Something from my Playlist . . . I chose this song because it's just a good reminder to always be thankful for good friends. In December, I lost one of my best friends to leukemia. 7 years ago, I lost another best friend, who happened to be his wife. It was so bittersweet for me Sherman left behind 4 beautiful children and two grand babies, and a sweet fiance. He was suppose to be getting married on December 18th, instead, that was the day he was buried. Sherman was the most wonderful, caring man. Truly a great example to all who knew and loved him, he will be missed greatly by all his . . . friends.
Mother Nature . . . Today my husband and I decided to make a run to Walgreens. Not only did I get some great buys, like gift bags for .29, dark chocolate covered cherries for $1.04, and dark chocolate kisses for $1.14, plus, I really needed to get some hair color . . . just sayin'. After I was done making my great buys, we decided to take a drive. At first we thought we would just take a ride up by the foothills, check out the deer; instead we ended up at Palisades and Swan Valley, about 50 miles from home. A little more than just a ride . . . :0) It was really beautiful, a little foggy, with beautiful light blue skies where the sun was shining and brilliant white snow.
When I was looking at these pictures, it was easy for me to see why painters always use, blue and purple, especially when painting winter scenes . . . so pretty!
On my Mind . . . As we were driving, I was thinking about something I heard on T.V. last week. A man was talking about goals, and how so many New Year's Resolutions are made, but never kept. He said that instead of making a bunch of goals that he will never keep, he just chooses one value, something that he needs to work on, and works on it through the year. I loved that idea. I am sooooo bad with any kind of resolution, but I could probably keep just one. So, I decided that value would be . . . SELF-WORTH. I think it is something almost all of us could work on.
“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.”
~ Fred Rogers~
Yes, that's the kind of person I want to be . . .
Comfort from the Kitchen . . . I don't have a recipe to share today, but, I think this year I will be working on making more healthful meals. Not necessarily, less fat, or less carbs, or less sugar, but just more nutritious. I'll be sharing some of those with you soon.
In a Nutshell . . . This month is already flying by, I can hardly believe it is January 8th. I have already started on some Christmas gifts for next year; nothing big, just something homemade. It seems like time does not stand still very long, I have a very busy month ahead of me. I am going to try to enjoy the small moments more, worry about the big moments less, and just enjoy each day a little more, no matter what comes along . . . wish me luck!
Just Sayin' . . .