felt my marriage needed it I just felt the need to put this Love Dare to the test for the 40 days. my husband did not even know I was following the exercises ( dares) to be honest he still does not know, what I gained from this book has helped me personally to be a better partner first with God and Second with my husband. I plan on repeating this 40 day process once again but this time with my husband's knowledge. as I was reading this I could not help but wonder how quick today young couples that get married so young feel the easiest way out is to call it quits. any relationship in life takes work
your personal, your business, whatever it may be it all takes some kind of work to achieve what you hope it to be. my wish is for all the people I know to find their bliss in whatever relationship they have or are entering into.

because the greatest gift of all is LOVE

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


" Nature does not hurry,
yet everything is accomplished"

Lao Tzu

Friday, February 13, 2009


"Seek Peace and Pursue it"
psalms 34:14

It has been a while since I have blogged with photos, I had a computer crash and lost all the images I had saved so now I am starting over and lately things are so hectic at work and home that by the time I am finished with everything I had to do I am to tired and I simply don't feel like logging on and blogging! Today however I have the day off and am enjoying the peacefulness of being at home alone. I came across this quote in the bible and found it to resonate with my feelings today. is it not a wonder how God knows what you feel and need?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


just a quote I liked today when I read it and thought I would share

Plans fail for lack counsel, but with many advisers they succeed
proverbs 15:22

Monday, February 2, 2009


Render service with a good attitude ,as to the Lord and not to men
Ephesians 6:7