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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!

Friday, April 15, 2016

Love from the Postie

You know you might be LOVED when you go to the Postie and end up in tears…

Last week it was all giggles…and I am still laughing at poor, sweet Gill…

BUT this week was heart~warming love that moved those itty bitty drops of water to escape from my eyes, which brings up the question, from WHERE does that water come?  Sometimes, it just goes on and on!  The same question can be posed about my runny nose the last few days!!  WHEW, allergy season has arrived.  Beauty is EVERYWHERE and I love seeing those blue skies and pretty trees.

I know some of you think that all I do is brag, and well, when you have friends like mine, WHY wouldn’t I?

I am certain that some of you think that I am always trying to tell you HOW great I am…

You know what?  Just this week, I decided that I was NOT going to worry so much about others think of me.  Now, that is not to say that I don’t care, because I want to be a good example, but sometimes I fail…often, I fall flat on my face in shame at how mean and spoiled I can be, but I try that much harder the next time to be better.  MAYBE you can’t see it, but I do, and IF you can’t see it, well, the truth is, I can’t be responsible for what you see.

I know that my heart is in the right place when I send little random acts of kindness.  I don’t do it for accolades, but I do it because I KNOW how it feels to be the recipient and I want others to get to experience the JOY.

I cannot thank each of you enough for the beautiful messages of support when I “whined”…some days, it is so hard to put on a happy face and pretend, but I also know that if I practice pretending, one day it will be TRUE.  Just like everything, Happiness is a Habit.  Joy is a choice. Living in the present is a GIFT…you know all of the clich├ęs.

Thank you for those who have shared their heart with me.  I pray for you.  I often call your name in prayer...I care and I KNOW that everything will eventually be ok for all of us.

So, like a proud Momma, I want to thank SUE for this set of colored pencils.  I jokingly told her that she could send me a set, and dadgummit, she did.  Let me share, that Sue has every reason in the world to be frowning at the world, but no, she continues to do Random Acts of Kindness~~this isn’t the first time I have been blessed with her thoughtfulness. Rest assured, I WILL be paying this forward.   I try to keep my eyes opened for those who need a little pick-me-up…Thank you, Sue.  My words can’t express the happiness I feel.

Hey, I can provide a list of my WANTS if anyone else is interested~~ROFL….

The next gift came all the way from Germany. Christine is always sending something to someone~~she is pretty amazing, and she thinks she does nothing…Oh, how wrong she is.  This little magnet came with the sweetest note.  Christine has a son who is living in the States, and I know her heart longs to hold him each day, but it won’t be long until they move to the States, too!  What makes this even more special is that Christine does NOT like painting little stuff~~LOL 

SEE why I BRAG?  I am humbled…

I also want to give a big shout out to Judy, Sue and Gloria for buying my patterns...you girls just keep stepping all over my heart! 

I want you all to know that I don’t sit behind this screen asking you to do stuff that I don’t do.  I work on me…I work to spread LOVE…to encourage…to help…it’s my way in helping to make my little corner of the world a better place, because I KNOW one person can make a difference.  I want to make a difference for good.  I am learning to be the difference I want to see…

Soooooo, thank you ALL from the bottom of my heart for making me want to be and to do better…I FEEL your love!  I hope you all can see the many blessings in your path today~~charlotte♡

1 comment:

  1. So many beautiful thoughts! So many thoughtful friends! Remember, Charlotte - we reap what we sow. You have touched the hearts of many. I know you have touched my heart. Friends make the world better for each other. They give us hope when we are discouraged. They make us feel loved when we are lonely. They make us smile when we have trouble doing so. You have given joy to others, and they will continue to give back to you. Love you, my friend! xo


Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world. In case you haven't been told, you are loved!~~charlotte♡