Living a Thankful Life Daily!

This time of year we hear so much about being thankful, love, giving, but how many of us truly are all those things and not just at this time of year but all year long? Have you noticed that people are more rude, inconsiderate and have no respect or appreciation for others? There is more selfishness and greed! Now it seems it is all about materialistic things and ‘what can I get‘ and ‘what I want’!

I was taught to respect others, especially my ‘elders’, be grateful for what we had and to love and appreciate family and friends! My parents also believed in the Bible and one scripture in particular they lived by was Proverbs 13:24! “He who spares his rod hates his son, but he who loves him disciplines him promptly.” They didn’t read and go by those ‘how to raise children’ books by people who had no children! No, they read the Good Book aka the Bible! And boy, did they love us! 🙂

Everyone is so busy and in such a hurry! We need to slow down and take notice of people and things around us! Share a smile with a stranger, be kind to someone who is grouchy or rude, tell those around you that you love them and/or appreciate them. Show some kindness to others ~ let the love of Jesus shine through you! You never know what someone else is going through. Your smile or kind word came make a huge difference in their life and you will never know it!

Most importantly, always tell your family and friends that you love them, show them appreciation and respect, help them out in times of stress and frustration, laugh with them, make fun, happy memories with them because they won’t always be around. When they are gone don’t be the person who is filled with regrets and ‘if only’s’, ‘I wish I had’s’ and ‘if I only had it to do over again’s’.  Instead be the person who is filled with warm, happy memories, lots of smiles and laughter and a heart of love knowing that they knew that you loved them too!

Have a lifetime of love, laughter, Sonshine and warm happy memories!   

Love and Blessings Always,


No Regrets!

Are you a “I should have”, “I wish I had” or “I could have” type of person? I had a very dear uncle whose conversations were always, “Well, I should have” or “Well, I could have” or “I sure wish I had”! Instead of seeing what he had done it was always what he should, could or wish he had done! And he actually had accomplished a lot in his life, but he didn’t see it! 😦

With the days, weeks, months and years seeming to be quickly flying by it made me think! (There I go again…thinking! :{ ) We all get so ‘busy’ doing ‘busy’ things, do we ever stop and take notice of the things that are really important? When is the last time you told someone close to you that you love them? When was the last time you called that friend or relative you were thinking of just to say ‘hello’? These are the things that are most important and that we are mostly likely to regret when it is too late! Oh, we say, “Oh, they know I love them or how important they are to me!” How do they know if you don’t take the time to tell them??? I was privileged to be with my mother for months while she was slowly preparing to move to her mansion in Heaven! During that time we got to talk, share and remember together. I got to tell her how much I loved her and was grateful and thankful that she was my mother because it was her raising me the way she did that made me the person I am today! We also got to talk about Heaven, how wonderful, beautiful and awesome it is! She actually asked me if I would go with her and I told her my bags were packed for whenever Jesus summons me! I also told her that our love would live forever and I would ask Jesus to give her a hug for me when I was missing her! You see, I know He does and she has gotten a lot of Jesus hugs! 🙂

Take the time today to tell someone, “I love you” or “I just want to thank you for being in my life”. Share a hug, a smile, a memory, a kind word. Call someone and if they don’t answer, leave an ‘I love you or Thank you for being you’ message!

When my mother drew her last breath here on earth, I cried not because I had any regrets but because I knew that she was with Jesus…young, healthy, happy, running through fields of green chasing butterflies! Instead of being a ‘I should have, could have, wish I had’ person, be a ‘I am so thankful I did’ person! If you are reading this…I love you and I am so thankful to have you in my life and I truly appreciate your stopping by to see what I see Thru My Daddy’s Eyes!

Love and Blessings


The Pumpkin Story!

Every year I enjoy this story explaining the pumpkins carved with a smile! I am definitely not a ‘fan’ of Halloween or witches or such! I hope you enjoy this story!

“A woman was asked by a coworker,
‘What is it like to be a Christian?’

The coworker replied, ‘It is like being a pumpkin.
God picks you from the patch, brings you in,
and washes all the dirt off of you.
Then He cuts off the top and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, and greed.
Then He carves you a new smiling face and
puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.”

Fall Is In The Air!

I am so happy…Fall is in the Air! There are more and more signs every day! Hallelujah! I am  going to share some of those signs with you that I captured at Clark Gardens last Tuesday! Now these ‘children’ are called Scarecrows, but these guys are definitely not scare anything! They are cute, friendly and happy go lucky! Enjoy… I did! 🙂

Have a Blessed Fall Day! 🙂

Love and Blessings,


~How to Make a Differnce~

We all hear about ‘making a difference‘! Do you ever think, ‘how can I make a difference? I’m just an unknown!’ You may think you are unknown, but to God, your Daddy, you are special! You were created by The Creator Himself and in His own image! Now how more special can you get than that?

To make a difference you don’t have to be known to the world; you don’t have to be famous, have a lot of money or even have your name recognized by anyone! All you have to do is simply smile at someone when you see them, give them a friendly nod, say a kind word, be friendly! You will never know how your friendly smile might make someone’s day. Look them in the eye when you smile at them…make that connection that says, ‘Hi! I recognize you as a child of God and wish you a happy day!’ You may never see that person again and you may never know how your smile blessed them, but you have just shared the love of Jesus with someone and your Daddy knows it! 🙂

I hope this little fellow brings a smile to your face! 🙂

Smile and have an abundantly blessed day!

Love and Blessings,