Susan's Newsletter July 19, 2012.
Good morning!!! Perfect filler with a little coffee mixed in, everything already rearranged within five minutes from the little human tornado, a mop of hair from the older child sticking out of a blanket from the pulled-out couch…beautiful morning! The only difficulty is in the fact that I look aged this morning…my glasses officially are those an older woman would wear (an older woman without dignity)…only one side. I know the little screw is on the floor somewhere for the other side, but tell me, how am I supposed to find the screw without my glasses? If I look down the one-sided situation causes them to fall off…so, typing without moving my head. Dare I admit this is the cause of that little tornado?
This week we have three different company orders coming in that have great quotes. Quotable Cards (magnets, greeting cards, canvas wall hangings, mugs), Primitives by Kathy (boxed signs with great sayings…known especially for "Love You More" and stitcheries with beautiful scripture), and Danielson Designs (fun "girly" magnets, classy wooden signs with famous quotes, and encouraging mini wooden signs with jute string hanging on the top). You'll love all of these. I think we have them caught up on our website under gifts! Here are some of the quotes arriving. I hope you smile, find hope, gain strength, find whatever you may need this morning in at least one of the quotes. (Some of the pictures are at the bottom of this note, the rest are on our website under gifts).
Put aside all anxious thoughts and be at peace. Francis De Sales
Go forth, Act decent, Call your mother from time to time. (Simcha Fisher)
Set your sights high, the higher the better. Expect the most wonderful things to happen. (Eileen Caddy)
To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch…to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! (Emerson)
Go forth and set the world on fire. (St. Ignatius Loyola)
Overcome the notion that you must be regular. It robs you of the chance to be extraordinary. (Uta Hagen)
Tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet. (Lucy Montgomery)
All of life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. (Emerson)
Find your purpose and fling your life out to it. Find a way or make one. Try with all your might. Self-made or never made. (Orison Swett Marden)
Be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars. In the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. (Max Ehrmann)
Life is a series of thousands of tiny miracles! (Mike Greenberg)
You are unrepeatable. There is a magic about you that is all your own… (D.M. Dellinger)
Be Truthful, Gentle, and Fearless. (Gandhi)
If I had lipstick on my teeth, you'd tell me. In a moment of panic, you'd calm me. If you heard a little gossip, you'd defend me. If another hack hair job, you'd comfort me. Wasn't quite myself, you'd forgive me. Had crazy onion breath, you'd warn me. Misplaced my smile, you'd search with me. If I forgot my song, you'd sing it to me.
How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are? (Satchel Paige)
Life is a chance to grow a soul. (AP Davis)
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
Do more of what makes you happy. Carmel McConnell
May the sun bring you new energy by day, may the moon softly restore you by night, may the rain wash away your worries, may the breeze blow new strength into your being. May you walk gently through the world and know its beauty all the days of your life. (Apache Blessing)
Let go or be dragged. (American Proverb)
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around… (Leo Buscaglia)
Be kind. No exceptions. (Secret Agent L)
RISK more than others think is safe, CARE more than others think is wise, DREAM more than others think is practical, EXPECT more than others think is possible. Cadet Maxim
You are so infinitely sweet. (Zelda Fitzgerald)
Magnets from Danielson Designs (these are really fun!) – see on our website
Be grounded. (coffee cup)
Dust gives a home that warm and fuzzy feeling.
Grace is more than a girl you knew in kindergarten.
I am at the point in my life that I'm losing my memory and not only that, I'm losing my memory.
I might not get the whole picking up the room thing…but I know how to pick some fabulous friends!!
Prim and proper rarely make history.
Your future called and said, "yes, you're needed to make a difference."
A girl can't possibly be nice and organized at the same time.
Home: Where makeup is totally optional
I'll change this world…1 random act of kindness at a time.
If I'm constantly juggling so why do my arms still jiggle?
In a world of crazy, girlfriends have the ability to make it really funny!
In order to arrive at older and wiser you have to pass thru younger and clueless first.
It's impossible for a girl to have too much silly in her life.
We're so dangerous we should come with our own warning label.
Every day I love you more & more & more (this is a picture clip strip to hang photos from!)
Take a step of faith (but in a really cute pair of shoes)
This girl doesn't do negative.
When the road gets bouncy real girls learn to bounce.
Why limit happy to only an hour?
You are so much sunshine to the square inch.
Stitcheries from Primitives by Kathy (Beautiful cross-stitching under glass in frame) (click here to see on our website)
* A Garden Recipe: Find a patch of dirt. Rough it up. Spread some seeds. Plant flowers. Add some sunshine. Sprinkle with rain. Add a dash of hope, a little bit of love. Pull a few weeds. Wait and watch. Enjoy the beauty.
* Let's go in the the garden and we'll listen to the flowers sing.
* Rules for Today: A little more laughter, a little less worry, a little more kindness, a little less hurry.
* Then Sings My Soul
* Jesus Loves Me This I Know
* People may forget what you said or did, but not how you made them feel.
* The Lord's Prayer (written out)
Box Signs from Primitives by Kathy (click here to see on our website)
* Friends will help you up when you fall but best friends will push you back down and laugh.
* I love you more
* I love you more than cupcakes
* I love you more than ice cream
* I love you more than bacon
* I will not be seen until I have my caffeine
* If you met my family you would understand
* Keep calm and carry on
* Now panic and freak out
* Remember as far as everyone knows, we are a nice normal family.
* Party my crib 2 a.m. BYOB
* Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.
* I'd agree with you, but then we'd both be wrong.
* My family tree has some twisted freakin' roots.
I love when all of these come. I almost always find one that can lift me out of my particular situation into the correct perspective. Hope. Peace. Laughter. Friendship. Perspective. All depends on the moment, but the quotes are there, as friends on a shelf, seeming to understand me, to look past what others see and get a glimpse right into my soul, read what they see, and offer me what I need. Remind me to look to the heavens, to drop the short distance to my knees, to look others in the eyes, to hope, to cherish, to smile, to not give up, to dream, to love, to be me.
I don't know your particular situations in life today, but I hope you find the peace that passes all understanding by knowing you only have to look to the heavens "where our help comes from" – our promise. Life is so short. So beautiful. So overwhelming. Eternal perspective. Maybe we'll have our moments written in stone soon. If so, will the print be worthy of inscription? Thank you so much for letting me type to you, for your business, for your ideas, for your used books. How I love our store! Let's go see the beauty in the gift of this day. Look into eyes, look at details. Remember this…"God gave us a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have we used one of them to say "thank you"? Susan
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