Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Another day!!

Today is a new day!!!   It's been exactly one week since The Angel Company closed it's doors.  My emotions have run amuk...as with most Angels.  I am still sort of in a fog and can't seem to get anything done.

I am trying to get ready for the annual Western Angel Gathering coming up in September over in Salem, OR.  I am SO glad that I basically had everything done ahead of time before TAC announced it was closing.  The only things I have to concentrate on, now, and believe me it is SO HARD to concentrate....are my trades and my shoebox project.

I think I have finally selected a project to do.  Now to get it done with all the activities coming up and company coming.  BUT, I am thinking positive!!!

I added DAISIES to my blog today because I have always said they are "happy" flowers.  I don't know why they make me smile, but they do. 

I have decided that this week, along with trying to get my projects finished, I am going to concentrate on HAPPY things, things that make me smile and try and not dwell on the current disappointments in life.  Things that come along to push us off track, AREN'T WHO we ARE....it's how we deal with them that makes us WHO we are.......SO.....like I tell myself, "Put on your big girl panties and DEAL with it"  

There isn't a person that goes through life that doesn't have disappointments, tragedies, down days etc.....we grieve, we get upset, we are sad.....but then we have to CHOOSE to move on!!!  Sometimes, it's really hard to MOVE on....but, eventually one must do it for their own sanity and self preservation.   Otherwise.....egads....we'd all be a bunch of negative, depressing people to be around.

Do you have challenges this week that seem insurmountable?  Do you have a person/s in your life that seem to live only to make YOU miserable? Do you have financial problems?  Do you  have health issues?  Do you have relationships that are going down the tube?

Whatever the problems you are facing this week.....try, just try to think of 10 positive things in your life, right now and write them down.  Can't think of 10.....then 5.  Can't think of 5, then ONE!!!  And, keep thinking about that ONE (or 5 or 10) every time you start to feel down or depressed or whatever.

If you are dwelling on the past and mistakes you have made.....do your best to GET OVER IT.  I recently came across a quote, "Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different"   OH MY gosh.....I have that posted in several different places in our home.  We need to forgive ourselves FIRST....and then work on forgiving others.   TOO bad if they can't forgive you, forgive yourself first. 

When I first started writing this post, this is NOT what I intended to write. But, as I typed, my fingers just started going faster and faster.  SO, I hope that this was written for someone out there that needs to hear it today.

Here are some of the positive things I am grateful/happy for!!  I could make a HUGE list...but I'll keep it to 10.

2.  A great husband
3.  Two Sons who know how to make me laugh!!
4.  Two absolutely wonderful granddaughters that bring a smile to my face just being with them.
5.  My dog, Annie.  She is truly a gift from God!!  (and my younger Son)
6.  My two Cats, we had 6 when we moved here from the farm, so I am grateful these two are still here.
7.  My tried and true friends who I can always lean on!!
8.  A sense of humor (sometimes irritating to others...LOL)
9.  My health (so far)
10. My older Sister. We always seem to get into so much trouble when we are together!! But, it's all good.

And, there are so many other things....simple things that others take for granted but yet helps each of us get through our daily life....like eyes, ears, smell, taste, limbs that work.....some people are not quite that lucky....so I never take it for granted.  How about being able to read, count, talk.....you can thank someone for those things!!

I read an article the other day about some wild fires that are going on around us and there was a comment section below it.  There was one guy that was SO NEGATIVE and had a negative reply to anyone that tried to comment on the article.  He has chosen to see life from a pin hole view.  So Sad!!!  What a sad, sad existence!

So, give it a shot.....I would love to hear your 10 things!!!  Believe me, mine were simple.....and I am thankful for so many more things.....

Have a God blessed Day!!!



  1. I'm glad you're doing so well. Have fun at WAG. I have a lot to be thankful for myself.

  2. Great post, Char. The quote on forgiveness is certainly one to remember. Thanks for sharing it. I am so sorry about TAC... I hadn't been active so hadn't heard the news until you posted.

  3. Char, I'm so proud of you for realizing that you have so many things to be thankful for.

    Disappointments can be so difficult to work through but you will do it and writing down your list is a good thing.

    The quote you posted is one well worth remembering! :)

  4. What? TAC closed??? Wow! What happened? That's crazy! I was just sittin' here and thought of you, so thought I'd check out your blog, since I haven't looked at anyone's blog in forever, and saw this post.


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