Monday, January 5, 2015

Time to Reflect & Renew!

 The past few days I have found myself pondering and
reflecting on last year.

In doing so, I have great hope for
a sweet year ahead.

I have never shared with you some bumps we
had in the year of 2014 and tried to carry on 
with a joyful heart!

In early March my hubby was in a car accident and 
totaled his car on his birthday going to work … a woman was texting
A week later he found out he had prostate cancer. 
To say the least,
the next several months were intense but he came through it with flying colors so far.
We thank our Heavenly Father for the blessings He sent our way. 

All is well once again.
Lately, my head can't stop thinking about all the things I use to do & want to do, like 
selling my wares at marketplaces & in shops
as I have done for years. 
Keeping busy, creating, doing! But maybe this isn't the year for all that … 
"enjoy the simple pleasures" keeps coming to mind.
 The last couple days I have thought about the things that have truly brought me simple joy over the last few years …

* my hubby, children & darling grandchildren
* my faith
* serving others
* family dinners
* living a simpler way of life
* being a farm girl at heart like Grandma Sadie
* be grateful for what I have & not want
* tending to my sweet dogs & chickens
*making my own laundry soap (7 years now)
* enjoying my little trailer, most days just at home
* sewing, crocheting, & learning to quilt
*cooking with an apron on
* making all my gifts
* enjoy time with my daughters & friends
* BLOGGING ~ it has changed much over the years
and still loving it! 
I am going to make a book for each year(7)!
* keeping house
* gardening
* making wares for my little Etsy shop
* make & keep friends ~ I have some very cherished ones
here through blogging that have changed my life forever
* and truly living with a happy heart.

Sounds like a perfect plan for 2015!
Here's to a fresh start with renewed energy & 
finding joy in the things we love!
Have a wonderful day and thanks for visiting!

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