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    Quotes and kids

    As has been the case for millions around the country, the last four years have been pretty much economic <cuss> for my husband and me, as I was laid off from my well-paying job in 2008 and haven't returned to full-time work since. It's been a challenge, to say the least.

    Every once in a while, though, we get good news, have our prayers answered. Yesterday, exactly that happened. The news won't change our lives, but it certainly lightened our load, made our hearts happy and full.

    So no profundities from me today, my friends, just a smattering of recent photos of my favorite boys along with a few of my favorite quotes. I'm hoping the positivity will keep my heart light yet full as long as possible.

    Perhaps it will do the same for yours.

    Sometimes grace works like water wings when you feel as if you are sinking. ~ Anne Lamott

    Strive not to be a success but rather to be of value. ~ Albert Einstein

    Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    By perseverance the snail reached the ark. ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

    For peace of mind, resign as general manager of the universe. ~ Larry Eisenberg

    Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you're alive, it isn't. ~ Richard Bach

    All sunshine makes a desert. ~ Arab proverb

    From what we get, we can make a living; from what we give, however, makes a life. ~ Arthur Ashe

    The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances. ~ Viktor Frankl

    To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects. ~ Arnold Glasgow

    There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein


    This post linked to Grandparents Say It Saturday

    Today's question:

    What is one of your favorite quotes?

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    Love to hear news of good news...woohoo!

    There's an ongoing debate as to whether this quote should be credited vs. unknown, but my all time favorite:

    "life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning how to dance in the rain."

    October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNonnieKelly

    Love that something good has come your way! LOVE the photos -- especially the one of Jim and Baby Mac -- such love!

    As for my favorite quote -- I have quite a few! But my top 2 are...

    "Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened." ∼Anatole France

    "Anything worth knowing can be found on a Grandma blog!" This is my new fave that I stole from Grandma J.

    PS and my other favorite -- which Grampy hates -- "happiness is an inside job"

    October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Happy for you, that your load has been lightened. I loved your expression, having a heart that is both full and light. What a perfect description of the truth.

    October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGinger Kay

    "Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine". ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.....oh how I love Emerson! He saw life in its purest form, and best of all, knew how to express it. Amazing!

    Henry David Thoreau was another of my all time favorites:
    "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." ~Henry David Thoreau

    Oh how I wish I would have studied literature in Grad school...instead of business.

    Thanks for this awesome post, Lisa!

    October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerri Sonoda

    That last quote from Einstein is one of my favorites. Your love for your grandchildren is a daily miracle to be enjoyed!

    October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSharon Greenthal

    So glad you had a "Happy" happen; anyone with such beautiful grandchildren/grandparents pictures should always have good things happen. It's your right.

    One of my favorite sayings is on a little plaque Becky gave me years ago, author unknown: Blessed are those who are pleasant to live with.

    October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

    I'm so happy for your happy news! Even if your vagueness makes me really curious... :)

    October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate

    Pleased that things have turned a corner for you dear Lisa.

    One of my favourite quotes is by Winnie the Pooh

    “A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.”

    October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSally Kabak

    I needed this today. Thank you for sharing

    October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

    I loved all of those quotes.

    My favorite quote is "Well-behaved women rarely make history."

    This quote reminds me that it is my purpose to fulfill my purpose not be a good little girl.

    October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChloe Jeffreys

    What a beautiful post! Love the photos and quotes. I love this one: From what we get, we can make a living; from what we give, however, makes a life. ~ Arthur Ashe


    October 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVidya Sury

    Lisa, the one I just read above - about being of value rather than a "success." What a bright spot you made in my day today. And I'm in Rome! Now that's saying a lot. You're a lovely piece of home.

    October 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara

    Sweet words of encouragement - I especially was blessed by Bach's and Einstein's comments. And I'm rejoicing for and with you!!!

    January 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaye Swain

    I hope you linked this because something has happened again that will lighten the load -- lift the spirits or make life just a bit easier!

    January 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGrandma Kc

    Lisa, I'm glad for your blessing, I pray there will be many more. Thanks for linking with me :)

    January 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterConnie

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