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Sunday

July 2015







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THANK YOU!

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My heart has been full of thankfulness today!!  Yesterday was our annual open house in the studio and I was overwhelmed with all those who came, have taken an interest in the studio and support us by signing up for classes, shopping and just plain ol’ loving our space.  When I set off on this journey of building a place where women can come, relax, take a break and feel safe while creating together – I never dreamed we’d be HERE!  I’m soooo very thankful!!  Thank YOU to each of you who came to the open house and helped to make it a special day for all!!!!

Today was easy, some days we wake up and it’s not so easy to feel thankful.  There are days when the feelings plain ol’ aren’t there, period!  A thankful heart is so important.  It’s hard to have a bad day if you’re focused on your blessings and are thankful for them, no matter how big or small.  Work on developing the habit of thankfulness.  Start your day with it.  When you wake up, turn your focus on what you have to be thankful for.  Have troubles remembering/developing the habit – try putting a reminder on your bathroom mirror or somewhere you’ll see it first thing.  If you’re in a place in life where you’re having troubles finding anything to be thankful for, think of the little things and write them down.  Make a list you can refer to when you’re struggling.  A kind act from someone, a special person, a compliment from a friend, a good parking place ….. could be anything!  Dwell on the positive things in your life and watch everything feel brighter!  Develop the habit of thankfulness – the more you focus on thankfulness, the more you’ll see things to be thankful for.

Thanks for reading.  It’s going to be a GREAT week!!



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri

 
21
Sunday

June 2015







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Do you talk and talk and talk about your problems and challenges?  Why do we do that?  sympathy?  To knock someone else down?  We’re obsessing over the problem?  Does it make us feel better to hash it over and over again?  Not usually.  It feels overwhelming and like we’re stalled in the mire of the issue.  Some seem to thrive on the drama of it all.  The “whoa is me” syndrome.   Of course talking about a problem with a trusted friend/mentor that can help give perspective or just listen is sometimes necessary but not the OVER and OVER again – rehashing of the issue.

Change your FOCUS and put Joy in your heart and life.

When you’re tempted to rehash, talk about the problem ONE MORE TIME with ONE MORE PERSON just think …….. “do I really want to be stuck here”?  Instead, share the joy/positive things in your life.  As you purpose to be positive and put your focus on the positive, the problems of life become smaller and seem to inhabit less of our life.



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri

 
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Sunday

March 2015







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Sorry for the absence last Monday!  I’m having HUGE computer issues, that are continuing – so hoping I can put this together successfully.  In my business I’m pretty dependent on my computer and when it’s not working properly or I can’t get to files, it’s a big problem.  Hoping it’s fixed soon!!

We have the choice of how we choose to live our lives.

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Choosing who to surround ourselves with is a crucial step in life.  If we’re surrounded by drama & negativity, that’s what life will be full of.  Make the choice to be around people who are positive, uplifting and treat you right.  Focus on the good and not the bad that is around you.   When we focus on problems, we have more problems.  When we focus on possibilities, they are more likely to become a reality.

Share love with those who treat you right.  Pray for those who don’t.  Prayer has a way of helping us forgive those who have wronged us.  It’s not easy but very healthy.

I like the final line in this quote - Falling down is part of life, getting back up is living.  We all fall down.  We have to get up to keep moving forward in life.  Have you been knocked down?  Is it time to get up?  You can do it!  Analyze where your focus is, who you’re spending your time with, and pray, pray, pray – YOU CAN DO IT!!



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri

 
31
Tuesday

December 2013







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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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How will you be starting your new year?  I’m starting mine with a gift from my grandbabies.  A nasty rotten cold.  They both fell sick while here for Christmas – to the point we were in urgent care on the 23rd.  Each with double ear infections, one with a 103 fever, the other with bronchitis.  Needless to say, they were pretty sick puppies.  Hope you are healthy and well as you start your new year.

On a brighter side, my daughter Bethany and I packed and organized MANY boxes, preparing for the big move!  :-)  One of my goals for this year is to REALLY organize and purge the “stuff” as I move.  Even though I do clean out and try and stay organized, after being in the same house for 28 years……well I’m sure you can guess.

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My family is beginning this year with the excitement of my youngest son’s engagement!

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Jason proposed to his girlfriend Heather a couple days ago while they were celebrating a late Christmas with her family in her home town, Pine City Minnesota.  We’re so happy for them!  We love Heather.  She’s such an easy fit into the family and a great fit for Jason.

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Today is the first blank page of a 365 page book.

Write a good one.

What will your book be about this year?  Will you take charge and direct your year?  Make things happen?  Be purposeful as you live each precious day you’re given?  That’s what I’ll be striving for this year.  What goals are you working toward this year?  I’d love the hear about them.



Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~
Terri