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A New Year~

Write it on your heart , that every day is the best day of the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

4seasons

Here’s an interesting question for the first day of the year.  If you could spend the next year as someone or even someTHING radically different than what you are now, what would you choose?  I’ve often thought about this question , in the terms of health, meaning I would wish to be a completely well person, as THAT would be radically different.  😀  Now I know that being totally healthy is more a pipe dream than anything , so I would choose a different reality.  The funny thing is , I know a lot of people are really unhappy with the way their lives are, and would give anything to have them changed , rearranged , to just be a world away from who they are in their everyday existences. But , believe it or not, other than the state of my health, I am TRULY contented with who I am. I love being a mother. I enjoy immensely being married . I am happy to be a homemaker. Being my boys’ teacher makes me feel fulfilled. I read hundreds of books. I write poetry.  I draw and paint. I live 5 miles from the nearest town in a frame house. I have dogs who love me, and cats who tolerate me.  I have family who live within walking distance, family that I wouldn’t trade for anything.  How could I give that up for even one day? Why would I want to? Every day is indeed a new day, and I choose to make it the best I can . To make ME the best ME that I can.  After all, Taim Beannaithe

About Me~

Change,Control, and “I’m-Glad-I’m-Not -In-Charge!” ~

Spring Rains

Change is good.  Well, sometimes.  I can’t honestly qualify the statement that ALL change is good.  Definitely some things change that we wish didn’t.  Like our health, or our financial circumstances.  One thing we surely don’t have control over is the seasons, and when they change.  But I think this is a good thing.  Do you remember the movie Bruce Almighty?  Bruce gets angry with God over the changes in his life, and is just SO sure he could do a better job.  Well, God decides to give Bruce charge of things for 7 days and just see how it turns out.  Of course, it’s  a complete disaster, as God no doubt knew it would be.  Bruce, being human , uses his newfound powers pretty much completely selfishly, and tilts the world off it’s own axis nearly.  So, that being said, can you imagine what the world would be like if WE were in charge of the seasons changing?  Well. Today it would be 70 degrees with no wind and a touch of sun, if I were in charge.  But, what if my neighbor liked snow and cold?  Would the sun shine over my house only and the neighbor have his snow for his yard?  What if my sister decided she wanted fourth of July weather for today? Sun, sun, and more sun, 90 degrees and such?  We aren’t all knowing so we don’t know what the effects of such a thing would be on the earth.  The weather would be messed up all over the globe. There would be floods, and droughts, and maybe even other more severe complications.  I decided to remind myself of these ideas this morning when the weather wasn’t to suit me.  Maybe I ‘d be better off leaving the changing of the seasons to the One who instituted them!