Tuesday, December 21, 2010

BELIEVE



This week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue is:
BELIEVE
"I do, I do, and I hope you do too"

My submission:
I Believe...
I believe-
that we don't have to change friends
if we understand that friends change.

I believe-
that no matter how good a friend is,
they're going to hurt you every
once in a while and you must forgive
them for that.

I believe-
that you can do something in an instant
that will give you heartache for life.

I believe-
that it's taking me a long time
to become the person I want to be.

I believe-
that you should always leave loved ones
with loving words. It may be the last
time you see them.

I believe-
that you can keep going
long after you can't.

I believe-
that we are responsible for what we do,
no matter how we feel.

I believe-
that either you control your attitude
or it controls you.

I believe-
that heroes are the people
who do what has to be done
when it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.

I believe-
that money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I believe-
that my best friend and I can do anything
or nothing and have the best time.

I believe-
that sometimes the people you expect
to kick you when you're down,
will be the ones to help you get back up.

I believe-
that sometimes when I'm angry
I have the right to be angry,
but that doesn't give me
the right to be cruel.

I believe-
that just because someone doesn't love
you the way you want them to doesn't
mean they don't love you with all they have.

I believe-
that maturity has more to do with
what types of experiences you've had
and what you've learned from them
and less to do with how many
birthdays you've celebrated.

I believe-
that it isn't always enough to be
forgiven by others. Sometimes you
have to learn to forgive yourself.

I believe-
that no matter how bad your heart is broken
the world doesn't stop for your grief.

I believe-
that our background and circumstances
may have influenced who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.

I believe-
that you shouldn't be so eager to find out a
secret. It could change your life forever.

I believe-
that two people can look at the exact
same thing and see something totally
different.

I believe-
that credentials on the wall
do not make you a decent human being.

I believe-
that the people you care about most in life
are taken from you too soon.
I believe-
that even when you think you have no more
to give, when a friend cries out to you
you will find the strength to help.

I believe-
that your life can be changed in a matter of
hours by people who don't even know you.

I believe in the magic of Christmas and the eyes of a child
I hope you do too!

Merry Christmas to everyone and to all a GOOD NIGHT!
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

SOMETHING I LEARNED TODAY...


I am not a seamstress (emphasis on "Stress").My new mantra..in a calm voice.."I am not a seamstress", "I am not a seamstress" and breathe out.
A seamstress knows her machine. My sewing machine is a living beast with a mind of it's own. I did not grow up with a mother who sewed or lived near a grandmother who passed on that sacred wisdom. Therefore figuring out this machine that was gifted to me (perhaps my mother had enough of it herself, can cause even the calmest person (which I think I lean on that side) to throw an unruly fit. It is truly a labor of love for the art side of what I create but then when I get to the point of actually having to sew it altogether, it's facing the beast I dread the most. It starts out well to tease me. It knots up, it eats my thread, it growls and then just refuses to carry on. Throwing a fit seems to be the only way to get through to it. Today we had a pretty good go around and after hours of what would have taken someone with more knowledge much less time, I think I may have won this battle. I managed to complete my current project and I have walked away with a little more confidence that took pure strong will and patience for me to succeed. I found out by trial and error a few things about this darn machine that has kept me from completing some projects, not without some massive fit throwing, tears and a few choice words..(well maybe a lot of choice words). However, I am confident I can tame the beast, but as for my conquering the art of sewing to a degree of acceptance by any well bred seamstress, I doubt it. Straight lines and curvy art lines are for me! Following a pattern and attempting to make something that one might actually consider wearing, well..let's just say it would not be a pretty site. I have added to my Christmas list..Sewing for Dummies. If there is not a book out there like that, then there should be. If someone steps up to the plate, email me and I will be your first buyer!

Friday, December 10, 2010

PEACE

LET THERE BE PEACE

This is the week's challenge at Inspiration Avenue, and what a challenge that one word can be sometimes. Whether it is in your home, your work, the world, or your heart, I wish you PEACE this Christmas Holiday Season and the New Year!



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