Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Blessing Our Circumstances

Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you...If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you, and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it.


Emmet Fox


And so I decided to bless yet another snow day home from school with the kids. And, I survived with both of my eyeballs. But, I did take a little mental field trip into some green photos. You know....green grass, green ferns, green trees, etc.....


Dreaming of my front porch in warmer weather. I cannot wait.



Pears ready for picking. I am trying to forget the hornets and wasps that also seem to come with the picking.




My lawn chair sitting amongst the fruit trees.....green, green, green.



And, a little burst of sunshine to go along with all of the green. A whimsical looking sunflower that grew in our garden last year.




Then, after my mental field trip, my husband came home from work. He rounded up the kids and took them to a local basketball game. I stayed home in the peace and quiet.


And that is the real reason I still have both of my eyeballs.




59 comments:

  1. I'm ready for green too. It was 3 at my house yesterday morning. Not too cold by far north standards but COLD for my house. I'm ready for spring.

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  2. A very nice post with great out-of-season pictures. I like the verses and the final reflection!

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  3. And we do,for the most part, tend take our eyesight for granted.My Mom has lost her sight in one eye, and is gradually losing sight in the other. Her greatest fear is outliving her eyes. I can only imagine life without sight.We never know when or if we may come to face the same fate.We truly do need to cherish our sight every minute of every day.Lovely post,Farmchick.

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  4. I'm not there yet but I'm getting there. Especially when I see beautiful photos like this.

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  5. I needed to see your pictures today! We have lots of snow on the ground, which is beautiful, but we really haven't had a break in the weather since Christmas Eve! I went daydreaming with you!

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  6. Loved the porch picture! I hope spring comes early for you and glad your husband took the kids out for a while!

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  7. Lovely photos - I am dreaming of spring too!

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  8. With all of the snow this winter, I can only hope that Spring will be green, lush and warm!

    Love your S&H Greenstamps sign. :)

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  9. As much as I love snow, and as bad as I hate to admit it, I, too, am looking forward to greener pastures.

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  10. Tee Hee. Glad you survived with your eyeballs intact! I am ready for some green too!

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  11. Love the new header and scribbly/swirly titles!

    Your photos make me 'green w/ envy' for spring too! You have such a lovely place - no matter what the season. :)

    Thank goodness for quiet evenings to yourself. God bless your hubby!

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  12. you are right, let's 'greendreaming'
    hope spring comes soon

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  13. Thanks for sharing your mental field trip. I, too, am ready for green and being able to be outside!

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  14. The eyeball thing...you are so funny. Great quote and a reminder to bless the fog before I leave for the sunshine.
    Your pictures of green and sunshine warmed my heart.

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  15. Thank you, thank you for the wonderful green pictures. I so needed those. We are getting ready for another snow tonight and tomorrow. I'm trying to bless the circumstances but it's getting harder and harder.

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  16. Good post -- Nice header photo -- barbara

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  17. ah! hang in there!!!
    yes, can't wait for spring!

    is my new blog working for you now? it was having some problems! :)

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  18. I'm not quite ready for spring, winter gives me a chance to be a little lazy....This spring and summer I have A LOT of staining to do... wrap around porch,deck,
    gazeebo and finally the garden fence. I do look forward to the flowers and plants and gardening, when it isn't a "staining" year. I like your pictures, especially the sunflower. Have a nice day!

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  19. Those pictures are so beautiful....I can't wait for green!!! It makes me feel so alive!
    Your pears are perfect....
    Peace and quiet does help!!!

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  20. I love your porch...those pears look great...so happy your hubby saved your eyeballs...

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  21. Such a great way to survive winter. I do the same I dream about Greece in August. Carla

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  22. Hey from Texas. I'm with you - I'm dreaming of green, too. 'Spose to be near 60 by the weekend, so they say.

    I remember the days when my kids were home - but we rarely had snow days. Usually just during summertime and holidays. I'd like to have 'em back for a day or two...

    I've already changed up my blog. Got rid of the snow and cold colors. It's sunshine and happy thoughts from now on! Hang in there!

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  23. too funny...i finally threw out our two huge ferns that meet their end by the last freeze. pained me to do so!

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  24. Wonderful thoughts of a lovely front porch...sometimes I am envious of your snow days...since we have none, but then I see posts like this and realize how lucky I am to have green all year long!

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  25. Enjoyed the pictures of warmer days. Yes, I miss green too.

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  26. Wow! More snow days then schools here in the NE. Amazing!

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  27. Birdman - We are expecting several inches of snow tonight, so more snow days ahead this week.

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  28. All of this will remain and wait !

    For sure pictures of paradise, seen from here. Please have you all a good Wednesday.

    daily athens

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  29. Love your photos.
    Those pears! Really? Those are your trees? Wow. And your sunflower photo is awesome - I love sunflowers. I was born in Kansas and the sunflower stayed with me through all daddy's moving us around. :-) Glad there was a ball game so you could have some recovery time. its getting to be a long winter already...

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  30. LOL...I love it! I am desperate for spring myself and hope and pray my kiddos have NO more snow days (enough, already). After our last couple I swore that if we didn't have school the next day I was personally going to deposit my boys on the Principal's doorstep at 7 am AFTER I fed them a very large bowl of Skittles and an energy drink....we had school!

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  31. Oooooooooo, I LOVE your photos...green and colorful! I would pay an entry fee to sit on your porch in good weather!
    Smiles!

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  32. Thank goodness for your husband!

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  33. Cailin - Promise those are pears hanging from one of our trees...in warmer weather that is!

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  34. Your hubby sure earned some points on that one! We may get snow tonight. I am just excited about 3 days of sunshine coming this week. This has been the cloudiest coldest winter in a long time. I'm with you I'm ready for spring. Actually we need to do some work right now to prepare for spring, so that's the plan for the sunny days.

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  35. You have a lot more winter to face, my dear. Sorry. But this was a nice form of daydreaming. My daydreaming is about winning Powerball.

    I like the chair photo with the sun behind it. Nice.

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  36. So happy you still have your eyes. I would miss your photos. What beautiful things to look forward to. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  37. Howdy
    Oh my I love the new look !!!!!!
    Yippee for green and spring time :)
    Thank you for dreaming not only for you but for us followers as well !
    What a cool S&H green Stamp sign. I miss my grannys Pear Butter ,Pear Preserves and all the other awesome things she use to make.
    Thank you for sweet childhood memories today .
    The words of wisdom you shared were so very needed by me ,thank you for another blog full of beautiful eye candy moments .
    God Bless you and yours .
    Until Next Time
    Happy Trails

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  38. LOL - a great post ! Nothing like a little trip to warmer times and climes to get one out of the winter funk ! Lovely photos.

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  39. Ahhhhhhhh...I needed this post.
    Love the pear picture:)

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  40. I am actually enjoying the cold this winter because I was miserable with the long hot and humid summer we had this past summer. I could do without all the snow though. More coming tomorrow!

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  41. When I get to feeling crappy, I like to read one of my old journals and see how I felt that day a year or two ago. Sometimes I run into things that cheer me up, make me laugh or don't remember anything about what I am reading. I liked your post of pictures and think that I will have to go look at some of mine to see what looks familiar to me.

    My life is like a movie, to me. From how it began to where it will end is a script Hollywood couldn't write. Thanks for your visit.

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  42. What a restorative in the midst of the cold. Beautiful yard!

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  43. Ummm. Can I come join you on your front porch with some of those pears- once it turns warm that is! great photos and your house and land look beautiful!
    XO
    Jessica

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  44. And while I'm still wishing for one snow day and enjoying winter because it means I can accomplish things inside...you now make me yearn for green. I think it's because of all those lovely photos!

    ~Andrea~

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  45. Beautiful pictures! It's COLD here in Canada!!! And LOTS of snow! Spring is coming.. right? ☺

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  46. Well I'm glad you survived : ) This has been the winter to make me dream of green too. The snow missed us this time-just a few flurries and rain. Love the pics-as always.

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  47. I can't WAIT for green again!!!!

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  48. Great set of warm pictures (more ways than one). The pear picture is nice, but that seat is so tempting to sit in.

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  49. Love that quote! Thanks for the mental relief.

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  50. Hi!
    Thanks so much for the comment at my blog! And thanks for the great post with beautifull pics!

    and yes, greendreaming sounds good to me too!

    hugs
    www.littlemissbookwurm.blogspot.com

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  51. I needed theae pics! Heard today that we re getting the biggest snow storm yet next week.
    I may cut my wrist!

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  52. The warmth and all the splendid green will be returning shortly. Delightful photos.

    Velva

    P.S. I am glad that you kept your eyeballs (laugh)

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  53. What a nice thing for all of you - I'm sure your husband and kids both thoroughly enjoyed the game. But it might not have been as nice as your peace and quiet alone time! Keep on trucking!

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  54. these pictures absolutely made my day. i'm so ready for green!

    ps--i'm glad you still have both of your eyeballs. :)

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  55. I loved your mental field trip- we all need them at some time or another. :) Your sunflower is gorgeous!

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  56. I'm so glad you still have both of your eyeballs.
    You're gonna need them next summer to enjoy all these things again!

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