All posts tagged: smile

Challenges Are Not Permanent

This year started out kind of rocky and wound up being one big challenge after another. Yet, I am still here and I am grateful for the things we have. In the midst of struggle we sometimes forget to be thankful.  Things could always be worse.  Life can find ways to be challenging that you never thought of. I am thankful for my health.  Though there have been struggles the last few months, it is just part of life and the experiences we go through. On my birthday this year I was feeling a bit blue. I had been missing my parents and feeling alone.  Then when I was driving up a busy side street by our house I saw a big, white, fluffy puppy.  I worried that he might get ran over.  I pulled the car over and called to him, he came running up to me and I put him in my car.  We cruised around, looking for signs and put up some of our own, but no one seemed to be looking for him. This little …

A New Beginning

  Today Is September 13th, Friday 13th.  Even now there is still some dread, some superstition about this day.  I like Friday 13th. This has been an interesting year for our family. I can’t think of a better day to start fresh, to start to move forward.  Why not start with the unusual? Friday the 13th is just another day and as in the case of every other day we have the choice of how we perceive it, how we approach it, and how we spend the day.  So adjust your attitude and choose to celebrate being alive!  Make the most of your time while you can, nothing is promsed.  Life is too precious to waste worrying about superstitions. Cherry Coley (c)     Related articles Friday the 13th Myths (bet.com) Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Your Friday the 13th Party (wholesalecostumeclub.com)

Share Some Love

Spring is almost here.  Amazing how quickly time passes.  Valentines day is quickly approaching.  It makes me wonder how we allowed all of our holidays to become so commercial.  I love Valentines day candy and the stuffed animals and treats are pretty cute, but it’s a lot of hype for “showing love,” that shouldn’t be limited to one day of the year. I like to keep my family all “loved up.”  My kids know they are loved every day, not just one.  We tell each other on a regular basis, show each other often and have fun just being together. Valentines day is great and of course another day to enjoy sweet treats and pampering, but sharing love is something that never gets old.  Take a moment to show the people in your life you appreciate them, tell them, do something nice, and let them know they are loved. Cherry Coley (c)