Thursday, April 30, 2009

Stuff I've Learned This Year

Facebook:

Is a fun way to catch up with people you never thought you'd be able to see again!
Is a pretty public forum
Can use up too much time if you're not careful!
Is a Godsend to kids who have friends all over the world.

Relationships:

Loyalty is an important quality here.
Need to be cultivated
Are precious
Can be fragile
Shape our character
Sometimes require tough decisions

Friends:

Are in abundance! We just need to show ourselves friendly.
Come in all shapes and sizes.
Come from many different sources.
Keep us healthy.
Are fun to laugh with.
Are great listeners.

People:

Can be hidden treasures. I love finding those.
Have strengths and talents in areas I can only imagine!
Can be reached. But not always.
Can have agendas. There's not much we can do about that.
May never hear you, and there's nothing we can do about that, either.
May need drama to feel alive. We can choose not to participate.
Mostly are better individually than in groups. But not always.

Government:

Is fragile
Needs responsible people minus agendas
Needs to be cultivated
Needs participation
Needs deliberation
Needs tough choices
Needs prayer

Stuff:

Diet Dr. Pepper is one of the best things on the planet. Nay sayers....hush!
I miss food from just about every place we've lived. There's always a favorite something.
Creamy Nutmeg fragrance spray by White Barn Candle Co. is wonderful.
I've missed magazines. They're great. I think Southern Living is my favorite.
Teaching is one of the best decisions I ever made.
T is another, as long as he doesn't comment about facebook ;)
Texas wildflowers are some of the prettiest on the planet
Texas thunderstorms are some of the most entertaining.
Blogging is therapeutic.

2 comments:

Craver Vii said...

I love stuff that smells nice. I wonder if there is a White Barn Candle Company up in these parts.

Stacy said...

I think they sell the sprays at Bed, Bath and Beyond or some similar place. Overseas, one of my biggest treats was a scented candle or spray. I guess it stuck. :)

I like your tree picture! How many lights did you sit through to get the picture? I see potential pictures all around, but never have my camera. Maybe I'll have that on my grave stone... "and me without my camera!" ha!