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I LOVE to design and to paint whimsical items that will put a smile on your face. Each day I share my simple life with you as I try to encourage, to inspire and sometimes JUST to make you smile as I recount my life growing up on a dairy farm! I've never had many material items in my life, BUT I have been blessed beyond words with love and encouragement from WONDERFUL Parents who instilled in me WHAT was important. I have had EVERYTHING that I needed and WAY too much of what I wanted. I am slowly learning to be a better person each day through my interactions with my friends on Facebook. Some day I hope to be as good as people seem to THINK I am! I am BLESSED! Welcome to my little corner of the world...Please stop by and visit often!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Change...ugh!...Sunday, February 2, 2014

CHANGE…ugh…How can 5 different letters from the alphabet SCARE so many of us so much!  oh, great, I just had to change that to 6 different letters...heavy sigh...

Change happens every day, but if people don’t point it out, we don’t seem to notice it UNTIL…

We look in the mirror, or try to put on clothes that USED to fit, or…(you fill in the blank)...sigh…

I’m in two groups of sellers on etsy.  One of the leaders is doing her best to LEAD us…BWAH…

No, seriously she has been sharing things in our group of ways for us to improve our pages to help make us more visible and to help our pages to grow…She has shared some VERY helpful ideas and oddly enough, they are some of the same things that I have shared with my friends when they start their own page.

I HOPE that all of you are sitting down right now for this NEXT statement…(I’m whistling the song: Whistle, While you Work as I am waiting for everyone to get situated)…OK, ready…I have DISCOVERED that I am NOT always RIGHT…again…take some time among yourselves to compose yourself after THAT shocking statement!  (again, whistling the same song…)

What I LOVE about people is that we ALL are different.  Thank goodness for that…NOW, again, I hope you are STILL sitting down, you might want to LIE down for this next thought….CAN you IMAGINE more than ONE of me…(ok…I will whistle as you recover from the HORROR of THAT thought…)

I LOVE what we bring to this game called LIFE…we have different gifts, like different things, have different skill levels, KNOW different information, eat different foods, do things in different ways…ON and ON, but I’m sure you get it…WE ARE DIFFERENT!  JUST because something works for ONE person, is NOT a guarantee that it will work for someone else!  WHY?  BECAUSE we are DIFFERENT…

The ONE thing of which I am certain is:  WE NEED EACH OTHER!

I am AMAZED at the creativity of people.  JUST think of the WONDERFUL inventions that have been made that make our lives easier and that BRINGS us together…ALL because ONE person had a thought and acted on it… AND often, ANOTHER PERSON (or people) helped to make it better…you know, NEW and IMPROVED…which, brings to mind the question:  AT WHAT POINT does something STOP being NEW AND IMPROVED?!  ;)

Now, again, another shocking statement is about to leave my fingers:  Sometimes, we all need to CHANGE…We need to let go of “that’s the way we ALWAYS did it” because SOME of the things we are doing in life are JUST NOT WORKING for us.  Sometimes we need to let go of the anger…the guilt…the pride…the selfishness…the UGLY THINGS that are keeping us tethered to our “past” and we need to SOAR on new wings that are no longer broken to SEE all the GREAT Possibilities that LIFE holds for us when we learn to FORGIVE...or FORGET…

I KNOW it sure is easier for ME to type than for me to DO…but I am Trying (STOP IT…STOP saying that you KNOW I am “trying”…sigh)!  Each day I TRY to do better…Some days I win, some days I’m thankful to be able to start again!

Oddly enough, I can’t wait to see the changes Miss Brenda suggests for us, because I’m having FUN trying to improve my page…No, I probably won’t make ALL the suggested changes, BUT I KNOW that some will be JUST what I need to do and I look forward to learning…

TODAY I am THANKFUL for HOPE…This has been the word that I continue to use as my focus…I HOPE things get better for ALL of us…I BELIEVE in HOPE because without it, I have NO CLUE how to make it through some days without it…SOMETIMES that is WHAT keeps me going…

I HOPE that you EACH have a WONDERFUL day…Reflect on some of the areas of YOUR life that you think MIGHT need some change, BUT PLEASE embrace the GOOD things in your life…This challenge does NOT give YOU permission to find every little flaw that you have and if you do, WELL, that is the FIRST change I encourage you to MAKE…I HOPE you KNOW that YOU are a CHILD of GOD and that YOU have WONDERFUL things to offer as we journey down this path together…THANKS for being YOU (for who ELSE would you be!) and for joining me in my little corner of the world…Blessings to YOU…~charlotte♥

Charlie and I read that Jesus said "IF you LOVE HIM, then FEED My Sheep"...my sweet little elf didn't QUITE get it right, but he sure is trying!  I hope something that I share will feed YOUR soul...I'm so Proud of Charlie for Loving Jesus and TRYING to "feed" his sheep...=)


  1. It is funny how we all grumble about certain changes. But you just showed us that we can laugh at change & meet it head on! Thank you.

    1. I think what is so funny is that change happens all around us, every second of the day and we go along happy-go-lucky UNTIL we realize that CHANGE is and HAS happened...isn't that crazy!! I think we might as well laugh when we can....xo

  2. Change is a good thing and I am really embracing Brenda's help!! She's a great gal!! and talented too!! LOL I love your post it is straight from the heart!! You are shoot em out and that's a good thing!! Thanks for sharing!! XOXO Love Fran.

  3. Thanks, Fran...I laughed because I'VE HEARD that I have NO filters...WELL, that is something that I am TRYING to Change...ROFL...Oh, I LOVE Miss Brenda...BUT she's working me to death right now!! LOL...didn't think I would ever get caught up on JUST the LIKES and I KNOW there are others I STILL have to FIND...BUT I am having fun getting to know everyone...xoxo


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