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wassup? #3 reasons I'm thankful

Sunday, November 24, 2013

( All of my photographs have copyrights and all of my paintings, too. )

Holidays are exciting for the young at emoticon !

We look forward to emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon all of the activity and enjoy it! We spend money and give to all who we love!

Even the many people who are alone, aren't lonely! They have found the secret of enjoying themselves as the 'best company' ever! No fighting, no screaming, no one to turn on the tv or lights and then leave the room! All is good once a person learns to love their alone time!

And everything looks perfect in Quigglesville, on the outside, that is! (I painted this while I was in Quigglesville, PA by the way, and yes, it looks just like this!!)

Others are surrounded by people and still they are lonely.

Whassup with that?

Not many people really listen.

Facts prove that though more suicides happen in spring, during this time of year, psychiatric hospital beds are maxed out, homeless shelters turn people away for lack of room.

I'M NO EXPERT, BUT OBSERVATION TELLS ME, others battle depression, anxiety, fear about spending money, and many other things can come into play.

Dysfunctional family dynamics can be a BIG part of the unhappiness. Most of us live in total dysfunction, too! emoticon If you say you do not have a dysfunctional family, then you are probably in denial, according to the latest polls taken!

So, what are a few things we can do to ensure our sanity and make the most of the holidays?

Let go of controlling others! Controlling my food and exercise is a huge job! and I can barely handle that! I don't need to control anyone or anything else!

Loose all expectations! Expectations can ruin even a well functioning family!

Learn to say no and mean it. Practice it in front of the mirror so you get good at it! emoticon

Be thankful for every small thing.

My hope is that my spark friends will let go of unreal expectations, and enjoy what is around them at this moment.

It's easy to become complacent on days when the weather is bad.

Let's practice learning to be thankful on bad weather days, because GOD created it! SNOW & ALL!

I am thankful for the beauty of the snow:

The sound of baby crying or dancing or laughing! emoticon

My daughters incessant talking/skyping in my room! emoticon

I am thankful for children who may or may not think to call today! emoticon

I am thankful for the sun that shines by day and the moon by night!

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    Beautiful blog Della. I agree whole heartedly that we can change no one but ourselves and that only with God. Aren't we blessed to know that we do not need to be responsible for changing anyone else but ourselves. A hard lesson to learn sometimes. emoticon
    2766 days ago
    So beautifully shared. You are so write about the lost art of listening. One can be in a crowd of people and still feel lonely, but it is what you do with is. I love the words that say, " With godliness, comes great contentment.
    If only those who have called upon the name of Jesus, would grow to understand how loved they are, I think we would see less depression and oppression.
    I love your pictures by the way. Thank you fro sharing with us a glimpse of your personality. Your work reminds me of Folk Art and some pieces remind me of Abstract.
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.
    Your words are full of love and I know they will minister to hurting people.
    Your Sister in Christ,
    2767 days ago
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    Oh, I wish I would have read this yesterday. This is what I needed to hear. Better late than never! Thank you Della. So true!

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    great blog. emoticon emoticon
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    Great reminders. Your art is pretty!
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    U R sew right!! emoticon I have finally learned to be by myself. I put on my "big girl" panities and went with it. I like it better most of the time! I like the independence. My Pastor said today in church that," if you're not satisfied with everything you have today, you never will be satisfied".
    He also said a rich man was asked ,"how will you know when you have enough money?" the rich man said, " when I have just a little more." SAD

    We need to be happy with what we already have. Thank you for the reminder Della.

    Beautiful paintings too!!
    Love you Friend,
    2767 days ago
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    Gorgeous pictures!! And I love the message. The one thing we can change - no matter our situation - is how we think about it. Taking a problem solving approach to difficult life circumstances while staying positive can clear us for good solutions!

    Thanks for posting.
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    More gratitude and less attitude!! We do need to stop grumbling and mumbling so much because honestly, if it wasn't for God, we would have NOTHING!! emoticon
    2767 days ago
    I so agree with you on this blog. Great blog. You did it again!! Love the paint.
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    emoticon Another beautiful post.
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    Thank you, Della for this blog. I just love it. Yesterday, while I was at my son's home his little 3 year old niece was sitting next to me and her grandmother said she would be singing in the Christmas play at her pre-school. I asked her what she was going to sing and she quietly said "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and I asked her if she would sing it for me and she said "oh, I can't sing it loud." So I leaned in close to her and I said, "Well, could you sing it real quietly for just me?." And she did. That was one of the highlights of my day. I have so much to be thankful for. How can not be happy on this Sunday. I couldn't go to worship and it is so cold.....BUT what a beautiful day! God has so richly blessed me! I am never alone. Thank you for this beautiful blog. Love ya my sister! God bless. Judi emoticon emoticon
    2767 days ago
    The only one who can help us is our self Others have there handful controlling themselves Others have a will and way We have our will and ways When you realize this you can get along Just accept who we are love and be kind
    2767 days ago
    What a great blog and BEAUTIFUL artwork. It lifted up my day. Thank you! And really helped me re-align my thinking to realize all I HAVE!

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