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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!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I just wanted a sandwich... Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Funny how the most mundane of tasks can conjure so many memories...

I seem to be remembering lots of things here lately and I'm not sure why.

I think a lot has to do with all that is going on in the world and being reminded that all we have is this moment and it seems so many of my moments are in the past.

Don't get me wrong, I am doing the best I can to live in the present, because I DO believe that life is a GIFT.  I am trying to be the example I was raised to be and to reflect the values that I was taught.  

I am having a great time thinking of new things to create...to try new products...new styles...still learning!

My heart breaks at the tragedies~~both natural and man made~~ that happen on a daily basis...

Lately, my heart is heavy with the posts I have been seeing...it has caused me many moments in deep prayer WONDERING what I can do to make it better... 

My soul is CONFUSED at those who CLAIM to be Christians, but at the same time, posting the most HATEFUL, NASTY, non-accurate, posts about our President...You do NOT have to like Him or HIS politics, but you do NOT have the right to say MEAN-spirited HATEFUL things about him and his family and if you think you do, you BEST pull out that Bible of yours that MUST have dust on it and READ and READ and LEARN what the Bible says about HOW we are to treat people...EVEN our enemies...I am not sure how many more people I can unfollow on fb, but it seems to be a daily event...I have NO DESIRE to have THAT FILTH to infiltrate my mind and creep into my soul, because IT WILL...hate breeds HATE, even in what we post...

Mother taught me that LITTLE EYES ARE WATCHING YOU and she was right...EVERYTHING we do, someone is sitting on the sidelines looking at us, and MANY are just waiting for us to mess up.  Christians have enough trouble, by nature, with others wanting us to fail, so when we hand them the ammunition, we have no one to blame but ourselves.  I pray for all of us because WE ARE WHAT WE POST...Is THAT what you would want posted about YOU or YOUR family?

Oh, well, I will just keep trying my best to be a better example for people and MAYBE, just MAYBE someone will want to learn about the God that I do my best to serve...I sure am HUMAN, and I fail daily, but I get up and try again...and I try not to use that stupid excuse of "we are just human", all the while not even TRYING, because EVERYONE is human, but as a Christian, we HAVE the example to follow and we have a God who thinks we are worth it, so I will do my best to be a better example each minute that I am given.

As I was making a tuna fish sandwich tonight, I separated half for Charcoal and he likes the liquid (ok, so I GIVE him the liquid and he eats it...LOL), I instantly flashed back to spending Sunday afternoons with my friend, Teresa, at her house.  Her mother would have chicken salad and tuna salad for us to make our own sandwiches.  Sometimes, she would have the "fancy" chicken salad made with french dressing and celery~~yummy...we only got that at my house when we had a Bridal Tea...I LOVE celery!

I was taken back to lazy days with my friend, who had a cat that looked just like MORRIS on the cat food commercials...we would walk to her Grandparent's house and "break in" and "steal" a frozen fruit pop...we would pick strawberries to eat from their patch out back...we would just laugh and share silly girl hopes and dreams and all the time swearing to NEVER leave each other because we would always be best friends...

BUT things change, as we cynical adults know...people go different directions...get different friends...develop different values and interests...and then one day, you get a call that your friend has been killed in a wreck...and the pain is still present after 32 years as you realize just how important those little girl hopes and dreams really were!

We only have the moment...

HOW do you WANT to be remembered?  

HOW do you WANT people to KNOW WHO YOU ARE?  Look at your FB WALL and see if it is a TRUE REFLECTION of the LOVE that you have deep inside...

Remember, that so many men and women have given their time and in many instances, their lives, in SERVICE to give us the FREEDOM to disagree with each other, but as I UNDERSTAND it, it is OUR responsibility to HONOR their service by the WAY we treat OTHERS...

People are not only killed with weapons, but by our WORDS...Remember when someone said something bad about you?  Did you enjoy it?  Remember THAT FEELING before you hit SHARE...

One of my favorite songs that I used to sing was "Don't Let Another Wounded Soldier Die"...MANY are fighting on the front lines for our freedom...HATE has no place in this world, because it will FESTER and well, the horrible slaughter in Paris is what can happen...

KINDNESS MATTERS...LOVE your NEIGHBOR as yourself...and that just MIGHT be the problem, because if we don't learn to love ourselves, then is there hope?

Be a Reflection of the LOVE that God sent in His Son, Jesus Christ..If your words are not a reflection of Him, then don't hit SEND....I wish Blessings to YOU...~charlotte


  1. My dear friend, you have such a way with words! And i love it! No one has to ask you to "tell me how you really feel".

  2. Sadly, I feel even more strongly than what I wrote, but kindness matters! ;) ♡

  3. What a wonderful and thought provoking post. Thank you.

  4. No, we can't change the world but God is in control and although life is tough here, just think of what we have to look forward too, HEAVEN - forever.

    The world needs more Charlotte's, it would be a much better place. Love you, sweet friend.

    Hugs to you and The Boy ♥


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