Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Quotes

Hello and welcome to my blog! I wanted to share a couple of quotes. I love this quote by Donald L Hallstrom (Turn to the Lord, April 2010) , "Never let an earthly circumstance disable you spiritually".  It reminds me of another quote that I like "Just because it is a bad day doesn't mean it is a bad life". We all have challenges. Like it or not, those challenges have the ability to help us gain a vast amount of knowledge and wisdom. Positive attitudes through negative experiences will help us grow. Negative attitudes through negative experiences will allow those challenges to defeat us. Which brings me to the next quote by Richard G. Scott from his talk 
"Finding Joy in Life" April 1996...

"No matter how difficult something you or a loved one faces, it should not take over your life and be the center of all your interest. Challenges are growth experiences, temporary scenes to be played out on the background of a pleasant life. Don't become so absorbed in a single event that you can't think of anything else or care for yourself or for those who depend upon you. Remember, much like the mending of the body, the healing of some spiritual and emotional challenges takes time."

Keep your chin up this week, no matter what challenges come your way!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Retirement Survival Kit

 Hello! Welcome to my blog! It is has been an exciting year at my house. I started a new career (hence the fewer posts I have been able to do) while my husband retired from his career. Due to my love of making survival kits - a retirement one was inevitable. Here is what I put in it:

1. Don't Waste All Your Days - Item that went with tag: Waste Basket
2. Old Wild and Free as a Bird - Item that went with tag: Bird Feeder
3. No More Rough Work Days - Item that went with tag: Sanding Blocks
4. Retirement is Not a Time for Sleep -Item that went with tag: Sleeping Mask
5. Take a Load off Your Feet - Item that went with tag: Socks
6. You Worked to Make Your Money, Now Make Your Money Stretch: Bungey Cord
7. Enjoy Being Put Out to Pasture - grass seed
8. The Daily Grind of Hard Work Has Left You Polished - Shoe Polish

You can get the PDF for the tags HERE

Print out the tags, trim, punch holes in corner, use twine/ribbon to tie to items. I put all the items in the waste basket, added some tissue, tied the tag to the front and it was finished! Have fun and get creative!! I would love to hear the different items and/or sayings you come up with!!
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