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
What is one of your favorite quotes?