It’s All Good

If you’re like me, you’re tempted to be a little disappointed if you can’t accomplish things you were planning.

Oh, I know we all talk about how important it is to set priorities, to schedule “me” time, and to live in the moment – but following through is the tough part.

Of course, there are periods when we’re able to get into a groove of putting our plans near the top of the list. It can even seem quite natural.

But then there are also times when life gets in the way. Family and friends need us and when they do – it seems much more natural to put our own plans aside.

Ok, Crystal. Sounds true enough, but is this going somewhere?

Why, yes it is! πŸ˜‰

I’m talking about a light bulb that went on for me recently as I looked back over the past year. At first, it seemed as if I didn’t finish very much on the creative front. While re-organizing, I came across a bunch of supplies and patterns that I’d been so excited about initially, but had never had time to begin. I tried to remember what I actually had finished and, off the top of my head, I couldn’t come up with much.

Then, I went through some photos and was surprised to see that there was more than I thought.

A lot more than I thought.

I‘m including some of the photos to remind myself to focus on what was finished (not what was left undone), and also on whatever positive things I was able to accomplish for my family and friends over the course of the year.

We all know it, but it doesn’t hurt to be reminded . . .

There will always be things we wanted to do.

Far better to concentrate on the things we DID do!

When you look at it that way – it’s all good! πŸ˜€




It’s All Good — 5 Comments

  1. O gosh! I DIDN”T get much done.
    But hallalulia!! Laurie signed the lease on a house and I expect them to move out within the next month. I am in heaven. I even got a little crazy quilting in yesterday. That is until we had a little ‘hood excitement last night. The kid across the street, not really a kid cause he went to school with Laurie) went nuts. Hit his father in the head with a hammer. His mother had a heart attack and they took the “kid” off to jail. Or the mental ward. Not sure which. Its a scary situation that we have been watching closely as we think he has been peeking in windows too. He had a head injury in an accident and hasn’t been right since.

    My life is a roller coaster! I can do without this kind of excitement.!!

    You got way more done than me!!….I baked a lot…does that count?
    xx, Carol

  2. Oh definitely, Carol,
    Baking counts! You and I are old enough to remember the old commercial:
    “Nothin’ says lovin like something from the oven!”
    It’s true! πŸ™‚

    So glad you squeezed in a little crazy quilting. You know I think of creating as a vitamin.

    Congrats to Laurie! It will be fun for her and the boys to arrange their new place.

    Thank you, my sweet friend, for saying you miss my blogging. Hard to imagine I did it 5 times a week instead of my now weekly-post.


  3. I like your way of thinking Crystal! Better to focus on the positive for sure……and I remember that commercial too! πŸ˜‰

  4. Greetings Brenda!
    It’s so nice that you are quickly becoming one of the regulars here! πŸ˜€

    We have a sweet group of readers, who chime in when they can.

    Hope you are finding time today to do what you enjoy – make jewelry!


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