Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday's Wisdom 2

I have been thinking a lot lately
about how much my life has changed
in the last 5 years.
In that time .....
I have been at my life's very lowest point
as well as my life's very highest..

And I can tell you that the biggest difference
between those 2 times was
I am so very thankful for the lows
because they taught me to
dig deeper to find out
what is really important.
Many many times in my past...
and I must say even a few times in my present
I have sat around and griped about my circumstances...
Feeling if ONLY things were different then
LIFE would be different...
That is one of life's most cruel tricks.
IF we can not be thankful with a little.....
THEN why would God ever think we would be thankful with a lot.
Stop today and forget all the things that you DON'T have
and make a list of the things that YOU DO...
because ...IF you STOP for just a moment
you'd be very surprised how wonderful LIFE is.
SO... with a new thankfulness in mind
Here is my quote for today.....
"If you want your LIFE to change,
then you have to be willing to make
some changes in your LIFE."
( I heard this one day on tv while I was cleaning
and I didn't see who it was that said it...
but I can tell you that I have never forgotten it.)
I'd LOVE to hear any or your LIFE changing moments.
I am a firm believer that we can learn a great deal by others experiences.
May we all realize that sometimes the biggest
change we need is one only we can do to ourselves!


sara's art house said...

I love these pictures! You are so cute! The polka dot dress! Adorable!

myletterstoemily said...

thank you for the sweet encouragement
this morning! so true, that!

our attitude of gratitude is indispensable
to our happiness.

He is faithful, and we should be grateful.

lori vliegen said...

you are one of the most uplifting, positive people i've met in a very long time!!! not to mention the fact that you look gorgeous even while you're wearing a pair of goggles!!!! i'm SO grateful for you, staci!! happy weekend to you, sweet one!!! xox, :))

Anonymous said...

I'm so thankful that you, Staci Lea, are my daughter. I'm grateful for your wisdom and may we never be too old to make life changes. What a joy you are.

deb did it said...

I have had so many life changing last one happened to me when I was floating in the azure waters of the Carribbean and decided to let go of a marriage that was negative and stressful...then soon after that a handsome long haired sailor crashed into my world!! ~ be open~ ready for change~ love yourself enough to reinvent yourself all the time! You are beautiful.

Sher said...

Life changing experience.... hummmm. One day when I was 8 I used to pray for the best husband in the whole wide world... One day when i was 20 he came... Then was taken away7 years later...

My world changed..

I never take one moment for granted, I am the last one to leave a party and go to just about everything I am invited to except baby showers, I hate them.

I do what I like, hang out with only people I want to and love with all my heart and soul..

One day when I was 8 I prayed for the best husband in the whole wide world... Who would have thought God would have been so nice to bring me 2...

We all get second chances, it is up to our hearts to make them extraordinary!

Live today as hard and happy as you can...

Love you sweet thing.

Heather at All A Flutter said...

love seeing so many shots with you in then! you are so fun and spunky!!