Sunday, October 12, 2008

July 2008

STRIVE FOR MORE Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen, not in the future but right now. Realize that nothing is too good. Allow absolutely nothing to hamper you or hold you up in any way. Eileen CaddySpiritualist

What keeps you from believing that the universe is yours? Reach out, embrace it. I say, "the sky's the limit!" So get your bag, get your stuff, and head for the stars...I'll meet you out there. Maura Beatty

Sitting in front of me on my computer table is a polished white rock. I found it the last time I was in New Mexico. I had gotten a set of rocks for my twelve year old Sunday school class one year. Each different colored rock had a word on it; and I wanted them to use the rock to set a goal. Each rock had a different word on it, painted in gold. There was peace, happiness, work, faith, hope, prayer and others. My rock, the leftover one says vision. How can I incorporate vision into my life? At this stage of my life, what is there still to look forward too?

What a beautiful verification of the joys of life amid the sorrows I found in a book at the library.
I just finished reading Twenty Wishes by Debbie Macomber.
It is about four friends, widows, who got together to celebrate Valentines day. They decided to each make a list of twenty wishes that they had always wanted to do but may now be too late. These wishes ranged from having a pair of red cowboy boots, to a red convertible; dancing barefoot in the rain to going to Paris with someone they loved.
Writing down the wishes helped them to remember and plan on accomplishing their wishes. The point was also made that a goal was something you ought to do and a wish was something you’d like to do.
SO! If you had 20 wishes, what would you choose?
1. I wish I could play the piano
2. I wish I could skip under the Thames River in London from Greenwich to London. (Did that one with one son holding each hand)
3. I wish I could find my husband’s genealogy (so far I have only found his parents and maternal grandmother’s information).
4. I wish I could paint a picture.
5. I wish I could write a book.
6. I wish I could run around the block
7. I wish I could visit all fifty states. (Only Maine, North and South Dakota, and Alaska to go!)
8.I wish I could find a cookie recipe my dad says he use to make using oatmeal and marshmallow cream.
I would be interested to hear what your wishes would be.

Best Wishes,

1 comment:

LC said...

I will have to think about my wishes a little more then let you know. going to africa was/is one and I accomplished that but want to do it again.