Thursday, July 28, 2011

Treasuring the view, enjoying the moment!

This is the view out my back door..... LOVE our simple life.  However, sometimes we can loose focus on the blessings and get preoccupied with the struggles and frustrations.  Actually, this picture is a few years old... still the basic same view only now there are some wind turbines..... I need to do another "tour Tuesday" again.

I came across the following great reminder on Kristy's blog, little natural cottage.... I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

We can enjoy life or we can survive life.
Our daily responses to the little things determine which it will be.
If the carpet is worn, vacuum it anyway.
If the furniture is old, dust it anyway.
If the linoleum is scuffed, sweep it anyway.
If the tub is stained, scour it anyway.
If the sink is leaky, clean it anyway.
If the toilet needs fixed, scrub it anyway.
If the bedspread needs updated, make your bed anyway.
If the rug is frayed, straighten it anyway.
If the pillows are lumpy, fluff them anyway.
If the clothes are out-of-date, iron them anyway.
If the shoes are cheap, shine them anyway.
If the closet is too small, organize it anyway.
If the dishes are chipped, wash them anyway.
If the table is rickety, wipe it anyway.
If the kids are fussy, hug them anyway.
If the hubby is cranky, kiss him anyway.
If the neighbors are loud, wave at them anyway.
If the clerk is rude, smile at her anyway.


We can live in Order without perfection;
Peace without luxury,
and Joy without convenience.

Life is what you make of it… so do it anyway.

Have a BLESSED day, BE a BLESSING! Heather


Lucia Metcalf said...

that view is awesome!

Janeen Steer said...

Dear Heather,
Came across your blog by accident today. Then your blog touched my heart and I knew it was NOT an accident. Thank you for sharing your blog so He could lead me to find it and prompt me to evaluate my life. I long to simplify so I too may treasure and live my life ... not just survive it.
<3 Janeen

Stacey said...

That was awesome :)