4.28.2011

A Few of My Favorite Words!


I think we all have words that hold a special meaning to us, that we constantly say or use. The word above, "HOPE" is a word that myself and my dear friend Ruthie share. Think about it, what IS a world without hope, or a life without hope? It would almost be the same as saying there is no tomorrows, so hey, let's just give up now. But when you carry "hope" in your heart you never, ever give up!!


One thing I've learned in my life is that we all need to be "grateful". I know that there have been some really rough times for many of us.  And hey, I'm just like you. I've wanted to just give up, be pissed off!  But when I get like that, I think of some of my other  favorite words that help me wade through the tough days. And yes, I DO have some other favorite words when I'm not in the best of moods, but we won't be sharing those right now!  Being "grateful" is one of the best feelings to carry in your heart and soul. And there is not one day that passes in my life that there are not many things I'm grateful for. And if you think your life sucks, just stop for a few minutes, and quickly think of five things you are grateful for. Think about that right now, and I know you will quickly be able to come up with five things that make you grateful. Because no matter how badly life has kicked you in the butt, there is always something to be grateful for!

 I'm one of these people that believe in the power of choice, in how you "choose" to live your life. You know, "is your glass half full or empty" type of thing. Sure, everyone has those days that really suck and believe me, I have those days too. But when you exercise that power to "choose happiness", those days that seem to suck suddenly don't seem to suck so much anymore. Our world is filled with happiness if you just take the time to just look, to acknowledge, to feel it, to live it, to share it. Being happy is an awesome feeling!


My philosophy in life is to be "POSITIVE"! I have a very difficult time being around negative people. Life is tough enough without the "poor me peeps" hanging around you. Positivity is contagious, it really is. When you make an effort not to give up, when you tell yourself that you've got a big mountain ahead of you to climb, and you face it with a positive attitude, you WILL succeed! I promise you that.


I "believe" in many things and powers. I believe that God keeps an eye on me and those I love. I "believe" that if I continue to live my life as a good person, "every little thing is gonna be alright". I believe in goodness, and kindness and paying it forward. And I also believe that just being NICE makes a big difference in our world today! Try it, you might end up surprising yourself!


I always DREAM. I could write paragraphs and paragraphs about my dreams. But I will spare you. Dreams are good for the soul. Dreams are also motivating. I've been dreaming for awhile now about trying some way, some how, to get my store, Country Roads, up on a website so everyone would be able to shop no matter where you lived. I've "hoped" that I could figure out a way to do this without if costing a small fortune. I was so "grateful" when Loretta (Full Bloom Cottage) spent so much time sharing her ideas for my "CR Online" website. Just thinking about all the things I could do with this website brought great "happiness" to my heart. The biggest drawback for me was putting together enough money to do "CR Online" the right way, the way I wanted to do it. Sure, there was frustration involved. I had all these ideas in my head and I just couldn't get them in place. But through it all, I stayed "positive"! And guess what? I never, ever gave up on my "dream" of "CR Online". About a week or so ago, I was driving to Riley's t-ball game and I heard this advertisement from Chase Bank on the radio. It was something about getting your storefront online so you were open 24 hours a day and the offer had a bunch of freebies included! So, the moral to my story, or the end of all my ramblings is this. My "DREAM" is going to come true! Yep, I think sometime in May, if you have an urge to shop and don't live to close by, you will be able to just walk over to your computer and find us! I will keep you updated as our online store gets closer to opening. But in the meantime, think about some of my favorite words above. On the days when life gets tough, I promise you that some of these words will give you the "hope" to make the best of your days! 

"You may say I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one"
John Lennon


2 comments:

Teresa said...

Hey Soul Sista!
You know... I'd love it if you shared your dreams. I think we dream the same kind of dreams. But I think your words flow more eloquently than mine. I tend to hold mine close to the vest, in an iron grip. And yes my dear, I've been checking the linky thingy for the online store, i'm sure I'm not the only one. I love your stories and your photos and you make me wish I were right there. Big, BIG hugs from Ga.

xoxo,
T

Amy said...

this post rings so true for me and how I feel.
I had a bad event happen yesterday and it was eating at me, I wrote a post to get it off my chest and then deleted it. I am focusing on the negative I thought to myself...no no no, erase it let it go and do a happy post. Don't let this one stupid thing get me down.
I say these same words everyday.
Thanks for this post Sue and I am so happy to hear that your dreams are coming true.
Can't wait to shop online!!!
You deserve all the goodness that comes to you in life.
Amy