Helpful Thoughts

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
-Willa Cather
(One of my favorite books is My Antonia by W. Cather,Pat)


I was reading this list and thought it worthwhile to share…I’ve added a few of my thoughts in red (are you surprised?)


Cultivate gratitude
Carve out an hour a day for solitude. I call that sleep
Begin and end the day with prayer, meditation reflection.
Keep it simple. “stupid”

Keep your house picked up. Ok I do that…can’t stand chaos
Don’t over schedule What? I’m perfecting that!
Strive for realistic deadlines. Do you own your own business?
Never make a promise you can’t keep. That is dang right baby.
Allow an extra half hour for everything you do. Particularly in sewing always takes longer than you think.
Create quiet surroundings at home and at work. OK but I’m going to watch American Idol..loud
Go to bed at nine o’clock twice a week. or every night
Always carry something interesting to read. I want an ipad

Breathe-deeply and often. As opposed to not breathing?

Move-walk, dance,run, find a sport you enjoy. Is sewing a sport?

Drink pure spring water. Lots of it. ok but not in plastic bottles..
Eat only when hungry. Except when sewing and when there are Cheetos present right?
If it’s not delicious, don’t eat it.I don’t eat things that aren’t delish..why would I?
Be instead of do. To be or not to be……
Set aside one day a week for rest and renewal A whole day?

Laugh more often. No problem I’m alone and laughing right now…I crack myself up all the time!

Luxuriate in your senses. HUH? Ok I’ll go sniff something

Always opt for comfort. I’m taking back the shoes I bought yesterday

If you don’t love it, live without it. I love a lot of things…
Let Mother Nature nurture. Ok but I’m an in door kinda girl.

Don’t answer the telephone during dinner. Family policy no prob and you better not bring the dang cell phone to the table…which especially includes restaurants!

Stay away from negative people. ok
Don’t squander precious resources, time, creative energy, emotion. wheww those are wise words for sure.
Don’t be afraid of your passion. Passion is a good thing teehee
Approach problems as challenges. That is sooo right! My daddy taught me that! Honor your aspirations.
Set Achievable goals. ok so loosing 100 pounds by Sunday is a bit over the top.
Surrender expectations. I’m going to think on this and let it percolate!
Savor beauty. don’t look to closely in the mirror then.
Create boundaries. ok but not as much fun.
For every “yes” let there be a “no”. I need to write that one on the chalk board 100 times.
Don’t worry; be happy. yeah baby
Remember, happiness is a living emotion. as opposed to dead?
Exchange security for serenity. Were you at Woodstock?
Care for your soul. soo important
Cherish your dreams.
Express love every day. I will…especially to my blogging friends…LOVE YOU LONG TIME!

I enjoyed this I hope you did too! Sewing today, Melisa is coming over and we are making special secret gifties for the gang that is going with us on the Great American Sweet Thimbles bus tour…of PADUCAH…whoop whoop here we come in 21 days.