Inspiring writing reminder

“I wonder how old we are when we stop thinking like kids?”  – This Kid Reviews Books  (Quote used with permission. Thanks, Erik!)

Look to the positive

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.  – Helen Keller

Hello, everyone!

I like the above quote, which to me means two things. 1) As a Christian I see it as always looking to Jesus, the Light, as my Guide so I’m not focusing on the bad stuff.  2) Look for the positive, keep your mind on those things and the negatives won’t overwhelm you.    Kind of the same thing, those two points, aren’t they?

Reminds me of Philippians 4:8 – Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. 

So, don’t look for trouble because it will surely find you. Take your focus off the negative things, the disappointing things, the frustrating things, and look at it all through the eyes of positivity, through sunshine.

Have a wonderful day!

What helps you when gloom threatens to rob you of your sunshine?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂  

 

 

 

 

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Eleanor Roosevelt quote

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

– Eleanor Roosevelt

 

My hope for you today is for strength and thoughts that move you forward, closer to the positive, creative person you are meant to be.

Blessings on your day.

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings.  🙂 

 

Brief update & a Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe quote

My dear friends,

You haven’t seen me around in a long time, and when I received an email asking if I’m okay I thought perhaps I should let you know that .. yes, I am okay. I am doing better than when I began a break from here. Thank you for your thoughts, prayers and concern.

Still one of my dad’s caregivers (now 1/3 of the way into our 8th year), and because I was on the verge of a breakdown – mentally, emotionally, and physically – I’ve made some changes that have taken some stress off, thereby helping me feel less burdened and depressed. I’ll share more about that at a later date as I’m not ready to yet. However, I have been busy … reading a lot but not writing, not even blogging, as you know. I haven’t been able to keep up with emails or book reviews, although now I am slowly updating my page “My have read 2018 book list.” I’ve read more books (mainly children’s books) this year than ever, already surpassing my year’s goal of 500.

I just wanted to let you know you’re not forgotten and that I am doing better than I have in a long time.

Before I go, here is a quote I thought might be meaningful or encouraging to you.

WHATEVER YOU CAN DO, OR DREAM YOU CAN, BEGIN IT. BOLDNESS HAS GENIUS, POWER AND MAGIC IN IT.

– Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Does this quote speak to you in some way?

Love and Blessings to all.  Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

 

Quote about truth

Hello, my friends! 

Is it only my perspective or does there seem to be more underhandedness going on in the world? Recently I read this quote and thought you also might find it interesting.

 

beware of the half truth; you may have gotten hold of the wrong half. – author unknown

 

I hope you are doing well. I’m working on my health – physical, mental, emotional – having to find ways to manage when extra needed support isn’t readily forthcoming. Some things have been set aside until I’m not feeling as overwhelmed.

What’s going on in your life these days? Are you making plans for vacations or celebrations?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂

 

BOOKS quote

Today, to let you know I am still around and to keep in touch, I have a wonderful quote for you.

BOOKS are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.

– Charles William Eliot (American educator, 1834-1926)

I can’t argue with that!  Any thoughts?

Thanks for reading, and Creative Musings!  🙂

Happy Resurrection Day

Hello, my friends. I’ve been quiet here in order to restore my creative energy. (Depression is no fun.) I hope you don’t mind the wait.

Today – since I didn’t even post for Easter – I have a post by Donna Earnhardt that I’d like to share with you. It’s so good!

Blessings, and Thanks for reading. I wish you Creative Musings. 🙂

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On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women came to the tomb, bringing the spices they had prepared. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb… — Luke 24:1

The women arrived with the expectation that the giant stone in front of the tomb would still be in place.

If it had not been moved, how did they plan to move it?

I asked my daughters what they thought. They said, “There were guards there. They would have asked them to help.”

I considered that – but I don’t think it is a plausible answer. These were Roman guards — guards who owed nothing to the Jewish women. Even if the women had dared to speak to them, (which I don’t think would have happened), would the Roman guards have agreed to help the women? I don’t think so. They were under…

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Did you remember to spring ahead?

It’s always a good sign of spring when we get to move our clocks ahead one hour to enjoy more daylight hours.

Did you remember to set yours ahead – either last night or this morning?

 

 

 

I know not everyone has to do this, and it can be a matter of heated discussion as many don’t see the need of it anymore, feeling it is a system that has outlived its usefulness. It was put into place 100 years ago in Germany during WWI, but they weren’t the first to do it.

You can read about it HERE.

From that article it would seem daylight saving time began here in Canada, but if you read all the way to the end you’ll see it was actually in effect in some way thousands of years before in the Roman empire.

Fascinating.

How do YOU feel about Daylight Saving Time?

Thanks for reading, and … Creative Musings!  🙂