Do you remember Life Of B’s October’s LINES & Squares (here)?
Today, I have leftover photos that were taken for the lines they offered – while connecting to the theme of HOPE.
Are you Ready? Go grab a cup of tea – or maybe just skim the photos… 😉
Next, I have to share two pages from an old book called “Something of Your Own” and it has sat on our bookshelf for a long time. I skimmed it a few times and recently got to read it.
I liked the message of hope found in some of the pages. The author encourages folks to start their Own small business. Of course not everyone is the right fit to be a small business owner (we all know that). But the hope found in this book was through the author’s examples and stories. Here are pages 94-95; this author talked about a rough patch (seriously depressed after she lost her job, her house burned, had no money and she Was fifty years old…) and then she got busy making things happen after the “battering” –/ Ever feel that way? Sure – we all have. Ever feel like you missed opportunities – or like you are “way late” to the game? Well it might not be too late for some things – This lady was 50 when she really got momentum – and the years leading up – were not all a waste either. No way – because success is found in the everyday joys and not just accomplishments and bank accounts. And trust me – this is not Pollyanna talk – because it is nice to have a business thriving – and a back acccunt with some extra (and debt really sucks) but CONTENTMENT IS FOUND BEYOND CIRCUMSTANCES. We have to learn how to be okay with little and how to be okay with plenty. We have to learn how not to get puffed up (happens so easy) or self-deprecate as a way to cope. Let’s stop this. Let’s think of Colonel Sanders, who started a successful business at 65 and failed 1009 times before succeeding (here). So yeah, you have a lot to look forward to – and that is worth smiling about.
Last night, we watched two episodes of Netflix’s World War II series (amazing series with footage collected from around the world, and GP would have enjoyed them a lot) – and might sound cheesy – but made us super grateful to not be in the middle of a world war. So think about that today – let it remind us all to be grateful. There is so much to smile about. And if yo need more reasons to smile, check out Trent’s WEEKLY SMILE post here.
See you again soon with the next post for the 2020 Countdown.
When I'm not plotting my next book, I watch movies and television programs, both new and old, on Acorn TV, Amazon, BritBox, Hulu, Apple TV, and Netflix. Afterward, I write reviews and scatter popcorn kernels. Whatever floats your remote is fine with me.