Friday, January 4, 2008

Happy New Year!

Sometimes I really wonder why I let my wonderful cousin Stacy talk me into starting a blog. I'm a horrible writer, so many of my posts have pictures instead of insightful thoughts! And as far as insightful thoughts go, well, let's just say that there seems to be a permanent drought in the area of original thought in my tiny little brain! :-D

BUT... I am a great copier!! Yep! A regular little Xerox machine, I am. I have made some awesome scrapbooks...using other people's ideas and designs! I keep a book of design ideas that I have seen and love, and refer back to it often. Sometimes I do tweak the designs a bit to make them my own, but not usually! I just find something that fits my needs and copy it exactly. Is that wrong????

So, staying true to form, I have some New Year thoughts to share. They're not my own of course, but they're good! (compiled from various sources)
  • Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
  • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  • Read more books and watch less T.V.
  • Trust in God but lock your car.
  • In disagreements with loved ones, deal with the current situation. Don't bring up the past; and fight fairly--no name calling!
  • Remember that NOT getting what you want is sometimes the blessing.
  • When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
  • Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
  • Call your mom and dad.
  • Spend time alone with God each day.
  • Smile when answering the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.
  • Do all you can to create a tranquil, harmonious home.
  • Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
  • Pray. There's immeasurable power in it.
Wishing all the best to you in 2008!!!

3 comments:

Michelle said...

I think everything you do is very "crafty".....you just keep that xerox mentality.....all is good!
No need to re-invent the wheel when someone else has done all the hard work for you.....haha

Love ya! Michelle

Stacy said...

I say knowing your weaknesses and knowing where to go to improve your weaknesses is a strength in itself. :)

I always say I'm terrible at creativity but good at tweaking. ha! We must be related or something.

Love you!

Michelle, get a blog or a facebook!!!! I miss you, too. Are you anywhere near Burleson?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing those thoughts with us. Great advice there!! ...and BTW, you're one of the most talented with crafts that I've ever known.

Love ya!
Aunt B