True to form, you guys amaze me.
Seriously, I don’t know whether to jump up and down with excitement, or hide in the closet. I mean, I knew there were lurkers, but holy stinking guacamole!!!! Who knew there were so many of you?
Now that you have come out into the open, you know who you are, I hope you will say hello more often. I’d like to get to know ya.
Beyond just the sheer number of you though, your “three words” were so full of wisdom, laughter, and love. Your words rang in my ears all weekend.
When I lamented the condition of my kitchen floor, I heard, “Let it go, ” and “Rock the baby.” and “Remember to smile.”
When another child was unkind to mine and I wanted to pinch his little head off, I heard, “Just be kind.” of course, “Go for it” and “Follow your heart.” might have worked too, but not for the good of those involved, in this case 🙂
When my guys were upset over losing their first ever TWO soccer games in ONE weekend, and I began to fret over whether it had been a good idea to go along with this whole team sports thing, I heard, “Think less, Momma,” and resolved to hang in there and see what lessons come of it. What good is victory if one has never tasted defeat, right?
When I passed the homeless woman that lives down the street and wondered, again, what can be done about her (for her), I heard, “Love heals all,” “Open your arms,” and “Think of others,” and resolved to find a way to help.
At this moment, after a full, and tough weekend, I’m thinking of the ones that inovled simple pleasures, like chocolate, creating, coffee and the dearest to my heart, “Chicken Fried Steak”. May I add, “Biscuit, Potatoes, Gravy?”:-)
Thank you all, for the gift of your thoughts and ideas. You made my weekend something akin to Christmas morning. So many unexpected surprises in my inbox!
So, without further delay, on to the winner. . .
As much as I’d like to shower you all with Texan and Japanese wonders, we have learned (have we not, soccer fans?) that there can be only one winner.
I used a random number generator to come up with the winning entry. I know, I know, I said, “put all your names in a hat and draw,” but that was before I knew how many amazing entries would turn up! I do hope you forgive me for taking this short cut.
And now, the prize goes to….
TRACY of Prickly Pear Bloom Congrats, Tracy. I will be in touch to finalize all the details!
Happy new week, everyone!
*edited to add….*
In the case that any of you wanted a copy of all the amazing words, for future inspiration, here they all are:
Trust in God. Could be worse. Always be ready. Love your kids. Make great choices. Think of others. Love. Love More. You will survive. Hope springs eternal. Follow your heart. Blue Yonder rocks :-). Love, create, smile. Faith, family, friends. Time for change. Remember to laugh. Kids, dogs, breakfast. Be not afraid. Thank you, Jesus. Disappointed, brokenhearted, hopeful. Live, love, be. Evelyn, Gretchen, Sylvia. Faith, hope, love. Life is good. Keep on going. Where’s my coffee? Eat local food. Rock the baby. Always be kind. Love one another. Explore, discover, create. It’s my birthday! Think less, Momma. Open your arms. Peace, love, knitting. Let it go. Live the moment. Have some faith. Create, inspire, dream. Live, laugh, love. Live fully, today. Love, create, dream. I love you. Just be kind. Love heals all. Serenity, courage, wisdom. Just do it. Cherish the moment. Nurse, sleep, poop. Children, heal, souls. Twenty four seven. Cherish, each day. Ach du Himmel. Let it be. Life is art. Moments make memories. Expect the Unexpected. Happy to be. Pogo-sticking for peace. Faith, love and friendship. I’ve been redeemed. Wind, ocean, moon. Remember to love. Own your journey. Follow your dreams. Work really sucks. God is good. Grace carries me. Remember to smiles. Chocolates, coffee, crafting. Trusting in myself. Appreciate little things. Improvise, adapt, overcome. Dream in colour. Up too late. Do not stress. Patterns, forms, ideas. Go for it. Visit Tokyo hands. Made the top. My cup overfloweth. Fall is here! Have no regrets.
Can you see a pattern? I’m thinking “All you need is LOVE!” (and some kindness too 🙂