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The Simple Life (Part 2)

The Simple life means you only carry the necessities with you. Could you live out of just one suitcase? I admit my makeup is considered a necessity for me. Okay, I am vain when it comes to my appearance.

So what else did I decide to be a necessity? 

My computer so that I can write no matter where I may be sleeping that night…my iPod, music for me is one of the greatest ways to keep inspired…my Magnificat for the prayers…the Kindle for reading.

When you go on vacation you also simplify your life,even if it is only for a couple weeks.

Just as when you are facing a terminal illness you decide that as long as your loved ones are nearby then you can endure much more.

As humans, we draw strength from our loved ones.

My husband and I are here to support one another no matter what life may bring including one bathroom and two feet of kitchen counter space.

Each night we fill our tiny juice tumblers with some of our boxed wine (yes, I did mean boxed wine) and toast to the end of another simple day.

The Simple Life can still be a Quality Life.

You can decide what your attitude will be with any hand dealt to you in life.

 

 

I certainly learned from my friend how important your attitude is especially when things are not going to your liking.

I will look for everything I can to make this a positive experience. 

Each new day we have the choice to make it the best day ever no matter what.

We have our love, our God, and as a friend recently reminded me…

we have our Guardian Angels.

Who knows we may come to prefer this Simple Life;

where two forks, two spoons, two burners,

and two feet of counter space may not be that bad after all.

Join me in celebration of the Simple things in life…

God, Family, and Friends.

May each of you be blessed,

as only God knows your real needs.

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God is Light: Wordle

God is Light

 This is the time of year when ceativity reaches a peak. Decorating your house for Christmas allows all sorts of creative juices to flow…after all it’s Christmas and anything goes.

Wrapping paper in all colors and patterns…matching bows curled or looped…candles in every size, color, and fragrance imaginable…gifts that fit in the palm of your hand or on a finger to ones that defy being wrapped…visits with family (now I admit sometimes that really requires some creativity) what will we talk about???? Let’s see… “No” not that subject…”how about ____? “No that will never work.” So we end up resorting to polite frivolous small talk.

“Lke, what dessert are you having first?”

Oh my, Creativity is so much fun during the Christmas holidays!

So I want to offer you an opportunity to explore your creative side with Wordle. I used Wordle to create the picture at the top of this post.

Here are the directions:

First you type some text you would like to use. I used scirpture passages from the readings for this week.

Next you go to www.wordle.net

Click on the “CREATE  your own” button. Once there copy your selected text into the box or you can just type your text right in their box. 

Then click on GO button.

In seconds you will have created your very own Wordle “word cloud”. Now you may be excited with the results, but I encourage you to “play” with the many different options offered. At the top of your newly created wordle are some buttons; the color, font, and layout are the ones you should explore.

Find one you like and celebrate that you can be creative in many ways.

I believe creativity is inspired by God, who has certainly given us numerous examples of his wild creativity…just look at nature or the animal kingdom.

Show your children or grandchildren  Wordle and let them have some fun together.

Now I am going to create one with the names of everyone in my family. That will surely give us something to talk about…!!! I must make sure that I do not forget anyone’s name!

~Christmas Blessings~

May your life be overflowing with JOY…and generously sprinkled with FUN.

If you have any questions about Wordle just send me a message.