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Saturday, February 5, 2011

Nerdy Thirty!

That's right I'm naming this post Nerdy Thirty because I'm the Big 3-0 today!
And it's not that big of deal, nope, no breakdown for me...not yet anyway
I'm happy because I have many things to be happy about and look forward to,
This is 30 reasons why it's a great day/year for me.....

1-I am not going to even think about school work today
2-My hubby is taking me to dinner at my favorite restaurant
3-All of my family is healthy
4-This week we will be get our tax returns back'...YAHOO!
5-I'm going to eat a delicious ice cream cake tonight!
6-My family and friends are the best....seriously, I could not have better ones.....
7-I have two awesome children that surprise and make me happy everyday
8-I have a wonderful husband that I do not know what I would do without, he works so hard for us and is so thoughtful and considerate of me in every way :)
9-I am getting close to getting my teaching degree and am excited to be able to teach children.
10-I have friends that get my weird sense of humor and laugh at my randomness
11-I live in a place where my kids can play outside and I can walk down the street and not worry about getting mugged..
12-I have the gospel in my life that keeps me on the right track, and reminds me of what is important!
13-Although I have a wrinkle starting, showing my age, I like to think it's from smiling.
14-I am very much looking forward to going to Alabama and visiting our other half of the family. They are so great to us.
15-I have constant reminders everyday of why i am blessed.
16-We are going to buy a camper and go camping this summer. It's been so long since I've been camping and I can't wait to spend time with my family in nature.
17-I feel loved because it's only 9:30 in the morning and I've already had many birthday wishes!
18-I can buy chocolate anytime of the day or night:)
19-I have many good memories with family and friends that make me smile when I am having a hard day.
20-The snow is almost melted already, and although it's cold, I can see green grass outside! Spring is near!
21-This may sound dumb, but I love that I can't keep in contact with so many people because of technology.
22-I'm so happy I can stay home with my children and watch them grow everyday.
23-My children are constant reminders that life is beautiful and will continue to be that way.
24-My family and friends support all my ideas and dreams.
25-Grateful for some hard experiences I've had so I can understand what others are dealing with.
26-I'm happy because I got two pair of tall awesome boots for my birthday! Love 'em!!
27-I'm looking forward to growing a garden this year.
28-I am hoping sometime in the next 10 years to take a cruise with my hubby.
29-I am looking forward to teaching in the next few years.
30-I am looking forward to all the adventures with my friends and family in the future.

So that's it, I'm 30, there is no going or looking back....Just forward...I just hope 40 takes it's sweet time:)
Betsy Sue

Saturday, November 13, 2010

I'm Thankful

Although it has been a while since I posted, I'd like to say that I have learned more gratitude in the past few months than anything. There haven't been any big happenings in my life, just small simple blessings that have a lot of meaning to me. I have been unsettled about some things and this has made me get to my knees and ask for help. This help has come in sweet feelings of peace and love. I have learned that there is a lot of joy in this life if we just are patient and kind to others. We don't get anywhere by being competitive, ungrateful, unsettled or envious. So my challenge is just to remember these impressions I've had and not try to rush to find "happiness" but rather feel the joy that I already have, but sometimes overlook. The joy that I have in my children and my husband. The blessings I have of having a roof over my head and food to eat. The joy I have of being free and pretty much being able to say and do as I please. Life is good. If we take the time to enjoy it and free out minds of envy, and apprehension, then there will be room for beauty and meaning to come in to our lives.