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Saturday, December 29, 2012

A Favorite Post of 2012

Hi, Everyone...
Looking back thru some of my posts of 2012,
 I choose THIS as one of my very favorite posts.
When I do a post, I want to feel GOOD about it....after all, YOU are reading it.

 Take a trip back in time with me, if you please...

PROBLEMS  face us every single day...
sometimes, they are small....really tiny...we almost don't recognize them as PROBLEMS..
Others can be HUGE ...so large, we can't see past them.....

Every single morning, when we get out of bed,
WE HAVE A CHOICE
of walking in the SUNSHINE or in the SHADOWS....
It's dark and lonely, walking in the shadows.
No COLOR to our lives...
not much HOPE....no JOY.
Every where we look, all we see is COLORLESS  NEGATIVITY...
we can't seem to work on solving our problems.
We surely can't focus on our BLESSINGS and THAT is the saddest part of
WALKING IN SHADOWS.
Things look bleak.....ALL THE TIME
soooo.....
just TAKE A LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE
between
SHADOWS and SUNLIGHT
If you are feeling overcome with problems....be they small or large,
try choosing the SUNLIGHT in the morning when you wake up.
Try looking at THE BRIGHT SIDE of things,
even if things seem a little bleak.
We've all heard of the SILVER LINING....
even our problems, dark thoughts, hopeless feelings
have a BRIGHT side if you are willing to look hard enuf.
Sometimes, we just have to LOOK a little harder....
search out the BRIGHT side of things instead of focusing on the SHADOWS.  
 HOW in the world could we NOT feel better, 
walking in the colorful SUNSHINE.
and you know I'm not talking JUST about sunshine....
but the brighter side our thoughts and feelings.
Oh, I know, believe me, how it feels when you are worried about that next car payment....
the mortgage payment that just MIGHT be a couple weeks late...
the purchase you made on your credit card that you REALLY didn't need...and surely don't
need that extra payment.
I know how MONEY ISSUES play such a huge part of our ability to be......well......HAPPY.
We just HAVE to try not to worry to the point of letting it ruin everything else.
Hard to do.....I KNOW....(been there.....done that).
THIS is the time I go into prayer, give my worries to GOD, back my ears and TRY to
come up with ways to HELP THE BUDGET or to help WHATEVER problem might be going on.
I've found that JUST TRYING actually helps my feelings a lot...
and this is with ALL OUR PROBLEMS.
So, join me in learning to be happy...
to get out of the shadows....
I PROMISE YOU...
things are MUCH MORE DELICIOUS on the SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET.
....and just so ya know...

NOTE*...just so you know......
This post comes from my feelings about several emails I've had lately concerning happiness and good attitudes.



COLOR ME HAPPY !!!!

and I want YOU HAPPY, TOO ! 
 **************************
MONDAY...12/31/12 is my
 75th birthday and I feel very blessed to be this old, feel this good and have all my bloggy friends with me.
Hugs and love to all....  
O, YES.....
       I AM HAPPY 

49 comments:

The French Hutch said...

Well said dear lady! No wonder this is a favorite post, great advice. Not only are you celebrating New Years Eve it's your special day! So, wishing you a wonderful new year and a very Happy Birthday.

~Emily
The French Hutch

Donnie said...

That was so from your sweet heart bj which is why you are one of my favorite bloggers. I have turned quite a few friends onto your site and they love it as much as I do. You are a blessed blogger friend. Hugs.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet lady! You have awed and inspired me all along the way! What a talented fun person you are...and a very YOUNG lady, too! Enjoy this special time! Sending you lots of birthday HUGS! Love, Diane

Audrey said...

Happy Birthday dear blogging friend.
Hope your day is just wonderful and I know it will be because of you are always walking in the sunshine. Enjoyed your blog ... such great advice.
Hugs,
Love from Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

Happy Birthday BJ.....I hope you have the best day....and you are the youngest 75 I know...

Sharing Shadymont said...

Have a fabulous birthday! This quote gets me out of the shadows: "Too blessed to be stressed"!! Take care and have a wonderful new year.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

BJ, thanks for the reminder. Our attitude makes all the difference in the world.

On Crooked Creek said...

BJ,
THIS is why I love your blog!
YOU tell us how to live a happy life. . .then YOU show us how to live a happy life. Life happens, just trust and live it to its fullest!!! Well said, my dear, dear blogging friend!!!
YOU, BJ, are loved too, dear friend!!! What an inspiration YOU are to all who know YOU!
75 years...and YOU have so much yet to live!!! Happy, Happy Birthday!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Beth said...

Happy Birthday to a lovely lady!

beautiful post!

Designs By Pinky said...

Happy birthday sweet BJ!!! This is QUITE timely as I was just in the piost Christmas blues tonight. Tomorrow is a new day and I will welcome the SUNSHINE!!!! Thank you. XO, Pinky

NanaDiana said...

Oh- Early Happy Birthday. I am a happy person, too. I think we can be happy no matter WHAT our circumstances. Maybe not happy with every aspect of our lives but happy at the core- knowing that we are children of God and that He wants us to have JOY in our lives-xo Diana

doodles n daydreams said...

Happy birthday BJ. Wishing you all the best of everything in the coming year.

blessings,
Diana

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Happy Birthday my dear friend..May you be blessed beyond your years..I love ya girl..Just did my last blog post..will stop by and see you from time to time..Always remember that someone on a mountain top if Calif loves ya to the moon and back..Take care and switch the candles to read 57 on your cake ha ha!! Hugs and love Gloria

Jeanne said...

Hi bj, Thanks for your comment today. I have missed blogging and it is good to be back. We did have an awesome trip and we are so blessed to be able to celebrate our 50th this way. The actual date is April 20, 2013 and we will celebrate with family and friends then.

This post is awesome and I so agree with walking in the sunshine. I always have thank goodness but I realize many people struggle with staying on the bright side of life. This is now my favorite post too. I can sincerely say that your posts are always colorful, fun and inspiring in every way. I am one of your biggest fans my dear sister friend. I hope your 75th birthday is as wonderful as you are.

Love you bunches,
Jeanne

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Happy Birthday BJ. I thought I was probably the oldest granny in blogland but ha,ha, you've got a couple on me, and I do mean a couple, as in two. I really try to see things on the bright side and most of the time I think I succeed. And if I feel myself going over the other way I'll think of you sitting in the sun and I'll join you. ..Happy, happy New Year..Judy

Jim said...

So colourful.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very inspirational words BJ! Happy B-Day and Happy New Year, wishing you all the best in 2013-enjoy:@)

Debra said...

Happy Birthday and what a beautiful post!

It kind of made me hungry for those lovely rolls too!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...


wishing you the Happiest of Birthdays~!

I agree, the Sunny Side of life and thinking is always the best.

Rita Huneault said...

What a great post to celebrate your birthday and the new year. Always love to come here in the sunshine. Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2013. Rita

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, "HON-BUN"!!!!

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday!!

janis said...

Beautiful Post! So glad you reposted as I missed it first time around.
You have been a bright spot for me & I so enjoy reading your blog. Its not been a pretty year for me & I could use all the color I can get. Love to you my dear Blog Friend. And I hope I remember to hop on tomorrow but if not... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!♥

Sandra@Beneath this Roof, Within these Walls said...

A lovely post, and so well done. I am a firm believer that happiness is a choice, times can be heartbreakingly rough, but no matter how bad it is, it could be worse. How we react to the troubles make the difference. I choose to walk in the sunshine!! Hugs and blessings.

Madeline's Album said...

Beautiful post. I always try to keep on the sunny side of life. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this matter. Early Happy Birthday to you. Have a blessed day. Madeline

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh Happy Early Birthday, you look amazing and you are definitely a vibrant and amazing 75. I love this post, such a great reminder to look for the Blessings. Happy New Year. Hugs, Marty

Beverly said...

BJ, you always color my world. You make us all happy. And, I count you among my blessings.♥

Teresa said...

Thank you, BJ, for the Sunbeam you are in your posts and in your visits to my blog.

Happy Birthday! And wishing that 2013 to be your most wonderful year yet!

Love,
Teresa

kitty said...

Thank you, BJ, for always putting a smile on my face when I come to visit you! I wish you a wonderful birthday ( one of our son's shares your birthday) and years of sunshine. XO

Sarah said...

Color me Happy that you are a friend in my life, BJ. Happy Birthday, dear one. Ring in 2013 with joy and happiness.........Love ~ Sarah

Gail said...

Your post is so uplifting! Thank you so much because I needed to read that! Hope you have a wonderful 75th birthday tomorrow and best wishes for the new year!

Sandra Lee said...

That was an awesome post and I wish you oodles of sunshine as you celebrate your birthday. Be Blessedf!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Wonderful, wonderful post! Thanks for sharing your heart today!

Happy happy New Year to you and I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

blessings,
karianne

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Such a sweet post! Very well said. I love how you did the photos, really brought your point home!

Happy birthday to you! Hope it's wonderful!

Jen said...

Happy Happy Birthday! What a terrific post - I love it and I love your attitude. Hope its contagious! lol

Jeannette

Jen said...

Happy Happy Birthday! What a terrific post - I love it and I love your attitude. Hope its contagious! lol

Jeannette

Theresa said...

Me too;). I am happy too. Big hugs to you my far away friend. I love you !!!

Kathleen Grace said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! May 2013 be the best year yet. I know you have lots of wonderful changes coming up in your life:>) I love your attitude of gratitude!

Vee said...

You, my dear, are a pure delight. I am going to slap this post in my favorites asap and revisit as needed. Hope that your birthday celebration started today and goes all week! Happy, Happy Birthday, BJ!

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

Amen, amen, and AMEN!, BJ!
And have a wonderful, blessed, joyous birthday tomorrow!

The Tablescaper said...

I'm so happy you reposted this! Awesome post.

Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

Happy New Year!

- The Tablescaper

Eileen said...

Wonderful post! I can see why it's your favorite. And Happy Birthday!!

Sweet Tea said...

You are very wise and this was a beautiful, thought-provoking post.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

This was a wonderful and perfectly timed post. I am one who sometimes wanders out of the sunshine at this time of year, and into shadows. Thank you for this uplifting post!

Have a very Happy Birthday and then have a bright, shining Happy New Year!

SmilingSally said...

LOL My father's nickname for me was SASSY.


♪ Happy Birthday to you. ♫

♪ Happy Birthday to you. ♩

♬ Happy Birthday, dear BJ. ♪

♪ Happy Birthday to you. ♫

Theresa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ, hope you had a great day. Love your blog, look for it each day. You are so update and an inspiration to your readers.

Theresa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ, hope you had a great day. Love your blog, look for it each day. You are so update and an inspiration to your readers.

e Joops said...

Oh boy, now am hungry!

My Shadow Shots
Happy New Year!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Happy New Year, dear one! My life is one you have brightened beyond words. Thank you to you and Mr. Sweet.
Pray for us.
Mona