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OH my…what a beautiful morning!

I just had to show you guys this beautiful sunrise from my balcony this morning. It’s absolutely a reflection of God’s perfectionism! I was in awe. You will have to ignore the telephone pole though, couldn’t help that. LOL Have a great day all. Remember to click on the picture for a bigger view!

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They say “Red at down, the rain comes along” or something like that and we are suppose to have rain tonight.

Ok…off to school!


A Historic Day…

I think today is bittersweet! Never mind that Washington is throwing President-elect Barack Obama a $160 million dollar party today, I really do hope that things will change. Not just because there’s a new president, but that the good of the people and the administration will come together to make this country a better place to live.

I am not naive to think that things will change quickly, but over a period of time with new choices. Barack Obama has large shoes to fill. He will definitely be under the watchful eye for many months to come.

I have read where people are never going to give their support. I think this is dangerous! I think that we have no chance to restore stability in this nation unless we come together despite our beliefs and differences. Does this mean we give up our moral compasses? Absolutely not! But regardless if we’re democratic or republican, that we respect the decisions of our President. That we continue to vote when necessary. That we also keep our leaders in prayer every day for the job that they’ve been placed in.

We cannot afford to sit back and grumble if that’s what we feel. We need to be proactive and aware of everything going on around us. And if there’s one thing that’s become an epiphany for me, it’s that it starts with me!!

My husband and I have decided to make thoughtful, purposeful changes within out lives. This includes, health, budget, and overall lifestyle. You’ll be seeing some of these changes as I post them. I ‘m excited. The changes are already becoming fruitful in our life. They aren’t big changes, but small changes that will make huge results!

May you too take a hard look at the things around you and make the necessary changes that will benefit your family.

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

Well, it’s the second day of January and I’m super excited. My theme this year is small changes give great results. 💡 I had tried in past years to do this or do that and only failing. I decided that changing something small in life can, with time, make a huge difference. It sure beats failing and failing again at something I never follow through with.

Here are some of my small changes and I hope you are inspired by them too! I know I’ll be adding to the list, but here’s a start!

1. Clean less, live more! (I refuse to be a slave to this house! There will always be something that needs to be cleaned, it can wait.)
2. Take time to invest in a hobby.
3. Realize you can take small steps doing something you want instead of thinking it will take you forever and then you never start it.
4. Be more active with my daily calendar. (Remember friend’s birthdays hapybirthday , special events, etc. and send snail cards.)
5. Tell a loved one each day just how much they mean to me.
6. Share my knowledge with others (make time) I have so many friends that always call on me for puter help, I need to nurture that ability and share it.
7. Eat less (I am doing this, not worrying about exactly what, but how much. It’s amazing how much you realize you were eating in one day.
8. Exercise 3 times a week. (Nothing huge, small steps! Consistency! And stress relief for my heart)
9. Take more time preparing my devotions for my classroom. :coffee:
10. Practice Patience. (I always thought I was patient and then the Lord shows me an area I’m not.)
11. Hug my kids more! (They are growing up fast)
12. Learn new recipes, cook more. (Kindof hard when your husband loves to cook!)
13. Curb my spending. (I’m not much of one to spend frivolously, but I want to be more mindful of every dime I spend on things.)
14. I want to practice doing laundry more often. (I tend to leave it until the weekend, would like to take a moment and do one load, just one load when I have time during the week.)
15. Pray more! (I am the type of person to pray through-out the day, but I’d like to take more time to pray WITH my friends and keep my prayer list up to date.)
16. Redo the downstairs bathroom. (Paint, towels, etc.)
17. Paint/redo the family room.
18. Put up a dining room light.

The last few are mainly about my house. I take that in stride so that as money becomes available, we do the project. Our house will always be an ongoing project. 😀

Have a wonderful day everyone! Best wishes to those of you with similiar resolutions, or for me changes!