“We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is
“We women have a lot to learn about simplifying our lives. We have to decide what is important and then move along at a pace that is comfortable for us. We have to develop the maturity to stop trying to prove something. We have to learn to be content with what we are.” Marjorie Hinckley
Through Disney's version of The Little Mermaid we learn that if we don't like something about our lives, we should change it. Otherwise we'll spend eternity asking "what if?"
“Sometimes we feel that the busier we are, the more important we are—as though our busyness defines our worth. We can spend a lifetime whirling about at a feverish pace, checking off list after list of things that in the end really don’t matter. That we do a lot may not be so important. That we focus the energy of our minds, our hearts, and our souls on those things of eternal significance—that is essential.” –Joseph B. Wirthlin
Learn all about our online No-Obligation Book Club: who we are, what we’re reading this month, what books we’ve already covered, and what their authors have revealed to us.
This is a simple but critical lesson to learn. When stress levels rise, when distress appears, when tragedy strikes, too often we attempt to keep up the same frantic pace or even accelerate, thinking somehow that the more rushed our pace, the better off we will be. If life and its rushed pace and many stresses have made it difficult for you to feel like rejoicing, then perhaps now is a good time to refocus on what matters most. ~Dieter F.
Our parents define for each of us, what Love looks like, feels like and what we must do to have that definition of Love, in our lives
Words of Wisdom
Yep, it's important that we don't make snap judgements about other people. Listen to what they have to say
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.
AND we need to remember that the only person we EVER have to worry about pleasing or disappointing is our God. I need to learn and remember this :)
Photos and art
We hang out a lot in the high desert of California. They have important weed abatement codes in our town, because the spring weeds quickly
Of the Home
When we awaken to what we are within, we can no longer be deceived by what we have been told all our lives. We then understand that we can change each thought, each choice and each action one at a time and this will change our lives. We can overcome obstacles once we own the power of our thoughts and no one can have any say in this except for ourselves...It all begins with our thoughts, so if we can master our mind, we can master our lives as
These are the main chemicals in our bodies that control everything from our emotions to how we respond to certain situations. They don't rule out lives if we use our higher brain to think about how we're feeling and why and then make the right choice no matter what we're feeling. We also need to have these levels evaluated to stay balanced.
It is very important to be happy in this work. We have a lot of gloomy people in the Church because they do not understand, I guess, that this is the gospel of happiness. It is something to be happy about, to get excited about. Gordon B. Hinckley
sometimes what we learn and who we become in the process of waiting is even more important than what we're waiting for
Moleskine Watercolor Notebook Large [Hardcover] This will be our journal of what we learn. I might have her do one for nature
Seriously?? this is what women have been reduced to?? We are nothing more than the sum of our lady parts... This is NOT OK!!!!!
Do you know what man thinks about? And what about women? Do we use only 10% of our brains, or that is just a myth? How much data we can
Upcycle Upcycle Upcycle! 21 new uses for old things--these are AWESOME! #upcycle #repurpose Great blog full of ideas, wisdom and encouragement to think about what we are currently doing in our lives.
Learn all about the first Hands Occupied knit along! (And what the heck a knit along is!)
for the kids
A pastiche, that keeps pulling the rug out from under you, and sneaks in questions about why we hold the opinions and made the decisions about our lives that we did. I liked it, but I'm going to have to think about this one for awhile to figure out how much.
For all the mommies-to-be out there, here is what we learned about getting ready for the hospital to have our baby! Good to save for later.
Crafts to Try
Pinner says, "We have spent a good majority of the year sharing wishes and dreams. For our storyline expo, we are creating silhouettes of students sharing what they love about our school." Great idea