Sunday, October 28, 2012

Day 5~Project 365

I am so very thankful for messy houses...just messes period. That is a lot coming out of this mama's mouth considered I have OCD when it comes to keep my house clean at all times.  Do you know what came out of this huge flour mess though? Well for started almost a whole bag of flower over my whole dining room and kitchen. Also, covering every crevis of both of my daughters. Also, footprints all the way outside. Yesterday, I decided to bake cookies with my girls. I never knew that a one hour cookie making session would turn into a 2 hour flour fight. My two girls were having so much fun apply flour to their faces like make up that they left me to ice all the cookies..Now that is crazy, as we all know all kids love to ice cookies. So for 2 hours, I let my children destroy my kitchen. I mean flour over every possible surface of everything and everyone.
So do you know why I am so thankful for this mess? Because this mess brought me bliss. I sat back and watch both of my beautifulgirls play and be kids without a care in the world. Sure, they made a mess. However, did it hurt anyone or anything? Sure, I had to clean it all up afterwards. But let me tell you, watching my girls have a blast and hearing them laugh and enjoy life made it all worth it.
This mess lets me know that I have 2 beautiful girls in my life.
Life is messy sometimes, but you know what sometimes those messes turn into beautiful things.
Thank you God for blessing me with a flour tornado. I will take it anyday you wish it.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Day 4~Project 365

Books! What are books? Lots of things! Books are knowledge, power, imagination, words, the list can go on. For those of you that know me, you know that  I love to read. I read every single day, for pleasure. I love to read pretty much anything, as long as it is a book and has words, I'm good. I am thankful for books for many reasons.
When I am reading, I am at peace. I am in my own world and my brain is working non stop. If I am reading fiction, I am visualizing exactly what everything would look and be like in my head. If I am read non fiction, my brain is working overload to learn and comprehend and retain what I have just read. Reading expands your brain. It makes you smarter. It's good for you!
I have learned so much just from reading a wide variety for pleasure.
To me, reading is my zen. It makes me happy. If I'm stressed out or need some me time, I pick up my current book. I don't even have to feel guilty about it, because it's great for you.
A book is a pleasure created for me to enjoy. So many people say they do not like to read. You just have to find that one book that grabs your attention and go! Find your style of what you like to read. I promise once your in the zone there is no going back.
Lucky for me, my 4 and 7 year old see me reading all the time. Now they are both avid readers. My 7 year old is an awesome reader and actually chooses reading over watching tv. Amen!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Day 3~Project 365

This is how my 4 year old Adrianna writes her name. To a non parent this may be meaningless, but I hope for those of you that are parents, you could see why I'm thankful.
Let's start by saying I am one proud mama. My daughter was born 7 weeks early. We call her are little peanut. She is a bright young girl, but takes a little longer to get the hang of things. She has finally mastered writing her name, all her letters, and we are now venturing learning to read.
I am thankful for the bajillion slips of paper I recieve from my 4 year old everyday with her name written on it. She is so excited that she can finally do it, she does it all the time. I feel blessed. Think about it, not all kids can write, not all kids have hands or arms. There are lots of different aspects you could think of.
I am greatful for everyday that I can spend teaching my daughter how to grow and learn. As parents we are their number one teacher.
I am greatful to be able to spend 18 hours of one day answering her questions on how to write her Be greatful. Not all parents have their children, many have lost their lives, many can not have children. I know first hand that pain. I lost my first born.
So although I have boxes apon boxes of my girls artwork, schoolwork, and writings. I am thankful for the bajillionth and one piece that I recieved today from my little peanut.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Project 365~Day 2

Dandelion..pure joy! Do you look at a dandelion and think...weed? Or do you look at it and think..happiness?
Dandelion's to me bring me happiness. I have a 7 year old and 4 year old, I'm sure most of you can guess. What is the first thing a child does when they see one of these? You guessed it. Make a wish and blow! Who says that adults cant do that? Everytime I see one of these I make the same wish. (nope I'm not telling Sometimes, I get the joy of sharing one with my daughters. They like it when we make a wish together and I help them blow the seeds off.
So what else is awesome about these. Well, have you ever noticed when you blow them, the seeds dont fall directly down. You see that God has also created wind. You get to watch your wish float away. Awaiting to come true.
Many of you may laugh and say it's just a weed. However, to my children and I it is so much more than that. It is a thought in a heart awaiting to be blessed.
Remember it's the simple things in life that bring us joy.
Plus, I just left my blog writing to go wish on this dandelion with my miss Isabella. Joy!!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Project 365~Day 1

I am thankful for the fresh smell of Autumn leaves and rain. Do you have a favorite smell? Such as a candle scent, your childs scent, a perfume, camfire? Now imagine if ou would never be able to smell that smell again. Doesn't that smell bring you bliss? Make your heart happy? Create a happy sensation? Imagine if we did not have our senses. We would never have the pure joy of wonderful scents again.
To me the fresh scent of autumn leaves and rain bring a lot of feelings. It means, it's a new day that I am here on earth to spend with my family. It's another day that my flower get the drink they need. The leaves falling show me another season is on its way. The wonderful smell also lets me know that I can still experience great pleasure thru scent.
When I wake up and smell this (one of my favorite smells), I feel pure bliss. I also know I can look up and see God's beautiful painting. Aren't the bright orange, red and yellow leaves on fall trees absolutely beautiful??
Puddles on the ground means I get to watch my children jump on them. I get to see there innocent smiles enjoy lifes simple pleasures. Mommy and Daddy get to rake all the leaves into a huge pile and watch our girls jump in them. I'm sure most of you remember jumping in the leaves..FUN TIMES!
As you can see at first glass, you may look at my picture say, that's just a water puddle with a leave in it. When in reality, this tiny puddle with a leave in it has millions of lifes pleaures in it. (of course all are not listed) Be thankful for all of God's blessings. Keep your eyes open and give thanks always.

My Bucket List the man of my dreams
2.marry him
3.get a dog
4.have children a family
6.find myself
7.get a tattoo
8.go to florida
9.go to another country
10.go skiing/snowboarding my dream home
12.own a pink car
13.go to hawaii
14.take my kids to disney
15.prevent 1 person from choose abortion
16.get my boobs[lol] a grandma a great grandma
19.witness my children being married
20.witness a birth baptized and allow Jesus in my heart the sun rise/set the world decortate my whole house
25.cook thanksgiving/christmas dinner
26.go to a phsycic[not sure about this one anymore, who needs a phsycic when you have Jesus]
27.experience love
28.experience a mothers love in a log cabin my children grow up and start their own family
31.go horseback riding
32.publish some of my poetry
33.graphic design
34.hold a chipanzee
35.lay in my pj's all day
36.witness a miracle
37.have someone love me unconditional
38.invent something
39.get pink highlights
40.have a boy[not going to be able to do]
41.adopt a child my heart to jesus to the fullest
43.renew my vows
44.celebrate my 50th wedding anniversary my children graduate
46.own my own business
47.start my own family traditions
48.cover my fridge in my kids drawings
49.have my kids run up to me with a hug and 'mama' when i get home in the rain with my husband
51. love so much that i cry..check the whole bible
53.find my calling
54.attend a pro life prayer vigil happy
56.graduate college line over 100 novels for fun
59.learn a new language
60.visit holocust museum at peace
62.visit the holy land

Project 365

Do you ever have a bad day? Do you ever say to yourself, "I wish I had ____ (fill in the blank)." If your human, I'm sure you have. We all have. Now, let's reverse.

Do you ever have great days? Do you ever give thanks for the small things in your dialy life? I am starting what I call Project 365. I will be taking a photograph everyday and posting and describing why I am thankful for it. I'm not talking about the obvious things like a warm home, my husband, my children. Of course, I'm beyond thankful for them. I'm talking about the little things that are not so little, that so many of us take for granted everyday.

Everything created in this world is a blessing from God, created for a divine purpose. You just have to be willing to open your eyes and see the beauty in it. Many people think we live in an ugly world. Don't get me wrong, there is a lot of things I wish I could change. However, there is so much beauty in this world that to many of us miss. 

My goal is to help you see and help myself remember, that everyday is a blessing. That we have so much more to be thankful for than the obvious. This world was created for us. So sit back and enjoy it.

 Psalm 27:4
One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 107:15
Let them give thanks to the LORD for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind

I hope you all enjoy my journey.