By now you realize that I am a HGTV “junkie!” There is something so satisfying about watching a ‘clinker’ of a house turn into something beautiful beyond the imagination of potential house hunters and avid show fans, like me. (Apparently I am not the only one who thinks so since these “flipping houses” programs have sharply expanded to even more new programs like… flipping in Las Vegas, Mississippi, Nashville, and late Saturday night there was even a ‘mansion flipping gal’ who took broken down, abandoned mansions in Kansas City and turned them into stately, modernized dream mansions.)
With five grandchildren now…they love coming to Boo’s to switch light fixtures on and off. The grandchildren are used to pushing button switches and expecting motion switches to automatically turn on in their own homes…so my old (flip-on/flip-off) switches are becoming, not only archaic, but fun antiques to play with…instant gratification!
We need to remind ourselves that we are children of God each and every day. So when a negative ‘self-put-down’ thought enters our mind we need to tell ourselves that God made us just the way we are for a reason…a good, positive reason. It is up to us, with His help, to stay the course we are made to follow.
Kate Wolfe-Jenson has discovered if she ‘chants’ these four following mantra practices (each time she feels negativity creeping in) positive thoughts flip on again.
“Choose Joy, Beam Love, Give Thanks, Breathe Peace!”
So until tomorrow….Let us remember that our thoughts are the seeds to our future…and who doesn’t want a positive future?
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
*On yesterday’s walk…I was still overwhelmed with the beauty of the street before me….why are the ‘first green’ leaves on trees the most beautiful of all?
My pink hydrangea blooms wilted and turned white in the Easter pot they were in originally. I thought it looked like the blooms were gone so I planted it last Thursday. Then yesterday, after the glorious rains Saturday, I stopped to check and see how it was acclimating in the ground… the pink color had re-surfaced, along with the original big blooms. No need to worry…the hydrangea has adjusted quite well to its new home!
Sitting out on my deck Sunday afternoon I caught a view of the garden from the angle where I was sitting that just made me smile…how I love my deck and garden…Thanks Poppy for my deck!
(The grandchildren’s Japanese Maples are growing so fast this year and Joan Turner’s blue gazing ball she gave me adds such a pretty color to the path and flowers around it.)