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"Anxiety weighs a heart down, but a cheerful word lifts it up." Proverbs 12:25

Saturday, January 24, 2015

On a more personal note...

Have you noticed I have been including
"on a more personal note"
stories in my creative blog posts?
I try to add them to the BOTTOM of the post
simply because some people
(actually MOST people)
who visit my blog are simply jumping on
to check out the creative tips, techniques, & ideas.
I get that... so the personal notes
can conveniently be located at the bottom
of the post to which it's super easy to SKIP.

However, I encourage you to take just
a few minutes of your time and read through
my "personal notes" from time to time.
You may find more inspiration
in the bottom of the post than you do at the top.
Let's face it, there are times when it
feels like we are certainly STUCK at the bottom
of what life has handed us and when we
are able to be lifted to the top,
well then... it's nice to be able to share
that with others in hopes of lifting them, ya think?

My Friday of this week was super cool.
I don't get days like this very often.
Not that I have super crappy days all the time, ha!
Just not very many "treats" "out of the blue" come my way.
I usually have to search for the treats...
which is fine with me since God is so good
to put those treats in a quiet moment,
a beautiful sunrise, a soft & sweet puppy,
as well as a hug or two here and there.

Yesterday, I decided to SLEEP IN.
I don't do that very often...
to be quite honest with you,
I felt guilty with my decision the minute I went to bed
AND the minute I woke up. Crazy, I know.

My hubby had left for work and just after
my rising I heard his car pull back into our garage.
He walked through the door with...
Well, I just HAD to make a sweet card for him :)
And then while I showered at
(I know I know... I'm feeling guilty about that one also!)
AND after jumping back into my PJ's
(NOT feeling guilty about THAT, he he he),
a FREE edition of the latest
Gooseberry Patch cookbook
was delivered to my front door!!!
Yup, my "Sugar Doodle Drops" recipe made it to pg 187!
How about that?!
Not bad for a lazy Friday, huh?!
Oh I did get some work done... not to worry.
Ugh... taxes are right around the corner!

When the little surprises don't come your way,
here's wishing you a good hard look
at the precious gifts our great big
Heavenly Father has placed in your life.

"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for
and assurance about what we do not see."
Hebrews 11:1
Blessings, dear one!

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