Friday, February 26, 2010

{Friday Thought}

There are moments in your life
that make you and sets the course
of who you're going to be
deep in the character of your soul
and how you will walk this life.

Sometimes they're little, subtle moments.
Sometimes they're big moments you never saw coming.

No one asks for their live to change, but it does.
It's what you do afterwards that counts!

That's when you find out the deep of who you are
and what you are made of. just is!

Hopefully it is something Solid and Amazing!

Happy Friday!!! Hoping it is filled with sweet smiles and much success.

Author: Unknown...I tried to find. Added some of my thoughts/words to it.
Image via: r. hardy {Love her work}

Sunday, February 21, 2010

{Bright Thinking}

"Happiness is inside your body.
You just have to find out which body part it's in!"
-Soeger Joster (7 years old)

...I love that!

I did not write this below, but read it and it brought sunshine to my thinking.
So sharing with you too. Enjoy.

During the course of a single day, thousands of
thoughts flow through our minds.
Some of them give us life as they build us up, while others
tear us down and steal our hope.

You were not created to be ruled by negative thoughts.
God's desire for you is to take control of your thoughts and
live life to the fullest, experiencing His goodness,
favor and blessings no matter what you're facing.

You can't always control which thoughts come…
but you can decide which ones you allow to stay around.

The Bible says that as a man thinks in his heart, so is he (Proverbs 23:7).
It's so important to understand that our
actions are determined by the way we think.

So many times, we replay the same negative thoughts over and over.
When negativity and doubt set in and stay in your mind,
it is nearly impossible to set a course toward God's best plans for your life.

In Psalm 77, the psalmist cries out to God as he wrestles with his thoughts.
He says he's in deep trouble, he's overwhelmed with
longing for God's help, he can't sleep and he feels rejected.

We all struggle at one point or another with thoughts that take us
down the wrong path. But God wants us to start thinking on
positive things – things that give hope and life.
When we do this, we'll begin to experience greater
victory and see ourselves rising to new levels.

Remember, when you take control of your thoughts,
you ultimately take control of your life.
This is just the beginning of what God wants to do in you and through you.
He's got a great plan for your life to make a mark in this world!
-J. O.

Happy~wonderful day to you!

Image via R. Hardy

Thursday, February 18, 2010

{Friday Thought}

Today -
There will be moments of doubt.
There will be moments of fear.
They'll grow if you indulge them.
So focus forward in the great possibilities ahead and
trust in a solid kind of true smile~filled~faith.

Faith is not belief with out proof,
but complete trust without reservation.

{Faith - Fear = Peace!}
I like that kind of hope.

Wishing you that kind of peace throughout your day.

Hoping Your Weekend Wonderful!

Image via: I heart It

Monday, February 15, 2010

{Challenge: Smile of Soul~Shine...I dare you.}

What does that even mean? Who knows? I am guessing ecstatic {smile}.

I gently smiled and decided to take this challenge today and try.

I guess I just see it is possible beyond whatever lays heavy on a heart to really be willing.
You know the kind of willing that beyond all circumstances to just lean in and
let joy fill a heart, my heart, to the full, until it is overflowing.

Yes people, I said overflowing! I am not even kidding you. I am not, smile!

The kind of solid that holds hope.

And well, sprinkle a bit of Soul~Shine all over you
and encourage you to find solid joy too beyond all trials big or tiny.

...are you willing?

I hope yes.
I am just saying please try with me.

A great verse below if you are interested.

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition,
with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding,
will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:4-9

Oh and lastly. Today is my sister, Kelly and brother-in-law, R.J.'s anniversary.

I want to tell you I admire you for walking this journey of life together NO MATTER WHAT.

I love you both big and it is my joy and just well find it very cool to be a part of your lives.

Smiles to your day.

image via dazeychic

{A True Thought.....}

Image via: R. Hardy

Saturday, February 13, 2010

{In All Things....}

Yep. What was my last post about?
Something about the beach and being done with the chill of winter.

I guess in theory if I have a cup of coffee, and the sun is somehow shining on my face,
I will find good in all things.

So here is my grand effort people!

Bed head messy hair, no makeup and all! Eeeeek!
Or, it was about 7am and I did not yet have my wits about me!
Just keeping it real with ya.

Honestly, the snow is beautiful!
Soooooo.......In all things I will be thankful.

The sun is shining and little kids giggling in the snow, so how can I complain?
I just cannot.

Happy Winter Weekend to you all.
Happy Valentines too.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

{A Little Winter Sunshine}

The last three weeks at work have been crazy in deadlines!!!!!

...and oh yes....last I checked I am still wearing my pretty
J. Crew winter coat every where I go!

Yes, yes, I am grateful to have a coat. My point is that it is still winter, smile.
...and I am sooooo the sunshine kind of girl.

The kind of sunshine girl that sets her alarm early to see if the gopher saw his shadow.
...and he did indeed see his shadow and yes I will be fine...after the tanning bed that is.

I am just sayin.....a moment like this looks divine~yummy~lovely.

You know what I am talking about people! It is winter where you are toooooo.

Images via...seriously I don't know! One is from South Africa. Does that help in my efforts in giving credit to the image source? I tried.

Friday, February 5, 2010

{Happy Friday Thought}

Just sending you all a big bunch of happy!

"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch,
a smile,
a kind word,
a listening ear,
an honest accomplishment,
or the smallest act of caring,
all of which have the potential
to turn a life around."

-- Leo Buscaglia

Have a beautiful and smile~filled weekend!

Image via Design Lovely