Backyard Goings On, Messages and a Heartfelt Thanks . . .

Our beautiful weather has allowed us to spend lots of time outdoors.  We've been planting, swimming, spending time with cousins and enjoying new spaces that have come from weeding this much overgrown yard of ours.  Spending time outside keeps us away from the television and all of the horrific news coming out of Florida.  My heart is broken for the victims and their friends and loved ones.  I sat glued to the television when September 11th happened.  I can't go to that dark place again.  I've been having a lot of conversations with my Higher Power lately.  Today I decided to do the listening instead of the talking.  What I've heard so far (in the form of quotes I saw randomly on Instagram and from people that I've encountered today) has been the following:

1)  When you can't control what is happening, challenge yourself to control the way you react to what is happening.  That's where the true power is. (A quote on Instagram)

2)  A happy soul is the best shield for a cruel world.  (Another quote on Instagram)

3)  I can choose to focus on the good today or I can choose to focus on the unknown and worry about it.  Worrying is pointless so, today, I choose to focus on the good.  

I'm hearing these messages loud and clear and today is a better day.  Thank you to everyone that left a comment or messaged me some other way.  It truly means the world to me!!!  XOXO

Many blessings ~ Wendy


elizabeth said...

Lovely pictures from a life well lived!
We need to cultivate our gardens and love our children
and our friends and reach out to people we find it hard to be friends with....
and reject hate from whatever source it spings from.

mamasmercantile said...

It was heart rendering to hear the news coming out of Florida, I pray that the hatred and anger in the world will cease and that we can all live in harmony. Love the quotes and some beautiful pictures of the garden and pool.

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