13 Things I’ve Learned From Posting 1000 Posts!!!!!!!!!

I have reached a milestone!!! Today I’m posting my

1000th post!

Here are 13 things I’ve learned from posting 1000 posts!!!!!

1-It’s ok to be yourself. 

I have learned that even though I’m not perfect, I am lovable.

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2-It’s a great way to tell your story. 

I love to read over my stories and relive my experiences.

3-I love to talk about my family, and their history.

I have wonderful children! My grand baby is adorable! My ancestors are the bomb! We are all basically pretty great people!!!

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4-It’s actually very fun to have a blog.

It’s a happy, fun, exciting place to share my life!

5-I have lots of heroes, friends, and memories.

My heroes are the good examples in my life. I try to emulate their lives. My friends are golden and I wouldn’t trade them for anything. Well, my memory may go, but I’ll still have my blog.

6-Funny things happen in life.

Laughter really is the best medicine. I wrote a post once about laughing at inappropriate times, and yes I have been known to do that. I just innocently try to live my life and funny stuff just happens. I start to giggle and it’s all over. Next thing you know I have a stomach cramp, and tears are streaming down my face. I am thankful that I laugh easily. Life is too short to not laugh hysterically when the opportunity presents it’s self.

7-There are some wonderful movies and TV shows out there.

Dory: “Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming….what do we do we swim, swim!”

I need that reminder a lot.

8-Sometimes I don’t Have anything to say, believe it or not. And that’s ok.

I have been amazed at the lack of things to say, or when I can’t think of anything to post. I never thought I’d see the day. I am very social, I can talk to anyone, but I do like to be by myself and just sit still and read or relax sometimes.

9-Life is busy!

Life is busier than ever before. We’re all busy. It makes living adventurous! Sometimes finding time to do a blog post is very difficult, but I’m always glad when I do.

10-I really love Sunday’s the Best!

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Peaceful, inspirational, and spiritual! Spending the day thinking about God and His precious gifts, and looking for ways to bless others lives!

11-The world is full of Beautiful Places!

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Always focus on the beauty in this world. We are so blessed by Father above to live in such a beautiful place. Look for the beauty!

12-I have learned lot’s of lesson’s. 

I’m so glad I’ve written them down. I love to learn and I’m glad that challenges are not wasted by having to repeat difficult times. I so appreciate the lessons!

13-It takes a long time to write 1000 posts. 

Who knew it would take almost 5 years of blogging to reach 1000 posts, but I did it!!! Yay!!!!!!!!!

Little Helpers!

DSC05537My darlin’ was out pulling weeds the other day. Getting all the grass that was growing in the Bishop’s Weed. Next thing you know all of the daycare kids are asking if they can help. It was amazing how excited they were to help. They are like most children at that age. My own children were always happy to help (before they were old enough to really help). Helping when you’re 3 or 4 years old usually means someone else is going to have to come along later and do a better job.

When my kids were very young (about 3) we started letting each child help. One of the things on the list of chores was washing the kitchen windows and the sliding door. All the chores were done consistently, including the kitchen windows, but sometimes it looked worse after the job was done. But you know what? I never really worried about how it looked. Honestly, unless we were having company over, I usually just let them practice.

So when the kids want to help, don’t stop them or discourage them. They will practice and get to be pretty good little helpers!

 

A Place for Everything.

DSC05518One of my favorite books about organizing your home is called,

A House of Order.

It is written by Daryl Hoole.

She is a genius!

Probably my favorite thing she says in the book that helps in having a house of order is,

“Have a place for everything, and keep everything in it’s place.”

Since I started doing daycare I have told the children, “Your shoes need to be either on your feet or on the stairs.” That way we always know where they are.

When they have quiet time or they’re playing in the house, they can take their shoes off. Which means they need to be on the stairs. I walked past the stairs one day and this is how their shoes were. I thought it was so cute. Usually each pair is on the same stair.

Very creative, and darling!!