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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, May 22, 2016

Serendipity Sunday

I found myself in a couple of panic moments this week as I realized I hadn’t found that ONE serendipity moment.

I stopped to laugh at myself…for those who doubt, really, I do laugh at myself.  I’m a hot mess, sometimes, but hey, at least I am HOT!!  (hmmmmmm….could that be because of the heater turned on HIGH??!!)

I laughed as I thought of what would be my writing today, and wondered if Karalee is READY for another post, since she spent a good deal of her day catching up reading my past posts…

This week contained some wonderful moments, and I think they will all qualify as unexpected surprises.

I got to see Waldo and Wilma (the cardinals who built a home outside of my window by the back porch) feeding their babies…It was so much fun to watch Waldo fly from branch to branch in order to escape the attention of me and of Charcoal.  He had the food in his mouth.  I thought I was certain that is how God envisioned a family, with the Mother and the Father working TOGETHER to feed the children and to keep them safe and warm.  I was reminded of how hard my parents worked together to take care of us…then of course, I praised God for HIS watch care and love over me, and over all of those who don’t recognize HIS gifts, but He still cares for them.  Yep, I can get pretty deep into my thoughts sitting on that back porch.  I also think, the babies might have flown away now!!  As, always, I want to point out, that sometimes things happen to disrupt a family’s dynamic, but I have no doubt, that God will ALWAYS send someone to stand in the gap, as long as the family seeks this. 

Some of you read about my making Wilted Leaf Lettuce, and some of your shared that you made it with Bacon, and yes, we have had it made with bacon grease, also…I am not sure I can make some of you understand what a great memory that was for me.  As you know, food has so much to do with my memories.  I really did find great joy in making and eating that recipe, and I hope to make it again, soon.  It is the little things, and I’m not saying that to gain respect~~it is true!

You see, I once was one of those people who would waste time on things that didn’t matter, and I’m certain that I still do, but I am more aware of it.  Someone once gave me a pair of socks, and I went and bought something to go with those socks…it was that important to me!  That makes me sad, now.

I had a “blow my mind moment” when someone said they wished to be like me!!  WHHHHAAAAATTT???!!!

I have no words to express my humbleness at that statement.  No words…(ok, quit cheering, smartie pants…it is VERY hard to make me speechless!)

I don’t share stuff to make me look good, because, well, I have shared so much to give you reason NOT to be like me.  I have written about the ugly in me, and I have done my best to be REAL…I have tried my best NOT to make me look better than I am, because, as you see, I am deeply flawed, BUT I also want you to see that I am trying really hard to do better…to be better…to encourage…to support…to LOVE. 

Thank you, Tracy, for putting me a little higher than I deserve to be, but thank you, for seeing that I really am trying!! I am amazed at what you get done, and I often have to take a nap from just reading about your accomplishments!  =)  

 Gosh, how did I get so blessed?!

Saturday night, I had the best time snuggling with Charcoal on the couch and watching a rerun of BLUE BLOODS, my favorite show.  What made it just a bit more special was having a real COKE and a Snickers.  I had not had one for months.  It was so much fun to watch Charcoal zero in on that candy bar and stare as he followed every move it made.  After I laughed, I chewed off the chocolate to give him a bite that seemed to send him to Nirvana!  ROFL…funny, how a candy bar can do that for LOTS of us…

It was so nice to have someone to be with.  Someone that thinks I am pretty special, even if it is food-driven.   AND the feelings are returned to him.

As you can see, nothing major happened in my life, but things that MATTERED happened in my little corner of the world.

Once again, I was reminded of how important those little things really are, and to me, that makes me smile that I finally understand that about life.

I hope your week will be one of the best weeks yet!  I hope you notice all those little things that are in your life.  I hope you FIND the blessings that are in your world and that smiles will come far more quickly than tears…BE BLESSED and claim it!  I am simply blessed to create~charlotte♡

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