i'm normally a very upbeat, level person. very rarely ever feel down. but for whatever reason, i'm a little down today. it's ridiculous because everything is going well. maybe it's all the junk i've eaten? or maybe it's just the natural ebb and flow. i'm trying to just embrace it, so i can move on. and really it's not a terrible thing. maybe it's a necessary thing? i'll get over it. it's not terrible, i'm just not bubbling over with enthusiasm.
no big plans for tonight. tom is having some major dental work done this afternoon, so we may be home eating soup :) which isn't a bad thing. i love being at home. i have a new tomato basil soup recipe...i just need to get to the store and buy ingredients. i have a whole list of new recipes that i'm anxious to try. healthy stuff. trying to get back on track.
yesterday, in addition to having a lovely lunch with the bagels, including holly, i picked alexis and her friend kaitlyn up for a photoshoot. they are at such a golden age. i love this age. just hitting double digits. still innocent....and not at the awkward stages yet. and naturally beautiful. how can you go wrong?
as the new year approaches, i am in a reflective and contemplative mood. here are a few quotes i came across this morning.
"all things are literally better, lovelier, and more beloved for the imperfections which have been divinely appointed". john ruskin
"i know that i have found fulfillment. i have an object in life, a task,....a passion". george sand
and the best quotes of all, from the Word.
"people are like grass that dies away; their beauty fades as quickly as the beauty of wildflowers. the grass withers, the flowers fall away. but the word of the Lord will last forever". 1 peter 1:24-25
"you should be known for the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God." 1 peter 3:4
"if you want to live a happy life and good days, keep your tongue from speaking evil, and keep your lips from telling lies. turn away from evil and do good. work hard at living in peace with others. the eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and His ears are open to their prayers. but the Lord turns His face against those who do evil". 1 peter 3:10-12
i feel better already. i'm sure a day at home, is just what i need...focusing on positive thoughts.
i hope that as 2008 draws to a close, and we start a brand new year, that you and your family are blessed with good health, balance, love and prosperity. God bless each of you!