My life is to make everything around me beautiful.

Friday, September 19, 2008


A post from about a year ago that is entirely appropriate now also. I thought I'd post it again because as I've said, we don't go back and read the old ones.

Some of my old tablecloths.

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second. Of course, we have special events in our lives, but ordinary days need to be celebrated also. You have power over your daily life; no one else. What you do with it is entirely up to you. Celebrate even the mundane daily tasks. As I've said before, I like to putter. For me that can be taking apart a sock drawer and weeding out the socks with holes in them to discard or the silverware drawer and cleaning out the little crumbs that get in there. It can be re-arranging my office or a shelf in my office or living room or just the pictures and "fluff" on the wall. It can be "seeing the room with a different eye" and thinking "Ah, yes, I can do "this or that" there and a little "tweak" over here. It can be draping a beautiful silk scarf over an end table or coffee table or dining table. Little things make a difference. Whatever it is, look at it differently!


  1. Oh I like to putter, too! Sometimes this is where my time goes but then I realize it helps me think about other things while I am puttering. I liked your sock drawer analogy and the crumbs!


  2. Hi Connie... What a nice reminder, to look at things differently every now 'n then!

    I wanted to thank you for all of your prayers and messages that you sent to me during my recent down time... it was so sweet of you and I'm very grateful ~hug~

    Sure do hope all's been well in your world... I'm off to read more as I try to catch up with everyone! Hope your day is a fun one! God bless...



  3. i want to say "Amen" I am also there in my life, to find out exatly what i want, and then to go out and get it!
    You go girl!

  4. Hi Connie, the tablecloths are beautiful, I love the one with the red bows. I've just cleaned the crumbs from my silverware drawer the other day. I hate those nasty crumbs. Have a beautiful weekend tweaking. Deb

  5. Oswald Chambers once said, "it does require the supernatural grace of God to live twenty-four hours of every day as a saint." We need grace daily "to be exceptional in the ordinary things of life, and holy on the ordinary streets, among ordinary people." (My Utmost for His Highest, Oct. 21)
    Ahhh! Here's to ORDINARINESS!!
    Good post, Connie!!

  6. Wow Connie what a reat blog you have, I really enjoyed the one about the cotton sheets. My Sweet Mum STILL irons hers but I have to admit there is something so inviting about wrinkles (in sheets I mean!) Love your tablecloths & your great sense of humour. Keep up the great blogging darl
    Lyn xoxoxo

  7. Hey Connie! I agree and I love this post...I am a tweaker too and love to keep things interesting. BTW... thanks so much for coming over to my blog and leaving such sweet compliments. You are too kind....I appreciate it more than you know. Hope you have a great week!


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