Saturday, July 18, 2009

Mirage. Little Things are Big Things in Life.

It warmed up again today, but Ray and I got a few jobs done on the Mirage. They were mostly on the inside, so we had the roof AC on. The new window needed to be covered with the same film that we put on the other ones to keep the heat out. Even though this Plexiglas is tinted, you can see the difference this other layer of tinting makes. Because of it's position it was difficult for a right handed person to trim it right, as you have to do it laying down. I am still trying to make drapes for those windows.

Howard's "Don't Sweat the Small Stuff" reminds me of this.

Keeping your mind open, and see the beauty of things that would usually annoy you:

""When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds that are going to take over my yard.
My kids see flowers for Mom and blowing white fluff you can wish on.

When I look at an old drunk and he smiles at me, I see a smelly, dirty person who probably wants money and I look away.
My kids see someone smiling at them and they smile back.

When I hear music I love, I know I can't carry a tune and don't have much rhythm so I sit self-consciously and listen.
My kids feel the beat and move to it. They sing out the words. If they don't know them, they make up their own.

When I feel wind on my face, I brace myself against it. I feel it messing up my hair and pulling me back when I walk.
My kids close their eyes, spread their arms and fly with it, until they fall to the ground laughing.

When I pray, I say thee and thou and grant me this, give me that.
My kids say, "Hi God! Thanks for my toys and my friends. Please keep the bad dreams away tonight. Sorry, I don't want to go to Heaven yet. I would miss my Mommy and Daddy."

When I see a mud puddle I step around it. I see muddy shoes and dirty carpets.
My kids sit in it. They see dams to build, rivers to cross, and worms to play with.

I wonder if we are given kids to teach or to learn from? No wonder God loves the little children! Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.""

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away."

I wish you Big Mud Puddles and Sunny Yellow Dandelions, today.

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