HERE IS MY NEW MANTRA ...
IF YOU ONLY HAD THE THINGS YOU GAVE THANKS FOR YESTERDAY, WHAT WOULD YOU BE MISSING?
Saturday, December 15, 2012
COME ON AND GET HAPPY! It is healthier for you and those around you
I am taking the high road and protecting my heart and my health by taking time to pray for people who need prayer this week. We all know about the tradgedy that has happened in the US and avoiding television who wants to go on and on and on about how horrible this is will only make you sadder and what can you do? You can pray and then you can be positive and do something GOOD for someone to put good over evil in the world. Watching tv and reading about evil does nothing good.
Make some cookies for an person who might love them, send a card to someone who might be lonely, help someone decorate their tree, give someone an ornament to hang on a tree, make ornaments with kids and have happy music on to listen to while making memories, volunteer for something this month, hug a friend or neighbor, SMILE and be extra friendly to a waitress, coffee girl, clerk or someone who is working to help you. Tell your family and friends you love them.
Shovel snow or sweep someone's sidewalk. Give a poinsettia to someone. Be the happy person people who long for light in their lives. This is what we all need. LOVE, in a word.
The quilt above is made by my friend Diane from Nebraska. She doesn't think she likes the cups on the bottom...I LOVE them!
Now that is an Out of the Box snowman above isn't it" VERY happy
I love anything that Bodi Gardner does....she is outstanding at story quilts!
I just want to make the point that this month is rich with happy stories of good and sharing....write down a few of these for quilt ideas and see what you can do in the way of something wonderful! I am so looking forward to being with some of you this year in workshops across the US....My focus is on happiness and if you are happy, you will make other happy too.
Want to see how I deal with trying times and a little mantra I say" Check out my other blog - google "Mary Lou and Whimsy Too" and you too will know the secret of having something good to say to yourself when you need cheering up! Like magic/