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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!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year, Thursday, January 1, 2015

Have you made any Resolutions?  Not me...I just RESOLVE to be the BEST ME that I can possibly Be...I will succeed sometimes and then I will fail MISERABLY on some occasions!

I find myself WISHING that I had lots of money so that I could solve the problems of people that live in my neighborhood.  I had a LIGHT BULB moment yesterday...I was thinking WHAT IF the world had ONLY the people who gave millions of dollars away to help various causes...That would leave just a VERY few people...I REALIZED that at that moment that it is the "little people" like me who make JUST as much of a difference as those rich people...it is the LITTLE PEOPLE like me that roll up our sleeves and get the work DONE...Sure, we need money, but we also need HANDS to solve problems...I THINK that WHATEVER we have to offer, IT IS NEEDED!!

It is easy to get depressed over all that has been happening in the world.  I WANT to live this year CELEBRATING the GOOD that is around me and stop being drawn into DRAMA...I want to offer PRAISE for this WONDERFUL world that we have and the AMAZING Friends that I have met from all corners of the world...I want to focus on ME and what I can change and not worry about people who expose themselves as being less than honorable...

I want to learn to FORGIVE myself for my shortcomings and want to LEARN from my failures instead of pouting and asking WHY ME!!

I want to look for the BEST in Others and in ME! 

I want to CHASE Possibilities and FIND the ROAD I am to TRAVEL!  I want to embrace LIFE for all it has to offer...I want to ENCOURAGE those around me...and to INSPIRE those who cross my path...I want to BE DIFFERENT and to be a REFLECTION of THE ONE who loves me the MOST even though He knows me the BEST!!  I want to be a FRIEND who is HONORABLE and HONEST and KIND...

I want to follow my dreams...chase opportunities...try new things...be unafraid to LIVE...to LOVE...

I want to BELIEVE in the story that I am writing...that I am finding the right words...a juicy plot...great adventures...and the ability to write a HAPPY ending...

I KNOW that GOOD Things are yet to come...That GOOD people will cross my paths...that INSPIRATION will be granted to me when I need it...that GRACE will cover me...That LOVE will find me...that I will TRAVEL the right roads with a GREAT GPS  (God Providing Strength ) for my journey...

 Why limit ourselves to a few resolutions?  There are SO many possibilities that lie before us...Let's EMBRACE them!! 

AND when you mess up or have a bad day...don't sweat it...Ask for forgiveness and KNOW that as soon as you do this, you have another CLEAN SLATE...Another OPPORTUNITY...ANOTHER ADVENTURE to explore...BELIEVE in your DREAMS...HOPE for the BEST...FIND the GOOD in others and in YOURSELF and LOVE like you will NEVER be hurt, Dance as if NO one is watching and SING at the TOP of your LUNGS and KNOW that JOY will come in the MORNING!!...Happy New Year...Happy New YOU...Blessings to YOU...~charlotte♥


  1. Charlotte YOU are such a GOOD person and such an INSPIRATION to so many.......keep on BELIEVING in the story that you are writing and there is no doubt in my mind that there is a HAPPY ENDING in store for you my friend . HUGS!

  2. Wow, what an amazing post. Love the quote by Neil Gaiman. Wishing you a Happy New Year.

  3. Thank you Charlotte for your wonderfully inspiring posts. I feel that I got to know you a little better through your blog in 2014 and I hope to do so even more this year! You always remind us that the simple things in life are the best. Happy New Year to you! Keep on blogging! <3 !

  4. Best to you in the New Year Charlotte!

  5. Love this post... you are an amazing person.. and I love every post that you do... so helps to keep in mind what is really important... Happy New Year!!! xoxo


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